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Validate your expertise with IBM Professional Certification
Nick Falkingham 270002NDR7 NICK.FALKINGHAM@UK.IBM.COM | | Tags:  swg skills-gap hardware training software professional_certificatio... education stg prometric skills certification | 592 Visits
IBM Professional Certification is a powerful, objective credential that validates your expertise in IBM products, solutions and technologies. In today’s competitive job market, earning your certification helps you stand out from other IT professionals.
According to a 2013 survey from Prometric and Edge Research(1), 86 percent of certified IT professionals are satisfied with their jobs. These professionals have greater job satisfaction than those without certifications. Certified professionals also show greater confidence in their ability to implement IT systems on budget and on time.
IT decision makers see value in certification
The Prometric and Edge Research survey also reveals that IT decision makers believe that certification benefits an organization in these key areas:
Staff value and productivity
For details, read the Prometric survey.
Though the cost of certification training and testing is a deterrent for some employers, the benefits outweigh the costs. Education and training opportunities are key in creating employee loyalty and job satisfaction. This investment saves money over the long term, since it is less expensive to retain employees than recruit and train new hires.
Earning your professional certification is a quick, efficient process. Most certifications require passing one multiple-choice exam. To determine which certification you need, IBM training paths are an ideal starting point. These flowcharts map out the sequence of courses needed to attain a specific skill or certification. If you know which certification you need, the IBM Professional Certification website lets you search by hardware, software or IT solution.
To help ensure your success at exam time, IBM offers several test preparation options:
Be careful where you locate these tests as many found on the Internet are of questionable legality or currency. IBM offers the tests at the IBM Professional Certification website.
Document the value of IT certification
IBM and Prometric have created the Why IT Certify website where you can find answers to common questions about the value of IT certification including:
The site includes salary surveys, industry reports, white papers, testimonials and links to other certification resources.
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More about IBM Professional Certification
These websites offer information on training and certification. Check them out!