Presentation on theme: "PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION 8-Feb-141. What Is Professional Certification? A voluntary process through which an individual documents their command of a."— Presentation transcript:
What Is Professional Certification? A voluntary process through which an individual documents their command of a body of knowledge (BOK) Formal process to identify and acknowledge those individuals who have met a recognized standard – frequently an exam covering the BOK – as determined by a committee of subject matter experts Body of knowledge (BOK) is the pre- determined competency standard (skills and knowledge) necessary to perform a specific job, function or task
Why is IEEE Exploring Professional Certification? Strengthen the IEEE brand by positioning IEEE as a leading source for professional certification Extend the IEEE brand by reaching nontraditional IEEE members and customers Create a possible new source of revenue 8-Feb-145
Why is IEEE Exploring Professional Certification? (cont.) Support IEEEs Strategic Plan and Envisioned Future –growth and nurturing of the profession… –to be essential to the global technical community and to technical professionals everywhere… –industry professionals and employers will value IEEE as a major resource to achieve success… –IEEE will improve the professional competencies of students and professionals through education... 8-Feb-146
Certification Center Responsibilities Centralize the development of new certification programs Establish a common development model and business framework Offer certification business guidance and advice regarding certification industry standards and best practices Provide project management services Determine if professional certification is a viable business for IEEE
Status of Certification Programs Current –Computer Society CSDP (program is live) CSDA (program launched in 08) –Communications Society WCET (program launched in 08) Development Stage –Biometrics (BOK established, defining exam specifications) Research Stage –Chip Design (Market assessment delivered late 08) –Systems (Market assessment in progress) Early Discussion Stage –Reliability Engineering –Service Innovation (in cooperation with IBM)
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