Certified Computing Professional (CCP)
The CCP program was developed to measure the knowledge and experience of senior-level computer software/system developers, business and systems analysts: that is, to measure knowledge appropriate to the management of information processing; and test for knowledge and experience in the principles and practices of information systems development, information resource management and related disciplines.
This program continues to be the premier certification for senior professionals in the computer industry with many CIOs in fortune 1000 companies holding the credential for the duration of their careers and involvement with the industry.
Professionals may specialize and certify in many of the following areas. Choose the specialization suited to your experience and career goals;
The following Job Roles and specialty credentials are catered for within this credential, leading to senior positions as CIO, CDO, CTO, CSO - Information, Data, Technology and Security. Knowledge and experience in the following specialty examination areas provides for multiple career paths and laddering. Examinations available in the following areas
- Business Analyst,
- Business Technology Management (Business Core)
- Computer Scientist
- Data Management
- Data Governance
- Data Warehousing,
- Database Administration
- Enterprise Architecture (Zachman),
- Information Systems Analyst,
- Information Systems Management
- Network Administration,
- Security Management
- Systems Analyst
- Systems Analysis & Design,
- Public Sector Data Governance
Associate Computing Professional (ACP)
The ACP program was developed to help those who are just on their way up the ladder. It allows the new entrant into the industry to specify which areas they want to excel in: Data, Programming, Technology or Security.
Levels of Credential Available
Requires passing 4-day* workshop on IS/IT Strategy, Resource Management, Data Governance and Securing Technology Resources - written assessment passed at 70% of higher. Adherence to the ICCP Code of Ethics.
* Due to Covid and remote locations and individuals who may prefer to be single registrants, this course can be taken online with a hybrid learning approach: these include video instruction and topic self assessments and a multiple choice course exam. Instructor will be available for up to one hour per topic (12 topics) for learning support for the duration of the course. Instructor-led sessions to be scheduled between attendee and instructor.
Requires three exams be taken (90 minute exam on IS Core, or 90 minute exam on Business Core and any two other specialty examinations (view list of job roles and related exam) and passed at 70% or higher.. Plus a 2-day mentoring workshop. Plus Significant contributions to the industry. Adherence to the ICCP Code of Ethics.
Requires three exams be taken (90 minute exam on IS Core, or 90 minute exam on Business Core and any two other specialty examinations view list of job roles and related exam passed at 70% or higher. Adherence to the ICCP Code of Ethics.
Requires two exams be taken (90 minute exam on IS Core, or 90 minute exam on Business Core and any other specialty examinations view list of job roles and related exam passed at 50% or higher. Adherence to the ICCP Code of Ethics.
If you've achieved a foundation credential by taking the foundation level exams you must retake the exams at 90 minute duration (but at a significantly reduced member price) for any of the higher levels which are extended duration and variety examinations.
Associate Computing Professional (ACP)
Requires 2 exams (60 minute IS Core exam, one 60 minute Specialty examination - choose from Systems Development, Systems Security, Data Foundations, Database Administration, Networking, Data Communications or one Programming language exam - choose from C, C++, JAVA, COBOL) passed at 50% or higher. Adherence to the ICCP Code of Ethics.