The Open Group Professional Certification Program

The Open Group Professional Certification Program provides a globally recognized credential enhancing your value and visibility as a professional, while enabling your organization to adopt best practices within its career model. It is a program that provides experience-based certification that has no examination requirement and:

  • Provides a career framework with certification already used and recognized by world leading organizations
  • Provides an objective, reliable measure of candidate capabilities and qualifications
  • Ensures a more efficient and successful recruiting process with consistently positive results
  • Enables organizations to formalize and recognize career progression
  • Helps identify the best candidates for critical roles and responsibilities

The Open Group Professional Certification Program consists of the following certifications:

  • Open Certified Architect (Open CA) - Open CA is the premier, global certification for certifying skills and experience in the IT architecture community
  • Open Certified Data Scientist (Open CDS) - Open CDS is the industry's most comprehensive certification available for Data Scientists and the organizations that employ them and is designed to verify that Data Scientist professionals have the qualities and capabilities required to produce effective analysis of data for the overall improvement of the business
  • Open Certified Technical Specialist (Open CTS) - Open CTS is designed to verify that professionals have the qualities and skills needed to enable the effective development, implementation, and operation of IT solutions

A candidate can achieve certification at three levels within each profession:

  • Certified
  • Master Certified
  • Distinguished

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