If you are a technology professional who has made a commitment to lifelong learning and building your technical skills through certification, you sometimes need reassurance that all the courses and exams are worth it! And, if you are a manager of technology workers—with responsibility for hiring, training budget, and the skills development of your team—you want to know that your training and certification priorities, practices, and reward structure align well with those of your fellow managers in the industry. That is why Cisco periodically surveys technology leaders to confirm that there is ongoing value in pursuing career aspirations through certification.
Our white paper, “The Impact and Importance of Technical Certifications: The Management View”—for technology workers and managers alike—will give you the reinforcement you need that, in the intensifying competition by employers for the right talent to meet the demands of this rapidly changing digital era, certifications continue to make a difference. Find out how 300 technology and business decision makers responded to questions like these:
Where does the certified technology worker have the greatest impact?
Where can we see measurable gains? What are those specific gains?
What role do certifications play in the hiring process?
How are Cisco certifications valued by organizations and managers?
Which areas of training and certification will be most important in the future?
Where are training budgets focused today? How will they change going forward?
This white paper provides plenty of easy-to-read graphs and charts that not only illustrate the perceived value of certifications by managers but also quantify the positive impact. If you’re a technology worker trying to explore whether certification, or recertification, is right for you, or you’re a technology manager in search of some peer validation of certification’s worth, you’ll want to make these study results part of your decision process. Either way, there are convincing findings here to support your investment in the Cisco certification mission, so download the paper and get recharged for the journey ahead.