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Compoid has certification paths for many technical job roles. We are accredited by the Organization for New Occupational Opportunities (ONOO), meaning our training meets externally set benchmarks and standards. Each of these certifications consists of passing a technical challenge. The Compoid SaaS platform includes TeamCity continuous integration for Docker containers deployment which will be included in the technical description of the certificate.

Certification paths and benefits 

You have to enroll to a training platform with dedicated admin access - Experiential, Practicum or BigData. Once you learn your preferred software you can apply for certification. Each You will have to pass a technical challenge which will be very similar to what you will normally have to do in a real-world job role. Once certified your work on the particular software platform will be backed up for a period of one calendar Year or for the duration of your Compoid subscription - whichever is longer. You can obtain certifications on multiple platforms and restore the backed-up state for an interview or presentation.

  • Certification on multiple platforms available.
  • Your work will be backed up for one calendar Year or for the duration of your Compoid subscription - whichever is longer.
  • The Compoid SaaS platform includes TeamCity continuous integration for Docker containers deployment which will be included in the technical description of the certificate.

Business Intelligence Systems Professional (BISP)
£80 GBP / $100 USD

Business Intelligence (BI) comprises of the strategies and technologies used by enterprises for the data analysis of business information. Business Intelligence uses both data analysis and analytics techniques to consolidate and summarize information that is specifically useful in an enterprise context.

The key challenge with Business Intelligence is to consolidate the different enterprise information systems and data sources into a single integrated data warehouse on which analysis or analytics operations can be performed. A data warehouse is a (large) centralized database in an organization that combines a variety of different databases from different sources. An example of Business Intelligence would be to build a management dashboard that visualizes key enterprise KPIs across different division in the world.

Technical challenge - Create Business Intelligence integration for ACME company using BI from Compoid SaaS platform


Produce financial and market intelligence by querying data repositories and generating periodic reports. Devise methods for identifying data patterns and trends in available information sources.

  • Analyze competitive market strategies through analysis of related product, market, or share trends.
  • Synthesize current business intelligence or trend data to support recommendations for action.
  • Manage timely flow of business intelligence information to users.
  • Collect business intelligence data from available industry reports, public information, field reports, or purchased sources.
  • Identify and analyze industry or geographic trends with business strategy implications.
  • Analyze technology trends to identify markets for future product development or to improve sales of existing products.
  • Generate standard or custom reports summarizing business, financial, or economic data for review by executives, managers, clients, and other stakeholders.
  • Identify or monitor current and potential customers, using business intelligence tools.
  • Maintain or update business intelligence tools, databases, dashboards, systems, or methods.
  • Maintain library of model documents, templates, or other reusable knowledge assets.
  • Create business intelligence tools or systems, including design of related databases, spreadsheets, or outputs.
  • Conduct or coordinate tests to ensure that intelligence is consistent with defined needs.
  • Disseminate information regarding tools, reports, or metadata enhancements.


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Information Systems Data Architect – Big Data (ISDA)
£0 GBP / $0 USD
(included with BigData Emerging roles training)

Big Data makes use of both data analysis and analytics techniques and frequently builds upon the data in enterprise data warehouses (as used in BI). As such, it can be considered the ‘next step’ in the evolution of Business Intelligence.

Big Data, however, requires a different approach than Business Intelligence for a number of key reasons.

  • The data that is analyzed in Big Data environments is larger than what most traditional BI solutions can cope with, and therefore requires distinct and distributed storage and processing solutions.
  • Big Data is characterized by the variety of its data sources and includes unstructured or semi-structured data. Big Data solutions need, for example, to be able to process images of audio files.

The difference between Big Data and Business Intelligence can be depicted by the figure below:

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Certified eCommerce Systems Professional (CESP)
£40 GBP / $50 USD

Certified eCommerce Systems Professional focuses on standards, technologies and practices for both business-to-business and business-to-consumer e-commerce models. This individual understands and facilitates relationships among marketing, promotion, customer service, user interaction, purchasing methods, and secure transactions by using SSL and SET, payment gateways, inventory control, shipping and order information and site performance testing and evaluation.

Technical challenge - Create eCommerce Framework using your preferred app from Compoid SaaS platform

The Certified eCommerce Systems Professional technical challenge tests the following common core of Internet skills:

E-Commerce Site Development

  • Evaluate an e-commerce site to maximize audience usability.
  • Develop and host an e-commerce site using instant storefront services and stand-alone e-commerce software.
  • Implement e-commerce-based learning solutions.
  • Implement inventory and fulfillment strategies for an e-commerce site.
  • Implement payment-processing services for an e-commerce site.
  • Develop a knowledge base.

E-Commerce Technology and Security

  • Define and use standards, initiatives and e-commerce frameworks that support supplier transactions.
  • Configure Web server software for an e-commerce site.
  • Analyze and improve e-commerce site performance.
  • Secure e-commerce transactions.
  • Secure an e-commerce site.

