MCITP Certification - 3 Three Reasons to Get It
MCITP (Microsoft Certified IT Professional) certification is available for a range of Microsoft technologies and products, and is a great way to improve your credentials as an IT consultant.
Although gaining MCITP certification will require financial investment and cause you to have to spend time away from clients, it is still worth considering.
Here are three reasons why.
Technical Knowledge: Although it is perfectly possible to teach yourself how to use Microsoft products, there are frequently several ways to accomplish something and it is valuable to know which way is correct and considered “best practice.” This specialist knowledge that comes from MCITP certification can be what separates amateurs from true professionals.
Credibility: Clients, both potential and existing, will be impressed to see that you are investing in yourself to improve your own business and levels of service. Knowing that you take your profession seriously provides clients with peace of mind in their choice of consultancy.
Standing out from the Crowd: Businesses have a huge choice of IT companies to service their requirements. If you end up on a shortlist of two or three companies being considered by a new client, which company they choose may come down to qualifications. Demonstrating MCITP certification may be the difference between you winning a contract or losing it to a competitor.
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