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EXIN Deepens Agile Scrum Exam Capabilities, Adds Master Certification Level

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 3 maggio 2015

utrecht, the Netherlands, EXIN expands their global certifications with global launch of EXIN Agile Scrum Master. The launch marks a deepening of EXIN’s Agile Scrum certification portfolio, providing exam candidates and employers with world-recognized evidence for advanced competences and skills in the field of Agile Scrum. Agile is a popular approach for managing projects in a flexible manner, a philosophy that originated within software development but that is increasingly being used in other types of projects. As the Agile approach focuses on self-organization and cross- functional capabilities, with small teams and small development steps called Sprints, the Agile philosophy results in a flexible way of working. The intent of which is to create high quality products or services closely aligned to changing customer needs. Scrum is the most well-known and widely adopted process framework for Agile development.Within its Project & Program Management domain EXIN already offers EXIN Agile Scrum Foundation, a foundation level certification that validates an IT professional’s blended knowledge in the field of Agile methodologies and Scrum practices. The launch of EXIN Agile Scrum Master adds to this entry-level certification by providing professionals in the fields of project management, software development, business management and IT service management with world-recognized and e-CF based* confirmation of their profound Agile Scrum knowledge and skills.
The Master level certification is developed by EXIN’s certification and exam experts, in joint cooperation with international high-profile specialists in the area of Agile Scrum including university researchers. Unlike customary in the market, the EXIN Agile Scrum Master certification does not explicitly require any Agile related working experience. This certification is open to professionals already working with Agile Scrum or planning to work according to this philosophy. Also different than some other offerings in the market, EXIN Agile Scrum Master does not require candidates to enter into a continuous membership or to take recertification exams. Instead EXIN has chosen to develop and deliver a high-quality but cost-efficient certification to keep it accessible, affordable and obtainable for every professional interested in working with Agile Scrum.
EXIN Agile Scrum Master builds on the foundation level exam and has practical components. However the EXIN Agile Scrum Foundation certificate is not a mandatory prerequisite. EXIN does highly recommend this certificate or other, relevant certificates such as Prince2 Agile, EXIN Lean IT Foundation and certificates fromScrum.org and Scrum Alliance.
Taking a training with an Accredited Training Provider is a mandatory pre-requisite. This training will include practical assignments. The certification typically fits a 2-day mandatory training session. EXIN Agile Scrum Master will be available online through EXIN Anywhere and via EXIN’s global partner channel. EXIN Agile Scrum Master will be available in six languages including English, Dutch, Japanese, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and French. Other language localizations are possible when required by market demand.
As with other certifications within EXIN’s portfolio, the EXIN Agile Scrum Master certification was developed using e-Competence Framework (e-CF) based principles. The underlying e-CF framework provides the certification with a quality assurance targeted competence development. Some of the competences addressed within the advanced level Agile Scrum certification include: Service Level Management, Component Integration, Testing, Education and Training Provision, Personnel Development, Risk Management and Process Improvement.“The EXIN Agile Scrum Foundation certification is already a highly sought after certification in a variety of countries worldwide,” said Bernd Taselaar, CEO of EXIN. “The e-CF based quality, the cost-efficiency and close adaptation to local demand have probably contributed to this success. I expect the same from this advanced Agile Scrum certification level, especially since it was developed bottom-up – by carefully listening to global user needs.”

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Journalists Caritas find devastation in villages near epicentre of Nepal earthquake

