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Additional Certification

How Additional Certification Can Help Advance Your Career

How Additional Certification Can Help Advance Your Career

Do you already have a degree in IT, yet are unsatisfied with the jobs and/or pay you are receiving? Is there a specific position at work you want, but can't get it because you don't have the right degrees or certification to get it? If you answered ‘Yes’, to one or both questions, then you might need to consider getting additional degrees and certification. The reason why is because they can help you advance in your career, by enabling you to get the knowledge and certification you need to move forward at work and increase your pay.

There are a multitude of programs available for IT professionals who wish to get an additional degree and/or special certification. Since many of these programs are designed for the working professional, you don't have to quit your current job in order to benefit from any of them. When looking for an IT degree or certification program, be sure to look at how long the program is, the classes offered towards certification or degree completion, if there are any specializations within the certification or degree program, and when and where the classes take place. The reason why it is important to know these things about the degree program or certification before you apply is to make sure that it matches with your career goals and your current work schedule.

Professional IT certification and degree programs can be found at higher education institutions such as STC Training. Depending upon your work schedule and/or personal responsibilities, you might have to take a certification or degree program on a part-time basis instead of full-time. Normally, individuals who have a very busy work schedule and lots of personal responsibilities might consider completing an IT degree or certification program on a part-time basis. The reason why is because part-time IT degree programs and certification programs tend to take up less time per week in terms of classes to attend, although will consequently take up a longer time-frame to be completed. If an individual has little personal responsibilities and/or heavy work schedule, he or she might want to consider doing a certification program or degree program on a full-time basis. This allows prospective students to complete their degree or course in a shorter period of time, as the weekly time dedicated to classes will be greater. The choice of whether an individual wants to take IT courses on a full or part-time basis is up to that individual’s needs; and it’s important to point out that the end result will be the same, not matter what options one chooses to take.

How to choose between an IT certification program or an IT degree program? Once again, this decision is left up to the individual, and what might help to determine it is one's level of personal responsibilities and/or work schedule, in addition to career goals. The main differences between a certification program and a degree program is length and specializations. IT certification programs are best for those who want a short program who will enhance their current work position. In contrast, a degree program is generalized, takes longer, and is better for those looking to go in a different direction from their current IT program.

Nonetheless, an IT certification or degree program can help you get where you want to be financially and professional in the IT field.

Would you like more information about the courses on offer at STC Training which can help give your career a boost? Contact us today on 2145 3200 or, our staff will be happy to answer any questions and provide you with all the information you need!