Tuesday, February 8, 2011

CompTIA Study: Certifications carry weight with hiring managers

IT certifications are gaining in value and employers view them as important, according to a survey of about 1,700 executives conducted by CompTIA that found that 86% of hiring managers view certifications as a high or medium priority.

Experience, track record and accomplishments rank as the most important factors when evaluating job candidates, according to the study. But education and credentials such as certifications also rank high.  For example, 86 percent of hiring managers indicate IT certifications are a high or medium priority during the candidate evaluation process.


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