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Certifications Versus Skills

Discussion in 'News' started by tripwire45, May 17, 2006.

  1. tripwire45
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    Certifications Versus Skills

    IT certifications are still valuable in the job market, but they don’t enjoy the lead they once had over non-certified technical skills in terms of premium pay and demand, new research from Foote Partners LLC shows. According to the company’s statistics, a single certification now accounts for about 8.3 percent of base pay, whereas a single non-certified skill comprises 7.1 percent of income. “I think certifications have taken a real hit lately, and predictably so,” said David Foote, CEO and chief research officer of Foote Partners. “We saw this a year ago, but we didn’t want to report it until we had the data. We saw that over the past six months, from a growth perspective, they’re really losing ground. But they’re still worth more.”

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