The Open Group IT Architect
Certification Program

ACP Conformance Statement

Version 1.0
July 12, 2005



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: IBM

Author: Cristina Woodbridge


2. Program Information

Enter the Location of the Certification Program where the on site assessment will take place and the name of the Certification Program Manager with overall responsibility for the Quality and integrity of the Certification Program.

Program Location:

Certification Program
Manager Name:
Cristina Woodbridge

Enter the name and title of the current Certification Board members.

Name Title
Will be provided after Accreditation

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

Name Title Role
Mike Sylvia Distinguished Engineer IT Architect Profession Executive
Richard Coulliard Senior IT Architect Americas Profession Leader
Karin Duermeyer and Henry Auw Distinguished Engineer/ Executive It Architect Europe Profession Leader/Asia Pacific Proifession Leader

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 the date of the accreditation and the 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.

Disipline Requirements are extended Requirments

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 the Third Party Information Technology Architect Certification Program documentation include special procedures for extended certification requirements?

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

If YES, provide brief details below.

See Response in Accreditation Checklist - IBM Response

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 the Third Party Information Technology Architect Certification Program procedures a verbatim copy of those of the Certification Authority unchanged?

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

If NO, provide brief details below.

IBM IT Architect Certification Program existed before the TOG ITAC program.

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 the program use the Certification Board evaluation template and web site provided by the CA?

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

If NO, provide brief details below.

IBM uses their own template

Rationale:

The ACP 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


Question 5: Does the Certification Program Manager, on occasion, or customarily, serve on the Certification Board?

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

If YES, provide brief details below of the methods and procedure to ensure he or she does so without conflict of interest particularly in the context of any subsequent appeals:-

The WW IT Architect Profession Leader while serving on the Americas Board is subject to the restriction rules of the Board. The CPM does not serve as the Profession Leader for this CRB.See more details in Accreditation Checklist -IBM response

Rationale:

The Certification Program Manager may serve on the certification board but must do so without conflict of interest particularly in the context of any subsequent appeals.

Reference:

IT Architect Certification: Accreditation Requirements, section 4.3.1 "Roles duties and experience of the Applicant's ACP staff"


End of CSQ for ITAC ACP Accreditation.



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