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The 3 Levels of PhilNITS Certification Exams offered are :

 

Level 1. Information Technology Passport Examination (IP)

 
Typical Examinees Individuals who have basic knowledge of information technology that all business workers should commonly possess, and who are doing information technology  related tasks, or trying to utilize information technology in their tasks in charge.
Tasks and Roles

Individuals who have acquired common basic knowledge of information technology that a business worker should possess, and utilize information technology in their tasks as well as perform the following activities:

  • Understand information devices and systems to use and utilize them.
  • Understand the tasks in charge, identify problems of those tasks, and act to provide required solutions.
  • Perform acquisitions and utilization of information safely
  • Support task analysis and systemization activities under the guidance of superiors. 
Expected Technology Level

The following basic knowledge is required as a business worker in order to determine information devices and systems, and to perform his/her tasks in charge as well as facilitate systemization.

  • Knowledge of computer systems and networks to determine the information devices and systems to use, and knowledge of how to utilize office tools.
  • Knowledge of corporate activity and related tasks in order to understand the tasks in charge. Also, in order to identify issues of the tasks in charge and provide required solutions, systematic thinking and logical thinking as well as knowledge of problem analysis and problem solving methodologies are required.
  • Ability to act in accordance with relevant laws and regulations as well as various information security provisions in order to utilize information safely.
  • Knowledge of development and operations of information systems in order to support analysis and systemization of tasks.
Corresponding Level Corresponds with Level 1 of the Common Career/Skill Framework for the 5 Human Resource Models (Strategist, Systems Architect, Service Manager, Project Manager, and Technical Specialist)
 
Level 2. Fundamental Information Technology Engineer Examination (FE)
 
Typical Examinees Individuals who have basic fundamental knowledge and skills required to be an advanced IT human resource, and who possess practical utilization abilities.
Tasks and Roles

Individuals engaged in the planning of basic strategy or in the implementation of IT solutions, products or services, and who perform either of the following activities under the guidance of superiors.

  1. Participate in strategic planning that utilizes information technology response to issues that  a consumer (company management, social system) faces.
  2. Build a highly reliable and productive system through design and development of systems, or through optimally combining (integrating) generic products. Also, contribute to the realization of stable operational services of systems
Expected Technology Level
  • With regard to strategic planning utilizing information

           technology, the following knowledge and skills are 

            required, depending on the tasks in charge.

  • Understanding of the basics of targets business fields and tasks and capability to utilize this understanding in his/her tasks in charge.
  • Capability to perform projection, analysis and evaluation of information strategies under the guidance of superiors.
  • Capability to participate in making proposals under the guidance of superiors
  • With regard to design, development and operation of

           systems, the following knowledge and skills are required      

           depending on the tasks in charge.

    • Understanding of the basics of information technology in general and capability to utilize this understanding in his/her tasks in charge.
    • Capability to design, develop and operate systems under the guidance of superiors.
    • Capability to design software under the guidance of  superiors.
    • Understanding of policies of superiors and ability to develop software on his/her own.
Corresponding Level Corresponds with Level 2 of the Common Career/Skill Framework for the 5 Human Resource Models (Strategist, Systems Architect, Service Manager,  Project Manager, and Technical Specialist)
 
Level 3. Applied Information Technology Engineer Examination (AP)
 
Typical Examinees Individuals who have applied knowledge and skills required to be an advanced IT human resource, and who established their own direction as an advanced IT human resource.
Tasks and Roles

Individuals engaged in the planning of basic strategy or the implementation of IT solutions, products, services, and who perform either of the following activities independently.

    • Devise strategy that utilizes information technology in

     response to issues that a consumer (company management,

     social system) faces.

    • Construct a highly reliable, productive system through the

     design and development of systems, or through optimally

     combining (integrating) generic products. Also realize  

      stable operational services of systems.

Expected Technology Level

1. With regard to strategic planning that utilizes information technology, the following knowledge and skills are required, depending on the tasks in charge.

  • Capability to understand the management’s policies, accurately grasp the external environment surrounding the management, and collect trend information and case studies when formulating business and IT strategies.
  • Capability to conduct gap analysis, etc. based on the predetermined monitoring indicators when evaluating management and IT strategies
  • Capability to participate in discussing proposal and making parts of proposals documents.

 

2. With regard to system design, development and operation, the following knowledge and skills are required depending on the tasks in charge

  • Capability to organize system requirements and conduct surveys of applicable technologies when designing architectures.
  • Capability to ensure stable operation and provision of services in the field concerned as a member of teams such as administration, operation and service desk teams.
  • Capability to manage scope, budget, process, quality, etc. as a project under a project manager (leader)
  • Capability to understand the policies of superiors and solve technical problems spontaneously with regard to the design, development, operation, and maintenance of information systems, networks, database, embedded systems, etc.
Corresponding Level Corresponds with Level 3 of the Common Career/Skill Framework for the 5 Human Resource Models (Strategist, Systems Architect, Service Manager, Project Manager and Technical Specialist.

Examination Schedule:

 

Examination of FE & IP is given twice a year (usually the 3rd or last Sunday of March as long as it does not  fall on the Holy Week and on the 3rd Sunday of October ( as long as it does not fall on Eidul Fitr). For this year 2011, we have the exams on March  27 and October 23.

 

Examination on AP is given once a year together with the FE & IP on October.

 

Training Schedule:

 

Training for the IP Exams is for 60 hours: for 10 days at 6 hours per day or 20 days at 3 hours per day.

 

Training for FE Exam is for 180 hours: 30 days at 6 hours per day or 60 days at 3 hours per day.

 

Training for AP Exams given to people who have at least 2 years work experience in Software Development is for 180 hours: 30 days at 6 hours per day or 60 days at 3 hours per day.