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The Value of Certifications
The number and types of certifications have exploded over the years as the concept of postsecondary school as a way to “finish” one’s education was replaced with the idea of validating lifelong learning through continuing education. Those who have earned associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees before beginning their careers in emerging tech quickly find that they need additional training to fill in the gap between their degree and the industry’s requirements. For those who have taken a non-traditional path to enter the emerging tech industry, filling in the skills gap is even more important.
In the rapidly changing field of emerging technology, you’re never finished learning, so your training and the evidence of your expertise need to keep evolving. Certifications are valuable because they:
- Bridge the gap between formal degrees and currently needed skills
- Enable newcomers and professionals to verify their knowledge, skills, and abilities
- Help advance your career
- Support employers on their quest to find the right people for their open positions
- Typically require continuing education, which ensures that certified professionals stay current with the latest developments, skills, and technologies in emerging tech
However, not all certifications are created equally. Very few are vendor-neutral or developed following international standards of best practice. Vendor-based certifications only apply to specific products.Certifications that don’t follow international standards affect that value of the certification because they may not align with what’s actually happening in the emerging tech industry.
Why CertNexus Certifications?
Unlike many other certifications, CertNexus Certifications are developed following ISO/ANSI standards of best practice for certification development. To prove our commitment to those best practices, CertNexus’s CyberSec First Responder (CFR) and Certified Internet of Things Practitioner (CIoTP) programs are ANSI accredited. Our dedication to following standards of best practice comes from our belief that it adds value and significance to our certifications, which means a lot to candidates and employers.
CertNexus Certifications are created to align with real jobs and roles within the industry. That means that when you earn a CertNexus Certification, you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to succeed in that role. We work with dozens of subject matter experts to create each of our certification programs to ensure that they are designed to the highest professional standards of certification development and that professionals who earn CertNexus Certifications are proficient in those roles.
Although there are many reasons why people choose to get CertNexus Certified, here are the three main motives behind earning a certification in emerging tech.
Certification can lead to more job offers, promotions, higher earning potential, and additional professional opportunities.
Whether you’re an established professional or just entering the industry, the most likely reason you’re thinking about getting CertNexus Certified is to advance your career. Certifications can dramatically impact your career trajectory and earning potential because it verifies your skills and opens up new opportunities.
Since CertNexus’ Certifications are tied to roles within the industry, CertNexus Certified professionals have proven that they have the skills to be successful in those roles, and employers have taken notice. Employers value CertNexus Certifications because they:
- Reduce the time and cost of talent recruitment
- Make hiring decisions easier because they are a reliable predictor of success
- Reduce the costs of a bad hire, which can cost up to 30% of the employee’s first-year earnings
If your goal is to be the most knowledgeable professional you can be, earning and maintaining your CertNexus Certifications can help you achieve it.
Unlike many other industries, emerging tech is more about what you know and not whom you know. Many emerging tech professionals are intrinsically motivated to expand their knowledge and skills in the field. Their goal is to become a subject matter expert and improve their skills and abilities, which can dramatically affect their effectiveness and confidence within the industry. It also demonstrates their commitment to their industry and willingness to invest in themselves as a professional.
If you are motivated by learning and growing as a professional, CertNexus Certifications can help you on that path. CertNexus Certifications validate your knowledge and skills through a rigorous exam based on a Job Task Analysis developed by subject matter experts and may require continuing education to maintain the certification.
CertNexus Certifications confer a high level of credibility in the emerging tech field.
As a vendor-neutral certification body that follows ISO standards, CertNexus develops certification programs that can elevate your status in the industry. CertNexus Certifications aren’t tied to just one product or framework and are designed to allow competent professionals to stand apart from their competition. If your goal is to gain the recognition and respect of your peers and colleagues, then CertNexus Certifications can help you achieve that goal.
