TOKYO, Japan – June 3, 2013 – Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) announced today the proposal of the advanced certification system for information technology (IT) engineers which has been developed by IPSJ.
As IT systems have become a fundamental infrastructure of modern societies, IT engineers are expected to be professionals having advanced competence. But, in Japan, the profession of IT engineer has not been established, and suitable means of visualizing professional competence are not available. Therefore IPSJ has decided to create the Certified IT Professional System. This system aims at visualizing the competence of IT engineers by certifying their advanced professional knowledge and rich business performance. It also aims at building a professional community whose members are the certified IT engineers.
The design of the system takes into account the coordination with the certification system promoted by IFIP, which has more than 50 IT-related member societies around the world. This approach enables the IPSJ system to cope with the recent important issue of developing global talent.
Before implementing the system, IPSJ plans to ask public opinion widely by publishing the proposal of the system, and have a small trial of the system to prepare for its full implementation.