In a Microsoft Certified Professional survey, 91% of HR managers said that they consider employee certifications as one of the key criterion for hiring.
The world is moving to a global economy. With the ease of movement of employees across the world and increased competition, all the countries are facing the technology skill gap and this is increasing day by day.
A Skill and Salary Report from Global Knowledge in 2017 has classified skills gap as a world-wide concern. It was identified that the there exists a huge gap between the team’s skill level and the knowledge that they needed to achieve the objectives of the organization. The survey was supported by 14,300 IT professionals. There is a significant need to match the employer needs and workforce skills. This points out the value of certification.
Certification, in particular an entry-level certification, helps to build a skilled workforce that meets the needs of employers and also the government tech initiatives.
Certification improves academic performance
The students who earn certifications have a always higher rate of graduation, They have higher G.P.A. and advance high in their career. This also improves their confidence as far as the academics is concerned.
The G.P.A. of a non-certified candidate is 2.72 whereas in case of a certified candidate the average G.P.A is 3.09, shows the studies of Ministry of Education Department. A total of 97.2% students who are certified graduate against a total of 83.9% non certified students. Which means that Certifications improves the rate of graduation for students.
Certification makes a resume stand out
Certificates helps candidates prove that they have the relevant skills for meeting the requirements of the prospective employers. Certifications also help a resume stand out in lieu of the experience of the candidates.
The benefits of Certifications are as below