Achieving certifications within the IT field is almost a rite of passage. Most IT workers have a degree, but specialize in a certain technology and may become certified in that area to help prove their mastery of that skill or technology.
However, some professionals are still leery of certifications. Is all that studying and testing really worth it? Do employers really pay attention to certifications on resumes? Which certification would be right for the job? And will you need to keep up the certification after you achieve it?
In our IT Downloads section, you will find an excerpt from the book “The Basics of Achieving Professional Certification: Enhancing Your Credentials.” The download features Chapter 5: Maintaining Professional Certifications.
This chapter discusses the need for keeping certifications current and up to date. According to the chapter: