Tuesday, January 17, 2012

How Important Are IT Certs in the Hiring Process?

How Important Are IT Certs in the Hiring Process?

Employers are inclined to rely more heavily on professional certifications when hiring information technology workers, but are challenged by credential evaluation and validation issues, research from CompTIA, the nonprofit trade association for the IT industry, reveals.

Professional certifications are already viewed by hiring managers as a high-value validation of IT skills. The CompTIA study suggests certifications will grow in importance as organizations seek to fill tech jobs.

Among IT hiring managers, nearly two-thirds (64 percent) rate IT certifications as having extremely high or high value in validating skills and expertise. Eight in 10 human resources professionals surveyed believe IT certifications will grow in usefulness and importance over the next two years.

CompTIA SmartBrief