Why would someone even bother to get certified, especially if they already have a university or college degree and have been working for a number of years?

Great Question – Some Insight

  • Show your value through Certifications

  • By demonstrating that your skills are up to date you might be more in line for the next promotion in your current role or for a different role. By getting a certification you are showing your current employer or a future employer that you are a valuable member of any team and you are willing to learn new things. Additionally, you will be able to assist others in adoption and understanding of the technology. Sometimes companies do not embrace an emerging technology, because no one in their organization understands it or is capable of explaining it.

  • Market yourself by getting Certified

  • A Professional certification enhances your marketability. You may not think that you need to be marketable because you not planning on getting a new job anytime soon. But you never know, when the job market becomes very competitive, (downsizing, mergers, outsourcing, re-direction) and by getting credentialed you can show that you are at the top of your game and that your skills are relevant and up to date. Certification are an unbiased measurement of your skills and abilities

  • Stay up to date with Certifications

  • You have a BA, BS, MBA, etc. but just how long ago was that? It has been said “That the only consistency we have today – is Change”. Jobs, technology, business models, all are being disrupted almost daily. Certifications are in inexpensive way to show proof that you are keeping your expertise, understanding and knowledge current and up-to-date. By taking an exam to obtain your certification you are passing the industry’s measurement of knowledge based on the required skills, theory and practical application for that area. By keeping current and up-to-date you will stand out from your peers


  • 1. Shows that your skills are current

  • 2. Shows initiative when certifying is not a requirement

  • 3. Separates you from peers

  • 4. Verifies to management (and others) that the certification provider is effectively (independently) validating your skills

  • 5. Keeps your valuable and marketable in case of an organizational event

  • 6. Provides a degree of confidence to management when they need to move into areas that you are credentialed in

  • 7. Provides you with personal satisfaction that you have mastered new knowledge and allows you to associate with other like-minded individuals

  • 8. Demonstrate that you are willing to explore and learn