Posted by Clea Badion on Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 04:00
Adding an IT certification can boost your starting pay, as well as give you an advantage when it comes to job promotions or salary negotiations.
In addition, employers prefer to hire professionals with IT certifications, especially those who also have college degrees and hands-on experience. So what are you waiting for? Set aside time this month to sharpen your skills. If your company is a member of the Microsoft Partner Network and you’re looking to obtain certification, this is a good month to do it. Microsoft and New Horizons are offering free training and resources leading up to National Certification Day, May 31. Specific courses are available for Windows 8, configuring advanced windows server services, developing with HTML5, using C# for windows apps, and more. Need help with other technology stacks? Contact your local RHT office and register for our free Oracle, Cisco, project management, and other IT certification prep materials. You can find out more about the Microsoft Partner Network training offer, and about the value of IT certifications in Robert Half Technology's 2014 Salary Guide. Good luck with your exams!