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caritasCaritas aid missions are reporting that villages in remote areas of Nepal have been utterly devastated by the earthquake. Speaking from Pokhari danda in Gorkha, 15 km from the epicentre, Stefen Teplan of Caritas Germany said, “60 percent of the village is destroyed. More than food and water, what is needed most is temporary shelter before the monsoon sets in.”
The full scale of the disaster is becoming clear. The death toll from the 7.9 magnitude earthquake increased to 6000 with 1000s still missing. Over 130,000 houses have been destroyed and 85,000 houses partially damaged. There are 30 out of 75 districts in the country affected. This includes mountain and hilly areas, in areas where rural populations are dispersed.
Caritas has reached 4000 families in the Kathmandu Valley with plastic sheets, blankets and food. Teams have also reached some of the worst affected rural areas of Gorkha, Sindapalchowk, Nuwakot and Kavre. “Each of these teams is staffed by experience experts,” said Fr. Pius Perumana SJ, director of Caritas Nepal. “They can evaluate what people need most.”
The priority is shelter. “The people who have lost their homes are exposed to the rain and cold weather at night. They really need international solidarity,” said Angan Baj, Emergency Response Manager for Caritas India, who is with the team visiting villages in Gorkha. Caritas will also be providing food, clean water and sanitation and counselling. Caritas Internationalis Secretary General Michel Roy says Caritas has been flooded with donations and solidarity from across the globe. Caritas members worldwide have pledged 3 million euros in the first days following the quake. Communication officer Lilian Chan is in Nepal and is helping coordinate communications for the Caritas confederation relief efforts.

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Medici: accesso alle scuole di specializzazione

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 3 maggio 2015

Paola-Binetti“Il Miur risponde con un Regolamento, pubblicato ieri in GU, alle aspettative di oltre 10.000 candidati al prossimo concorso nazionale per accedere alle Scuole di specializzazione. Non è il Bando tanto atteso, ma un semplice regolamento, che giunge all’ultimo momento rispetto alla scadenza prevista del 30 aprile. Conferma che i quiz saranno 70 e che verteranno sulle conoscenze cliniche previste dal piano di studi, riduce il numero delle opzioni possibili per rendere più veloci i processi di immatricolazione e demanda alla università gli aspetti organizzativi-procedurali. Ma soprattutto corre voce che il numero delle borse disponibile si attesti intorno ai 4.000 contratti. A questo punto non stupisce che i candidati non siano contenti e minaccino di tornare nuovamente in piazza” Lo afferma l’on. Paola Binetti, deputato di Area popolare e membro della commissione Affari sociali, da sempre schierata a fianco dei giovani medici.
“Ci aspettavamo qualcosa di più preciso rispetto alle modalità degli esami, tenendo conto delle infinite polemiche dello scorso anno, sia per gli errori del Cineca che per il clima tutt’altro che sereno in cui si sono svolti gli esami in molte sedi. Ma soprattutto ci aspettavamo che l’opzione fatta da molti specializzandi per il nuovo ordinamento, che riduce a quattro gli anni di quasi tutte le scuola di specializzazione, avesse liberato risorse adeguate per tutelare il diritto agli studi dei futuri medici. Non dimentichiamo infatti che senza una specializzazione l’accesso a molte posizioni professionali è precluso. E invece ci troviamo ancora una volta a fare i conti con una forbice che si allarga di anno in anno. Perché la coda degli aspiranti si allunga con tutti coloro che di anno in anno restano fuori. Né tanto meno ci consolano le sentenze della magistratura che ammette chi fa ricorso non sulla base del merito ma solo sulla base del vizio di forma. Chi veglierà quest’anno sulle procedure centrali e locali per evitare chesi possano ripetere gli stessi errori dell’anno scorso?” aggiunge Paola Binetti. ” Si può riformare la costituzione, la legge elettorale e mille altre cose come è accaduto ieri con i Manager, i direttori generali, della PA. Ma occorre iniziare dalle cose solo apparentemente più piccole, laddove i giovani incontrano per la prima volta le istituzioni e chiedono che sia tutelato il merito di chi intende continuare a studiare e non vuole trovarsi davanti ad una porta sbarrata prima ancora di potersi mettere alla prova. Per questo, chiediamo ai ministri del Miur, Salute e soprattutto al MEF di rivedere attentamente il numero dei contratti disponibili e di non contribuite a incrementare la lista drammatica dei giovani disoccupati” conclude.

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