ACE: A report to the American Council on Education (ACE)- Psychometric review of ICCP examinations.
CCP/I.S.P. Camp in Winnipeg. CIPS Winnipeg hosted a weekend examination review. Attendees included a number of systems analysts & directors of IS/IT operations. A really successful session with most of the attendees achieving their CCP. A session is scheduled in Edmonton on May 3-4, 2005 at Grant MacEwan College www.cips.ca/edmonton and another is scheduled for Calgary in September, 2005. Currently discussions are underway to hold a study and examination review session in St. John's Newfoundland and one in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
CBIP Review Sessions: The ICCP went out to India, trained and tested 18 people on the CBIP examinations, and following that on-site course created a business relationship with Iflex Solutions Ltd., to become our test partner in India. Since that time, many others have taken the CBIP examinations in the Iflex training department's laboratories. Further discussions are being held with InfoSys, Tata Consulting Services and Oracle to create similar arrangements within those organizations. The CBIP session at the TDWI conference in Las Vegas was a great success. Please visit www.tdwi.org to get more information on upcoming events and help your employees become certified at the upcoming event in Baltimore.
CDMP Review Sessions: The next Certified Data Management Professional review session is scheduled for Orlando. Please visit www.dama.org to get more information and to help your employees sign up for it.
Online and Web Conferencing: The ICCP Board of Directors & Certification Council and their various committees are meeting more regularly using a web conferencing service which has been donated to the ICCP.
AITP National Board - to discuss the establishment of regional workshops and examination reviews to be delivered in partnership with each chapter of the AITP. (http://www.aitp.org/ )
IEEE to discuss working together on Software Engineering: discussion items include mutual recognition and ongoing professional development credits from the ICCP examinations towards IEEE needs. IEEE is again considering becoming a constituent member of the ICCP's Board of directors. Since IEEE was a founding member of the ICCP, their application to do this would be welcome as a re-affirmation of the need for collaboration across our entire industry. ISSA (http://www.issa.org/ ) to discuss building a new general systems security examination and helping ISSA construct a number of regional workshops. ISSA are also considering becoming a constituent society of the ICCP and marketing the ICCP programs to their membership.
The Government of Singapore to help them build a comprehensive assessment program for their IT workers. They have requested the ICCP to unbundle our examination items and help them construct a customized series of test items for specific job skills in Singapore and South East Asia.
The Government of Japan to assist them with their transition from paper based examinations to a more comprehensive online examination process. We've offered them ICCP's services to help them manage their examinations using the ICCP's Examination maintenance system.
Online courses to help people study for ICCP examinations: This has been on ongoing request from ICCP applicants and the CORE IT Skills course is almost ready for release. It is now 97% complete and we will commence testing its operation in the next month.
New publications from the ICCP on emerging trends and research methods: The first one is one on Reusable Learning Objects, with the object of study being PeopleSoft processes.
Study materials: New Sample examinations have been prepared in Data Warehousing, Core IT Skills, and Systems Programming (Operating Systems and Hardware) and are available for $25.00 each. The ICCP's Complete Guide to Professional computing is out in its second edition ($115) . The CBIP Examinations Study Guide is also out in its second edition ($65). Both of these new come with their own CD of sample examinations.