E-Commerce Business, Marketing and Legal Issues

  • Identify the effects of e-commerce on business operations and revenue generation.
  • Identify legal and governmental issues in e-commerce.
  • Implement effective marketing for an e-commerce site.
  • Implement strategies for effective customer service and manage customer relationships in e-commerce operations.

Supply Chain Information Systems Professional (SCISP)
£80 GBP / $100 USD

The sizeable workforce in the field of supply chain management calls for a greater understanding of the student expectations towards the Supply Chain Management (SCM) programs.  The skills requirements for a SCM practitioner is quite complex and requires a wide range of skills, including: commercial skills, analytical abilities, problem-solving skills, technical knowledge of transport or warehouse operations, good understanding of IT applications (e.g. modelling tools, customer relationship management, e-sourcing etc.) as well as communication skills and motivational skills. Work experience or workplace exposure is essential for development of SCM skills as it helps to practice new skills and subject knowledge. Studies of job advertisements found that even entry-level jobs in the SCM industry require work experience.
Organizations prioritize degree qualification for both mid-level and executive level jobs in SCM. This suggests that degree qualification is not a priority for entry-level jobs in SCM, but it is an essential criterion for higher-levels jobs. In all levels of jobs, employers look for someone who has relevant work experiences, which represents a challenge for the students. Firms have started to question how they can integrate and improve their material and information flow activities and processes inside the organizations and with their supply chain partners. In order to fully benefit and implement supply chain management concepts, it is important for the firms to integrate efficiently with their suppliers, customers, warehouses, and other intermediate value-adding partners. Different research results have suggested that the higher level of integration with suppliers and customers in the supply chain benefits at greater extent.

Technical challenge - Create SCM integration with Stevens method using ERP or SCM from Compoid SaaS platform

Stevens was one of the pioneer researchers on the supply chain integration. He has identified four stages of supply chain integration.
  • The first stage represents the fragmented operations within the individual company.
  • The characteristics of second stage are limited to integration between adjacent functions, for example, purchasing and materials control.
  • In the third stage, the integration requires the internal integration of the end-to-end planning in the individual company.
  • Finally, the last stage represents the true supply chain integration including upstream to suppliers and downstream to customers



Project Management Systems Professional (PMSP)
£80 GBP / $100 USD

Technical challenge - Create a Project Management Framework using your preferred app from Compoid SaaS platform

  • Develop a project plan
  • Create a scope statement
  • Create a WBS
  • Create an activity list
  • Construct a network diagram
  • Develop activity duration estimates
  • Identify critical path(s)
  • Develop a project schedule
  • Determine resource requirements
  • Estimate project costs
  • Establish a cost baseline
  • Create a quality management plan
  • Document team roles and responsibilities
  • Assign project staff
  • Create a communication management plan
  • Create a risk management plan
  • Identify project risks and triggers
  • Perform qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Develop a risk response plan
  • Prepare a statement of work
  • Prepare a procurement document.

  1. Project Management Plan
    Project scope management is “the processes to ensure that the project includes all of the work required, and only the work required, to complete the project successfully”. The project scope statement also meets the following criteria:
    - It determines what is included in the project.
    - It serves as a guide to determine what work is not needed to complete the project objectives
    - It defines what work is needed to complete the project objectives.
    - It serves as a point of reference for what is not included in the project.
  2. Scope Management plan
    The Scope Management plan is a document that plays a key role at helping the project manager avoid possible issues with future scope changes, and scope creep. The Scope Management plan consists of some of the following characteristics.
    - It can be very formal or informal
    - The document describes how scope changes will be classified and identified
    - The plan describes how the project scope will be managed
    - The plan can be as detailed as the project manager deems necessary
    - This document is considered a subsidiary piece of the overall project management plan.
  3. Create a Work Breakdown Structure
    The WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) is a method of representing work packages, from the high level down to the low level. The project may be "Clean Kitchen" and is made of secondary level work packages such as "Wash Floor," "Clean Fridge," and "Wipe Countertops". "Wash Floor" might be broken down into "Prepare Materials," "Clear Floor of Objects," and "Scrub"
  4. Activity Sequencing
    Activity sequencing is a process for identifying dependencies between scheduled events.
  5. Activity Resource Estimating
    This process is required for finding out what types of resources are required for each scheduled activity.
  6. Activity Duration Estimating
    This process tries to find out the number of work periods shall be required for each activity which has been scheduled.
  7. Schedule Development
    This process is used to analyze sequences of activities, schedule constraints, resource requirements, and activity durations to come up with a feasible project schedule.
  8. Cost Estimating
    A good cost estimation includes the identification of cost components through thorough research. This enables the costs of a project to be monitored, and while the project is in progress, avoids cost overruns.Inaccuracies in the cost estimation are inevitable. The goal is to be as realistic as possible. Typical cost components include labor, supplies, materials, equipment, and overheads.
  9. Cost Budgeting
    This process is used to find out the quality standards and metrics which shall be used in the project and also how they can be met satisfactorily. Budgeting means allocation of funds, suppose the estimate is of 100 units, but the money which can be provided for that activity is only 70 units. then 70 units becomes our budget. moreover it is the comprehensive short-term operational plan for a business. The bill of materials defines the complete set of materials required in order to create a product. The BOM can be in the form of a tree with multiple levels. It can also be in a document format which is indented to the lowest level required, so that it accurately lists all parts and raw materials needed to make the specified product. The BOM is then used by the project manager and/or purchasing department to order any supplies which are necessary for the project.
  10. Human Resource Planning
    - This process is carried out to find out the human resources required for the project.
    - Also the roles of all team members.
    - Reporting relationships among members.
    - Responsibilities of team members.
    - And creating a staffing management plan.

