Jennifer Waters, who manages the Learning and Certification Program and the CPLS (Certified Partner for Learning Solutions) channel at Microsoft, has been guest blogging over on the Canadian IT Professional blog and today's post talks about whether IT managers care about certification. Her statistics are quite interesting:

• 63% of Hiring Managers feel that certified individuals are somewhat or far more productive than their non-certified counterparts
• 55% of Hiring Managers consider employee certification as criterion for hiring
• 46% of Hiring Managers consider employee certification as criteria for promotion

Read the entire post here.