ABSTRACT: EUCIP (EUropean Certification of Informatics Professionals) is a pan-European qualification scheme for people entering the IT profession and for IT professionals wishing to assess their professional development. This paper presents the experiences of the Italian Universities in the framework of the EUCIP programme. We illustrate both the institutional perspective of the Universities and the personal perspective of a set of students who received the EUCIP Core level certification during their University studies. The results of our investigations have shown a good interest of the Universities towards the EUCIP programme. Students in general recognize the importance of this certification for their future professional career and show a good interest in improving their certified knowledge and competences.
Learning to Live in the Knowledge Society, IFIP 20th World Computer Congress, IFIP TC 3 ED-L2L Conference, September 7-10, 2008, Milano, Italy; 01/2008