eSkills training and certification are often hard to compare. They may be very specific and focused on the latest technology of one of the hardware or software suppliers, or more generic and providing overview of a field like architecture, business analysis or information security.One solution for this enigma is comparing learning outcomes with the e-competences defined in the e-Competence Framework e-CF and with the ICT Profiles of the CEN Workshop on ICT Skils. This is the core idea of the Certification Profiles listed below.
A Certification Profile contains the core information about an eSkills related certificate and shows which e-competencies match with obtaining the certificate and compares those with the most relevant ICT-profiles.
|Title||TMap® Suite Test Master|
|Description||A test master can: - oversee and determine the test area from various perspectives; - integrate the various building blocks; - recognize the related opportunities and risks; - resolve problems and make decisions. TMap NEXT was developed by Sogeti and is widely applied as a framework for structured testing|
- people involved in test management on a daily basis:
- test managers
- test coordinators
- test consultants/advisors
|Corresponding ICT profiles||
- TEST SPECIALIST
- PROJECT MANAGER
- Managing the overall test activities
- Test varieties
- Supporting procesesses
|Competence covered with this certificate||Competence from the ICT Profiles|
|e-CF competency||Level||G/P/S||TEST SPECIALIST||PROJECT MANAGER|
|A.4 Product / Service Planning||2||P||4|
|B.1 Application Development||3|
|B.2 Component Integration||2||S||2|
|B.4 Solution Deployment||2||P||3|
|B.6 Systems Engineering||2||S|
|C.4 Problem Management||2|
|E.2 Project and Portfolio Management||4|
|E.3 Risk Management||3|
|E.4 Relationship Management||3|
|E.7 Business Change Management||3|
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Any mapping to the e-CF will have to deal with cases where the e-competence at hand, e.g. in a learning outcome, does not fit the description in the e-CF to its full extend. Here we used a grading (G/P/S) such that for e-competency:
For each e-competency the G (General), P (Partial) and S (Superficial) indicate the extend the competency is covered by the certificate:
Someone with this certificate will most likely have the competence.
The content of the requirements for the certificate match with the description of the competence but some parts of the competence are missing (e.g. no evidence of some of the practical skills).
The content of the requirements mentions parts of the competence description, but there is no evidence that obtaining the certificate will show possession of this competence.
The methodology behind the Certification Profiles has been developed during the eSkills Quality study for the European Commission. The final report of this study is available here.