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IT certifications -- why, which, and when

November 17, 2011 3:50 PM EST

SolarWinds recently hosted a survey on the value of IT certifications. Based on the survey results, IT certifications are more valuable than any other time that I can remember, and folks with these certifications are seeing a return on their time investments.

As you can see in the results, 60% of the respondents said that IT certifications helped them land a new job, while 50% said that they earn more money as a results of a certification. Nearly 30% said that the certification helped them get a promotion.

Now that the results are in and we're all thinking about IT certifications, it should be easy to see why they are worth pursuing. That leaves us with the questions of which and when...

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