Certifications: How They Can Help Your Career (and Help You Find a Great Position!)

January 23rd, 2015

One constant about working in the data and IT industry – change. And it’s up to you to keep up with those changes to drive your career forward. Advancing your education by reading and attending conferences are great strategies for staying current on industry developments, but certifications can take it to the next level. They can be added to your resume, making it more attractive to employers and help you to win the job of your dreams.

When you partner with Select Group, you will have access to our online testing and certification programs that demonstrate your proficiency to potential employers –allowing you to increase your hireability and win great jobs. Focus on certifications that will help you increase the depth and breadth of your industry knowledge in IT, quantitative analysis and project management.


Brainbench is an online certification and assessment site that provides more than 600 skills tests. Select Group partners with them to keep our employees and candidates current and marketable.

Available IT certifications include:

  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) Software
  • Database Development and Administration
  • Desktop Publishing Software
  • Electronics
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Programming and Development
  • Systems and Network Administration
  • Technical Support
  • Technology Concepts
  • Telecommunications
  • Web Development and Administration

Fitch Learning

Increase your marketability and income with a certification in quantitative finance. This six-month online program can be completed all at once or broken into two sessions. The quantitative finance certification will be useful in derivatives, IT, quantitative trading, insurance or risk management.

Project Management Institute

The team at the Select Group, Inc., partners with the Project Management Institute. Certifications offered by PMI adhere to globally recognized standards — giving you a leg up on candidates who have not taken the time to enhance their professional development. You’ll have access to resources, publications and networking opportunities. Available courses include:

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®

Project Management Professional (PMP)®

Program Management Professional (PgMP)®

Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)SM

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)SM

PMI Risk Management Professional


PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®

OPM3® Professional Certification

Digital Analytics Association

The Digital Analytics Association offers a Web Analyst Certification Program that will allow you to demonstrate your knowledge of web analytics. The certification includes education, experience and examination components.

To learn more about how certifications can help you land your dream job or to sign up for courses, contact Select Group, Inc. If you need help finding your next career position, contact our expert recruiting team.

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