Written and managed by practicing field-SEs with collectively 50+ years experience. Exceptionally pragmatic and relevant.
OPTAM was created by practicing field SEs for the benefit other SEs. It does the broader community no good to churn out a worthless piece of paper that is discredited or ignored by our peer group and SE management. It takes careful planning and deliberation to create a test that is rigorous without being pedantic. By adhering to a very high watermark for successful completion as well as setting a reasonable minimum cost, this ensures that only serious test takers with a mastery of the fundamentals of SE work will acquire the certification.
All of the test material are sourced directly from the most rigorously determined training resources that are available today. Test questions are designed to focus on the real world implementation of the core principles of each resource. The test requires that you understand the material being conveyed, rote memorization is simply insufficient for obtaining the certification.
A recommended reading list has been meticulously constructed to provide guided learning in the 9 separate SE Domains of Excellence. A unique aspect of the OPTAM program is that you must have a proficient score in all areas of the test, not simply meet the overall score requirement. This ensures that all certification holders are well qualified in all SE-related activities.
OPTAM is investing a great deal of planning and resources into making this certification the absolute cornerstore of a field SEs qualifications. This requires the help and assistance of a broad number of supports in the field and management in various industry verticals. OPTAM has recruited the best possible advisers, sponsors, and testing partners to ensure the certification is well received in the industry, guards against credential erosion, and is ubiquitous in reach.
Unique and Targeted
OPTAM is the first (and only, at least at the moment) program and certification test specifically targeted at technical sales professionals. There are sales, presentation, public speaking, and technology-type certification, but none that focus on the unique role of an SE.
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