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Certification within the IT Specialist Certification program depends on your role as summarized below:

Your Role Available Certification Method
(a) You are an Individual seeking to become a Certified IT Specialist through the direct certification route.
  • You can register yourself as a Certified IT Specialist (individual Direct Certification)
(b) You are the Certification Program Manager for an organization with an Accredited Certification Program (ACP) within the The Open Group Certified IT Specialist (Open CITS) Program program
  • You can submit the Certification Records of your Certified IT Specialists (indirect Certification)

Individuals

As noted above, you can enter the system in order to register yourself for IT Specialist certification using the direct route. For this you simply need a valid username and password on the Certification Authority's web server. For information on the steps necessary to become certified within the Web Certification system please refer to the Guide to Certification within the The Open Group Certified IT Specialist (Open CITS) Program program.

If you don't yet have an account and not yet entered the secure web site (URL starting with https://), you may obtain one from the certification web site by selecting "Enter" to enter the secure web site, then selecting "Proceed to Secure Web Site" on the page. Once in the secure site, selecting "New User" from navigation bar will allow you to create your username and password.

Once you have your username from the secure web site, select "Login".

ACP Certification Program Managers

If you are the Certification Program Manager for an ACP, you can register IT Specialists using the indirect route. To register batches of individuals on behalf of your organization:

  • You must be registered as the designated Authorized Signatory, Certification Program Manager , or Alternate Contact for your organization, and
  • Your organization must be accredited by The Open Group and and listed on the Accredited Program Register.

For information on becoming accredited or on indirect certification, please refer to the Guide to Accreditation within the The Open Group Certified IT Specialist (Open CITS) Program program.

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