24th, 2006: Certification
The word certification
is used in many ways, today. One of them is to get certified if you
get a certificate from a training, course or education program. The
fact someone passed an exam afterwards and got a certificate would mean
this person is certified. Another way to get certified is to undergo
a personal evaluation based on a number of criteria. Such an evaluation
usually is repeated after a certain period of time.
In the information-
and IT-sector the following certification institutes are known (status
based on Knowledge, Skills/Competence/Ability and Personal Aptitude
based on specific training:
Enterprise Architecture Framework (EAF).
Institute. Washington based. faculty with instructors (currently
practitioners) with experience in Government and the private Sector.
Students take an Enterprise Architecture comprehensive written
Certification Examination that qualifies them as Certified Enterprise
Architect (CEA) with a specialty in either the FEA(F) or DoDAF.
based on psychological analysis, followed by training based on the
- ERIA. Dutch
operation supported and promotoed by Capgemini. Repeats every 3
for a certain method or way of working based on training:
certification. The Open Group is a vendor- and technology-neutral
consortium, mainly formed by IBM, HP, Hitachi, Fujitsu, NEC and
Capgemini. TOGAF is the Architecture Framework of The Open Group.
based on knowledge and skill on specific kinds of technology:
certification. Repeats every 3 years.
- J2EE certification.
- The Human
Interface Group - Amelior certification.
- many more...
have 2 main purposes:
- To enable a
professional to see what professional and personal level (s)he is
on. To enable this professional, based on this certification, to get
- To show comparable
professional ability based on a reliably managed and maintained set
of rules etc. This comparison is mainly interesting for employers