About IT and Professional Development Certification
Various manufacturers, in an effort to promote the use of their software, offer certificates to those that master their products. The manufacturers sponsor certification for a variety of other reasons too – mainly, however, to identify people competent in running their systems.
With the .com craze of the late nineties, a lot of people in the Detroit, Michigan area were studying for IT certification because they thought it was the magic bullet – the quick way to riches. This lead to a lot of people studying how to pass certification exams rather than learning how to use the software. Unfortunately, passing a certification exam does not mean that you know how to do a job.
Michigan Technology Services is committed to making sure that you learn how to do a job as you study for certification.
There are two main types of computer certification: vendor sponsored and vendor neutral. Examples of vendor sponsored IT certification include, from Microsoft, the MCSE or MCSA. Cisco offers the CCNA and CCNP, amongst others.
Vendor neutral exams mainly come from CompTIA, an association representing the international technology community. Examples of CompTIA credentials include the A+ PC Tech, Network+, Security+ and Linux+.
There are numerous perks associated with computer certification – including industry recognition and advanced copies of software.
Professional Development Certification
Business analysts, project managers, as well as IT managers, often need to demonstrate their proficiency in their respected fields.
The International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), the association for business analysts, offers the BABOK Guide, CBAP and CCBA certifications.
The Project Management Institute (PMI), the association for project managers, offers the PMP, CAPM and other related certifications.
The Scrum Alliance, a well-recognized Agile framework association, offers the CSM, CSPO and CSD certifications.
There are a variety of professional development certifications that we can help you with.