Competitive Indian IT experts invest their own cash in certification exams

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NEW DELHI, INDIA, March 14, 2016 – Nearly half of Indian IT professionals (48 percent) who took a certification exam are so keen to further their careers that they are paying for their own training and exams, according to new research.

A survey of over 3,000 Indian IT professionals who had taken a certification exam in the last year with international computer-based testing company Pearson VUE also found that 4 in 10 of the certification exams were paid for by employers.

Most Indian IT professionals are realising benefits from their investment, with over 6 in 10 (66 percent) stating that gaining the qualification had a positive impact on their professional profile.

Divyalok Sharma, director of client relations at Pearson VUE India, said: "Our research shows that Indian IT professionals can see tangible benefits from gaining further qualifications as a boost to their careers, to the extent that they are willing to pay for their certification exams themselves.

"In order to remain professionally attractive to employers, it is now considered vital for staff to re-train throughout their careers and embark on regular role-relevant training and assessment. In that context it is understandable that over 90 percent intend on obtaining an additional certification in the next year."

The Indian results were part of a global survey of nearly 27,000 IT exam candidates in 180 countries around the world.

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