June 2015 - Launched in November 2014 after CredRadar's promise reports, the process of completing the technical formalities for introducing Big Data & Cloud certifications is nearing its end. While the Cloud certifications are still a few months away, the Big Data certification products for professionals are on the anvil now. A specialist center - The Big Data Institute - set up under the Software Qualifications Board of America (SQBA) will manage the Big Data standards, credentialing technicalities and bodies of knowledge.
Besides contributing in the finalization of the BOKs, CredForce teams have also worked under SQBA guidance to build content and knowledgeware required for examination preparation for the THREE certifications to be introduced in October 2015. These certifications are to be made available gradually across all 7000 locations of Pearson by mid 2016. It can be recalled that the CredForce's CredRadar had purple-zoned three areas, and Big Data was one of them, the other two being Talent Management and Cloud Computing. Notably, CredForce's enterprise/ agency Incubation group is already working with the Talent Management Institute TMI, and the Software Qualifications Board of America to get their overhauled certifications and standards back into the market by late 2015.