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SAP Announced as Winner of IT Certification Council 2018 Innovation Award

Chicago, IL, March 19, 2018: SAP has been named the winner of the IT Certification Council (ITCC) 2018 Innovation Award, recognizing innovations in testing, processes or service within the IT certification industry.


SAP was selected from a very competitive field of submissions for their innovative use of Agile development within the SAP Global Certification program. With the new digital badges for the SAP Global Certification program, SAP aims to help SAP software learners and users promote their proficiency in various subject areas specific to SAP software.The program improved or modified in some way every aspect of certification development and delivery to meet their goals of addressing rapid release updates of their product line.


“SAP is committed to providing our ecosystem with innovative and valuable learning programs and is excited to offer certification holders a digital way to showcase their achievements, and to demonstrate their commitment to continuous learning,” said Bernd Welz, chief knowledge officer, SAP. “I am delighted to see this confirmed with receiving the ITCC 2018 Innovation Award.”


The IT Certification Council works to share best practices like the use of Agile development methodologies to ensure member’s certification programs can ensure their courses and certifications remain up-to-do with the rapid release times of the products they support.


“The rapid change in our member company technology solutions is proving to be a major disruptor when it comes to validating skills,” says Kristin Wall Gibson, Chair of the IT Certification Council. “SAPs innovative solution does a great job of keeping on top of rapidly changing content while validating skills and encouraging continuing education which is vital as well.”


Now in its fourth year, the award was presented at the spring member meeting in San Antonio. Previous award recipients include IBM/Acclaim, Microsoft, and Linux Foundation. Over the years, winners have showcased success and innovation in increasing security of testing, a new method for evaluations, improved market access to certification programs, and more. The judging panel was comprised of experienced professionals working in the IT certifications industry.


For more information about the ITCC and the innovation award, please visit  Applications for the 2019 awards will open in the fall of 2018.


About SAP: As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 378,000 business and public sector customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit


About the IT Certification Council (ITCC): The IT Certification Council (ITCC) is a membership organization comprised of IT industry leaders who recognize the need for a qualified workforce to support the world’s technology challenges. Founded in 2007, the ITCC is committed to promoting and growing IT certifications by establishing industry best practices, marketing the value of certification, enhancing exam security, and solving other certification-related issues. The ITCC is a resource for employers, government officials, academia, and individuals seeking information about the many benefits of IT certification.


Members include: Adobe, Authentic Testing Corp., Caveon, Cisco, Citrix Systems, Inc., Dell/EMC, Ericsson, GoCertify, HDI, HPE, IBM, Kaplan, Lenovo, The Linux Foundation, Logical Operations, Linux Professional Institute, Microsoft, National Instruments, Pearson VUE, PSI Services, Questionmark, SAP, Teradata, and Veeam.


To learn more about the IT Certification Council, visit