A study by CompTIA indicates the 80% of organizations have a skills gap in at least one business area. Such gaps may be hindering a company’s optimal utilization of technology which could stand in the way of business success. To fill these skills gaps, the employer has one of two choices. They may hire new personnel or train existing personnel. It has been found that it is less expensive to train and certify an existing employee than the hire a new employee.
Overwhelmingly, employers have observed that certified individuals are more productive than uncertified individuals. Many employers have expressed that the certified IT professional shows initiative. Job retention is an area of concern for many employers due to the cost of training a new employee once an old employee has left. Employers have found that IT personnel are more prone to stay in a position when their certification exams are paid for.
Besides the benefits of work ethic, employers may have other motivations to certify their employees. These could be for satisfying a client or customer requirement. They may also experience a competitive edge when eliciting proposals, contracts and bids.
Enterprises that experience downtime will measure that downtime in the number of dollars lost. Enterprise are likely to experience less downtime and greater productivity in their help-desk function when the IT employees are certified in the operating systems and applications used within the infrastructure.
Risk mitigation is a very clear concern for IT Enterprises. IT costs can be overwhelming, especially when trying to secure across all facets of the Infrastructure. Employers report better IT infrastructure utilization as well as a more secure ad effective business solution. This is time-saving and cost efficient.
From the prospect of attaining IT employment to the lengthy list of IT security benefits, having a group of certified IT personnel can benefit, not only the individual employee but also the IT enterprise as a whole.