Want to learn more about Certifications?

Earning a certification can help you enter or advance in many careers.

Certifications 101

A certification is a credential that you earn to show that you have specific skills or knowledge. It is usually tied to an occupation, technology, or industry. Certifications are often offered by a career training school, professional organization or company that specializes in a particular field or technology.

Earning a Certification

Generally, you need to complete a specific amount of coursework and pass a test to earn a certification. Some organizations that offer a certification exam also provide related training.

Why would I want a certification?

Some employers require a certification in order to apply for a job. Many people earn specialty certifications to help them advance in their careers. Examples of positions that generally require certification include network administrator, computer support, pharmacy technician, and phlebotomy/lab technician.

Earning a certification can give you a big leg up in the job market. It’s a key item that hiring employers look for on resumes. This can be true especially in health care or information technology fields.

Where can I learn more about in-demand job certifications?

Contact CCI Training Center. Our professional career staff will work with you one-on-one to give discuss your options.

Source: CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor