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Thursday, May 10 • 10:15am - 11:00am
CPUX – A Serious (and Usable?) European Attempt at Certifying UX Professionals

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With more than 3.000 people certified since its launch in 2014, CPUX is a successful European UX certification program driven by volunteers.

This presentation will tell you what you should demand of a serious and useful UX certification program. It will openly discuss CPUX’s successes, the challenges we are facing, and what our students are saying.

Certified Professional for Usability and User Experience (CPUX) is available at two levels: Foundation level (CPUX-F) and Advanced Level, which currently includes User Requirements Engineering (CPUX-UR) and Usability Test and Evaluation (CPUX-UT). About 95% of our certifications are at the foundation level.

Most of the people that we certify at the Foundation level are people who work together with UX professionals and who want to learn at least a bit of the UX-language. We don’t claim that certification will bring you fame, wealth and honor. We don’t train “UX experts”. CPUX-F is for people who want to have more productive discussions with UX professionals. Essentially, if a CPUX-F candidate is asked "Do you speak UX?" they can confidently answer, “Yes!”.

Key characteristics of CPUX are:
  • Certification is possible based on self-study without expensive, vendor-supplied training
  • Curricula are freely available (www.uxqb.org/en/)
  • CPUX curricula are used as UX Books of Knowledge by some organizations (with or without certification)
  • Complete sets of public exam questions are freely available
  • Certification training is de-monopolized; most UX professionals can qualify as trainers
  • Foundation level certification is available in English, German, French and Russian. Advanced level certification is available in English and German.

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Rolf Molich

Owner, DialogDesign
Rolf Molich's main interests are: Usability evaluation, UX strategy for beginners, UX certificationRolf owns and manages DialogDesign, a tiny Danish usability consultancy.Rolf has worked with usability since 1984. Before that he worked as a successful software engineer.Rolf is the... Read More →

Thursday May 10, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am EDT
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