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Unlocking Career Success: The Power of Professional Certifications

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WillArmstrong
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23 days ago

Co-authored by JenniferDaSilva

In today's rapidly evolving job market, employers are increasingly looking for candidates who possess specialized skills and industry-specific knowledge. Professional certifications offer benefits that can boost your career prospects and open doors to new opportunities.
 

ScienceLogic is an automation company built on over two decades of leadership in modernizing IT Operations with our industry-leading platform. Being certified in the latest version of our software allows you to be at the forefront of Generative AI and the Autonomic IT journey that companies will be endeavoring upon in the years to come.  

Advancing Your Skillset 

Individuals with professional certifications report higher levels of confidence and competence in their abilities. This increased confidence translates into improved job performance and greater job satisfaction, ultimately contributing to long-term career success. According to a survey conducted by Pearson VUE, 76% of respondents reported that earning a professional certification helped them advance their careers. 

“A very well put together certification program using different types of media to drive the lessons home. I feel I received a lot of great information that will benefit me as an SL1 Administrator and it is easy to revisit as needed.”

- Databank SL1 Administrator, survey feedback 

Validating Your Expertise 

In today's competitive job market, a professional certification serves as tangible proof that you have the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in your role. A study by CompTIA revealed that 72% of employers prefer candidates with IT certifications when hiring for IT positions.  By earning a professional certification, you differentiate yourself from other candidates and demonstrate your commitment to continuous learning and professional development. 

The ScienceLogic Professional Certification upskills SL1 Operators in Discovery, Device Investigation, Dashboarding, Eventing, Reporting and even Service-centric Views. Whereas our Expert Certification empowers Administrators to go the extra mile with Automations, Configuring Dynamic Applications, Data Management, Event Enrichment and Tuning, Monitoring Policy Management and Business Services.     

Enhancing Your Marketability 

Employers often use certifications as screening criteria when reviewing resumes, with many job postings listing specific certifications as requirements or preferences. Professional certifications can significantly enhance your marketability in the job market. 

Research from Global Knowledge found that certified IT professionals earn on average 15% more than their non-certified counterparts!  

Networking and Professional Growth 

Earning a professional certification also provides opportunities for networking and professional growth. Many certification programs offer access to exclusive communities, events, and resources where you can connect with industry experts and like-minded professionals. At ScienceLogic, we have established a special community within our NEXUS platform for SL Certified Professionals and Experts. 

Conclusion 

In today's competitive job market, earning a professional certification can be a game-changer for your career. Whether you're looking to stand out in your current role or explore new career opportunities, investing in a professional certification is a strategic decision that can propel your career forward. It is also a game changer for IT organizations to have certified individuals on their team, to ensure proficiency with our platform. 

Click Here to learn more and Complete your Sl1 Certification now!  

Have you already achieved your SL1 Professional or Expert Certification in 2024? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below! 

Research links cited above:  

  1. Career Advancement: According to a survey conducted by Pearson VUE, 76% of respondents reported that earning a professional certification helped them advance their careers. https://home.pearsonvue.com/About/News/2023/2023-Value-of-IT-Certification-Candidate-Report.aspx
  2. Salary Increase: Research from Global Knowledge found that certified IT professionals earn on average 15% more than their non-certified counterparts. https://www.globalknowledge.com/us-en/resources/resource-library/articles/5-reasons-why-certifications-are-helping-your-career/#gref
  3. Job Opportunities: A study by CompTIA revealed that 72% of employers prefer candidates with IT certifications when hiring for IT positions. https://connect.comptia.org/content/research/hr-perceptions-of-it-training-and-certification#:~:text=Most%20employers%20report%20frequently%20using,knowledge%20and%20expertise%20(60%25). 

 

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2 Comments

  • Issac's avatar
    Issac
    Contributor III

    Hi Will,

    Certificate Refreshment is really helpful  ,It will be good if the product version is published in Certificate as well.

     

  • A fair point and good suggestion, Isaac. Thank you for the feedback. We will see how best to incorporate it into our certification process.