The value of technical certification

What every technology professional needs to get ahead

Looking to get ahead in today’s competitive tech world? Now, more than ever, trainings and certifications are vital to fuel a successful career. Microsoft certification makes technology professionals more likely to get hired, demonstrate clear business impact and advance their careers.

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Get hired and be productive, faster

Certifications fuel new and valuable careers. Microsoft Certified Professionals spend less time interviewing and more time driving value. Adding a Microsoft certification to your CV helps you stand out and get hired—faster. In some cases, certification has allowed hiring managers to fill positions 25% more quickly. What’s more, certified new hires are fully productive an entire month sooner than their uncertified peers. This level of productivity makes your impact and skills clearly stand out.

Make noticeable business impact

Take your career to the next level. Microsoft Certified Professionals make immediate impact, helping you get noticed and move forward quickly in your career. Compared to their peers, Microsoft certified developers are 90% more productive and nearly 60% more efficient. This means that they make nearly twice as many applications per year and in half the time per application.

Get promoted

If it’s true that time is money, then earning a Microsoft certification is certainly worth the time. On average, Microsoft certified technologists earn 15% more than their uncertified peers. What’s more, certified employees are often entrusted with supervising their peers—putting you on the fast track for a promotion. Certified technologists advance their careers quickly, becoming qualified leaders on their teams and in their businesses.

Don’t just take our word for it, download the IDC White Paper. The statistics mentioned here came from a study conducted by IDC and sponsored by Microsoft. For a deeper dive and to learn more about the value of becoming a Microsoft certified technologist, download IT Certifications: Shorter Road to Valuable Positions.

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