Monday, October 17, 2011

Value of Certifications - Testimonial quotes

"Certifications like CompTIA A+ are a very good way of ensuring everyone reaches a common level of understanding. It allows us to set a course benchmark from which everyone can proceed with their learning."

 "These qualifications have already helped me do my job more effectively. Weekly IT review meetings used to be a real challenge for me, but now I have the confidence to talk with authority and provide suggestions backed up with real technical understanding."

 "At the end of the day, it all boils down to certification being an internationally recognized credential. If you can put that on your resume, you'll have a competitive advantage over another individual who doesn't have it."

 "If they haven't completed the CompTIA A+ certification, I don't think they have that base knowledge."

 "Passing the exam made it possible for me to earn 17 college credits. That enabled me to take advanced courses in college much sooner, which reduced the time it took to graduate by one and a half semesters. I saved over $3,000 in tuition and books."

 "Having certifications under my belt made all the difference - I beat people with 10-15 years experience."

 "I like designing ways to let the right people in and keep the wrong people out. The work now is very different than when I started; it's a lot more about server security than safes and CCTV. But with CompTIA A+ behind me, I know I've got the skills and employers can see that too."

 "My students were beating four-year college students for jobs. The big question was why. I started contacting companies and found out that certification carried a lot of weight."

 "Certification was very heavily emphasized for the whole organization. It was required to maintain employment and to move up the career ladder."