Private qualification and certification
Offices in Europe: Italy, Germany, Netherlands, UK
With the need for more IT qualified people in Europe APMG International is aligning all their qualifications to the e-CF to make it easier for individuals and companies to identify appropriate courses and qualifications for specific job roles.
“IT and digital initiatives are developing at an incredible rate, old roles and jobs are disappearing and new ones being created all the time. The e-CF provides a framework that can be used as a benchmark for today and also to show the skills and competences required for the future. Aligning e-CF with job profiles will help companies and individuals with skill and career development. We would also like to see these aligned to academic, vocational and professional qualifications to provide a single point of truth for ICT and digital competencies.”
Chiara Mainolfi, EC Relationship Manager
United States of America
The Cisco Networking Academy courses are designed to improve employability of graduates in IT jobs. Networking Academy courses are used by public education institutions across Europe. The e-CF is used to align with European standards in IT professions.
Cisco is an active stakeholder in the national implementation of the e-CF in several European countries. In Germany we support the DIN NA 043-02-02 AA “Kompetenzen in der IKT-Branche”. Furthermore we have asked EXIN to investigate and to match the Cisco industry certifications CCENT and CCNA with the e-CF
Promanad – educational and content services – uses the e-CF as a very useful tool to design and structure ICT programs, curricula and exams. The e-CF provides a clear direction for the formulation of learning outcomes, exam questions and to the content of lessons and practical assignments. The fact that the levels of e-CF relate to EQF helps to define different levels of complexity in a study program, that is recognizable to accreditation bodies, but also to employers and businesses.
ECDL Lithuania offers a range of products related to IT Certifications and sees the merit of potential links between their programs and e-CF. They assess this linkage as a valuable experience as their programs extend to the other Baltic countries and the Russian-language region.
e-Skills training and certifications become easier to understand and compare by comparing learning outcomes with the e-competences defined in the e-Competence Framework (e-CF) and with the IT Profiles of the CEN Workshop on IT Skills. 50 common industry certifications have been mapped systematically against the e-CF.
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e-CF is the fundamental baseline in our CITx IT training framework in which we have three levels (Certified IT Professional, Specialist, Expert) which are aligned with the e-CF competence/proficiency levels
“The e-CF provides a solid framework for competence assessment and development for IT personnel. EPI has developed a range of courses aligned with the e-CF assisting organisations ensuring appropriate competence levels of their personnel. The e-CF and our aligned courses have been very well received by the market.”
EPI, Edward van Leent, Chairman & CEO, EPI Group of Companies
EXIN, the global independent certification institute for IT professionals, uses e-CF as the standard framework in developing accreditation and certification programs for assessing IT professionals.
Knowledge, skills and attitude of people are crucial. EXIN offers e-CF based solutions to identify competences in IT for individual employees, companies, governments, HR experts, recruiters and education and training institutions. EXIN contributes towards transparency in the training and certification landscape.
“ICT has changed both our private and professional lives. Managing information has become more complex and is now recognized as a key success factor for individuals and organizations alike. This highly influences the importance of individual competences for employability. Sharing definitions based on common European understanding is a basic prerequisite for strategic personnel development in companies and organizations. It is necessary to use consistent competence definitions. The e-Competence Framework provides this stable reference framework.”
Jan Dirkx, Program Manager at EXIN
AppCert works closely with IT organizations to map the current and desired craftsmanship of IT professionals.
In cooperation with our customers, measurable roles with specific characteristics are configured. All based on market standards such as e-CF and CEN. Our customers use our services for various purposes such as internal & external mobility and Learning Journeys.
After completing the Role Based Assessment, the IT professional knows what personal growth can be achieved.
-Maarten van Dalen
IT Performance House is working on centralized IT exams in The Netherlands to reduce regional differences and to ensure competence levels for intermediate vocational education in the IT sector. The e-CF is considered as an important tool to achieve this.
The LPI, established in 1999 by the Linux community as an international non-profit organization for lifelong professional careers in Linux and Open Source Technologies, promotes the e-CF as the standard framework for e-Competences and has mapped it’s certifications against the e-CF.
Ninja Academy, as Italy’s leading edtech company, uses the e-CF in order to systematically design and develop courses that cater to the most sought-after competencies in the digital marketing industry. We identify our Faculty and Advisory Council members and validate our Course Syllabi by continually referencing the e-CF in our day-to-day didactic decisions.
“A common language paves the way to reaching common goals: through the e-CF, Ninja Academy is capable of developing courses that enable and empower digital careers in Italy and in Europe.”
Adele Savarese, Chief Content Officer