Certiport Authorized Testing Center (CATC)
WHO WE ARE
MINORITY ENTERPRISE CAREER SCHOOLS (MECS) ACADEMY is a Certiport Authorized Testing Center (CATC) located in Brooklyn, New York serving ungraded secondary career and technical education students.
CERTIPORT is dedicated to helping people succeed through certification. Our globally recognized credentials are aimed at enhancing individual productivity, marketability, and value.
CERTIPORT, a Pearson VUE business, was established in 1997 and is now the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery, and program management services. CERTIPORT exams are delivered through an expansive network of over 14,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide.
WHAT WE DO
CERTIPORT delivers more than three million exams each year through the secondary, post-secondary, workforce, and corporate technology markets in 148 countries and 26 languages.
CERTIPORT has a network of Solution Providers that provide in-country support for our customers outside the United States. If you have any questions about getting certified, please use the drop down menu below to find contact information for a Certiport Solution Provider near you. If you live inside the U.S. and need support, please use our contact page.
CERTIPORT works with industry-leading certification providers to bring their programs successfully to market. With particular expertise in academia, we are able to create a unique go-to-market plan that drives global program performance.
CERTIPORT manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs including:
In addition, CERTIPORT provides certification candidates with learning materials and certification practice tests to prepare them for high-stakes, career-oriented certifications.
THE VALUE OF CERTIFICATION
As the world moves to a global economy with easier movement of employees and increased competition, there is a technology skills gap that can be felt in almost every country.
The 2018 IT Skills and Salary Report from Global Knowledge confirms that skills gaps are a global concern. In their survey of 14,300 IT professionals worldwide, more than two-thirds of the IT decision-makers reported a gap between their team’s skill levels and the knowledge required to achieve organizational objectives. The increased need to match employer needs with workforce skills points out the value of certification.
Certification, particularly entry-level certification, helps to build a skilled workforce that meets the needs of local employers and government tech initiatives. By offering the right balance of academic excellence and real-world skills, you can give students the confidence and motivation they need to succeed both in school and in a profitable career.
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Certification improves academic performance
Several studies show that students who earn certification have an increased graduation rate, higher G.P.A., increased post-secondary enrollment and improved confidence. The Florida Career and Professional Education department performance report in particular shows an average G.P.A. of 3.09 for students with certification compared to 2.72 for students without certification. An impressive 97.2% of students with certification graduate compared to 83.9% of students without.
Certification makes a resume stand out
Adobe asked current and aspiring digital media professionals about the essentials for launching a successful digital media career. When asked what would make a digital media professional’s resume stand out in lieu of experience, 61% said a demonstrable knowledge of digital design tools and 44% said digital media certifications from a top-tier company. The entire survey field agreed that certifications can help candidates prove their skills to prospective employers.
In a Microsoft Certified Professional survey, 91% of hiring managers said they consider employee certification as a criterion for hiring.
As part of our ongoing effort to enhance the value of Certiport certification, certain security measures are in place to protect the integrity of the exams. Please familiarize yourself with the following policies.
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