About Certiport Worldwide administrator of the Microsoft Business Certification program: Microsoft Business Certification Credentials Microsoft Office Specialist Program (MOS) Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Master (MCAS Master)
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What We Do:
We work with Training Managers and Human Resource Leaders to help drive company performance and individual careers with
Microsoft® Business Certification Credentials.
A Testing Center in Every Place of Employment.
Conveniently offering Business Certification exams to Information Workers wherever they work.
Studies reveal benefits to both employers and individuals.
U.S. Workforce Analysis1
Total Employment: 136,485,000
68% are information workers
92,809,800 Information Workers
Average turnover rate: 18%
Information worker turnover: 16,705,764
1U.S. Department of Labor, 2002
Certification ensures efficiency with the most-used tools.
IDC notes that Microsoft Office certified employees require less supervision and are able to accept additional responsibilities more often than noncertified employees.
87% of certified workers feel that they are able to complete more work-related assignments in a shorter amount of time because they are Microsoft Office certified (Certiport Survey).
85% of supervisors say that Office certified workers are more productive because of their Microsoft Office certification (Gyll Study).
82% of certified workers indicated that they frequently or occasionally show a work associate how to use a Microsoft Office application tool or feature to help them better perform a work-related task (Certiport Survey).
71% of supervisors indicated Microsoft Office certification is advantageous to employees considered in hiring, promotion, and advancement decisions.
It is IDC’s opinion that the single biggest reason for a bad hire is inadequate computer or administrative skills, and that organizations should leverage Microsoft Office certification as both a measure of computer skills and a highly efficient predictor of an employee’s value to the organization.
Certification is a key component to smart hiring.
Self-driven performers are the employees you want to keep.
Certification creates high performers.
IDC concludes that incorporating Microsoft Office certification in hiring and professional development processes can:
Result in literally millions of dollars in savings and improved individual and group performance, as well as a sustainable competitive advantage.
Improve the likelihood of a successful hire and the long-term success of an employee.
Back-office support provides an example of the risk and impact of poor hiring decisions. Representing an increasing proportion of the enterprise workforce, administrative support staffs are knowledge workers and typically support 10 or more other employees. Their competence and capability have a direct impact on the work performance of the rest of the customer value chain, and therefore their positions can be considered linchpins to organizational success.
Benefits to the Employer
Benefits of certification are significant – but certification is not easy to achieve.