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||EXIN Agile Scrum Foundation|
|Description||EXIN Agile Scrum Foundation is a certification that validates a professional’s blended knowledge in Agile methodologies and Scrum practices. Agile Scrum is about working together to successfully reach the goal. Agile methodologies are popular approaches in software development and are increasingly being used in other areas. Scrum practices include establishing cross-functional and self-managed teams, producing a working deliverable at the end of each iteration or Sprint.|
- Professionals working in the area of Project Management
- Professionals working in the area of Software Development
- Professionals working in the area of IT Service Management
- Professionals working in the area of Business Management
|Corresponding ICT profiles||
- PROJECT MANAGER
- Introduction to Agile Scrum
- Scrum practices
- Scrum planning
- Monitoring Scrum projects
- Advanced Scrum concepts
|Competence covered with this certificate||Competence from the ICT Profiles|
|e-CF competency||Level||G/P/S||DEVELOPER||PROJECT MANAGER|
|A.4 Product / Service Planning||2||S||4|
|A.6 Application Design||2||S|
|B.1 Application Development||1||S||3|
|B.2 Component Integration||2|
|B.5 Documentation Production||3|
|C.4 Problem Management||3|
|E.2 Project and Portfolio Management||2||S||4|
|E.3 Risk Management||3|
|E.4 Relationship Management||3|
|E.5 Process Improvement||3||S|
|E.7 Business Change Management||3||S||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.