Certification

    A Certification is a mark of excellence achieved by individuals recognizing their ability to perform specific tasks or job roles with a defined skill level. It summarizes your education, skills, and experience to convince the hiring person that you are a perfect fit for the role.

    To earn it, you must work toward meeting certain criteria set forth by an organization. It generally does not replace the need for an accredited degree but instead serves as a supplement to your education and professional experience in a specific field. To maintain it, organizations administering it will ask for proof that you have met their requirements for continuing education.

    Types of certifications:

    1. Corporate: These are nonportable certifications companies create to certify their employees internally.
    2. Product-specific: This is a type of certification that you get for a particular product. Mostly it can be acquired by product managers, engineers, salespeople, marketing, and more.
    3. Profession specific: It is a document demonstrating that you’ve met a particular set of criteria for your position.

    Some benefits are mentioned below:

    1. Competitive advantage: Pursuing it in your field can give you a head start on other job applicants by qualifying you for a more comprehensive array of positions and giving you an advantage in the promotion process.
    2. Efficiency: Additional training can help you be more professional and adequately prepared for the job. It also enables employers to train fewer new employees, saving them time and money.
    3. Earning potential: Your promotion to a higher position will result in higher starting pay. You will also receive better raises and bonuses, you just have to upgrade your certifications.
    4. Expand skills: Continuously increasing your knowledge and skillset can help you stay one step ahead of your competitors.

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