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IT-Shape 4. Newsletter

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The IT Administrator is an independent IT qualifications within the EUCIP system, which write the necessary competences for the „administrator” position. The 3.0 version of the IT Administrator (EUCIP) defines a narrower set of competences, which allows to possess a basic exam, and obtaining a EUCIP IT Administrator Fundamentals (ITAF) certificate. To obtain this ITAF certificate the candidates have to proof their knowledge in four areas (Hardware, Operating systems, Networks and IT security).

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IT-Shape 4. Newsletter

  1. 1.       2013-­‐1-­‐HU1-­‐LEO05-­‐09615     it-­‐shape.hu   NEWSLETTER   4.  Issue  September  2014   Page  1  of  5   This  project  has  been  funded  with  support  from  the  European  Commission.  This  publication  reflects  the  views   only   of   the   author,   and   the   Commission   cannot   be   held   responsible   for   any   use   which   may   be   made   of   the   information  contained  therein.   Welcome   Demand   for   e-­‐skills   has   been   growing   steadily   during  the  last  years  all  over  the  world.  According   to  the  study  published  in  the  frame  of  European   e-­‐Skills  Forum:  “e-­‐Skills  shortages  will  result  in  an   excess   demand   of   384.000   ICT   practitioners   in   2015.”  (Körte,  W.  B.,  Hüsing  T.:  Evaluation  of  the   Implementation   of   the   EC's   Communication   on   "e-­‐Skills   for   the   21st   Century",   Empirica,   Bonn).   An   important   conclusion   of   related   studies   was,   that   European   companies   "were   increasingly   struggling  to  hire  people  who  were  competent  in   both   information   technology   and   business   management.   Companies   need   so   called   "T-­‐ Shaped"   professionals   who   enter   the   workforce   with  a  strong  business  understanding,  ‘soft’  skills   and   knowledge   of   leading-­‐edge   technology.”   (Fonstad,   N.,   Lanivyn,   B.:   European   e-­‐ Competence   Curricula   development   guidelines,   Final   Reports,   European   Commission,   European   e-­‐Skills  Forum,  2010).   EUCIP   Core   -­‐   at   European   level   recognized   IT   qualification   -­‐   is   an   answer   exactly   to   this   demand   as   its   competence   framework   strongly   focuses   on   the   business   skills   related   to   the   fundamental   e-­‐skills.   The   certificate   was   established   by   CEPIS   (Council   of   European   Professional  Informatics  Societies)  and  has  been   used   with   success   already   in   seven   European   countries.         IT-­‐Shape   project   aims   to   adapt   EUCIP   Core   certificate  in  the  Hungarian  Vocational  Education.   The  main  impact  of  the  project  are  the  increased   chances   of   Hungarian   (young   and   adult)   people   getting   their   placement   at   enterprises,   by   offering   them   internationally   recognized,   true   pan-­‐European  IT  qualification.   I-­‐T  Shape    Consortium   Table  of  Content   Welcome  ..............................................................  1   The   First   Experience:   EUCIP   IT   Administrator   in   Hungary  ................................................................  2   ITAF  test  exam  .....................................................  2   ITAF  exam  ............................................................  3   Events  ...................................................................  4   Project  basics  .......................................................  5   Partnership  ..........................................................  5   Target  groups  .......................................................  5   Objectives  ............................................................  5   Work-­‐packages  ....................................................  5     This  issue  was  published  by:   iTStudy  Hungary  Ltd.  (P0)  Hungary   Editor:  Mária  Hartyányi   Copyright  ©  IT-­‐Shape  Consortium  
