Informatica customers are faced with many options when selecting vendors and services, and it isn’t simply pricing that drives the decision making process. To be noticed today, data integration professionals need the credentials and reputation that official certification can provide.
Now, more than ever, it comes down to proven qualifications when making a vendor or staffing choice. Certification provides the assurance that the required skills have been demonstrated and validated for project success. A recent study by Constellation Research confirms that “peace of mind” deployments are the number one thing that companies expect from solution providers. Certification brings peace of mind that the project team has the right skills needed to do the job. Enabling our partners and customers to demonstrate their skills objectively is the driving force behind the transformation of Informatica’s new certification program.
The new Informatica Certified Professional program exams measure required skills in core competencies for standard project implementations. All exams are focused on outcome and ability to participate successfully on a project team. Informatica Certified Associate exams are rigorous and are the first step in proving project teams have the right skills to support project success.
We agree that reputation is personal and definitely counts for a lot as one markets oneself and their abilities; there is no argument here. But, to truly set oneself above their peers, demonstration of skills and knowledge by completing certification processes gives practitioners an edge, and gives customers confidence and peace of mind in the staffing selection process.
And, let’s face it; re-certification has to be part of the process. It isn’t enough to have been certified on an older product version many years ago. Professions across multiple industries have re-certification requirements. This allows practitioners to demonstrate current skills and abilities and they are obligated to keep certifications up-to-date. Under the new Informatica Certified Professional program, we are formalizing our re-certification policy, and requiring all those certified in version 8 certifications to re-certify in 9.x to maintain their credentials. We are also adopting an exam retirement policy, where we will retire exams as the associated product version retires.
Are you ready to differentiate yourself from your competition, invest in your employees’ growth and development and build a reputation as a leading edge services provider? If so, register to ensure your skills and the skills of your team are current. If you have any questions about the Informatica Certified Professional program, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .