Certifications, qualifications, non-formal learning and informal learning are all mutually supportive components of an IT professional’s career development. For this reason, it is necessary to recognise and support co-existence of the different educational paths, as standard education is not sufficient for the changing industry demands. It is common that IT professionals acquire expertise during their career, without formal qualifications.


A project on ‘ICT Curriculum Guidelines for e-Competence and Digital Leadership’ and ‘e-Indicators and Common Metrics’ are currently under development in CEN TC 428. See below for more details:

ProjectICT Curriculum Guidelines for e-Competence and Digital Leadership
ObjectiveThe objective of the project is to provide a Multipart Technical Specification (TS) on how to design, develop, maintain, adjust and compare ICT curricula for e-competence (IT professionals) and digital leadership (e-leaders), within the European Framework of IT Professionalism
Expert TeamRocco Defina – Wanda Saabeel – Terry Hook – Irmhild Rogalla – Katerina Pazur Anicic – Jutta Breyer – Jan Gorecki – Francesca Bonazzoli
Project Duration 32 months (started: 1st August 2019)
Projecte-Indicators and Common Metrics
ObjectiveThe project focuses on recognition and validation of e-competences acquired by experience (non-formal, informal learning), beyond any educational background
Expert TeamRocco Defina (Project Lead) – Irmhild Rogalla – Luis Fernandez – Wilfried Berlin – Frederic Lau – Sergio Ruffini
Project Duration 32 months (started: 1st May 2019)

ITPE members are regularly updated on its progress, along with all other initiatives of this workgroup.

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