This IDC Presentation of the IT education and certification market describes recent industry highlights, presents a market landscape, a brief competitive assessment based on IDC's MarketScape for IT education, presents key market drivers for forecast growth, and presents some essential guidance. The impact on technology spending in the United States and worldwide has been dramatic, and IDC has updated its technology spending forecasts to reflect this reality. The IT education industry is tied to the fortunes of the IT market as a whole. This Presentation reflects that relationship and IDC's current, best estimation of the future of the IT education and training market.
"2012 saw continued recovery for training vendors that extended from 2011. Firms that can focus their training marketing messages on improving the business value of the technology should see continued growth." — Cushing Anderson, program vice president, IT Education and Certification Services