The Smart Card Alliance has added new training materials for its Leadership, Education and Advancement Program (LEAP) members to help them prepare for Certified Smart Card Industry Professional (CSCIP) certification. First started in 2008, LEAP has already attracted numerous individuals interested in improving their knowledge and professional proficiency in the smart card industry.
CSCIP is a standardized certification program that recognizes professionals who have advanced levels of smart card industry knowledge and experience and have passed a multi-part exam developed by leading smart card industry experts. The Smart Card Alliance’s new CSCIP Smart Card Technology and Applications Training Course Modules include more than 300 pages of text, charts and graphics, assembled to serve as the primary review materials for the CSCIP certification exam.
“In order to provide the most comprehensive smart card certification available, we extensively researched and gathered all relevant information about smart card technology from existing Smart Card Alliance documents, outside organizations and Web sites, and recruited top industry experts for their inputs,” said Randy Vanderhoof, the alliance’s executive director. “The result is a complete body of knowledge organized into nine course modules. After reviewing these materials covering a broad spectrum of smart card technology and applications, LEAP members will be prepared for the CSCIP exam that is required to earn the CSCIP certification.”
The first CSCIP Certification exam is Oct. 30 at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The alliance is also offering a full day CSCIP Certification Preparation Course at the same location Oct. 27. Both are in conjunction with the Smart Card Alliance’s 8th Annual Smart Cards in Government Conference Oct. 27- Oct. 30 in Washington, D.C.