Companies rely on information technology certifications when hiring workers, but have trouble validating and evaluating credentials, according to a survey by CompTIA.
Among the core details from the survey:
- 64 percent of IT hiring managers rate IT certifications as having high value in validating skills.
- 80 percent of human resources manager believe IT certifications will become more important over the next two years.
- 44 percent of hiring IT managers say that verifying a potential worker's certification is a challenge due to the time required.
- 38 percent say certification verification is a challenge due to the effort required.
The survey was based on roughly 1,700 responses from HR and IT executives.
Update: The full survey doesn't go beyond the headline figures too much, but does include a bevy of key charts. Among the key slides:
What your IT cert says about you...
What IT managers think of certs...
And what gets you the job.