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Open Group Master Certified IT Specialist (Open CITS)

This vendor-neutral Certification is Offered By:
Open Group, The
San Francisco, CA USA
Phone: 415-374-8280
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Skill Level: Intermediate                          Status: Active

Low Cost: $1250 (shortest track)               

Summary:
For individuals who are able to perform independently as lead Specialist, and take responsibility for delivery of solutions. This certification is skills and experience-based and goes beyond validating the mastery of any specific knowledge base. You must possess a set of core foundation skills in addition to your client and technical focus skills. This is level 2 of the Certified IT Specialist program.

Initial Requirements:
You must complete the IT Specialist certification package and application documenting your core foundation skills and your client and technical focus skills ($1250). You must then pass an interview by a board of Certified IT Specialists.
You must have 8 years of IT work experience within the last 12 years, with at least one example being in the last 3 years. You must have 3 years of work experience within your technical stream and client focus area in the last 5 years and 5 years experience in projects involving two or more streams, in the last 8 years. At least one example should be in the last 3 years. You must have acted in a leadership role in 3 engagements, with at least 2 engagements being in connection with projects that met your acceptance criteria.
There is an annual fee of $175.

Continuing Requirements:
You must recertify every three years ($250).


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