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    Default Any value in these certifications?

    ASL Application Services Library
    EXIN - We turn skills into reputation - Exams

    BISL Business Information Service Library
    EXIN - We turn skills into reputation - Exams

    ITMP Information Technology Management Prinicipals
    EXIN - We turn skills into reputation - Exams

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    EXIN - We turn skills into reputation - Exams

    I like the BISL and ITMP to be honest.

    Any of these interest you?
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    I haven't heard of them, so no. They might be great material with good focus, but they have be known to have any market value.
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    Other than ITIL, I'm not that familiar with Exin. Pretty sure their based in the UK, so maybe someone that way to add to the discussion.

    Didn't the ITIL programs really become popular in the US about 2 years?
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    If people on a certification forum haven't heard of them... then no.
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    My non-scientific test is running them through the search box at Indeed.com, Careerbuilder, etc. Both came up with zero hits.
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    My non-scientific test is running them through the search box at Indeed.com, Careerbuilder, etc. Both came up with zero hits.
    +1 for this test. It's a good indicator of cert notoriety.
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    +1 for this test. It's a good indicator of cert notoriety.
    Well done you data miners! +3 on that, I ran all of them and crickets.
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    I've heard of the following 3:

    ITMP Information Technology Management Prinicipals

    EXIN Cloud

    EXIN Green

    And I'd probably value them above the Comptia counterparts. While doing a search on job sites may be a good indication, not all companies/organisations use those sites.
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    After a bit more research they all seem to be very Euro-centric certifications (the origins are the UK Gov. right?) . Thus, we US data miners turn up empty handed (or so it seems). I think if you were to look into any of the more European popular certs, the PRINCE2 would be the choice, especially with your PMP underway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onesaint View Post
    After a bit more research they all seem to be very Euro-centric certifications (the origins are the UK Gov. right?) . Thus, we US data miners turn up empty handed (or so it seems). I think if you were to look into any of the more European popular certs, the PRINCE2 would be the choice, especially with your PMP underway.
    The Prince 2 requires a proctor to take the exam over here in the US. I think I could get a librarian to host the test for me. That goes with COBIT F also. Both I had planned to take, but after this adventure who knows. lol
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    Ive never heard of any of them. But if there some sort of version of the prince2, then yes ive heard of this, and seen it in the UK. From what i hear, its more european based, but then again ITIL stems from the british government too, so it doesnt mean it may not achieve the same levels. I think prince2 is in similar vain to the PMP, which seems more US based. I would double check this as its from memory

    Either way, i would make sure if your investing in these then like others said, make sure its in market demand in your country if possible. I personally know quite a few people who have been boosted by the prince2 based in project management type roles. All based in europe though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nel View Post
    Ive never heard of any of them. But if there some sort of version of the prince2, then yes ive heard of this, and seen it in the UK. From what i hear, its more european based, but then again ITIL stems from the british government too, so it doesnt mean it may not achieve the same levels. I think prince2 is in similar vain to the PMP, which seems more US based. I would double check this as its from memory

    Either way, i would make sure if your investing in these then like others said, make sure its in market demand in your country if possible. I personally know quite a few people who have been boosted by the prince2 based in project management type roles. All based in europe though.

    Makes sense

    That's why I went with the PMP, since I am based out of the US.
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    Now there's a blast from the past. Although not listed by the OP, and not sure it still exists, I actually have the EXIN PDI. It's not known as a cert but as a diploma (PDI is short for Practical Diploma IT). I also took some AMBI courses from EXIN many years ago. The PDI had some value before certs became popular and traditional education started covering IT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Webmaster View Post
    Now there's a blast from the past. Although not listed by the OP, and not sure it still exists, I actually have the EXIN PDI. It's not known as a cert but as a diploma (PDI is short for Practical Diploma IT). I also took some AMBI courses from EXIN many years ago. The PDI had some value before certs became popular and traditional education started covering IT.
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    ITIL is the only notable certification from EXIN.

    Quote Originally Posted by steve13ad View Post
    Other than ITIL, I'm not that familiar with Exin. Pretty sure their based in the UK, so maybe someone that way to add to the discussion.

    Didn't the ITIL programs really become popular in the US about 2 years?
    Correct. It took us way too long to catch on. Even now, some people fail to comprehend ITIL being an IT service management FRAMEWORK. It's not meant to be followed to the letter.
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    Honestly, I don't think there's any value in these certs.
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    I have heard of these exams and EXIN. Actually, there are some certifications that I know aren't worthless and are known (albeit in very specific sectors) but was told "never heard of it" when I inquired here. The one I inquired about is very well known by the two people that matter: The individuals that would potentially be my employer. Doesn't matter what those that are not going to be signing my paycheck think but, rather, what a potential employer thinks of any exam or certification (be they known or only by a few).

    The ITMP is an exam covering the major IT frameworks, models and methodologies. I did a quick search and found some information on the exam. All from EXIN's web site (LOL) which I wouldn't say is the most objective opinion since it's one of their exams. Spend your money on what you wish but I would not take any of these unless I knew a potential employer liked it. Just my opinion.
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