This article looks at the value of certification from the employer's perspective. It is perhaps the first study in this area that gathers data directly from employers. A survey of directors of university information technology departments is analyzed, and the results indicate limited support for certifications being valued assets of their employees. While not sufficiently strong enough to warrant generalization of the results to business in general, with this information, students and professionals should be able to better prepare themselves for finding employment and academic programs can better evaluate the appropriateness of the inclusion of certification training in their curricula.
Wiershem, David; Zhang, Guoying; and Johnston, Charles R.
"Information Technology Certification Value: An Initial Response from Employers,"
Journal of International Technology and Information Management: Vol. 19
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu/jitim/vol19/iss4/6