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Impact of information technology certifications in Puerto Rico

Impact of information technology certifications in Puerto Rico Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to determine if the professional information technology (IT) in Puerto Rico has had an impact during the job search process, financial compensation and success in the industry, from the point of view of management, with the emergence of certification. Design/methodology/approach – The design used in this research was the cross‐sectional and not experimental. To analyze the data in this study the authors used descriptive and inferential statistical techniques. Findings – In accordance with the views expressed by managers, IT professionals with experience are more likely to be selected during the recruitment process and achieve success in their industry compared to professional certification or degree. When managers evaluate the compensation of professionals, certification, academic degree or work experience do not significantly affect the attitude of managers. Research limitations/implications – The research questions were answered based on the views of managers about the phenomenon studied and did not consider the professionals themselves. Practical implications – The mechanisms for certification are expensive and tend to be time consuming. The results of this study provide practical benefits to IT professionals because they can be used as a reference. Originality/value – The results of this research provide valuable information to industries, organizations or businesses and IT professionals in Puerto Rico because they may be used as a reference concerning Puerto Rico's IT industry. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Management Research: The Journal of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1536-5433
DOI
10.1108/1536-541111155254
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to determine if the professional information technology (IT) in Puerto Rico has had an impact during the job search process, financial compensation and success in the industry, from the point of view of management, with the emergence of certification. Design/methodology/approach – The design used in this research was the cross‐sectional and not experimental. To analyze the data in this study the authors used descriptive and inferential statistical techniques. Findings – In accordance with the views expressed by managers, IT professionals with experience are more likely to be selected during the recruitment process and achieve success in their industry compared to professional certification or degree. When managers evaluate the compensation of professionals, certification, academic degree or work experience do not significantly affect the attitude of managers. Research limitations/implications – The research questions were answered based on the views of managers about the phenomenon studied and did not consider the professionals themselves. Practical implications – The mechanisms for certification are expensive and tend to be time consuming. The results of this study provide practical benefits to IT professionals because they can be used as a reference. Originality/value – The results of this research provide valuable information to industries, organizations or businesses and IT professionals in Puerto Rico because they may be used as a reference concerning Puerto Rico's IT industry.

Journal

Management Research: The Journal of the Iberoamerican Academy of ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 16, 2011

Keywords: Puerto Rico; Training; Certification; Compensation; Information technology; Job recruitment; Salary

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