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&beginners guide to
Certifications
Certificates
What is the
difference?
what is a certification?
what is a certification?
Certification is the assessment of
previously acquired knowledge, skills
and abilities, with the ...
what is a certificate program?
A certificate program comprises instruction
and assessment, with the goal of acquiring
new knowledge, skills and abilities...
Who is a
candidate?
Audience
Certification is for
professionals, with prior
education and experience
in a profession, that desire
to be recogn...
Audience
Certificate
Certificate programs are
for all levels of workers,
regardless of prior education
and experience, tha...
How do you
achieve it?
Assessment
Certification typically
requires (1) eligibility based
on education and experience,
and (2) assessment in the f...
Assessment
Certificate
Certificate programs use
assessment to evaluate if
learning outcomes have been
met from a specific ...
What do you
achieve?
Achievement
Certification is acknowledged
by a certification certificate
and a professional credential
that signify a leve...
Certificate
Certificate programs are
acknowledged by a certificate
of achievement that
demonstrates specific learning
outc...
How do you
maintain it?
Maintenance
Certification requires the
holder to engage in continuing
professional development
annually to maintain curren...
Certificate
Certificate programs have no
requirements for maintenance.
Maintenance
What is the
value?
Value
Certification is valued because it:
•	 Develops knowledge, skills and abilities
•	 Enhances managerial confidence
•	...
Certificate
Value
Certificate programs have value because they:
•	 Introduce new knowledge, skills and abilities
•	 Expand...
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Beginners Guide : Certificate vs. Certification

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Beginners Guide : Certificate vs. Certification

  1. 1. &beginners guide to Certifications Certificates
  2. 2. What is the difference?
  3. 3. what is a certification?
  4. 4. what is a certification? Certification is the assessment of previously acquired knowledge, skills and abilities, with the goal of validating competency in a profession.
  5. 5. what is a certificate program?
  6. 6. A certificate program comprises instruction and assessment, with the goal of acquiring new knowledge, skills and abilities tied to a specific learning event. what is a certificate program?
  7. 7. Who is a candidate?
  8. 8. Audience Certification is for professionals, with prior education and experience in a profession, that desire to be recognized for their competency. Certification
  9. 9. Audience Certificate Certificate programs are for all levels of workers, regardless of prior education and experience, that desire to acquire new competencies.
  10. 10. How do you achieve it?
  11. 11. Assessment Certification typically requires (1) eligibility based on education and experience, and (2) assessment in the form of an exam, demonstration or presentation to validate competency. Certification
  12. 12. Assessment Certificate Certificate programs use assessment to evaluate if learning outcomes have been met from a specific learning event.
  13. 13. What do you achieve?
  14. 14. Achievement Certification is acknowledged by a certification certificate and a professional credential that signify a level of competency has been attained. Certification
  15. 15. Certificate Certificate programs are acknowledged by a certificate of achievement that demonstrates specific learning outcomes have been met. Achievement
  16. 16. How do you maintain it?
  17. 17. Maintenance Certification requires the holder to engage in continuing professional development annually to maintain current competencies in a profession. Certification
  18. 18. Certificate Certificate programs have no requirements for maintenance. Maintenance
  19. 19. What is the value?
  20. 20. Value Certification is valued because it: • Develops knowledge, skills and abilities • Enhances managerial confidence • Increases professional recognition • Differentiates employees for selection and advancement Certification
  21. 21. Certificate Value Certificate programs have value because they: • Introduce new knowledge, skills and abilities • Expand one’s range of competencies • Increase professional recognition • Support employee selection and promotion
  22. 22. Want to learn more? http://info.icpm.biz/certificate-vs-certification

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