Certification: Discover the value

The 2016 Pearson VUE Value of IT Certification Survey

The results are in! Gain insight into the value of certification from 28,000 IT professionals from around the globe.


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Technology is transforming the landscape of every business in every industry. As organizations become more reliant on complex and specialized technology, the demand for professionals with advanced skills and the latest knowledge grows exponentially.

The most effective, proven way for IT professionals to demonstrate these skills is through certification. But don’t take our word for it…


25% experienced their first benefit of certification immediately.
88% would recommend certification to a colleague.
25% received a salary increase after certifying.


"2016 Pearson VUE Value of certification survey"


"Which task area(s) did your most recent training cover?"

39% Networking, 29% Servers, 27% Security

The real value of IT certification...

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arrow downEarning the certification

  • Demonstrates your proficiency in the profession
  • Validates your qualifications
  • Prepares you to adapt to professional challenges
  • Hones your skills through continuing professional education requirements
  • Provides a personal sense of accomplishment

arrow downHaving the certification

  • Distinguishes you from your peers
  • Gives you professional credibility
  • Earns you recognition within the workplace
  • Establishes you as a leader who demonstrates the highest standards of conduct

arrow downMaintaining the certification

  • Offers you increased earning potential
  • Strengthens your marketability
  • Provides you greater job mobility
  • Continuously revalidates your knowledge and expertise
  • Demonstrates you have the discipline and dedication to your profession
  • Grants you the fulfillment of ongoing successes