In a recent survey by Network World and SolarWinds, 700 IT professionals were interviewed, and most said IT certifications led to raises and better jobs. This might come as a surprise to some who think these certifications are just a waste of money.
In fact, 26% saw no value in certificates and didn’t have any. However, of the 74% that did earn certifications, most said those certifications led to promotions, new jobs or pay raises. On top of that, 40% said the cerficates increased their pay by more than 10%.
What do you think about these figures? Do you believe in the value of IT certifications, and this is Ripe? Or do you think certifications are just a waste of money, and this is Hype?