Organizations around the world are facing a data explosion. According to Gartner, information volume is growing worldwide at a minimum rate of 59% annually, with 15% of that data as structured data and the rest comprised of new complex data types1. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 gives organizations the foundation to the cloud-ready information platform, helping organizations unlock breakthrough insights, quickly build solutions, and extend their data from the server to the cloud with advanced capabilities for mission critical confidence.
But while data is predicted to grow 44 times over the next decade, the number of IT Professionals is only growing at 1.4 times. Employers will be looking for IT professionals with the SQL skills to handle the demands of their organization’s data. How will they know where to look?
Microsoft Certifications let IT Professionals prove that they the skills needed for these new challenges. Our certifications require a rigorous depth of knowledge. And we ensure that rigor by: Designing certifications that test the skills that employers and hiring managers acknowledge as most essential to their employees’ success on the job.
Developing exams that focus on the real world use of Microsoft technologies in organizations. Delivering our exams using appropriate security measures, so employers and candidates know that each certification earned carries solid value in the marketplace. Defending our certifications by keeping our design, development and delivery processes secure. This all means that when you earn a Microsoft certification, your employers and peers know that you have up-to-date technological knowledge, and can bring more insightful problem solving skills to the workplace. In a survey of 700 IT professionals, 60% said certification led to a new job. And in a 2011 research report by CompTIA, 64 percent of IT hiring managers said that certifications had an extremely high or high value in validating the skills and expertise of job candidates. The data explosion is placing new demands on organizations and IT departments. Microsoft Certifications prove that you have the depth of skills to help them handle it. Start proving your skills now with the SQL 2012 certification.
The Industry is Changing—Make Sure Your Skills Keep Pace
We want you and your readers to be the first to know about new ways Microsoft Certifications can help them keep their skills—and their careers—current. So we’re sharing insider insights about how our certifications are evolving to match tech industry trends. Feel free to borrow the content and links below to help your readers take advantage of the latest benefits from Microsoft Certifications.
The tech industry has changed a lot of over the last 20 years, and we’ve continually updated Microsoft Certifications to keep pace with it. In previous post, we discussed how we’ve kept the certifications relevant to changing technologies. So how do Microsoft Certifications help you to keep your skills relevant in today’s rapidly changing tech landscape?
You’ve probably noticed that IT Technology cycles continue to compress. The advantages of Microsoft’s private cloud solution mean that it is easier and quicker than ever to develop and deploy new applications in a private cloud datacenter. And the software companies you depend on for your tools and environment—like Microsoft—have compressed their cycles, too. That means new more change, more often, as your work environment updates with new software and technologies.
Microsoft Certification continually updates too, to help you keep your skills up to date in this changing environment. We’re keeping Microsoft Certifications current with more streamlined, solutions-based certification paths covering the latest trends in the industry. For example, in addition to our upcoming Private Cloud certification, a Windows 8 Certification is coming soon.
And having a Microsoft Certification sends a clear message to employers that you have proven skills in the latest technologies. For instance, a 2011 CompTIA study found that IT professionals gain an average 9% salary increase immediately after receiving certification, and 29% over the long term, versus peers who are not certified (channelinsider.com, 2011-10-19). And in a in a 2010 survey of hiring managers, 91% said they consider employee certification as a criterion for hiring (Microsoft Learning, 2010).
We’re keeping Microsoft Certification current so you can keep your skills—and your career—current. You can get prepared now for Windows 8 Certification by upgrading your certification to MCITP: Enterprise desktop 7 .
Over the past 20 years, Microsoft Certifications have continually stayed relevant to the needs of technology professionals and the companies that employ them. We’ve already discussed how we’ve kept our exam development process relevant. So now let’s look at some of the ways we’re keeping the certifications themselves relevant to changing technologies.
And speaking of changing technologies, IT departments all over the world have heard the news:
A private cloud delivers fundamentally new capabilities that represent a generational paradigm shift in computing.
Here are some latest news from Microsoft Learning about the Certifications. The new cetification will be available as a Beta release in April, the certification starts with the foundation of current Windows Server 2008 exams, and adds two new System Center 2012 exams, currently in beta. You can sign up for the upcoming Private Cloud Jump Start course, and get a head start on your private cloud certification by starting your MCITP Server Administrator certification.
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