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HP Certification - How Useful for Small IT Companies?

Posted by Ben Taylor

Jul 22, 2012 8:19:00 PM

HP Certification How Useful for Small IT CompaniesThere are a wealth of different HP certification options available, covering a vast range of HP products and technologies

If you run a small IT company, you may have wondered about the relevance of these HP certification options to your business. 

HP is a big name in the IT industry and, as such, HP certification provides companies with additional credibility. 

However, many of HP’s certifications are for quite specialized systems, many of which are unlikely to be used by the SME clients typically targeted by small IT companies.

Career Certifications from HP

HP career certifications are available in a wide range of HP technologies, such as wireless networking products, ProLiant servers, and advanced systems such as OpenVMS

These IT certification tracks are typically aimed at those working for large enterprises that use HP hardware and software. 

If you happen to do consultancy work for companies that use these technologies extensively, studying towards one of these career certifications could be beneficial. 

However, if you were simply considering a range of different certifications to improve overall credibility, you would probably find Microsoft or A+ certifications more useful.

Partner Certifications from HP

HP’s partner certifications may be more relevant if your company is an HP partner or reseller. One or more of these certifications could allow you to become an authority on an area of HP’s range, such as LaserJet printers or StorageWorks backup devices. 

For more details, see this full list of HP certification options.

Do you hold HP certification? Is it beneficial for your IT business? Share your experiences in the Comments below.

And to follow-through on the ideas introduced in this short post, be sure to download your free quick reference guide to the Top 21 IT Certifications for Small Business VARs, SPs, and Computer Consulting Businesses.

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