Type of qualification
This qualification is a nationwide standardised advanced vocational training. Vocational education and training in Germany has a multi-level system of advanced vocational training qualifications which are regulated in a nationally standardised manner. Within the scope of regulated advanced training, three advanced training levels are differentiated with regard to competence requirements and the associated differing areas of possible company deployment. They usually require completion of a vocational qualification (in a recognised training occupation and/or recognised advance vocational training) or evidence of a comparable qualification. This then serves as the basis of the qualifications. Those completing the qualifications are equipped for the autonomous and responsible assumption of demanding tasks.
The qualification type of Operative Professional forms the second level of the IT continuing training system pursuant to the IT Advanced Training Ordinance. The qualifications (such as certified It developer or certified IT consultant) provide preparation for the assumption of middle management positions with human resources and budgetary responsibility. Those completing the qualification have a significantly expanded scope of responsibility compared to the specialist profiles.
Those completing the qualification are in possession of competences relating to self-management and process management. The professional competences acquired encompass aspects such as analysis, evaluation and implementation of user requirements, stipulation of basic overall design and selection of suitable platforms including hardware, software, operating system, database and communication and network. Those completing the qualification are in possession of competences for the planning, processing and evaluation of comprehensive professional tasks and problems and of competences for autonomous management of processes within their field of occupational activity. Alongside professional competence, they also have a high degree of management, team and communicative expertise.