According to CompTIA HR perceptions of IT Training and Certification study:
96% use IT certifications as screening or hiring criteria during recruitment.
90% agree IT certified individuals are more likely to be promoted than those without.
89% think IT certified individuals perform better than non certified individuals in similar job roles.
88% say IT certified employees are rewarded (bonus and pay increase) for obtaining IT certification.
94% expect IT certification to grow in importance over the next two years.