Certification programs are a way to enhance credibility, self-image, and encourage life-long learning and professional development. A certification is a quick and readily recognized benchmark mapped to a specific skill set based on standardized testing. A certification demonstrates your skills, your knowledge, your dedication and technical knowledge on a specific platform like Microsoft, Adobe, Autodesk, even your digital literacy – IC3.
Certification programs help provide recognition for your specialized knowledge or skills, which can be a significant benefit when it comes to landing certain clients or projects or getting credibility in the eyes of the people in your industry.
#1 Getting Hired
Having a certification will give you leverage when hiring managers look at your resume. Looking for a job is hard and so competitive so having a certification is a significant advantage compared to those who do not have one. Also, a certification for some job positions is requirement and a job criterion. Remember that when two otherwise equal candidates are competing for the same job position, the one who has a certification will have the edge over the candidate that does not.
#2 Networking Opportunities
Once you earn a certification with a specific vendor or manufacturer (Microsoft, DASA, ISQI, Adobe, Autodesk), then you join a unique group of certified and skilled professionals. When you have your own challenging scenario, this can be very resourceful because you can easily seek answers and solutions to problems or situations.
#3 Professional Credibility
Earning a certification, especially a series of certifications from the same vendor, will provide immediate professional credibility, a physical proof and credential of showing what are you capable of doing. Who is going to question an Adobe Certified Associate, a Microsoft Technology Associate or a Autodesk Certified Professional? Having earned one or two or more of these certifications demonstrates your skills and knowledge. It a physical proof and credential of what you can do. Many companies will actively support their employees in earning these certifications and that can even lead to promotions and raises.
The skills represented by your badge are the key to professional growth and opportunity. You can use your badge through Acclaim and search for jobs by job title, location, employer, and salary range. And if you find a job you’re interested in, you’re just a few clicks away from applying.
Choose how you want to advance your career and locate a testing center. You can even buy the exam for certification online and later test your skills at our partner – testing center in Bulgaria, Albania, Serbia, Macedonia, Slovenia, Croatia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro or Malta.