The Value of Lifelong Learning in IT

Get the right competency

Certification alone may not guarantee complete evidence of qualifications, but it takes professional credentials to a more competitive level. Individuals with certifications set themselves apart from those on the same playing field who have not earned industry-based certifications. A degree combined with certifications provides employerswith the best insight that an applicant can deliver on expectations at the time of hire, saving on-the-job training time and dollars.


Dr. Novadean Watson-Stone is the program director, Information Technology at American Public University in Manassas, Va.