Debate rages among IT professionals as to the value of certifications. Are they just a way for vendors to milk you for more money? Or do they
really benefit your careers? This was aptly reflected in a survey of 700 network professionals, jointly conducted by Network World and SolarWinds. A
good many -- 26% -- saw no value in certs and had none. Yet among the 74% that did go the certification route, most said that they led to
promotions, new jobs or pay raises. Forty percent said that certs increased their pay by more than 10%. Network professionals earning the highest
wages, over $110,000, also said certs boosted their careers. But, they said, some certs are more valuable than others.
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