Information Technology Student-Based Certification in Formal Education Settings:Who Benefits and What is Needed

Michael H. Randall, Christopher J. Zirkle
2005 Journal of Information Technology Education  
In the following sections of this paper we present a critical look at IT certification, focused primarily on a U.S. perspective and issues surrounding its use in formal education settings. More specifically, this paper is designed as a research review and will summarize current research surrounding the IT certification in general and in relation to secondary and post-secondary settings, discuss IT literacy and skill standards and their relationship to IT certification programs, review
more » ... of IT certifications, discuss current and future trends of the IT workforce and implications for certification, describe the partnerships and benefits among vendors and educational institutions, and finally present conclusions and recommendations.
doi:10.28945/278 fatcat:i3invvdhenenbf6vyldmkje3dm