The new reality of IT Certifications you need to know
Not-so-fun fact: It's no longer good enough for IT professionals to just "know computers"
To be a team member of values, a certified IT professional would be able to bring increased productivity and faster troubleshooting, which are abilities vital in today's tech world as skills gaps are steadily widening. In other words, certifications are now considered the pinnacle of achievement in the tech industry.
There is a rising demand for certification training
There is a lot of competition in the tech industry, so professionals often have their eyes set on their next certifications years in advance. It's not just the employers who are benefiting from an increase in certification training. In 2017, certified IT professionals in the U.S. and Canada have an average salary of $90,512, which is nearly $8,400 or 11.7 percent more than non-certified professionals. As long as the training is career-relevant, it certainly pays to pursue certifications.
Some very interesting and high paying certifications you might be interested to know:
Certified in Risk and Information system Control (CRISC)
Certified in Informational Security Manager (CISM)
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
More than ever, IT experts are needed
Year after year, building new skills is the No. 1 reason why IT professionals train. Traditionally, preparing for a certification exam is second.
The two go hand in hand. Certification value remains high as experts with diverse skill sets are needed in every IT department. This trend is likely to continue as rapid innovation continues to impact the industry.
Certifications, especially in cybersecurity and cloud computing, are growing in popularity for a multitude of reasons. Security breaches are increasing in size and scope, and it’s no longer a matter of if companies will be using the cloud but when. Decision-makers are also struggling to hire qualified candidates for these two specific functional areas.
As the pressure on IT departments continues to rise, there’s an increased need for new ways of thinking about and performing tasks. The expertise gained from certification is the best way for professionals and decision-makers to ensure team and organizational success.
The benefits of certification are just too great for the value to dip. Certified IT professionals exhibit increased productivity and faster troubleshooting skills—two extremely important attributes needed to combat skills gaps. Certifications remain the pinnacle of achievement in the tech industry, and that sentiment is unlikely to change.
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