Importance of IT certifications U.S. 2019

Of those surveyed U.S. companies that consider themselves to be advanced in terms of understanding and utilization of technology, 63 percent consider IT certifications to be very valuable in their hiring process, as of 2019. The Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect was the highest-paying certification for IT professionals in North America in 2018.

Rating of value of IT certifications for validating skills and supporting hiring process in United States as of 2019*

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Release date

January 2020


United States

Survey time period

August 2019

Number of respondents

400 respondents

Special properties

HR and L&D professionals

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

*'Advanced', 'Above average', and 'Average or below average' represent self-reported rating of firm's understanding and utilization of technology

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