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Certification News – IREB, REQB, and UXQB

Just a couple of quick news bits from the world of Business Analysis certification that I came across recently and which I thought worth sharing here:

  1. First, the International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB) announced that they were merging with the Requirements Engineering Qualifications Board (REQB).  With both organizations continuing under the IREB banner and with some options for those with REQB certifications to migrate over to the IREB certification scheme.
  2. Second, the IREB also announced that they were joining forces with 3 other certification organizations to launch a ‘Shaping the Future of IT’ initiative “whose aim is to create an interdisciplinary body of knowledge fit for the challenges of software development in digital society”.  Most of the organizations seem to be European-based, but you might want to keep an eye out for whatever they produce in the future.
  3. Third, one of the qualification boards that was part of the ‘Shaping the Future of IT’ initiative was new to me.  This was the International Usability and UX Qualification Board (UXQB).  It’s made up of organizations in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, and the UK and they seem to be building out what looks like a decent certification program for UX practitioners.  Therefore I added information on this certification program to the Certification page of the wiki.

If you want to know more, just follow the links above.

Wiki Certification page updated

The Certification page on the Wiki has been updated to include the following:

  • The new PMI-PBA certification
  • Two Usability / User Experience individual certifications from Human Factors International
  • Three certifications from the International Qualification Board for Business Analysis (only one actually available)
  • Three certifications from the Requirements Engineering Qualification Board (possibly none currently available, hard to tell)

I am a little uncomfortable with the last two as they are both organizations and certifications I have never heard of before.  And both seem to have a VERY heavy overlap with what the I.R.E.B is doing (and I have a lot of confidence that the IREB is a fully legit and respected organization and certifications).  But I wanted to include them on the page in hopes of getting feedback from people who have actually engaged with those bodies and done the certifications.

If you know of any relevant certifications that I am missing, please let me know either via the comments on that page or via email (see the “About” page).  At the moment I am not planning to include any certifications issued by for-profit training companies (LearningTree for example) or those coming from college or university education programs.

The Certification page is among the most popular pages on the site (it averages 2nd most popular), so I want to try and keep it up to date.  Thanks for visiting!