When you’re staffing your IT department, you hire certified professionals to increase customer satisfaction, reduce network downtime, and push service to a higher level. And when you hire people who have been trained and certified by Microsoft, you know they have the skills and experience they need in the latest Microsoft technologies and solutions.
Sixty-four percent of IT hiring managers rate certifications as having extremely high or high value in validating the skills and expertise of job candidates.
Eighty-nine percent of IT hiring managers say that IT certifications help confirm subject matter knowledge and expertise.
Eighty-six percent of hiring managers indicate IT certifications are a high or medium priority during the candidate evaluation process.
CompTIA, Employer Perceptions of IT Training and Certification, January 2011
Certification, training, and experience are three of the top four most important characteristics when selecting a candidate for a cloud-related position.
Training and certification will play essential roles in preparing IT professionals for the evolving IT org.
IDC/Microsoft, Climate Change: Cloud's Impact on IT Organizations and Staffing, November 2012