IRMA-International.org: Creator of Knowledge
Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Information Technology Certification: A Student Perspective

Information Technology Certification: A Student Perspective
View Sample PDF
Author(s): Tanya McGill (Murdoch University, Australia) and Michael Dixon (Murdoch University, USA)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 13
Source title: Integrating Information & Communications Technologies Into the Classroom
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Lawrence A. Tomei (Robert Morris University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-258-9.ch013

Purchase

View Information Technology Certification: A Student Perspective on the publisher's website for pricing and purchasing information.

Abstract

Certification has become a popular adjunct to traditional means of acquiring information technology skills and employers increasingly specify a preference for those holding certifications. This paper reports on a study designed to investigate student perceptions of both the benefits and risks of certification and its importance in obtaining employment. Certification was perceived as an important factor in achieving employment and students undertaking it anticipate that it will lead to substantial financial benefits. Yet higher salaries are not seen as the most important benefit of certification. The potential benefits that students believe are most important relate to ‘real world’ experience. The respondents were aware of the possible risks of certification but did not appear to be overly concerned about them.

Related Content

Andrea Hall. © 2013. 23 pages.
Ian McArthur. © 2013. 24 pages.
Yan Cong, Kerry Earl. © 2013. 23 pages.
Katherine Watson. © 2013. 10 pages.
Pauline Hope Cheong, Judith N. Martin. © 2013. 19 pages.
Shelley Kinash, Susan Crichton. © 2013. 32 pages.
Gemma Baltazar. © 2013. 22 pages.
Body Bottom