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Why Are Certifications Important For Growth
Written By: Pavithra Desikan

May 9th marks the beginning of World Certification Week. Learners are encouraged to take time for their professional assessment and focus on equipping themselves with skills that would help their career growth. Certifications are credentials that establish one’s knowledge and skills on a particular product or technology. It announces to the world about competence achieved in a specific area and helps acquire a higher level of exposure in the chosen field.  

The demands of today’s market have dictated the importance for updated skills. Having certified personnel directly increases the competitive edge of the organization in the global arena and bumps up the profitability quotient. In line with this concept, many organizations are involved in partner related programs, which provide free or subsidized certifications to their employees.  

Some organizations offer intense training to newcomers to help them handle the initial assignments. Systech’s bootcamp program, for example, imparts training on SQL, DW & ETL Concepts, Data Analysis, ETL Testing, Informatica PowerCenter, Python, AWS, over a period of 10 to 12 weeks. Apart from this, trainees can also opt for extended certifications like Tableau, Dataiku, Matillion, Azure, Profisee to make them business ready.  

Additionally, organizations also have partnerships with certification portals, the academy, and the actual product company, so that course materials and sample evaluation papers can be availed. AWS academy, acloudguru and whizlabs have extensive training libraries that are easily accessible for practice. 

Organizations like Udemy and Coursera have produced app-based training programs, which are easy on the pocket and self-paced as well. This ensures many hassle-free opportunities to expose oneself to cutting edge technology and opens new doors to one’s career path.  

Furthermore, getting certified will help identify employees as subject matter experts, spotlight their professional credibility, and accelerate their growth in the organization. It will also bring exposure to advanced projects and increase personal performance at the workplace.  

TO CONCLUDE 

With the advent of new technology, a slew of opportunities crops up to enable businesses, services, and technologists. To fast-track professional growth, garnering knowledge is the way forward. Regardless of extensive work experience, nothing speaks louder than a certification that claims the same. Information is wealth, and certifications will back it up. 

 

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