The Open Group IT Architect
Certification Program

ACP Conformance Statement

Version 1.1
September, 2009



Note to submitter: This form contains a series of questions that need to be answered. Please complete ALL the fields in the questionnaire below to produce a Conformance Statement for your Third Party Information Technology Architect Certification Program. Your completed form should be submitted to the Certification Authority when you register for certification. Please ensure that you use the current version of the questionnaire (available on the Certification Authority's web site) for your submission. See "The Guide to Accreditation within The Open Group IT Architect Certification Program" for more information. Please note that all information in this Conformance Statement will appear on the public Certification Register, except for Revision History, which shows the changes in this Conformance Statement from prior versions and is contained at the end of this document.


1. Submitter Information

Enter the full name of the Organization that is registering this Third Party Information Technology Architect Certification Program and the name of the author of this Conformance Statement.

Organization: Hewlett-Packard

Author: Roberto Rivera


2. Program Information

Enter the Name of the Certification Manager with overall responsibility for the quality and integrity of the Certification Program.

Certification Program Manager Name: Bill Stephenson

Enter the name Title and roles of other staff with responsibilities under the program

Name Title Role
Bill Stephenson Global Architecture Capability Leader co-Certification Program Manager
Geoff Slater HP EMEA Open CA Coordinator Open CA Coordinator
Tim van der Werff HP APJ Open CA Coordinator Open CA Coordinator
Roberto Rivera Global Architecture Capability Technical Lead co-Certification Program Manager

3. Scope of ACP Accreditation

Select each level in which the ACP will certify individuals.

Level 1: Certified IT Architect
Level 2: Master Certified IT Architect
Level 3: Distinguished Certified Chief/Lead IT Architect
Level 3: Distinguished Certified Enterprise Architect
Level 3: Distinguished Certified IT Architect Profession Leader


4. Third Party Accreditation

Has the certification program been subject to any accreditation or certification by a third party?

Select "Yes" or "No", as appropriate.

If YES, State the name of the accreditation body and the starting and expiration date of the certification.

Name of Body Date of accreditation or certification Date of expiry

Rationale:

The addition of this option to the ACP accreditation policy is pending.

Reference:

TBD


5. Implementation details

Question 1: Does the ACP have extended certification requirements?

Select "Yes" or "No", as appropriate.

If YES, provide brief details below.


Rationale:

Beyond the Conformance Requirements for a Certified IT Architect, third parties operating Accredited Certification Programs (ACP's) may levy additional requirements on their Candidates in order to satisfy their internal skills requirements. Such additional requirements are called extended certification requirements or simply extended requirements.

Reference:

IT Architect Certification: Accreditation Requirements, section 1.1 "Introduction"


Question 2: Does your certification program documentation include special procedures for extended certification requirements?

Select "Yes" or "No", as appropriate.

If YES, provide brief details below.


Rationale:

The Accredited Certification Program's documentation should be consistent with the IT Architecture Certification documentation, which is to say it should contain no contradictions or omissions. It may possibly define special procedures for extended certification requirements.

Reference:

IT Architect Certification: Accreditation Requirements, section 4.2 "Program Documentation"


Question 3: Are your certification program procedures a verbatim copy of those of the ITAC Certification Authority?

Select "Yes" or "No", as appropriate.

If NO, provide brief details below.


Rationale:

The Accredited Certification Program's documentation should be consistent with the IT Architecture Certification documentation, which is to say it should contain no contradictions or omissions.

Reference:

IT Architect Certification: Accreditation Requirements, section 4.2 "Program Documentation"


Question 4: Does your Certification program use the Certification Board evaluation template provided by the ITAC Certification Authority?

Select "Yes" or "No", as appropriate.

If NO, provide brief details below.


Rationale:

The Accredited Certification Program is at liberty to make use of these resources but is not constrained to do so provided that the Accredited Certification Program's documentation is consistent with the IT Architecture Certification documentation, which is to say it should contain no contradictions or omissions.

Reference:

None: The IT Architect Certification: Accreditation Requirements Document is silent on the use of these available resources

End of CSQ for ITAC ACP Accreditation.



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