The charter of our team is to ensure you, as Microsoft Partner Network companies, are skilled and knowledgeable. Whether you’re your MPN partner company’s administrator reviewing requirements for your partnership, a sales person preparing for a customer call, or on the ground implementing technology for customers, we have training for you.
But we often find that after training, the next natural question for trainees is: “Should I get certified?”
The answer: yes.
Recent research suggests there is immense value in doing so, both for businesses to hire certified individuals, and for individuals to get certified.
Check out what IDC research* has taught us about the impact of certification:

The value of certification for individuals

As you can see, there are real benefits for individual employees to get certified:
  • You may be more attractive to employers
  • You could have more responsibility
  • You might make more money
In fact, according to a recent post on the Born to Learn blog, “certified employees earn 15 percent more on average than staff without certification,”** among many other benefits. Read more about just how individuals benefit from certification.

The value of IT certification for businesses

If you’re adding staff to your business, you want to be sure to reap the benefits of hiring certified individuals. Some of the benefits that you may see include:
  • Increased productivity—certified individuals typically can handle issues faster and get to market quicker.
  • Longevity of employees—certified individuals tend to stay at their jobs.
You won’t regret hiring these certified individuals; another Born to Learn blog points out that there are plenty of reasons to hire certified individuals, including much faster production time:

So what are you waiting for? Learn more about the recent research by downloading “The Business Value of IT Certification” and “IT Certifications: Shorter Road to Valuable Positions,” and then check out our certifications to learn more.
*IDC White Paper, sponsored by Microsoft: The Business Value of IT Certification, November 2015

**IDC White Paper, sponsored by Microsoft: IT Certifications: Shorter Road to Valuable Positions, November 2015