What Is IT Certification Really?

What Is IT Certification Really

Some would say obtaining IT certification is an another pathway to achieving a high paying IT jobs career and away of getting that dream job without spending thousands of pounds for a university degree. So, what if the process to get an IT Certification? The student, employee or future employee choose which path they want to pursue for example CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Engineer), they embark on the training, which  can take the form of books, training videos, boot camps and so on, once the student feels he/she is ready for the exam they can sign up and pay their entry fee, then turn up at the test centre and sit the exam. Once the student passes the exam they are a certificate IT professional in that specif area.

There literally thousands of IT certification from hundreds of providers such as :

3COM, AACEAdd New, AAFM, Access Data, ACFE, ACI, Acme-Packet, ACSM, Adobe, AFP, AHIP, AIIM, Alcatel-Lucent, AMA, Amazon, Amazon Web Services, Android, APC, API, APICS, Apple, ARE, Arista, Aruba, ASQ, ATS, Autodesk, Avaya, Axis, BACB, BBPSD, BCS, BEA, BICSI, BlackBerry, Blue Coat, Brocade, Business Objects, C++ Institute, CA, CheckPoint, CIMA, Cisco, Citrix, CIW, Cloudera, COGNOS, CompTIA, CPA, CWNP, Dassault Systemes, Dell, DMI, Docker, EC-Council, EMC, Esri, Exam Express, Exin, Extreme Networks, F5 Networks, FileMaker, Fortinet, GAQM, GARP, GED, Genesys, Google, Guidance Software, H3C, HAAD, HD, HIPAA, Hitachi, Hortonworks, HP, HRCI, HUAWEI,, IASSC, IBM,IFoA, IFPUG, IIA, IIBA, Informatica, Infosys, IQN, Isaca, ISC2, ISEB, Isilon, iSQI, ISTQB, ITIL, Juniper, Liferay, Linux Foundation, Logical Operations, LPI, LSI, Magento, McAfee, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions, MRCPUK, MuleSoft, MySQL, Network Appliance, Network General, Nokia, Novell Inc, OMG, Oracle, Paloalto Networks,, Pegasystems, PMI, Polycom, PRINCE2-Exams, PRMIA, QlikView,, Red Hat, RES Software, Riverbed, Riverstone, RSA, Salesforce, SANS, SAS Institute, SCO, SCP, SDI, Simens, SNIA, SOA Certified Professional, Software Certifications, Software Testing Support, Splunk, SPSS, SUN, Symantec, The Open Group, Tibco Software Inc, ICE, VEEAM, VERITAS, VMware, WatchGuard, WorldatWork and XML Master.


Why You Should Get Certified Now?

Now you know what IT certifications, but why do they really matter? There are millions of high paying jobs that go unfilled year in year out, most of these jobs will not accept candidates without IT certification. Employers desperately need employees that are cable of performing their job and offer in excess of £60,000 per year to the right candidate (as long as they can provide proof they can do it – ie IT Certification). If its that simple, why is there a huge void in the IT skills market, the answer is, its not that simple, IT certifications are notoriously difficult to obtain, they required months of dedicated study, they are expensive to sit and have a high failure rate.