How IT Certifications from Carolina Career College Can Give You the Edge in Interviews

You may have heard of IT certifications. They have names like A+, Net+, Security+, and CISSP, and tech employers are increasingly putting stock in potential applicants being certified. In fact, in many cases companies will not even consider the applicant for certain positions without recognized certifications on the resume. Why is that?

In the results of a recent survey by non-profit Information Technology trade association CompTIA, 65% of employers use IT certifications to differentiate between equally qualified candidates, and 66% of employers consider IT certifications to be “very valuable” – what’s perhaps most telling is that this is an increase from just 30% in 2011. With companies such as Lenovo, Cisco, and Red Hat boasting headquarters in the Raleigh-Durham area, certifications make more sense than ever.

In Foote Partners’ newly released “IT Skills Demand and Pay Trends Report”, we can get a glimpse of which certifications will be in the highest demand in 2015. Not surprising considering the growing cybersecurity industry, CompTIA’s Security+ certification has shown a 40% market value increase in the last year, the highest of any other certification. EC-Council’s Certified Security Analyst shows a 16% market value increase in the last year. With cloud, virtualization, and applications on the rise, certifications from Citrix, VMware, Cisco, and Microsoft also make the list.

Certifications prove to employers you possess the necessary skills for the position before you walk in the door. Consider IT certification training when trying to break into the field or to advance your IT career.

Carolina Career College of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill-Fayetteville offers IT certification training. Call 919-336-1000 or fill out our contact form online for more information today!

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