Our recent post “Where to Next? The Workforce or Classroom” discusses the value of experience over education. As much as it’s hard to gauge the preference of one employer, staying up-to-date in your field can only improve your candidacy for a job. In fact, when browsing the market, a list full of credentials can help you land a senior role along with a higher salary.
For those already employed, acquiring IT certifications shows initiative in the workplace, which can lead to more opportunities for career advancement and compensation. Employers recognize those who excel at their jobs and who boost an operation’s productivity. In fact, some businesses even encourage their employees to learn more by offering classes and workshops in-office. Others simply reimburse employees for relevant schooling taken after hours.
Job seekers too can readily find on-demand IT certificates online. That said, use good judgement: Government-run classes, for example, strengthen a resume, unlike suspect or unheard of services. Sometimes, the best place to start is a corporation’s website that you frequently encounter in the workplace (i.e. Microsoft). Depending on the course, however, IT professionals may need to pay heftily for texts, exam fees and other related tuition expenses. Consider this an investment towards your career, so pick courses directly relevant to your experience.
If you would like to explore IT certificates available, visit Tom’s IT Pro and click on one of the following areas: Backup and Data Recovery, Big Data, Cloud IT, Mobility, Virtualization, Wireless Networking, Telecommunications, Computer Hardware, Project Management, Database, Linux, Enterprise Architect, System Administrator, Information Security and various others.
Candidates who seek employment in any of the above fields, we invite you to get in-touch. FlexStaf-IT is a Canadian-based organization that connects qualified I.T. personnel with companies offering short- or long-term contract assignments, permanent placement positions, and fully managed end-to-end I.T. project solutions.