CyberSAFE™ will enable candidates to identify the most common risks involved in using conventional, mobile, and cloud technologies, as well as how to protect themselves and organizations from cyber threats. Learn More Here
IRBIZ covers incident response methods and procedures which are taught in alignment with industry frameworks such as US-CERT’s NCISP (National Cyber Incident Response Plan), and Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) 41 on Cyber Incident Coordination Policy. It is ideal for candidates who have been tasked with managing compliance with state legislation and other regulatory requirements regarding incident response, and for executing standardized responses to such incidents. Learn More Here
With Cyber Secure Coder (CSC), candidates will learn about vulnerabilities that undermine security, and how to identify and remediate them in projects. Also learn general strategies for dealing with security defects and misconfiguration, how to design software to deal with the human element in security, and how to incorporate security into all phases of development. Learn More Here
CyberSec First Responder (CFR) is a comprehensive certification designed to validate the knowledge and skills required to protect critical information systems before, during, and after an incident. This exam will certify that candidates have the knowledge, and abilities to combat the changing threat landscape and are able to assess risks/vulnerabilities, acquire data, perform analysis, continuously communicate, determine scope, recommend remediation actions, and accurately report results. CFR has been developed in complianc with ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 standards and is approved by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to fulfill Directive 8570/8140 requirements. Learn More Here
IoTBIZ offers business leaders a streamlined course and associated credential to open collaboration and drive informed business decisions for their IoT strategy. IoTBIZ candidates will learn IoT terminology to understand the components of IoT infrastructure, uncover challenges for consideration, and discover the impact that IoT has on their organization. Learn More Here
Certified Internet of Things Practitioner (CIoTP) provides an understanding of how IoT components work with other systems that IT professionals typically have more experience working with – such as networks, cloud computing, applications running on servers, desktop computers, and mobile devices. Candidates will learn general strategies for planning, designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining an IoT system through various case studies and by assembling and configuring an IoT device to work in a sensor network. CIoTP has been developed in compliance with ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 standards. Learn More Here
Certified Internet of Things Security Practitioner (CIoTSP) is designed for practitioners who are seeking to demonstrate a vendor-neutral, cross-industry skill set that will enable them to design, implement, operate, and/or manage a secure IoT ecosystem. Learn More Here
AIBIZ offers business leaders, project managers, and other stakeholders with a streamlined course and associated credential to drive their AI strategy. AIBIZ candidates will learn AI concepts, approaches to machine learning and deep learning, fundamentals of AI implementations, and the impact of AI including business use cases. Learn More Here
Certified Artificial Intelligence Practitioner (CAIP) and the corresponding training program is designed for information technology practitioners entering the field of artificial intelligence who are seeking to build a vendor-neutral, cross-industry foundational knowledge of AI concepts, technologies, algorithms, and applications that will enable them to become a capable practitioner in a wide variety of AI-related job functions. Learn More Here
Certified Ethical Emerging Technologist™ (CEET) is designed for individuals seeking to demonstrate a vendor neutral, cross-industry, and multidisciplinary understanding of applied technology ethics that will enable them to navigate the processes by which ethical integrity may be upheld within emerging data-driven technology fields such as artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and data science. Learn More Here
DSBIZ offers business leaders, sales and marketing managers, project managers, and other stakeholders a streamlined course to help make decisions and drive organizational data science strategies. DSBIZ candidates will learn data science concepts, methods of use, challenges and benefits using relevant business examples. Learn More Here
Certified Data Science Practitioner (CDSP) develops knowledge, skills, and abilities required to answer questions by collecting, wrangling, and exploring data sets, applying statistical models and artificial-intelligence algorithms, to extract and communicate knowledge and insights. Learn More Here
ETBIZ is a combination of three CertNexus credentials (AIBIZ, DSBIZ, and IoTBIZ) which cover the most often used technologies to generate data, extract insights from data, and leverage data to predict future outcomes. Upon successful completion of this credentialing assessment candidates will earn the capstone ETBIZ credential and receive a badge which can be posted on social media platforms to identify your dedication to emerging technologies. Learn More Here