Enterprise Performance Engineering Credential
HyPerformix Inc., which provides predictive application performance software, has introduced a new certification program, the Enterprise Performance Engineering Certification (EPEC). This two-level, “product-independent” program is meant for IT professionals aiming to work on their ability to implement performance engineering disciplines in the development lifecycle of new enterprise applications.
The EPEC Program includes members from several Fortune 500 companies in the banking, financial services, insurance and telecommunications sectors. These member companies are already putting representatives through the training for certification, HyPerformix will rely on them to provide feedback and monitor the certification process.
There are two levels of certification in the EPEC Program: Level I or Basic, and Level II or Advanced. Level I certification covers the fundamentals of performance engineering. This includes an examination of the system lifecycle, metric identification, data collection and analysis, model building, scenario selection, predictive analysis and project management. Candidates for the Basic EPEC credential must attend a one-week course and then pass an exam.
Level II certification covers more advanced topics in performance engineering. These include analysis of complex IT environments, complex modeling, performance, project management and performance innovation. Candidates for the Advanced EPEC credential must go through an interview in order to demonstrate their professional ability, in addition to participating in remote study activities that include lab exercises and case studies. Before enrolling for Level II certification, candidates must first complete Level I. The Advanced certification will be available in the fourth quarter of 2003.
For more information, see http://www.hyperformix.com.
Emily Hollis is associate editor for Certification Magazine. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.