When trying to climb the corporate ladder in an IT career, TechTarget said having certifications generally comes across as a positive. However, not all training courses carry the same clout, so tech personnel must be sure they are choosing programs that entail a certain level of quality.
Curt Dalton, CISO of Sapient Corporation, told the news source that with the large amount of certifications available, people need to be choosy and pick the courses that are the most relevant to the career path.
One tech industry where this is particularly important is security.
“IT security pros have long been ingrained with the idea that certifications show how committed someone is to his or her security career,” TechTarget said. “Ultimately, it is impossible to ignore that recruiters draw upon a candidate pool in some part based on the certifications the candidates hold.”
ProjectSmart said embarking on training like that offered in Microsoft certification courses can have a great impact on someone’s career. The websites said it will help give professionals confidence, help them plug into different communities and make professionals stand out among competition. It may also lead to pay raises and make an individual seem more reputable to employers.