In a recent article by Enterprise Mobility Exchange, author Jason Koestenblatt argues on how certifications can hold more value than college degrees. especially in the Information Technology profession. IT certifications serve their purpose by keeping individuals current on the latest technologies, and proving an individual's technical capabilities to an employer. CMDSP's board chair, Melanie Seekins, is quoted in the article stating "Once you’ve taken the courses and finally graduated, you’re about two to three years behind the curve", "Certifications are an integral part of what IT workers need, a degree is secondary. Employers are looking for certifications before degrees". With the rapidly evolving rate of technology, college degrees are often outdated after a few years of them being issued; certificate programs, however, are often renewed every few years so they are always relevant.
Check out the article by Enterprise Mobility Exchange here