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Website: Training chapter update

Dear users! Along with most training services we continue moving to virtual.

As you know, we delivered virtual trainings and mentoring services from the very beginning. Now we focus on virtual services.

Please visit our updated Trainings page and reach some of our short online courses in ITSM, Project management, Startup design, and virtual learning.

PMI CAPM certification to be renewed in early 2023

CAPM – Certified Associate for Project management is a basic level project management certification. PMI announced its upgrade to PMBOK 7th version in early 2023

The NEW CAPM certification exam will better support you as a project professional by testing candidate’s skills on project management fundamentals in the areas of predictive, adaptive and business analysis principles.  

The new exam version:

  • “Will encompass 4 Domain areas: 
    • Project Management Fundamentals and Core Concepts 
    • Predictive Plan-Based Methodologies 
    • Agile Frameworks/Methodologies 
    • Business Analysis Frameworks 
  • A 10-minute break will also be added to the exam  

Both the current and the new exam will include 150 questions to be completed in 3 hours and can be taken at a test center or as an online proctored exam. “

Cited based on PMI.org

CAPM exam changes

PMI published the new contents outline and rules for the CAPM certification.

Now CAPM becomes the next step after student-oriented PM Ready certification.

It includes the same 4 domains:

  1. PM Fundamentals and core concepts
  2. Predictive, Plan-based methodologies
  3. Adaptive frameworks/methodologies
  4. Business analysis frameworks.

Current eligibility criteria are: secondary diploma AND 23 hours of formal education in PM.

Now CAPM holders can prolong their status by gaining 15 PDUs each 3 years.

AXELOS-Peoplecert online certifications rules

This year AXELOS and Peoplecert slightly changed their regulations for taking online exams for all certifications in AXELOS portfolio – ITIL(r), PRINCE II, MoR and many others.

After registering for online exam a candidate can download a software and check technical parameters of his/her computer or a laptop, i.e. webcam, audio devices, Internet connection and bandwidth. Note, that WiFi is eligible, but not recommended.

Prepare your room and desk. Nobody should attend in a room except a candidate; desk should be clear – only a laptop or a monitor and a keyboard. A door should be behind a candidate, visible in a webcam and closed.

Check your data and wait for a proctor.

Proctor greets a candidate and asks to show (photo) an id with a photo, candidate’s face and a room and a desk.

A candidate should have a cell phone/smartphone nearby in the room, but not on the desk in a silent mode.

During an exam a candidate is allowed to use a printed copy of an appropriate AXELOS book and 4 blank sheets of paper for notes.

During an exam a candidate should not stand up or move, look at any other places than a monitor and speak loudly.

In case of any questions or challenges a candidate can type to a proctor. In case of breching Internet connection a proctor calls a candidate and gives instructions.

Good luck!

New e-course for online education organizations

We prepare and deliver a new course at Udemy platform. The course is based on OESI (Online education skills institute CMM model for online, or virtual, education.

Our audience includes organizers of educational process – dean’s and academic office staff; professors and teachers.

After course completion e-learning pros would be able to prepare their institution for successful audit and OESI certification.

During the first month the course is available with 60% discount following this link

ITIL Digital & IT Strategy

ITIL Digital/IT Strategy is considered to be the most valuable certification in current set of ITIL certifications.

While all others are just simple exams – select one of four, the DITS module requires in-depth analysis of a business case. A candidate can select one of three companies, for which she/he “plays”. Only successful candidates are allowed to sit the exam.

This approach is closer to real-life experience. As an employer, we prefer candidates with real experience, analytical mindset, and open-minded.

Candidates are allowed to use manuals at ITIL exams

Peoplecert announced that candidates are allowed to use course manuals at ITIL exam sessions till January, 31st, 2021.

Candidates are allowed to use either printed version or pdf at the second device

PMI BA certification is available online now

PMI extends the list of online proctored certifications. Now the PMI-BA certification for business analytics is available.

Proof at the official vendor website.

ITIL 4.0 Specialist level certifications available

As on late November, 8th CSD and DPI ITIL 4.0. certifications are available along with ITIL 4.0. Managing Professional Transition exam.

The official information says:

” the ITIL® 4 Specialist: Create, Deliver and Support (CDS) and ITIL 4 Strategist: Direct, Plan and Improve (DPI) exams are now live!

ITIL 4 Specialist Create, Deliver and Support provides guidance that further explores the concepts introduced in ITIL 4 Foundation. It is the logical next step for those wanting to make immediate tangible changes to their organisation’s working methods in service management. The module is a practical and holistic approach to the creation and management of effective and streamlined services.

ITIL 4 Strategist Direct Plan and Improve provides IT professionals and leaders with the ability to use ITIL in their overall IT strategy, creating an evolving IT organisation with a strong and effective strategic direction. The module equips candidates with the skills to influence and inspire others to work in a desired way and create effective, high performing IT and digital teams. This module will be a key component of both ITIL 4 Managing Professional and ITIL 4 Strategic Leader.”

ITIL 4.0. transition to MP is available from October, 3rd

Officially announced: ITIL(r) Expert certification holders, and ITIL(r) certified specialists, which earned at less 17 credits are eligible to pass the official accredited transition course by Peoplecert(r).

Afterwards the candidates are eligible to sit the exam, which contains 40 open book questions, with pass mark 28 (70%).