Call it ‘certification inflation’ – the degree to which an organization places value on technical certifications in workers and job candidates beyond its capacity to verify those certifications.

That is the term given to it by TEKsystems, in its newly released study on the validity, perceived value and compensation impact of technology certifications. Many of those certifications fall in the big data and data management realm, and are indeed an important factor in hiring and advancing workers with those skills.

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