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Our friends at AXELOS created this eBook on why certification is so important and if organisations still value certifications. Read on to find out.

Understanding the need for professional certification

Lifelong learning and professional development are vital components of our growth as human beings. We take examinations to benchmark our learning. For example, we take proficiency test so we can drive safely on the road.

In a professional setting, qualifications endorse our knowledge and validate our suitability for a given role, allowing employers to see proof that we know what we say we know.

How does the business world regard certification? Do they see its value, or is it a nice-to-have, rather than a must-have?

Collaboration sits at the heat of what AXELOS does. Their core guidance is an amalgamation of industry best practice as experienced by thousands of organisations around the world. In that spirit, AXELOS wanted to engage with communities from IT service management, project and program management, and other communities such as Agile and DevOps to understand how they feel about certification.

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