It is our hope that the Canvas InfoTech blog is your go-to source for information about prospective information technology training, or at least one of them. It is our hope that it will remain that way over the long term. But we also understand the value of seeking out multiple sources, and we’re happy to point you to them from time to time, so you feel that much more confident in what we have to tell you about the value of the online information technology training programs we offer.
Recently, Artipot published an article by Dr. Jimmie Flores, a professional corporate trainer who has firm opinions about the value of key IT-related credentials. If you’re a regular reader of the Canvas InfoTech blog, each of them will be quite familiar to you by now, as will our claims about the lifelong value of those qualifications. Flores specifically points to Agile Scrum training (and its sub-categories), ITIL training, and PMP training. He notes that some organizations will reimburse employees for pursuing these forms of information technology training, but he also keenly emphasizes the fact that each one represents an investment that is worth making regardless of the current status of your career.
In fact, as we have said on many occasions in our own posts, it doesn’t even matter whether you’re employed as part of the IT industry, or whether you plan to remain in a relevant role over the long-term. There is a terrifically wide range of roles that are relevant, in one way or another, to PMP training and certification, and to ITIL training, and to certified scrum master or certified scrum product owner training.
Flores describes this as “industry agnosticism” and he points out that the three credentials tend to yield average incomes between 70,000 and 109,000 dollars per year. These figures are apparently not specific to any particular career path, and certainly not just to information technology placements. In fact, he notes that even ITIL training, the most IT-specific of the trio, has proven recognizably beneficial to “account managers, marketing analysts, budget coordinators, event planners, and so on.”
The essential reason for this is because ITIL training provides learners with know-how about the interaction between their own industries and information technology tools or resources. It should go without saying that this is a virtually indispensable skill in the current era, wherein there is a plethora of technology enhancements to the workplace which are beneficial, if not necessary in order to remain competitive.
Meanwhile, it is worth emphasizing that PMP training and CSPO or CSM training pull double duty, acquainting learners with skills that allow them to adapt to technological demands while also training them in workplace practices that are as applicable to non-tech industries as they are to IT.
The difficulty and the prospective rewards vary for these three online information technology training programs. But the rewards for each are substantial no matter where you land in your career. And as Flores points out, with careful planning and earnest dedication, it is possible to acquire all three of them in one year. This seems all the more feasible when one takes into account the possibility of using pursuing ITIL training and its brothers online, at your own pace and with your own focus on the areas that are most important to you.