1. New releases abound
Microsoft updates are rolling out fast. Windows 10, Office 2016/365, SharePoint and Exchange 2016…there’s always a learning curve when dealing with new products, and Microsoft certification will ensure that you can continue work effectively with updates.
2. Missteps cost time and money
On average, unplanned IT outages cost roughly $5,600 per minute. Data loss, fines from regulatory boards (i.e. CASL), and time spent rectifying mistakes can all result in loss of money and value. Staying on top of best practices helps to ensure these instances of downtime are few and far between.
3. Boost your resume
Whether you’re just starting out or looking to take the next step in your career, Microsoft certifications demonstrate mastery and value. If you’re taking the first steps toward working in IT and don’t have a lot of experience, certifications can be a great way to show that you know your stuff.