IT Certification & New Year’s Resolutions

by QuickCert on January 26, 2011

Earn Big With IT Certifications In 2011

The New Year represents fresh starts, making it an ideal time to try something new to improve our lives. Many people attempt to do this with resolutions; and perhaps you’ve made them in the past only to be disappointed with the results. The following are five reasons why you won’t be disappointed again, if you make IT certification and training your 2011 New Year’s Resolution:

IT Certification Empowers You To Make More Money
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American earns less than $44,000 a year. In contrast, an IT project manager with ITIL and Project+ certification makes an average of $103,437 a year, while a software engineer with MTS and MCPD Enterprise certifications earns about $91,342. Even the lowest-paid IT worker, a desktop support specialist with A+, NET+, SEC+ and WIN 7 certification, earns an average $47,026.

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IT Certification Leads To A Better Job
With unemployment at an all-time high, many people remain in dead-end jobs for fear that if they quit, they will be left with nothing. However, even in the midst of this recession, the number of IT jobs is rising quickly. The computer industry is booming, and even employers in other fields need IT professionals. All of these employers select their employees based at least partially on whether or not they have any certification. This certification assures companies that you will have the skills needed to perform the job and be familiar with new developments in the IT field.

IT Certification Strengthens Job Security
Businesses are making fewer sales, so they are looking for ways to save money. Often, this is done by getting rid of some of their employees. However, they are also trying to minimize downtime – including the time needed for computer repairs – because it can cost them a lot of money. Therefore, people who have the skills to fix the company’s computers will be some of the last to go. In addition, organizations tend to keep their most knowledgeable workers.

IT Certification Improves Your Tech Skills
Even if you don’t plan to embark on an IT career, IT certification will be a benefit to you. Almost everyone uses computers at some point during the day, and the computer industry is changing all the time. Computer certifications such as MCSE and A+ will help you understand your computer better and keep you abreast of changes. That means when the inevitable computer problems arise, you will be able to fix them yourself. Not only will this give you personal satisfaction, but it could save you a lot of money.

IT Certification Keeps Your Mind Sharp
It’s a well-known that the brain must be exercised in order to perform at maximum potential. IT certification courses are mentally stimulating and as such will help you improve your intellectual abilities. Plus, earned certifications will help you gain admission to some of the most challenging IT jobs in the industry, which will invigorate your mind even further.

So, as you begin the new year, make earning IT certification(s) a resolution. It will open opportunities for higher salary, a better job, sharper skills and an overall improved life. There’s no better time than now to get started.

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