We recently reported on a study that concluded IT certifications were losing their ability to enhance the job prospects and earning power of IT professionals. But a new survey says IT certifications still lead to better jobs and better pay.
Companies are paying closer attention to the certifications earned by potential IT employees. Unfortunately, that could also mean more applicants are lying about their certifications.
Professional certifications have become a common tool for IT managers to use when deciding who to hire for their departments. But experts warn that a competitive job market may be leading many applicants to claim phony certifications.
Of the hundreds of IT certifications out there, some carry weight, while others are meaningless. It’s important to know which ones have value when you’re evaluating potential employees, or if you’re considering getting certified yourself.