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 DevOps Master|
|Description||The word DevOps is a contraction of ‘Development’ and ‘Operations’. DevOps is a set of best practices that emphasize the collaboration and communication of IT-professionals (developers, operators, and support staff) in the lifecycle of applications and services, leading to: Continuous Integration, Deployment and Feedback. DevOps changes how individuals think about their work; DevOps values the diversity of work done, supports intentional processes that accelerate the rate by which businesses realize value, and measures the effect of social and technical change. DevOps is a way of thinking and a way of working that enables individuals and organizations to develop and maintain sustainable work practices. This certification focuses on adding practical skills to knowledge, enabling a DevOps Master to facilitate DevOps successfully in a team and to promote its principles in the organization.|
- Anyone working within a DevOps team
- Anyone working within a DevOps team or in an organization that considers the transition to a DevOps way of working
|Corresponding ICT profiles||
- TEST SPECIALIST
- Training EXIN DevOps Master by an EXIN accredited training provider
- DevOps adoption
- Planning, requirements, and design
- Development and deployment
- Operation and Scaling
|Competence covered with this certificate||Competence from the ICT Profiles|
|e-CF competency||Level||G/P/S||DEVELOPER||TEST SPECIALIST|
|A.1 IS and Business Strategy Alignment||4||S|
|A.2 Service Level Management||3||S|
|A.5 Architecture Design||3||S|
|A.6 Application Design||2||S|
|A.7 Technology Trend Monitoring||4||S|
|B.1 Application Development||3||P||3||3|
|B.2 Component Integration||2||S||2||2|
|B.4 Solution Deployment||3||P||3|
|B.5 Documentation Production||3|
|B.6 Systems Engineering||3||S|
|C.2 Change Support||2||P|
|C.3 Service Delivery||2||S|
|C.4 Problem Management||3||S||3||2|
|D.11 Needs Identification||3||S|
|D.9 Personnel Development||3||P|
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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.