How Important is IT Certification?
By Joe Issid
Monster Contributing Writer
Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat: all accredited certification looks good on your resume. It shows an employer that you have discipline, are serious about your career and that you have some form of demonstrated technical ability. You can never go wrong beefing up your resume with some relevant and recognised certs.
To me, I would rather hire someone who has a strong foundation and to provide the necessary training on the job. Within reason, of course.
Of course, depending on the open position, this can be both a positive or a negative. Which brings me to my next point…
Certifications such as PMP or ITSM are becoming increasingly valuable in today’s business world, including IT. It you are an IT professional with a bent towards management, these certifications can be worth a great deal to your resume. They not only teach you a new skill set but can propel you into an entirely new (albeit closely related) career.