Customer Relationship Management Systems Professional (CRMSP)
£80 GBP / $100 USD

An important tool for sales and marketing activities is the customer relationship management system (CRM) . At their core, CRM systems are software systems used to collect and manage information about customers and prospects, making them a valuable source of internal data. CRM system providers have also built a set of technology tools around this core to help marketers analyze customer information and use it to create smarter, better targeted, and more effective marketing communication.

Information gained through CRM initiatives can support the development of sales and marketing strategy by developing the organization’s knowledge in key areas: identifying customer segments, improving customer retention, improving product offerings (by better understanding customer needs), improving the customer experience, and identifying the organization’s most profitable customers.

CRM systems for marketing help an organization identify and target potential clients and generate leads. A key marketing capability is tracking and measuring the effectiveness of multichannel campaigns, including email, search, social media, telephone, direct mail, and other channels. The CRM system can monitor which individuals click, respond, and participate in any call to action. It also reports overall campaign metrics such as clicks, responses, leads generated, deals closed, and revenue.

Technical challenge - Set up a CRM System integration with Customer segmentation (by product) for ACME company using ERP or SCM from Compoid SaaS platform
Setting up a CRM system primarily consists of creating a database of all customers, both current and potential. As much information as possible, in addition to the basic information, must be filled out, depending on the segment, the company’s product structure, and the knowledge of the individual customers. This information is crucial to all marketing activities and to customer segmentation.

CRM consists of three major elements, among which there is an immediate link, and the fourth element complements them. The four elements are:
  • People—human capital, customers, employees;
  • business processes—orientation, blending, unification;
  • technologies—type, scope, area of use;
  • contents—data, processing, sorting, archiving

Customer segmentation means dividing the market into separate customer groups that share similar characteristics. Segmenting customers is possible from many different perspectives. Product segmentation enables you to have a powerful way to identify customer needs, or even create needs. It allows for targeted and narrowly segmented marketing, which is much more effective than a global approach. By linking sales analyses and marketing segments, companies are also able to identify untapped market segments and quickly achieve leadership and thus a competitive advantage. Specifically, some products are good sellers, so this approach is applied to the entire segment of customers with the same focus. Global companies make use of this across different countries and continents, where portability is very fast thanks to a functional CRM system. This competitive advantage of global companies is widely used primarily in relation to local players.
Product segmentation also has a significant impact on company marketing. Therefore, the CRM system is one of its major platforms. It also allows a significant number of marketing functions:
  • The quick launch of newly developed products/knowledge of the target group;
  • Development of customer marketing programs/targeted marketing;
  • Selection of a specific product portfolio for a given customer segment;
  • Design of optimal distribution strategies or entire business structure targeting different customer segments.

Human Resource Information Systems Professional (HRISP)
£80 GBP / $100 USD

The Human Resource Information Systems is introduced by presenting the various definitions, development, costs and benefits, as well as their functions and relationship with HRM. HRIS shape an integration between human resource management (HRM) and Information Technology. The system supports applications such as employee selection and placement, payroll, pension and benefits management, intake and training projections, career-planning, equity monitoring, and productivity evaluation. These information systems increase administrative efficiency and produce reports capable of improving decision-making. Today, managers and employees are assuming activities once considered the domain of human resource professionals and administrative personnel. HRIS is defined as a technology-based system used to acquire, store, manipulate, analyze, retrieve, and distribute pertinent information regarding an organization’s human resources.

Technical challenge - Create HRIS Framework for ACME company using your preferred app from Compoid SaaS platform

The Human Resource Information Systems Professional exam tests the following common core of technical skills:

  • Prepare employment records related to events, such as hiring, termination, leaves, transfers, or promotions, using human resources management system software.
  • Create reports and presentations - An HRIS system typically holds all information surrounding the firms human resources initiatives, including details regarding the group's hiring practices, such as a comprehensive listing of all job applicants, an up-to-date index of job openings and electronic copies of each employees on boarding paperwork, such as I-9 and W2 forms. It also holds data regarding the salary and incentive compensation of each staff member, annual performance appraisals and any disciplinary actions.
  • Simulate candidates applying for open positions by submitting their resumes. Perform detailed searches of collected resumes, using a variety of queries, including location, level of education, years of professional experience and technical skill set.


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