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The DevOps Agile Skills Association (DASA) and APMG International, a global award-winning accreditation and certification body, announce their partnership.

The DevOps Agile Skills Association (DASA) and APMG International, a global award-winning accreditation and certification body, announce their partnership. APMG and DASA share the vision of building an open, global movement for DevOps Agile Skills Development.

London, United Kingdom, 3 November 2016.


DevOps Agile Skills Go Mainstream

The need for DevOps Agile skills is essential to IT professionals and Enterprise IT organizations as they strive to be competitive in the new fast paced, always on world of software and application development. Businesses now expect continuous and iterative delivery of IT Services. DASA was established to provide a competence model and universal qualification program to help improve the communication between software development teams and IT. DASA is an open, global community for DevOps and Agile skills development. It is a community-driven platform, open to participating member organizations that help define role-based competencies and learning paths.

Working with APMG International, an independent top-tier exam institute, is a fundamental component of DASA's Competence Model and Accreditation Scheme

"DASA provides organizations with a comprehensive competence model and accreditation scheme to adequately ensure their teams can obtain the DevOps Agile skills and knowledge they require as they invest in building agility within their IT development and operations. Partnering with a World Class Exam Delivery Provider like APMG International assures a critical element in the DASA value chain," says Maurice Boon - CEO Quint Wellington Redwood and a member of DASA Board.

Why DASA - Why Now?

"The launch of DASA in April has tapped into a real need in the IT market for DevOps Agile Skills Development. The DASA approach as an open source and community-driven movement where everyone is welcome to contribute is resonating among IT professionals and IT departments worldwide. At APMG the timing is pitch-perfect for us to be an active contributor and partner in this global movement. Over recent years we’ve seen an increase in demand for more guidance on agile and how it relates to other frameworks and methodologies. AXELOS recently added the PRINCE2 Agile® qualification to their portfolio to complement the hugely successful PRINCE2® project management methodology, and launched ITIL® Practitioner to further improve the world’s most widely used IT service management framework. Our Accredited Training Partners (ATOs) are extremely excited about our partnership with DASA, " says Richard Pharro CEO, APMG. 

About APMG:

APMG International is an award-winning exam institute and a global accreditation and certification body. APMG works with government bodies, not-for-profit and commercial partners to develop best practice products to help individuals and their organizations deliver positive results.

Our aim is to provide consistent quality and support to candidates and training organizations whether they are operating globally or as a specialist local provider. APMG International's rigorous assessment process is recognized throughout the world. To ensure our independence and commitment to quality standards, we do not provide training ourselves.

Our Accredited Organizations can be justly proud of their accredited status. Find out more about APMG visit: www.apmg-international.com

About DASA

DevOps Agile Skills Association (DASA) provides an open, global community for DevOps and Agile skills development. It is organized as a community-driven platform open to participating member organizations to help define role-based competencies and learning paths.

To realize its broader purpose, DASA aims to:

    ●        Generate interest in and awareness of the need for skills development

    ●        Define a relevant and vendor-neutral DevOps qualifications program for professionals

    ●        Promote open source qualifications for DevOps Skills

    ●        Ensure a baseline quality for training programs delivered to the market

    ●        Map members' training program content against the role-based competencies baseline

To find out more about DASA visit: www.devopsagileskills.org

 

ENDS

Further information

Contact Name: Alicia Holbrook, Head of Marketing

Contact Email: alicia.holbrook@apmg-international.com

 

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