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CEN/ISSS Workshop on ICT-SKILLS CEN/ISSS Workshop on ICT-SKILLS Presentation Transcript

  • CEN/ISSS Workshop on ICT-SKILLS e-Certification in Europe First Focus Group BCS London 10 July 2008
  • Attendance
    • Hugo Lueders CompTIA
    • Michiel van der Voort BCS
    • Terry Hook e-Skills UK
    • Matthew Dixon SEMTA
    • Peter Skyte Unite
    • Paul Williams ISACA
    • Ian Rickwood IMIS
    • Charles Hughes IFIP
    • Paul Turner BCS
    • John O’Sullivan CEN/ISS
    • Roberto Bellini AICA
    • Peter Weiss University of Karlsruhe
  • Objectives of Focus Group
    • Present the project
    • Verify the UK map of bodies involved in e-Cert operations and evaluate their importance in the e-Cert process
    • Verify the figures for the e-Cert Market
    • Discuss opinions about actions to be implemented to launch a possible e-Cert European proposal
  • Agenda
    • Introduction
    • Objectives of Focus Group
    • CEN/ISS e-Certification project John O’Sullivan
    • Setting the scene: HARMONISE Peter Weiss
    • UK e-certification landscape John O’Sullivan
    • UK e-certification market Roberto Bellini
    • 7. Towards a European standard/model for e-certification:
    • 8. Other related projects:
      • European e-Competence Framework Terry Hook
      • IFIP IP3 Charles Hughes
    • 9. Conclusions and next steps
  • e-Certification in Europe
  • Project Team John O’Sullivan UK Roberto Bellini Italy Peter Weiss Germany
  • Positioning e-Certification e-Competence Framework e-Career Services CEN/ISSS Workshop Agreement Industry Leadership Board EQF HARMONISE ICT Lane
    • Led by CEPIS in 2006 - 2007
    • Four main themes
      • Labour Market for professional e-Skills
      • e-Skills certification processes
      • Market for e-skills certification
      • Quality standards
    • Principal conclusion: “certification jungle”
      • 62 certification suppliers
      • 617 types of certifications
      • 5 million certifications in last 6 years
    • Contrast with ECDL: 7 million in 146 countries
  • Project Activity
    • Study the market of ICT skills certification for ICT professionals in Europe and beyond.
    • Compare the different products by means of underlying certification schemes and curricula, as well as clarifying the objectives and principles of certification products.
    • Concentrate on the offerings for ICT professionals and on specific ICT sectors of significance for industry
  • Extract from Terms of Reference Overall goal to strengthen the general awareness and recognition of ICT professional certification in Europe. The project strives for their higher reputation.   Involve field experts from different professional backgrounds. The project links to actual initiatives and networks.   Involve all necessary stakeholders to achieve consensus about future quality measures: training and certification industry, academia, user industry, professional associations and national authorities.
  • Some Central Questions…
    • What is and defines the “value” of a certification?
    • What is the offered “value” by certification and for whom?
    • What are the origins of “value” (direct and indirect) for public and private qualifications?
    • What are the individuals’ perspectives?
    • What are employers’ perspectives?
    • What are the interests of different stakeholders?
  • e-Certification in Europe Aims and Objectives ?
    • Why are there so many certifications?
    • And why is their number increasing?
    • What is their role in the context of individual’s ICT competence development and lifelong learning?
  • Proposed Actions
    • Update e-certification statistics
    • Mapping main organisations involved in e-certification support (at country and European level)
    • Methodology for mapping certifications onto emerging e-Competence Framework
    • 4. European Model for e-certification schemes
  • Action 1: Metrics
    • Update HARMONISE data (at country and European level)
    • Standardised metrics
    • Top 10 to 12 certifications
    • Seven large countries
    • Data sheet in preparation
    • Mid 2008, and again mid-2009
    • Annual process
    Microsoft Cisco Sun IBM ISEB ITIL Eucip SAP CompTIA Oracle ISACA UK Germany Italy Poland France Spain Netherlands
  • Action 2: Organisational Maps
    • Organisational maps for each country (and Europe)
      • Government Ministries and agencies
      • Trade bodies
      • Professional organisations
      • Certification bodies
  • Action 3: Mapping e-Certification
    • Methodology for mapping e-certifications to e-Competence Framework (and hence to EQF)
    • Mapping results for 2-3 worked examples
    Work with Framework and Career Service projects Most difficult task: obtain trustworthy information
  • Action 4: European Model
    • Applies to both vendor and independent schemes
    • Co-operation with metrics process
    • Co-operation with mapping process
    • Mechanism for updating content
    • Quality assurance mechanisms
    • Clear information to prospective candidates
    • “ Open” – allow entry from other schemes
    • “ Recognition”
    “ Standard” / Guidelines / Principles
  • Convergence Regulation X Laissez-faire certification jungle European Model for e-Certification Work with e-certification suppliers and all stakeholders X
  • e-Certification in Europe UK e-Certification Landscape
  • Cabinet Office DCSF DIUS BERR E-Skills UK LSC QCA SFIA Foundation IMIS IET BCS ISEB Intellect UKAIS CPHC NCC PITCOM Professional bodies Government Departments Government Agencies Education bodies Trade association Map of UK organisations in e-Certification
  • e-Certification in Europe UK e-Certification Market