The Crucial Role of Certifications in IT: A Forward-Thinking Approach 

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The Crucial Role of Certifications in IT:
A Forward-Thinking Approach

At Forward Thinking Technology Solutions our philosophy is deeply rooted in investing in our team’s professional development to ensure we offer our clients top-tier services. We understand that in the rapidly evolving landscape of technology, it is paramount to stay at the forefront of emerging trends. This commitment to excellence is why we put a high premium on certifications and training. Our team members are not only certified, but they are also encouraged and supported to maintain and upgrade their qualifications. This ensures that our employees are not just qualified, but are leaders in their fields, equipped with the most recent and relevant skills to help our clients. 

Here are 5 compelling reasons to consider certifications for yourself, or your team: 

1. Certifications Help You Stand Out to Hiring Managers

Having an IT certification that aligns with the job you are applying for can give you an advantage. Certifications can even be a qualifier for the position. Many organizations require professions to certify and maintain certifications.  

2. Gain Access to Networking Opportunities After Becoming Certified

After earning a certification with a specific vendor, you can join a group of certified and skilled professionals. This peer group of certified professions can pass along guidance on how to further your career, provide solutions to challenging scenarios, or give you insight as to where to seek specific technical knowledge.  

3. Grow Your Professional Creditability and IT Subject Matter Expertise

Earning a certification, especially a series of certifications from the same vendor will provide immediate professional credibility. Having earner one (or more) certifications demonstrates your expertise in the related skill domain and establishes you as a subject mayor expert. Certifications and professional development benefit both the individual and organization.  

4. Organizations that Invest in Certification See Returns

Certifications may require you to earn continuing education credits, take an exam, or attend training during a specified cycle. The certification or recertification exam can benefit you and your employer by demonstrating to customers a continued dedication to growth and education. 

5. Be Recognized as an Expert in New and Current Technologies

Be proactive and get certified in new technologies, operating system, platform or application. Becoming certified on a new product, software or service will make you an early adapter and one of the first subject matter experts in your organization.  

New technology, and processes continue to emerge. The industry is constantly evolving and so will the certifications. Prioritizing your growth and development within the IT industry is vital to being successful within your organization and across the span of your career. At FTTS, we pride ourselves on the expertise and dedication of our team. Our commitment to continuous learning and maintaining relevant certifications reflects in the superior quality of service we offer to our clients. We encourage each of our team members to embark on this fulfilling journey towards learning and mastery, for it is through this commitment to excellence that we can truly forge ahead in our industry.  

Check out some of the IT Certifications obtained widely across the FTTS Team:  

  1. CompTIA ITF+, A+, and Project+: These certifications cater to various levels of IT expertise.
    • ITF+ is an introduction to basic IT knowledge and skills, ideal for beginners.
    • A+ covers troubleshooting, problem-solving across a wide range of devices, and is seen as the starting point for an IT career.
    • Project+ is designed for those managing small-to-medium-sized projects, focusing on essential project management skills.
  1. ITIL Certifications: A comprehensive framework for IT Service Management (ITSM), providing best practices drawn from both the public and private sectors. They’re structured to support IT professionals at any stage of their career, emphasizing the importance of delivering high-quality IT services.
  2. Microsoft Certifications: Spanning various products and technologies, these certifications demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft applications and platforms, including Azure, Office 365, and SQL Server. They cater to a range of roles from administrators to developers and solutions architects.
  3. Jamf Certifications: Tailored for IT professionals in charge of managing Apple devices, Jamf certifications validate the skills needed to effectively use Jamf Pro for the management of macOS, iOS, and tvOS devices, ensuring a secure and efficient Apple ecosystem.
  4. Atlassian Certifications: Aimed at professionals looking to demonstrate their expertise in Atlassian’s suite of tools, these certifications focus on optimizing team workflows and productivity using Jira for project management and Confluence for team collaboration.

Ensure you and your teams stay ahead with continuous learning and industry-recognized certifications. If you’re looking to outsource a project to a team of experts, reach out to us to discover how we can drive your business forward.