The European IT Service Center Foundation, Inc. (EITSC) and Hanns Seidel Foundation with co-funding from the European Union are implementing a human capability building initiative that takes a progressive approach to answering the call for more qualified workers in the Information Technology (IT) and Business Process Outsourcing Sector.
EITSC contracted IT Konsult, Inc. (ITK) to conduct a survey of existing IT certifications via a certification mapping project in October 2007.
Certification Mapping is a process to define the existing IT assessments and certifications that individuals could take in order to affirm their skills and competencies in IT. Through Certification Mapping, IT career paths can be defined.
The result of the certification mapping project is an IT Certification Field Guide with the following objectives:
- Assist individuals in defining their IT skills set and competencies
- Identify organizations that offer these certifications
- Identify the relevance and acceptance of these certifications to companies/employers
- Use the Certification Field Guide to promote and create awareness on the importance of certifications to career and personal advancement