TECH SUPPLIER Mar 2020 - IDC Survey Spotlight - Doc # US46090620

Do IT Certifications Increase Promotion Opportunities?

By: Cushing AndersonProgram Vice President, IT Education and Certification

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This IDC Survey Spotlight examines how IT certifications impact promotion opportunities. In a survey of IT Professional Performance and Career Milestones, IDC surveyed more than 1,100 IT professionals about their career path and responsibilities. We uncovered an interesting insight — we found that IT certifications increase the rate of promotions. Certified IT professional get promoted more than 50% faster than noncertified IT professionals.

We also found that getting certified before the first IT position helps even more — up to 20% faster still.

"Certified IT professionals are of great value to their organization throughout the professional's career. That certified IT professionals get promoted more than 50% faster than noncertified professionals on average reflect their ongoing value to the enterprise." — Cushing Anderson, program vice president, IT Education and Skills for Digital Transformation


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