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The world of Information Technology is probably one of the most diverse and dynamic industries ever created by man. Two completely competent and successful individuals can both work in the IT industry and not have very much in common as to their daily activities, levels of pay and career opportunities, yet both would be considered IT professionals.
Certification demonstrates your dedication to your professional skills and career enhancement. Certification allows others a means to identify your abilities as measured by your peers. Certification means taking an extra step forward by proving to yourself that the hard work and effort you have expended has improved your ability to carry out your duties with confidence.
Year after year, there are countless surveys that demonstrate that individuals who earn certifications will also earn more during their careers. Some surveys estimate that certified professionals have salaries 30%-40% higher than their non-certified counterparts.
Even if you work in the corporate world for an individual company, you may find that certification leads to more opportunity and potential promotions. One survey revealed that 40% of certified professionals received a promotion within one year of earning the certification.
Before you determine that certification is a good deal, you must also know what certification(s) will be beneficial to you. A CAD certification will likely be a waste of time and money to a network engineer. Also, some certifications are not a valuable as their providers may claim. This is where a little due diligance can provide a hugh benefit.
When choosing a certification that will be right for you, we hope you'll give NAP consideration. Our non-biased, vendor-neutral certification offers many benefits at a very affordable price.
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