Professional Certifications - Experience based

Important News: The Open Group has transitioned its Open Professions program to stepwise milestone evaluation

The Open Group Professional Certification Program (Open Professions) provides a globally recognized credential enhancing your value and visibility as a professional, while enabling your organization to adopt best practices within its career model. It is a program that provides experience-based certification that has no examination requirement and:

  • Provides a career framework with certification already used and recognized by world leading organizations
  • Provides an objective, reliable measure of candidate capabilities and qualifications
  • Ensures a more efficient and successful recruiting process with consistently positive results
  • Enables organizations to formalize and recognize career progression
  • Helps identify the best candidates for critical roles and responsibilities

The Open Group Professional Certification Program consists of the following certifications:

The Open Group Certified Architect (Open CA): Open CA is the premier, global certification for certifying skills and experience in the IT architecture community

The Open Group Certified Data Scientist (Open CDS):Open CDS is the industry's most comprehensive certification available for Data Scientists and the organizations that employ them and is designed to verify that Data Scientist professionals have the qualities and capabilities required to produce effective analysis of data for the overall improvement of the business

The Open Group Certified Technical Specialist (Open CTS): Open CTS is designed to verify that professionals have the qualities and skills needed to enable the effective development, implementation, and operation of IT solutions

The Open Group Certified Trusted Technology Practitioner (Open CTTP): Open CTTP is designed to verify that professionals have the qualities and skills needed to enable the application of effective Trusted Technology security practices, such as those described in the O-TTPS: ISO/IEC 20243

A candidate can achieve certification at three levels within each profession:

  • Certified
  • Master Certified
  • Distinguished

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