Certifications provide proof that individuals have met certain standards. IT professionals are accustomed to certifications, with many individuals aspiring to acquire A+, Network+, CISSP, Cisco, or other certifications. Certifications for the general user are less common, but no less important; they, too, validate the user’s competency with a variety of applications.
It is suggested that UMW offer three certification paths for users. Some are free, while others have a cost associated with them. These certification paths are:
- UMW IT Certification: Offer a certificate to users who complete a series of courses that are grouped together in a logical sequence. Courses may be completed by completed by attending a Face-2-Face training session or by using online materials. The courses each have a culminating activity that users are required to complete. Courses and Certifications are outlined in this document.