Perhaps you’re taking steps to outsource some of your IT projects to professionals. When the time comes for making the final decision about which team you decide to work with, there’s a choice to be made. Does your business choose certified or non-certified IT developers? 

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In today’s world, it can seem that a lot of tech talent is self-taught. But working with certified IT professionals will ultimately deliver much more value for money on your projects. Credible qualifications offer standardization and reassurance that your software development projects are in safe hands. 

If your company is still on the fence about the benefits of working with certified IT talents, keep in mind that 91% of employers believe IT certifications play a key role in the hiring process and that they are a reliable predictor of a successful employee.

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Why is it so important to work with certified IT professionals?

When outsourcing your projects, there might be cultural differences, time zones, and language barriers to consider. IT certifications provide solid guidance as to which skill sets and experiences a professional has. 

Certified IT talents refer to technical words in the same way and have an expert understanding of whatever tech knowledge your business requires. This undoubtedly makes it easier to keep communication streamlined and projects on track. 

Certifications keep IT talent up to date

Certified IT professionals know what it takes to stay at the top of their game. If they’ve taken the time to work towards certification, they’ll be up to date with the latest tech trends and spend time on their own training and development. IT talent with recent certifications will also know which technologies are worth the investment and which aren’t. 

What’s the added value that working with certified IT professionals brings to your company?

Companies with certified professionals are a more reliable choice as they will operate with standardized processes and ensure that their employees have a certain level of training and knowledge.

Not only are they considered more dependable, but 89% of employers think IT certified individuals tend to perform better than non-IT certified ones in similar job roles. While professionals without certification might offer you the same rate or even a lower price, there’s often a cost to pay further down the line. 

Having a standard structure in place is important as it’s more likely that your projects will run smoothly with predictable outcomes. Without working with certified IT professionals, it’s very difficult to ascertain an individual’s skill level and expertise. To ensure the most value per dollar spent, it’s worth seeking out IT talent with the right background of qualifications and experience.

Some may say that companies with certified talent might cost you more than companies without certifications. That might be true, but let's face it, it won't be more expensive because of the certifications, but because of all its best practices. As the saying goes - “if you think working with a professional is expensive, try working with an amateur”.

A professional and qualified team is far more equipped to effectively manage the timeline of product creation from start to finish. Certified IT talent will cost you less in the long run since they’re much more likely to successfully deliver a functioning product on time. 

Delegating your projects to capable professionals will save you hours of stress and frustration, meaning that you can focus your valuable time on other areas of the business

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Which global IT certifications are the most credible?

IT certifications will make it easier for your company to find the exact tech talent that your project requires. Proven skills and knowledge are far easier to detect when an employee has a certification. 

But how do you know which are the most reliable and useful ones? When hiring certified IT professionals, there’s a huge variety of certifications and global organizations to keep in mind. However, there are a couple of standout options that should be considered above others.

  • Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world’s leading authority for project or portfolio management. They offer several certifications like Project Management Professional (PMP), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) and Program Management Professional (PgMP). There’s also a Disciplined Agile course with six-levels. The traditional certifications, such as PMP and PgMp, cover the fundamentals of project management, including the five main stages of a project’s life cycle: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and closing.
  • Scrum Alliance is an organization that guides individuals, leaders, and companies with Agile practices, principles, and values. Scrum is the most widely used and popular agile framework, which helps teams navigate complex projects. It’s a certification best suited for project managers, technical project managers, Scrum masters, program managers, project leads and product developers.
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect is intended for individuals who perform a solutions architect role and have one or more years of hands-on experience designing available, cost-efficient, fault-tolerant, and scalable distributed systems on AWS. The certification focuses on the ability to design and deploy scalable systems on AWS with a focus on keeping it cost effective without sacrificing on security, reliability and quality.
  • Certified Data Professional (CDP) is awarded to those who qualify based on a combination of criteria including education, experience and test-based examination of professional level knowledge. This credential is offered at the Mastery or Practitioner level. 
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is a globally recognized certification for IS audit control. It certifies the ability to report on compliance procedures, to assess vulnerabilities and the knowledge of every stage in the auditing process. 

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How can Tonic3 assure you high-quality software development projects?

Tonic3 has several certifications in place to ensure that you not only work with top tech talent but also with certified professionals with a proven track record. Our IT professionals have certifications that include ISO 9001, and PMP, as well as being Certified Scrum Masters by the Scrum Alliance. Our team is continually in training and working towards qualifications as we know how important it is to always improve. 

With 24+ years of experience, Tonic3 has worked with a diverse range of companies including those in the startup phase and major corporations such as Disney, FOX, McDonald's and Accenture.

If you're interested in knowing more about how an experienced IT partner can help you boost your project, we strongly suggest you access here and book a free consultation with one of our executives.

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Pablo Trapalla I’ve been working for Tonic3 for more than 12 years. I’ve been a volunteer for the Project Management Institute Buenos Aires Chapter for 10 years in different positions from Project Manager, Program Manager, to a member of the Board of Directors as the Director of Communications. Today I’m helping with ongoing tasks and attending to PMI Buenos Aires - Agile Community of Practice.
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