The first question you are probably asking yourself is why should I get certified in the first place? There are a number of different reasons.
One of the biggest factors we find is that within the UK job market having a certification will almost certainly give you an edge over someone who is not certified. Going through the certification training, investing time and money, will show any potential employer you are committed to your field of work and that you are willing to put the effort in. Equally, it saves the employer from investing in the time, which is as we all know, money, to train the individual themselves.
If specialist skills that are not available in-house are required, achieving a certification by an external body or vendor is convenient and practical from the employer’s perspective. This can lead to a win-win situation from both sides where the employer immediately gains the skills that are required and the employee in return may see a positive effect with regards to pay rises and career advancements.
Achieving a certification will give you credibility when it comes to your skills and experience. This is because high quality certification training will conclude to test the knowledge of the delegates with real-life scenarios, as opposed to only with a theoretical test. Passing these tests and achieving certification validates the candidate skills. For employers this means certified candidates can hit the ground running in projects, are more likely to solve problems right away and have a structured approach, which they will have learned during the course.
The third factor that will play an important role, is the personal and professional development that goes hand in hand with such a training. As mentioned earlier, the market is constantly evolving, certification training keeps the individual current and up to date.
When it comes to class room style training you are also able to network with other professionals. The exchange of ideas and experiences during those courses add further value and you never know when paths might cross again. Furthermore, you have access to an expert teaching and the relevant resources for the certification. As much as it takes effort to achieve certification, it also gives you a certain amount of satisfaction and a boost for your self-esteem to pass the exam and to receive the piece of paper that confirms you have made it.
So should you attend MEGA’s certification courses in London for IT Architecture and BPMN ? Not only does it give you an advantage over non-certified individuals. But you are getting the best of both worlds – the latest expert knowledge as well as the practice with real-life and on-the job scenarios. Your skills are validated which in turn give you credibility. It says something about your dedication and discipline to go through certification training. This in turn gives you the edge – your marketability goes up. Potential and current employers can trust you have the skills you are saying you are having and that you are able to lead their projects to success. Last but not least you gain the personal satisfaction that comes from passing exams successfully and receiving a certificate. You can be sure you are doing something for your career.
In today’s competitive job market the question should probably not be, if it is worth to invest into achieving certification training, but whether you can afford not to.