  2. 2.       2013-­‐1-­‐HU1-­‐LEO05-­‐09615     it-­‐shape.hu   NEWSLETTER   4.  Issue  September  2014   Page  2  of  5   This  project  has  been  funded  with  support  from  the  European  Commission.  This  publication  reflects  the  views   only   of   the   author,   and   the   Commission   cannot   be   held   responsible   for   any   use   which   may   be   made   of   the   information  contained  therein.   The  First  Experience:  EUCIP  IT  Administrator  in  Hungary   The  EUCIP  IT  Administrator  is  an  independent  IT  qualification  within  the  EUCIP  system,  which  write  the   necessary  competences  to  obtain  an  „IT  administrator”  position.  The  3.0  version  of  the  IT  Administrator   (EUCIP)   syllabus   defines   a   narrower   set   of   competences,   which   allows   to   possess   a   basic   exam,   and   to   obtain  a  EUCIP  IT  Administrator  Fundamentals  (ITAF)  certificate.  For  ITAF  certificate  the  candidates  have  to   proof  their  knowledge  in  four  areas  (Hardware,  Operating  systems,  Networks  and  IT  security).     Associazone  Italiana  Informatica  e  Calcolo  Automatico  (AICA)  offered  the  opportunity  for  the  Hungarian   VET  students  of  the  partner  schools  to  prepare  for  EUCIP  IT  Administrator  Fundaments  (ITAF)  exam  with   the  help  of  their  teachers,  and  to  gain  the  European  level  certification.  The  Hungarian  partners  were  happy   to  live  with  this  offer  because  it  provides  an  opportunity:   • to  learn  the  requirements  of  EUCIP  system,     • to  see  the  methods  of  EUCIP  test  exams  and   • to   take   part   in   a   pilot   which   let   them   see   how   far   the   EUCIP   System   is   compatible   with   the   IT   curricula  in  the  Hungarian  vocational  education.     In  the  test  exams  the  following  institutions’  students  and  teachers  participated:   • Galamb  József  Agricultural  Vocational  School,  Makó   • Neumann  János  Vocational  School  for  Information  Technology,  Budapest   • Öveges  József  Vocational  and  Grammar  School,  Balatonfűzfő   • Számalk-­‐Szalézi  Vocational  Highschool,  Budapest   • iTStudy  Hungary  Ltd.,  Gödöllő     ITAF  test  exam   The   aims   of   the   ITAF   practicing   test   exam   was   to   give   an   inside   picture   for   the   candidates   about   the   requirement  and  methods  of  the  ITAF  tests,  the  nature,  the  depth  of  the  questions,  and  assess  their  current   knowledge  whether  it  does  meet  the  requirements  or  not.     Those  who  wrote  the  test  in  English  achieved  higher  average  score  than  those  who  choose  Hungarian.  The   reasons  might  be  the  difficulties  of  the  translation:  in  case  of  some  questions  the  original  meanings  was   very  difficult  to  represent  in  Hungarian.  This  fact  has  drawn  the  attention  to  put  crucial  focus  on  the  quality   of  the  translation.   The  feedback  from  the  students:  some  questions  were  too  complicated  and  too  complex.  The  depth  of  the   knowledge   was   a   challenge   even   for   candidates   who   have   been   working   as   system   administrators   for   several  years  long.  Most  of  them  agreed  that  the  test  material  assumes  practical  and  necessary  knowledge   for   the   performance   of   the   administrator   tasks   and   to   pass   the   exam   successfully   requires   a   strong   preparation.          
  3. 3.       2013-­‐1-­‐HU1-­‐LEO05-­‐09615     it-­‐shape.hu   NEWSLETTER   4.  Issue  September  2014   Page  3  of  5   This  project  has  been  funded  with  support  from  the  European  Commission.  This  publication  reflects  the  views   only   of   the   author,   and   the   Commission   cannot   be   held   responsible   for   any   use   which   may   be   made   of   the   information  contained  therein.   The  results  of  the  pilot  test  were  not  very  disappointing.  The  threshold  of  the  success  was  65%.   Average  results  of  schools   (Hungarian  test  exam) Average  results  of  schools   (English  test  exam) Hardware 38% 47% Operation  system 37% 43% Networks 37% 43% IT  Security 37% 42% Total: 37% 44%   The  results  of  the  English  test  exam  was  better  (with  7%)  than  results  of  the  Hungarian,  but  only  a  few   candidates  reached  the  required  39  scores  for  the  successful  exam.   ITAF  exam   Many  candidates  didn’t  come  to  the  final  test,  because  they  had  bad  experiences  from  the  test  exam.  The   first  exam  was  on  29th  of  May  2014.  The  opinion  of  the  candidates  and  the  teachers  was  that  the  questions   of  the  final  exam  were  clearer  more  understandable  than  questions  at  the  test  exam.     The   topics   about   the   operation   system   and   the   networks   were   more   successful   while   the   topics   about   hardware  and  IT  security  caused  difficulties  on  the  final  exam.  The  reason  of  the  gaps  was  that  they  haven’t   learned   these   topics   yet   or   the   students   in   some   of   their   study   subjects   have   more   theoretical   than   practical  knowledge.     The  results  of  the  modules  at  SZÁMALK-­‐SZALÉZI   51  candidates  pass  the  final  exam  (from  92)  and  acquired  EUCIP  ITAF  certificate  recognized  at  European  
