The Technical Certifications That Matter Most for the Future
Technical certifications have the power to make a major positive impact on organizations. Take digital transformation company Publicis Sapient, for example. The organization invested in technical skills training and IT certification programs for its employees and saw staggering results: an increase in revenue by $280 million and new employees onboarded 66% faster. “We’re seeing the capabilities in these key IT/Cloud practices grow significantly, and they’re making a huge impact on the business,” says Ian Stevens, Head of Capability Development, North America. Tibetan Language Learning
But because technology is always changing, it can be hard for leaders to know which certifications and skills to focus on in their employee development programs. Which specific certifications are the ones your team should prioritize? We asked IT experts and Udemy Business instructors Alan Rodrigues, Jason Dion, and Scott Duffy to weigh in.
“The need for cybersecurity isn’t going anywhere, especially in a work from home environment,” says Jason Dion, a network engineer with 30 years of experience. Following the CompTIA path, Jason recommends starting employees’ journey in cybersecurity knowledge with the CompTIA A+ certification before moving on to Network+, CySA+ Cybersecurity Analyst, and PenTest+ Ethical Hacking certifications for deeper cybersecurity capabilities.