5 reasons why role-based tech training & certification is the secret to business success

5 reasons why role-based tech training & certification is the secret to business success

Categories: Cloud Computing|Published On: January 28, 2022|6.2 min read|
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Syazana Khan

A communications specialist and technology wordsmith with over 2 years experience in the IT and professional development training arena.

In this blog post we reveal the 5 reasons why role-based tech training & certification is the secret to business success. 

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Stay ahead of the game

In order to stay competitive, companies are required to adopt new technologies that drive innovations to help them better understand customers, empower employees, and optimize operations and costs. Which does seem simple enough. But this is an incredibly powerful move, and it can only be successful if it is supported by a team properly trained to take advantage of new tech capabilities. What’s more is it is not merely enough to just to utilize technology in its original form; companies are now charged with developing and growing new capabilities from the technology that’s currently available. 

 This—taking capabilities that grow from existing technology and building entirely new ones—is defined as “tech intensity.” Tech intensity, and the success it creates, is underwritten by a culture of learning. There is no other way for tech intensity to take root and thrive in a company. Seventy-five percent of business and technology decision makers believe that harnessing tech intensity is the most effective way to build competitive advantage today and in the future. It follows that together; training and certification is the harness we need.  


Driving Digital Transformations

Digital transformation is showing up in companies of all sizes across the globe. Cloud spending exceeded $97 billion for 2019, topping the $93 billion spent in datacenter hardware and software for the first time ever.3 Spending on software, services, and connectivity for IoT solutions is also a major focus as organizations pursue the ROI and efficiency promised by digitization. The data pulled from connected IoT sensors is the foundation for a new ecosystem of automation, AI, and machine learning technologies that are driving new business. Companies are expected to invest more than $97 billion in AI solutions alone in 2023, which is more than double the amount spent in 2019.  

 Therefore, investing heavily in evolving technology, such as cloud infrastructure and application development, forms the building blocks of tech intensity. The demand for the next generation of automation is skyrocketing, and with it, there’s a need for workers who are deeply knowledgeable about the latest technology. 

Boost performance

Individuals and teams that have taken advantage of certification have significantly improved job performance—and compensation.

28% of individuals received pay raises.

21% of individuals received a promotion.

72% of teams increased efficiency.

71% of teams increased productivity.

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Today, training employees to be deeply knowledgeable about a specific product is just one piece of the puzzle. To address the fast pace of change in technology requires an understanding of the subject matter overall. For holistic training that meets the needs of the business, employers should look at the role-based skills their workforce needs to meet their business and technology goals. That way, their training and certification programs will drive department objectives, not just product knowledge. 

It’s time to invest in the talent you already have 

As technology evolves, employers must use the talent and training resources available to build the teams that will help drive their digital transformation. The skills IT professionals need is continuously evolving as new solutions are built and deployed. The evolution of talent requires ongoing learning and development. 

Due to the rapid rate of technology change, the average life of a skill today is less than five years, making continuous workforce training even more critical. With proper training, the teams that install and operate new technologies will be more efficient in deploying these solutions and helping the business achieve a maximum return on investment in the long run. As tech professionals achieve mastery of these new technologies driving tech intensity, they will also be able to think more creatively and strategically to help reinvent business processes and better position organizations to innovate and drive productivity. 


Identify the skills gap 

Unfortunately, many organizations are challenged by skills gaps—especially in IT and technology. Most technical professionals are only “somewhat” confident in their cloud computing and cybersecurity abilities. More than half of all employees will require significant reskilling by 2022. This divide between the skills employees has and the skills they need challenges an organization’s ability to make the most out of its technology investments. 

Most tech and business execs agree that training and certification can close the gap, making it the most popular way to address this problem. Nearly half of IT decision makers say their plan to close their organization’s skills gap is to train their existing people. 

As employers make these changes, they’re also realizing that they don’t just have a skills gap—they have a roles gap. Leading technology companies have a long history of offering training to help customers master the deployment and use of complex products. Training was developed by product engineers and designed to educate learners on how to deploy, integrate, and use the product correctly. 

This approach can help build tech-intensive organizations that have not only the necessary skills, but also the learning culture they need to get and stay ahead. Deloitte has shown that organizations with a strong learning culture are 56 percent more likely to be first to market with a product or solution. 

Ninety-one percent of certified IT professionals believe that the effort employees put into acquiring new skills strongly contributes to their success in digital transformation. Building a strong learning culture and encouraging employees on their learning journey is a key component of Microsoft’s approach, leading to the attraction and retention of motivated employees with a growth mindset. 

Certification also increases efficiency and productivity in these roles that are harder to fill. Compared to peers, Microsoft-certified professionals are 90 percent more productive. It’s no surprise that certified professionals are also better at meeting client requirements, increasing productivity, reducing time to troubleshoot, and completing projects more quickly. These are the employees that help companies be successful, and their elevated skills are easy for employers to see. Ninety-three percent of decision makers around the world agree that certified employees provide added value above and beyond the cost of certification. 

Why get Microsoft certified?

Earning a Microsoft Certification is globally recognized and industry-endorsed evidence of mastering real world skills. It shows you demonstrate proficiency in keeping pace with technology. It’s a career move that yields many positive results.

Getting a Microsoft Certification is also a great way to break into the tech industry. A Microsoft Certification immediately confers a level of authority and expertise, especially helpful for someone new to the industry.

How Learning Partners can help you achieve your learning goals?

To stay up to date, IT pros are constantly learning and adding skills. The IDC study concluded that Microsoft Learning Partners such as Trainocate Malaysia which was awarded the 2021 Microsoft Learning Partner of the Year are well positioned to help organizations achieve their business and learning goals. The IT leaders who were surveyed found the most value from a Learning Partner that provides:

  • An end-to-end solution which starts with identifying skill gaps, simplifies the learning experience, and finishes by evaluating how well the Learning Partner met the organization goals.
  • Scale, flexibility, and speed to train teams of any size, in any location, amid changing circumstances.
  • Value-added services, such as hands-on labs, classroom training, and custom content that help the skills development program succeed.
  • High-quality content and delivery, meaning accurate, relevant courseware, top-notch instructors, and a path to certification, if needed.

Gain the technical skills and recognition to make yourself even more valuable at your current organization, earn a promotion, or get your next job.


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About the Author

Syazana Khan

A communications specialist and technology wordsmith with over 2 years experience in the IT and professional development training arena.