The Proven Professional Certification: Proving Certification Can Profit
This IDC paper analyzes the career impact of IT professionals who are certified EMC Proven Professionals. EMC, in conjunction with IDC, fielded this survey in November 2009 to a population of individuals who have achieved one or more EMC Proven Professional certifications. A total of 3,233 respondents were recorded for this worldwide survey. Respondents came from the Americas (39%), EMEA (34%), and Asia/Pacific including Japan (27%), representing EMC business partners (21%), customers (9%), other industry professionals (15%), and college students (1%). The balance was made up of EMC employees. Non-EMC respondents comprise all respondents excluding EMC employees. Of the respondents, just over one-third (35%) held certifications from other leading technology companies, of which Microsoft (40%) and Cisco (28%) featured most prominently.