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IT professional certifications improve cloud outcomes. This IDC infographic shows the importance of cloud certifications. https://www.ibm.com/downloads/cas/31B3ZQ06
I like the graphic message, but doesn't this contradict the golden rule that work experience in a skill always trumps just training in a skill?
Thank you for your comment. Job experience in cloud skills is of course a great way to learn but adding cloud certifications to a team shows even greater improvement in all the areas IDC researched.
This IDC infographic shows the importance of cloud certifications. www.ibm.com/downloads/cas/31B3ZQ06.
IDC believes that leveraging relevant, well-constructed, role-based IT certifications from significant
technology vendors can help IT leaders build a successful IT organization and effectively execute
digital transformation and cloud initiatives.
Certification programs can be part of a reliable development road map to help organizations build
skills during every phase of a transformation journey and create a pipeline of talent to help address
To successfully leverage cloud to support critical business objectives, IT organizations will need to
adopt new skills, leverage new techniques, and continuously upgrade their skills to maximize the value
their cloud initiative delivers to the enterprise.
While research consistently shows that training and certification lead to greater performance, this
research indicates that certifications help IT professionals improve outcomes across a wide range of
To leverage this finding to improve business success with digital transformation, it is essential that IT
▪ Leverage cloud certifications for the IT staff to help maximize cloud outcomes, to increase
innovation, and to ensure on-time delivery of cloud resources.
▪ Leverage IT vendor certifications as guides to IT professional development.
▪ Provide sufficient ongoing training and relevant certification opportunities to maintain and
improve skills over time.
▪ Monitor cloud projects and operational priorities for new/expanding skill requirements.
The Bottom of page 8 further dives into the specifics: https://www.ibm.com/downloads/cas/XVODZEAB
Beyond Outcomes, Certifications Can Help Overcome Skill-Related Challenges
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Natalie Brooks Powell, PMP®, PMI-ACP®, CSM®
IBM Center for Cloud Training (ICCT), IBM Cloud
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