Skills have become the global currency of the 21st century economies. In a world where competition for jobs, pay increases, and academic success continues to increase, certifications offer hope because they are a credible, third-party assessment of one’s skill and knowledge for a given subject.
What’s the Value of Certification?
Certification provides significant advantages to candidates. Benefits include:
- Validation of knowledge
- Increased marketability
- Increased earning power
- Enhanced academic performance
- Improved reputation
- Enhanced credibility
- Increased confidence
- Respect from peers
Certification also offers specific benefits to students. According to the Florida CAPE Performance Report, certification provides tangible improvements in academic performance, including:
- Higher grade point average for certified high school students: 3.12 vs 2.78 (4.0 scale)
- Higher graduation rates for certified high school students: 97.5% vs 78.4%
- Increased post-secondary enrollment: 84% vs 82%
- Reduced dropout rates: 0.2% vs 1.0%
The benefits of certification aren’t just contained to the classroom. Once students graduate, they’ll see the value of their certification the job market. Certification provides significant advantages to professionals and job candidates.
Furthermore, certified students will provide value to the organizations where they will be employed. Many employers report a shortage of qualified workers. Although employers have many job openings, they struggle to find skilled, qualified applicants to fill those positions. Certification helps close the gap.
Certiport is dedicated to helping people succeed through certification. Certiport’s globally recognized credentials are aimed at enhancing individual productivity, marketability, and value.
Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs:
Through the “Learn. Practice. Certify. Advance.” Model, Certiport provides a holistic learning and testing experience. Curriculum, practice tests, certification exams, and mapped career pathways help educators prepare their students for certified success.
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