ICT Industry Certification: Integration Issues for Post-Secondary Educational Institutions in Australia

Terry W. Koziniec, Michael W. Dixon
InSITE 2002  •  Volume 2  •  2002
Driven by the incredible pace of technological change the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) vendors have led the charge in promoting industry based technical certifications. Today, there are a plethora of instructor led, intensive, short courses that provide training in an ICT vendor’s product and prepare participants to sit a certification exam. Increasingly, vendors are developing expanded certification programs suitable for inclusion in high school, college and university courses. Although these programs are attractive to students and educational institutions, there are obstacles to be overcome and risks to be evaluated when attempting to integrate a certification program within a traditional offering. This paper examines these issues in detail.
Industry certification, Information and Communication Technology, Training, Education
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