IT certifications matter, but validating them can be tricky

Companies rely on information technology certifications when hiring workers, but have trouble validating and evaluating credentials, according to a survey by CompTIA.

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.