Comparing eSkills related Certificates

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.

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:

  • General
    Someone with this certificate will most likely have the competence.
  • Partial
    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).
  • Superficial
    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.

In the present prototype version only around 50 certificates have been included. The final version of this web portal with its eSkills landscape and self assessment tool will offer an interface for ICT vendors and certification providers to map their certifications to the European e-Competence Framework (e-CF) and upload them ready for inclusion in the certification database after an auditing and peer reviewing process by the web portal operator.

Administering Windows Server 2012 (70-411)Microsoft
Advanced Level Linux Certification (LPIC-2)Linux Professional Institute
Advanced Level Test AnalystISTQB
Advanced Level Test ManagerISTQB
Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)CompTIA
Associate Computer Professional (ACP)ICCP
Certified Architect (CCA)Cisco
Certified Design Associate (CDA)Cisco
Certified Design Expert (CDE)Cisco
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)ISACA
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)ISACA
Certified Tester Foundation Level in Software Test..ISTQB
Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Swit..Cisco
Cloud EssentialsCompTIA
Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services ..Microsoft
European Computer Driving License (ECDL)ECDL Foundation
European Computer Driving License Advanced (ECDL A..ECDL Foundation
Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)ISACA
HP ATA - CloudCertiport HP Institute
HP ATA - NetworksCertiport HP Institute
HP ATA Technology CertificationCertiport HP Institute
HP ATA – Connected DevicesCertiport HP Institute
HP ATA – Servers and StorageCertiport HP Institute
Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (70..Microsoft
Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices (ICND1)Cisco
ITIL ExpertAxelos
ITIL FoundationAxelos
Junior Level Linux Certification (LPIC-1)Linux Professional Institute
Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)Microsoft
Microsoft Certified in Risk and Information System..Microsoft
Microsoft Certified Master (MCM)Microsoft
Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD)Microsoft
Microsoft Certified Solution Expert (MCSE `HW`)Microsoft
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate Windows Se..Microsoft
Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) [Developer]Microsoft
Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) [Professional..Microsoft
PRINCE2® FoundationAxelos
PRINCE2® PractitionerAxelos
Senior Level Linux Certification (LPIC-3)Linux Professional Institute
TMap NEXT® Test EngineerEXIN
TMap NEXT® Test ManagerEXIN
TOGAF9Open Group
VMware Certified Professional - Cloud (VCP-Cloud)VMware

Have a look at the information in the eSkills Landscape Service on the e-CF and the eSkills Role profiles.