Develop skills and gain international recognition
Certification is one of the most effective and efficient ways to grow your skills and develop your professional portfolio.
You don’t know, what you don’t know
You simply don’t know what they don’t know! Independent studies show only 17% of the functionality of popular Microsoft applications like Word, Excel, Outlook are actually used, meaning 83% of your investment is wasted on a daily basis.
According to a white paper released by the IDC, Keys to the Future: Align Workforce Readiness Skills to Ensure Student Success, digital skill-sets such as Microsoft Office are in high demand, as 77% of high opportunity jobs require a strong proficiency. Microsoft Office came in as the 4th highest skill in demand above Problem Solving, Creativity and Time Management.
Nine in ten people self-assess their skills when it comes to their software ability. Which isn’t a pleasant thought when you consider the Dunning-Kruger Effect – “A cognitive bias in which low-ability individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability as much higher than it really is”
Experts estimate the cost of a bad hiring or promotion decision ranges from 20% to 200% of a year’s salary, depending on the position. With the increasing demand for skills, dilution and variation of degrees from higher education, hiring managers are relying more heavily on trusted validation from industry sources with 90% of them considering Industry Certification as a core part of their criteria