ITCC Member Spotlight – July

This is the second in a series of ITCC member spotlights where member companies respond to a series of IT certification questions. Member companies were asked to respond to the following six questions focusing on their area of expertise as a certification issuer or supplier. 

Microsoft, a certification issuer, whose responses were provided by Liberty Munson, Principal Psychometrician.

What is the primary objective of your certification program?

Our key objective is to drive adoption and the use of Azure and other Microsoft technologies. 

Who is your target audience?

We’re focused on IT professionals and developers. 

What do you see as the biggest opportunity for the IT Certifications industry?

To revolutionize assessment by leveraging technologies that are the basis of our certifications (e.g., certifying while doing). Why are we making people take exams at test centers?

What do you see as the biggest challenge facing the IT Certifications industry?

Keeping content up-to-date.

How does your IT certification program contribute to your company’s overall business?

Driving Azure consumption. 

What has been the biggest benefit of your ITCC membership?

Sharing problems and potential solutions, ideas that are generated through these member conversations. 


This is a monthly blog post so please check back next month to learn more about another member company. 

Visit https://www.itcertcouncil.org/Membership/Join if you are interested in joining the ITCC or email info@itcertcouncil.org for further information.

July Member Meeting

Title: Soft Skills – The Other Side of Competence

Abstract: OK! You know they can code, but can they help the team be more innovative and get work done faster?  You know they can analyze large data sets, but can they make smart decisions that consider your political realities and practical feasibility?  This session is about the challenges of assessing the most sought-after soft skills – collaboration, communication (persuasion), creativity (adaptability), and critical thinking (risk assessment).  Judy will share what other organizations are doing to define soft skills in ways that are relevant to their work context.  You will get examples of how to operationally define soft skills so they can be assessed.  She will share common mistakes and best practices.  So, bring your questions and be prepared to share.

Speaker: Judith Hale, CEO at The Center for International Credentials, LLC

Speaker Bio: Judith Hale, PhD., CPT, CACP and ibstpi Fellow has been a consultant to the private and public sectors across all industries for more than 30 years.  She is known for her innovative approaches to measuring competence.  Her certifications are being used in more than 90 countries.  Her award-winning books are used as texts by major universities.  She was awarded her PhD by Purdue University and her research was on how to reduce bias in job studies.  To learn more about her and her work visit www.HaleCenter.org.

Thursday, July 18th: 11:10am – 12:00pm CT