Have you ever thought of investing in yourself and make a concrete plan for Your career in IT? We are sure, that this idea must have crossed you mind quite regularly. Many people find themselves stuck in a career rut and feel their career isn’t going anywhere, and are scared to take drastic steps. This article will help understand how industry hiring happens and will help take a good decision.
Why should you earn an IT certification? What is its value to you and to your employer?
An IT certification is a quick and readily ‘recognized stamp of excellence’, that is mapped to a specific skill set based on standardized testing. A certification demonstrates your dedication, motivation and technical knowledge on a specific platform. Once you earn an IT certification, you join a select group of individuals with demonstrated skills. Having a certification shows that you not only possess comprehensive knowledge of that skill, but you also care enough about your own career to spend the time and money to get certified. We need to nurture our career in these times of stiff competition.
Pease read further, if you are serious on taking your career upward and global. You can pick multiple reasons from the below:
- Getting Hired
Having an IT certification will certainly give you an advantage when HR teams look at your CV/ resume. Competition for IT jobs is mostly stiff, and having a certification gives you deserved advantage compared to those who don’t. In fact, a certification can be a qualifier for a position. Think about a scenario where two candidates are vying for a single open position, the one with the certification is always the one who gets the offer.
- Retain a job in an economic slowdown/Recession
In a volatile economic environment, businesses are always looking for ways to cut costs. That may mean jobs are on the line. This is when having an IT certification can mean the difference between keeping your job and being told to look for a new one. Earning a certification demonstrates that you are determined to enhance your skill set and knowledge – which benefits you and your employer. SO, if you are benched for lack of projects, be smart and get yourself a certification and keep the boss/HR updated.
- Hasten your career growth
If you aspire to move up the corporate ladder or apply for a better paying job in your company, then you will need to learn new technologies or enhance the skills you currently possess. Certification in the same is the best way to progress further upwards.
- Improve your professional Credibility
Earning a certification, especially a series of certifications from the same vendor, will provide immediate professional credibility. Nobody questions a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA), SAP Certified Professional or Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE). These certifications demonstrate your personality and dedication to professional development. Most IT consulting companies actively support their employees in earning these certifications that may even lead to quicker than normal promotions and salary hike. The employers can always bill more for your services to their customers in the bargain.
- Partner Programs
In some cases, companies may require that there be a certain number of certified individuals associated with their organization to maintain a current partner level (and more if they want to pursue a higher partner level). Most major manufacturers and many other vendors have this requirement. Earning a vendor’s certification benefits you and your organization since it enables the company to meet the required number of certified associates on staff.
- Wonderful Networking Opportunity
Once you earn a certification after writing a tough exam, you join a unique group of certified and skilled professionals. This can prove to be an invaluable peer group when seeking answers to problems or sharing the solutions to your own job challenges. Another advantage being part of the group of certified professionals is to seek guidance on how to further enhance your career or where to seek specific technical knowledge
- Benefit from certification in New Technologies
Earning a certification on a recently released Software or application will demonstrate that you have achieved what no one or very few have done up to that point: become certified on a new product. Passing an exam for a recently released certification is tough, due to the non-availability of study material. You cannot even turn to others to get guidance. Earning an IT certification on a new product can make you the subject expert in your organization, thus putting you in the spotlight for your incredible achievement.
- Personal Goal
We all like to set goals in our career. One such important goal has to be ‘earn a new certification’, whether for professional recognition or personal achievement. Certifications you earn this way may be very satisfying, as it will boost your confidence. You will thank yourself for the decision as it helps you in every aspect of getting a better life, due to your organization’s generosity in keeping a talented employee happy.
- Benefit to your current or future employer
Most companies spend a good amount of money of getting employees trained & certified in the latest course for different reasons. One such reason is to have, more productive members in the IT department who can respond better to any incidents outside the normal environment. This helps them to stay competitive in the market that has many players.
Doesn’t matter how busy you may be, you should always take time for self-development. There are many ways/modes of learning new technologies. You may even be learning on your mobile, on the way to work.
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