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ICCP Fall Presidents Message

Wednesday, August 17, 2005   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Patricia Cupoli, CCP, CDMP, CBIP
Call for Nominations

Nominations are being accepted for Director of New Projects. The by-laws of the ICCP provide the individual member constituency with the opportunity to select the Director of New Projects for the Board of Directors. Individual members of record shall elect them.

Interested qualified members of the Institute should prepare a short biography and brief statement to be included with the ballot. Send or email to the Chairman of the Nominations Committee in care of the ICCP Office (email: or mail to: 2350 E. Devon Ave, Suite 115, Des Plaines, IL 60018). All letters of intent must be postmarked no later than August 22, 2005.

Director of New Projects Responsibilities:

  • Determines and develops services/special projects that will enhance the value of certification
  • Chairperson of the New Projects Committee
  • Executes the objectives of the Education and Exams committees
  • Is a voting member of the ICCP Board of Directors
  • Is a member of the ICCP Executive Committee
  • Participates/attends ICCP Board meetings (travel expenses eligible for reimbursement by ICCP)
  • Participates in monthly ICCP Executive Committee web conferencing/phone calls
  • Participates in quarterly ICCP Board of Director web conferencing/phone calls

    ICCP Committee Volunteers

    I want to thank the ICCP certificate holders/members who volunteered for at least one of the committees listed in the last newsletter. Their names have been forwarded to the Committee Chairs who are in the process of contacting them.

    The volunteers include:
  • Frank Greenwood, CCP - Education & Training Committee
  • Mike Maier, CCP - Admissions/Business Partnerships Committee
  • Dave Rudy, CCP - No committee specified
  • K. K. Saxena, CCP - Strategic Planning Committee
  • Sandra Swearingen, CCP - Exam Committee and/or Web Development.
  • Leon Wagschal, CCP - New Projects and Recertification Committees

    It is still not too late to become a volunteer for an ICCP Committee by contacting the ICCP office at  

    ICCP Exam Recommendations Renewed American Council on Education (ACE)

    The American Council on Education (ACE) has renewed the recommendation of awarding college credits for those who pass the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals (ICCP) examinations. The ICCP has been continuously accredited by ACE since 1987. Exams taken on a proficiency basis (not for certification) are also available for college credit.

    The credit recommendations were made for the ACE Credit by Examination program based on a review by a leading panel of Information Technology educators. Granting college credit is a decision made by colleges and universities. A recent ACE survey showed that more than 90% of all educational institutions grant college credit based on examination. The credit recommendation is valid when a candidate scores a minimum of 70% on each of the examinations. For more information on the number of credits ACE recommends for individual ICCP exams, please visit our web site (, or contact the ICCP office at 800-U-GET-CCP or

    The ICCP is proud to be recognized as such a valuable resource to college students, saving them time and money with demonstrated knowledge. Passing the examinations also allows an individual to simultaneously work towards a college degree in computing or business information systems.

    Employers and peers recognize the prestigious ICCP Certified Computing Professional (CCP) and Associate Computing Professional (ACP) designations as proof of professional competence. The ICCP has recently added the Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP), as well as the Certified Business Intelligence Professional (CBIP). ICCP certifications exhibit comprehensive knowledge of stringent industry fundamentals.

    New Data Exams Available

    The new suite of data specialty exams developed by DAMA International and the ICCP are now available. They are the Data Management, Data Warehousing and Database Administration exams. These exams replace the Data Resource Management (DRM) exam. Since the data oriented subject matter and body of knowledge have grown beyond one exam over the years, DAMA recommends that at least three exams, if not more, are needed to reflect the expanding data/information management areas in the IT industry.

    The DRM exam is now officially retired. Those candidates who have taken the DRM exam in the past can still apply this exam towards the CCP, CDMP and CBIP designations. If you have any questions about your certification candidacy, please contact the ICCP office at

    AITP Appoints ICCP Board Member

    Mr. William "Bill" Reaugh has agreed to serve as a representative of the Association of Information Technology Professionals on the ICCP Board of Directors through the end of 2006. Bill will be joining Larry Schmitz to staff the two positions that AITP holds on the ICCP board.

    Bill brings an illustrious professional background coupled with a distinguished record of service to AITP to this important new role. He is a Past President of AITP. He also served for six years on the Board of Regents of the Foundation for IT Education, including a period as President of the Education Foundation.

    The ICCP Board welcomes Bill. We have a number of new initiatives and look forward to Bill's input. AITP remains deeply committed to the value and integrity of the professional certification process through its long partnership with ICCP.

    ICCP Membership in Culminis Alliance

    The ICCP has been accepted as a member of the Culminis Alliance.

    Culminis is an international organization representing the ideas, aspirations, and needs of IT professionals. By building a partnership between IT professionals and information technology solution providers, Culminis strives to improve the skills, abilities and knowledge of its members along with the technologies they depend on. This organization is very interested in ICCP's vendor and product neutral certifications. The ICCP looks forward to working with Culminis.

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