A month ago Govindu Nagotla opened a VC Consultant Certfication in TechEd08!!! in the Visual Composer 7.0 forum, he suggest a certification program for Visual Composer at TechEd’08. He also suggests the content of the certification. I also spent some time to think about the certification and what could be the content of the certification. In the beginning I thought a certification for Visual Composer? This isn’t necessary… Visual Composer is an easy to use tool to build very fast business applications for the SAP NetWeaver Portal. But after a few minutes of brainstorming I had so many points on my list, that I must say, ok a certification program for Visual Composer makes sense. I’m also familiar with other technologies for creating portal applications like WebDynpro and for those technologies there are also certification programs. Then I replied to the thread with my initial thoughts and I decided to discuss this with Dafna Yanay the SAP Product Manager for Visual Composer. We have calls at regular intervals. Last time in our call I asked her if there is something planned for Visual Composer and of course in regard to the new Visual Composer 7.1 which is part of the Composition Environment. She was interested in the topic and we decide to ask the community and dependent on the feedback of the community we will make our next steps. So this is the initial blog for discussing the certification program for Visual Composer in this thread. Please feel free to participate at this discussion.
I had a look into the SAP Education program and noticed that there is a a curriculum for Visual Composer available, but no certification. I think Visual Composer is a tool which is used by developers and also by business process experts (when you think about the community project in the BPX area), so I think there must be a certification for people like the business process experts (without deep technical background of how to connect to backend systems or how to create a service) with a focus on modeling applications depend on the requirements of business processes and a certification for developers (with more technical background like how to connect backend systems and so on) and a third certifications for the absolute experts. Maybe the three certifications can classified like the other SAP certifications into Associate, Professional and Master.