Since IT is a continuing upgrade and innovation, its professionals can only be equipped with updated skills and capacity. However, these skills are not typical especially in technology - constrained countries.
That is why, proficiency exams and certificates can only be promoted and encouraged among IT professionals and students.
Apart from TESDA's competency - based programs and national certificates, National Computer Center or NCC offers another proficiency exam in system analysis and design and programming. This exam is for IT professionals and graduating students at minimal rate. Once the certificate is given, this shall remain binding for life.
Thus, IT professionals can only equip more themselves with skills and nationally or globally recognized certificates for better employment opportunities.