As critical as technology is to the economic growth and security of our nation, the technology industry is not formally regulated by government. Think about it− in the United States you cannot practice law, medicine, and most forms of accounting without a proper license.
IT certifications fill the gap between what government does not regulate and what should be expected of modern day IT professionals; “standard knowledge” if you will. IT Certification is crucial for any business that expects to stay competitive; because technology is what fuels business and innovation.
Training organizations must be able to offer a solid catalog of certification courses that businesses need to ensure their IT teams have the latest information and proficiencies.
Here are five reasons why business today should be knocking down the training door for quality IT certification classes.
IT certifications build “technical perspective”. On the job experience is not enough for an IT professional. Newbies have no baseline from which to judge situations and issues. For example, A+ and Network A+ certifications allows for someone to gauge their ability to perform tasks and solve problems. The knowledge gained from these certifications gives new IT professionals a level of confidence right from the start; rather than having to gain that comfort level purely from on the job training. Many IT professionals will tell you that they have greater respect for the junior level tech support person who has demonstrated a willingness to study and pass these certifications, and that they can take direction and training from more experienced team mates.
Technical certifications engender greater career commitment. As specialization and difficulty levels increase, so do determination and commitment. Professionals who invest the time and brainpower to attaining certifications tend to become more dedicated to their chosen field and to the organizations that pay to train them.
Certifications are great selling tools. Whether on a resume, company website or proposal, technical credentials show expertise and commitment. In today’s competitive marketplace, you can’t get a ticket to the dance if you’re a technology professional or technology firm that does not have the right certifications because there are hundreds of competitors that have what it takes.
Organizations must minimize downtime. Is there a company today that is not trying to do more with fewer resources? Many companies are forced to downsize and increase the workloads of remaining employees. It’s imperative that organizations fully utilize remaining staff, and one of the best ways to do this is to provide technology systems that increase efficiencies, productivity and collaboration. IT certification programs give staff members the training and instruction they need to fulfill specific tech responsibilities that enable greater output. Employees who are better trained as the result of certification efforts are less likely to commit errors that lead to failure; and when outages do occur, their knowledge and training will prove helpful in speeding recovery.
IT certification helps US companies stay competitive. It used to be that Japan was the biggest threat to US technology. Now the competition from India and the Eastern Bloc countries is considerable. If American companies expect to stay competitive, they must invest in the information technology training of their workforce or businesses will go offshore for programmers, developers, and systems architects. Certification will keep technology innovation… as well as our economy… thriving in the twenty first century.
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