Continuing on from the work commenced in 2010, the "Development of a Certification Roadmap for IT Professional Certification" project aims to devise professional development paths for our IT professionals.
The project is sponsored by the OGCIO and supported by many highly respected individuals from major IT professional bodies and Hong Kong's IT industry. We would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their generosity in spending their time and contributing their expertise to the project.
The main objective of the project is to develop a Certification Roadmap that can guide the advancement of an IT professional from one level of proficiency to the next with available certification information. A generally recognized Professional Proficiency Matrix will be devised for each IT discipline, which will form the basis of the Roadmap. With the Roadmap, and the Matrix, our IT professionals can plan their career development; our employers can define precisely the skills and experience required for their recruitments; our professional bodies can identify gaps in professional qualifications and therefore develop the most meaningful certifications; and our schools and professional course providers can have a good yardstick for the design of program curricula and continuing professional development materials.
The Roadmap and the Matrix can also provide a framework for the cross recognition of certifications with professional bodies overseas and help our government to rationalize what and when to support development projects of further qualifications.
The project is led by our Project Director Ms Theresa Lui in conjunction with the Project Steering Committee. An industry panel with representatives from major IT professional bodies along with Expert Groups with members from key IT disciplines, are working with HKU SPACE (the Research Team) to develop the Matrix and Roadmap. The project is completed by 2011.
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