The EXIN portfolio
EXIN offers the ICT professional a broad portfolio of exams and certification programs. The subjects can be divided into different (IT) domains as indicated in the picture below. Here EXIN explains how these exams and programs relate to each other and why they are placed into a specific domain.
Management of Business & IT
group EXIN placed those qualifications that connect with ICT from a business
management perspective. Typical within this group is EXIN’s Business
Information Management qualification. It is about processes to align business
and IT. Further the qualifications Management of Portfolio, Managing Successful
Programmes and PRINCE2® Project Management can be found here. Those
qualifications deal with the achievement of business objectives in a
systematical way. Those issues are not typical for ICT only, but are
indispensable for business aligned ICT. Management of Risk and Management of
Value contribute to the same business objectives and therefore also have been
placed within this group.
Planning & Design
Within this group EXIN placed those qualifications on subjects that need to be planned and designed thoroughly throughout the whole organization. Organizations can decide to work more lean, green or sustainable and will decide on how to use the cloud properly. If the organization is a Data Center it will strive for increasing efficiency and optimized services. So that’s why EXIN Cloud, EXIN Data Centre Management, EXIN Lean IT and EXIN Green IT have been positioned within this group.
Development & Testing
Within this group EXIN placed those qualifications that have a close relationship with the (application) development process. Testing is an essential part of any development process. EXIN’s TMap NEXT® qualification covers that, where EXIN’s TPI NEXT® (Test Process Improvement) focuses on improvements. Applications, as results of the development process, also need to be managed. The EXIN Application Management qualification offers a model to do that systematically.
Service & Operation
Within this group EXIN placed those qualifications that deal with excellent service providing. EXIN IT Service Management based on ISO/IEC 20000 has special attention for the management system, for quality aspects and practical application. ITIL® provides a process model based on best practices. MOF® puts special emphasis on operational processes. And EXIN USMBOK™ focuses on universal Service Management principles, to be used both within and out of the ICT domain.
Support & Enable
Within this group EXIN placed those
qualifications that deliver a valuable contribution to goals that could fit in
one, more or all of the other four groups. EXIN Information Security will be of
big interest to almost all of the Business and ICT subjects. EXIN Agile Scrum
is an approach that can be applied to Project Management, Application Development
etc. P3O® (Portfolio, Programme and Project Management Offices) typically is a
supporting qualification for Portfolio, Program and Project Management.