With the launch of the new Open Group website earlier this week, we have taken the opportunity to rebrand our two skills- and experience-based certification programs. The IT Architect Certification (ITAC) program has now become The Open Group Certified Architect (Open CA) program. The IT Specialist Certification (ITSC) program has now become The Open Group Certified IT Specialist (Open CITS) program.
We are confident that our new web presence will improve The Open Group’s visibility and reputation as the global thought leader in the development of open, vendor-neutral standards and certifications — which will increase awareness for the valuable work done by the members who make up The Open Group Forums and Work Groups.
Listen to our recorded podcast on how to leverage advanced concepts in TOGAF® for business benefits, or read the transcript. This podcast was recorded by Dana Gardner of Interarbor Solutions in conjunction with The Open Group Conference, Austin 2011.
One of the things I like about The Open Group is that it’s open to change – and always working on it. So the combination of The Open Group and TOGAF® and the awareness of important things coming from other directions provides me with an environment that, on the one hand, encourages rigour, and on the other, constantly challenges my assumptions.
The challenge is to position standards and policies to use standards in a way that establish and enable products, services and markets to be created or developed. The Open Group does just that.