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Does IT certification mean higher pay?

According to NetworkWorld, no, but that doesn’t mean the IT profession is in trouble.  Indeed, the premium pay gap between non-certified and certified IT skills is the largest it has been since late 2000. Employers are paying 8.5% more for employees with non-certified IT skills, compared to 7% more for employees with IT certifications. 

“It seems that when it comes to IT hiring, employers may prefer demonstrated experience over certification, plus they are seeking more skills in areas where there are no certifications,” said David Foote, CEO of Foote Partners, who surveys the IT field. 

Even though employers aren’t paying extra as much for certifications, the IT field will have a larger budget for companies across the United States in 2012 than it did in 2011 or 2010, and that’s a great sign for IT professionals.

Here at Babbage Simmel, we prepare you for a certification, but more importantly we prepare you for a career.  The knowledge and experience you gain from our classes and top notch trainers will allow you to flourish in your current position or any future positions you may seek.  Whether it’s for a big deployment of new technology you’re rolling out in your organization, or just for a refresher, we’ve got you covered with just the class you need.

“In general, what CIOs are looking for in IT workers are understanding of the customer or the solution set, subject matter expertise and customer know-how,” Foote said. “The tech skills are fourth or fifth on their list of priorities.”

When it comes to subject matter expertise, we have that covered with Certified Instructors who have real world experience and years of practice on these same technologies.

Our partnerships with Quickstart Intelligence and Sunset Learning allow us to run nearly any technology class you might need for your profession.

You can check out the full articles about IT Certification and IT budgets on NetworkWorld here and here.

-Matt