Technology firms realize that they must ensure their staff is trained
adequately and well versed enough to support the products developed. Customers
have become very sophisticated through the use of technology and demand a level
of quality and excellence to justify their purchases.
Computer certification can come in many varieties. From a specific company
attestation to a more formal document issued that states a recipient is
qualified in the subject content that the certificate is for. Some of the more
popular certifications might include:
- Computer technician (A+) certifications
- Networking associates (Network+)
- Security specialists (security + software)
- Microsoft technical certification for MCSE and other applications
- Cisco's hardware, router and switch certification: CCNA and CCIE
In today's uncertain economy, despite the continual boom of the technology
industry, lay-offs remain unpredictable in all industries. Generally, staff is
downsized according to the value that an employee provides to a company. Logic
dictates that those workers who are adequately trained to do their jobs will be
the ones who will most likely survive a company.
Conversely, staff who find themselves without a job for any reason will be
far more likely to secure employment when they are properly educated and have
obtained the knowledge and skills to become certified in their professions. This
is true for any type of career.
Many businesses and organizations are instituting compensation cuts. Staff
who are not certified are more likely to be vulnerable to pay cuts, than someone
with certification. The reasoning behind this is because a certified person is
far more valuable in the marketplace. Therefore, it would be easy to find work
elsewhere, rather than endure a pay cut.
In addition, many firms have all but ceased giving pay raises. For certified
staff, there are other employment options in the marketplace that may not exist
for those who are not certified. The fact is that companies need to stay
competitive, so they rely upon their IT staff more than ever to maintain their
positions in the business world.
In an uncertain job market, more professionals are choosing to become
independent consultants. As such, these people must compete in the same way that
a company might for business from clients. This requires IT certifications in
order to stay competitive and ahead of the pack.
Organizations, companies and businesses of all kinds have been outsourcing
various technical jobs to the extent they are able to for quite some time.
However, there is still a need to ensure that the computer support and services
procured are competent enough to perform. This is most possible when
professionals are certified for the work they will perform.
Finally, professionals who hold certifications will naturally be more
confident in their abilities for two reasons: 1) knowledge, skills set and
ability; and 2) the validation received through having their training attested
to with certification.
Knowledge Center Inc is a leading provider of information
technology training courses.Computer training programs offered include
CompTIA, Cisco,ITIL, CISSP, ISO20000 & Microsoft certification courses.Computer certification
classes are held at KCI computer training center located at Ashburn, VA.