About the COMMON Certification Program
The use and application of information technology for the support, enhancement, and enablement of an organization’s business processes and strategies to meet the organization’s vision and goals in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
In today’s competitive business environment it is more necessary than ever to effectively deliver technology in a way that makes the most efficient use of the limited resources available in any enterprise, large or small. In order to recognize individuals that have achieved the knowledge, skill and experience to do just that, COMMON developed the COMMON Certification Program. The program encompasses two different certifications, one that certifies an individual on their Business Computing skills and acumen, and one that certifies an individual’s technical expertise in ILE RPG on Power on IBM i.
Achieving the full COMMON Certified Business Computing Professional (CCBCP) certification allows you to objectively show to current and future employers that you have the highly-desired combination of business acumen and technical skills to effectively deliver computing to their business. It starts by passing the COMMON Business Computing Associate (CBCA) exam, gaining some job experience, obtaining, or holding, a current technical certification, then sitting for the CCBCP exam. A passing score and confirmation of the other requirements will result in obtaining the full CCBCP certification.
The COMMON Certified Application Developer – ILE RPG adds a technical certification to the program, as demanded by the members of the COMMON community. This certification validates your RPG skills and expertise that a modern-day RPG programmer should possess by testing your knowledge and experience in four major topic areas.
The COMMON Certification Program and exams were developed by long-time COMMON members, members of the academic community and industry experts – those that have working knowledge and awareness of what skills and attributes a successful IT professional should possess. This program aims to measure and validate those skills through exams and other requirements, to independently validate your effectiveness in delivering computing to the business.