  4. 4.       2013-­‐1-­‐HU1-­‐LEO05-­‐09615     it-­‐shape.hu   NEWSLETTER   4.  Issue  September  2014   Page  4  of  5   This  project  has  been  funded  with  support  from  the  European  Commission.  This  publication  reflects  the  views   only   of   the   author,   and   the   Commission   cannot   be   held   responsible   for   any   use   which   may   be   made   of   the   information  contained  therein.   level.     Events   Dissemination  in  Italy   Naples,  18th  September  2014.   We   could   participate     -­‐   within   our   professional   cooperation   with   Italian   Partner   (AICA)   –   on   the   closing   conference  of  the  ITACA  Leonardo  project,  and  able  to  show  the  results  of  the  I-­‐T  Shape  project  in  Naples   for  the  Italian  teachers  who  works  in  technical  training.  At  the  conference  attended  the  teachers  from  the   Italian  technical  training  (especially  IT  field)  and  local  government  leaders.  The  professional  content  of  the   conference  was  particularly  important  to  us,  because  the  I-­‐T  Shape  project  is  the  utilization  of  results  of   ITACA  project.  The  aim  of  the  ITACA  project  was  to  adopt  the  EUCIP  IT  Administrator  into  the  Italian  and   Hungarian  vocational  training,  and  the  aim  of  the  I-­‐T  Shape  is  to  localize  the  EUCIP  Core  in  the  vocational   training  in  Hungary.     Dissemination  in  Hungary   Gödöllő,  26th  September  2014.   Location:  Szent  István  University  –  GTK  Boardroom,  Páter  Károly  út  1.,  Gödöllő   The   Partners   presented   the   results   of   the   I-­‐T   Shape   project   on   the   Innolearn   Cluster   Conference   held   annually.   The   conference   participants   were   from   the   VET,   vocational   training   and   higher   education   VET   teachers  and  trainers.  The  conference  gave  an  opportunity  to  the  partners  to  discuss  the  tasks  of  the  next   months,  and  prepare  the  EUCIP  Core  localization  and  adaptation  in  Hungary.      
  5. 5.       2013-­‐1-­‐HU1-­‐LEO05-­‐09615     it-­‐shape.hu   NEWSLETTER   4.  Issue  September  2014   Page  5  of  5   This  project  has  been  funded  with  support  from  the  European  Commission.  This  publication  reflects  the  views   only   of   the   author,   and   the   Commission   cannot   be   held   responsible   for   any   use   which   may   be   made   of   the   information  contained  therein.     Project  basics   Acronym:  I-­‐T  Shape   Title:  I-­‐T  Shape  –  Shape  European  Level  Competitive  IT  Certification  for  the  Hungarian  Vocational  Education     Duration:  1.October  2013  –  30  September  2015   Action  type:  Transfer  of  Innovation     Program:  Leonardo  da  Vinci  –  LLL  Subprogram   Participating  countries:  Hungary,  Italy,  Ireland   Website:  http://it-­‐shape.hu       Contact:  Mária  Hartyányi,  iTStudy  Hungary  Educational  and  Researching  Centre,  Hungary   E-­‐mail:  maria.hartyanyi@itstudy.hu,  skype:  hmaria718   Partnership   ITSTUDY-­‐  iTStudy  Hungary  Ltd.     HU   AICA  -­‐  Association  of  Italian  Information  Technology   IT     ITCG  –  E.  Fermi  in  Pontedera   IT   ICS  The  Irish  Computer  Society   IE   SZÁMALK-­‐Szalézi  Vocational  Highschool   HU     Öveges  József  Vocational  and  Grammar  School   HU   Neumann  János  Vocational  School  for  Information  Technology   HU   Makó  –  Galamb  József  Agricultural  Vocational  School   HU   University  of  West  Hungary   HU   Enterprise  Development  Foundation  of  Pest  Country   HU   Target  groups   Primary  target  group:  Hungarian  VET  students,  career  changers,  non-­‐qualified  IT  practitioners,  job-­‐seekers   looking   to   break   into   the   industry,   secondary   target   group:   VET   teachers   and   trainers,   managers   and   employees  of  SMEs   Objectives   Adaptation  and  localization  of  EUCIP  Core  in  Hungary  included  its  three  Knowledge  Areas  (Plan,  Build  and   Operate)   Elaborate  the  detailed  syllabuses  and  the  Hungarian  EUCIP  Core  Program   Validating  the  results:  piloting  the  first  module  by  involving  Hungarian  teachers,  50-­‐60  participants  from   vocational/university  and  adult  educational  institutes   Accrediting  EUCIP  Core  under  the  Hungarian  Program  Accreditation  System.   Work-­‐packages   WP1   Project  Management   WP2   Analysis  and  Design   WP3   EUCIP  Core  Adaptation   WP4   EUCIP  Core  Localization   WP5   Pilot  trainings   WP6   Evaluation   WP7   Valorization   WP8   Dissemination    

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