10 More Ways IT Pros Can Gain Business Credibility
If you're an IT professional with ambitions, show that you know how to make an impact on the business. Here's how.
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"I've been asked by a lot of people if I think an IT certification will help their careers. My answer is always something like -- 'yeah, but...' -- and the 'but' is that if they really want to rise up in the business world, a business class or degree is vastly more important," Peltzman says. Areas of study could include business law, finance, accounting, marketing or other business school mainstays -- pick according to your career goals.
"Having these tools is essential for you to partner with your business colleagues, and it will serve to differentiate you as a worker or a candidate far more than another technical certification," Peltzman says. If you're thinking about going back to school full-time to further your career, Peltzman's advice might surprise you: "The top technology certification of the future, in my opinion? An MBA."
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