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  Are you currently employed?
  Regarding your current position, are you a:
  Would you consider your primary work responsibilities to be in:

Demographics

Let's begin with a few questions about yourself and your company.  These are for classifcation purposes only.

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1b.
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1c.
2. Education:
3.
4. Gender:

Current Position

5.
5a.
5a.
 
5b.
5b. What is your organizational role? (Select one.)
6. Tenure:
 
  How many years of experience do you have in your profession?
  How many years have you been with your present company?
  How many years in your current position?
7.
8. Company Size:
 
 
8. Company Size:
 
 
9.
 

Compensation and Benefits

10.
11. In the past 12 months has your salary?
11a. What were some of the primary factors that led to an increase in your base salary?  (Select all that apply.)
 
 
11a. Which of the following were factors that decreased your base salary?  (Select all that apply.)
 
 
12. What percentage was your most recent annual bonus?
13. Which of the following benefits did you receive within the past 12 months?  (Select all that apply.)
14. How do you anticipate your total compensation (base salary, bonus, commission, benefits, etc.) changing over the next year?

Level of Responsibility

15. Which of the following best describes your level of responsibility? (Select one.)
16. Do you currently:
   
  Hire and manage a staff?  
  Manage a department budget?  
17. In US dollars, what is the annual budget limit allocated for individual training?

Work Satisfaction and Job Security

18. Overall, how satisfied are you with your current position?
19. Compared to last year at this time, what are your feelings about the security of your current position?
20. How likely are you to be looking for another position in 12 months?
21. In the last 12 months have you:
   
  Considered leaving your present field for another career  
  Relocated in order to take another position  
  Changed employers  

Information Seeking Segmentation

22. In 2012, which of the following ways have you obtained information to increase your knowledge?  (Select all that apply.)
23. In 2012, which of the following have you participated in or attended?  (Select all that apply.)
 

Training  

24a. In the context of your current career stage, how important is:
         
  Professional development training        
  Professional-level certification        
24b. In the next twelve months how likely are you to personally attend training for:
           
  Professional development training          
  Professional-level certification          
24c. In the next twelve months how likely are you to authorize your staff to attend training for:
           
  Professional development training          
  Professional-level certification          
25. Which, if any, of the following areas would you see as relevant to your current career stage?  (Select all that apply.)
26. Do you see any of these topics as a current challenge in your workplace? (Select all that apply.)
 

Training

27. In your opinion, do you believe:
   
  Skills-related training has a positive impact on base salary  
  Training for certification/recertification has a positive impact on base salary  
28. Did your training include any of the following?  (Select all that apply.)
29. Is part of the reason why you took training to earn a new certification or recertify?    
29a. After achieving certification has your effectiveness in your job role changed?
30. Which, if any, of the following statements do you agree with?  (Select all that apply.)
31. What training have you taken in the past 12 months?  (Select all that apply.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
32. What is your level of involvement with training decisions?
33. Within the past 12 months have you authorized training for others?
34. Is certification or recertification part of the reason you authorized training?  
34a. After achieving certification has there been a change in the effectiveness of your staff?
35. In the next twelve months how likely are you to authorize your staff to attend IT, project management or business skills training?
           
  IT training          
  Project management training          
  Business/management training (including ITIL, Six Sigma, etc.)          
36. In the next twelve months how likely are you to personally attend IT, project management or business skills training?
           
  IT training          
  Project management training          
  Business/management training (including ITIL)          
37. Which, if any, of the following reasons come to mind when you think about why you personally have taken training in the past? (Select all that apply.)
 
38. Which of the following instructional methods have you experienced for IT or business training and/or certifications?  (Select all that apply.)
 
 

Skills and Certification

39. Which skill areas have positively impacted your total compensation?  (Select all that apply.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
40. How long has it been since you earned your most recent IT, project management, and/or business certification?
40a. In which of the following areas are you currently certified?  (Select all that apply.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
  Which App Development certifications do you currently hold?  (Select all that apply.)
 

  Which Avaya certifications do you currently hold?  (Select all that apply.)
 

  Which Big Data certifications do you currently hold?  (Select all that apply.)
 

  Which Business Process certifications do you currently hold?  (Select all that apply.)
 

  Which Cisco certifications do you currently hold?  (Select all that apply.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

  Which Citrix certifications do you currently hold?  (Select all that apply.)

  Which CompTIA certifications do you currently hold?  (Select all that apply.)

  Which EMC certifications do you currently hold?  (Select all that apply.)
 

  Which Governance certifications do you currently hold?  (Select all that apply.)
 

  Which HP certifications do you currently hold?  (Select all that apply.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

  Which IBM certifications do you currently hold?  (Select all that apply.)
 

  Which Internet/Web Development certifications do you currently hold?  (Select all that apply.)
 

  Which ITIL certifications do you currently hold?  (Select all that apply.)
 

  Which Juniper certifications do you currently hold?  (Select all that apply.)

  Which Microsoft certifications do you currently hold?  (Select all that apply.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  Which Networking (Other) certifications do you currently hold?  (Select all that apply.)
 

  Which Novell certifications do you currently hold?  (Select all that apply.)
 

  Which Oracle/Database certifications do you currently hold?  (Select all that apply.)
 

  Which Project Management certifications do you currently hold?  (Select all that apply.)
 

  Which Red Hat certifications do you currently hold?  (Select all that apply.)
 

  Which Security certifications do you currently hold?  (Select all that apply.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

  Which Sun certifications do you currently hold?  (Select all that apply.)
 

  Which VMWare certifications do you currently hold?  (Select all that apply.)
 

  Which Virtualization (Other) certifications do you currently hold?  (Select all that apply.)

  Which Wireless certifications do you currently hold?  (Select all that apply.)
 
42. Are you currently pursuing a certification?
42a. Which certification(s) are you currently pursuing, or planning to pursue?  (Please list up to three.)
   
   
   
43. Do you see pursuing certifications that cross technology or managerial areas as valuable?
44.

Forward-Looking Section

Now thinking ahead, please reflect upon how you believe business conditions and resources will be for your company or organization in 2013.

45. What specific skill sets will your organization be looking to add next year?  (Select all that apply.)
  IT-Related
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
  Business-Related
 
 
 
   
 
46. From your perspective, are you seeing IT or business projects resume or be initiated?
47. How would you rate the present business conditions (sales, revenue, workload, etc.) facing your company/organization?

Housekeeping

The IT Advisory Panel consists of IT professionals, like you, who share their opinions on a variety of topics. Surveys are issued a few times per quarter and participation in a given survey is voluntary.

48. Would you be interested in joining the IT Advisory Panel?
 
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