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Fully on-line and internationally accessible European IT Key Competencies Certification Academy from Brussels EU, governed by the European Information Technologies Certification Institute.
The main mission of the EITCA Academy is to provide worldwide the EU based, internationally recognized, formal competencies certification standard, that can be accessed by all interested parties to support Information Society development with further EU and global economy growth.
The standard is based on a joint EITCA/KC Academy certification and relevant group of EITC certifications. The total fee for the EITCA/KC certification is € 1100, but due to EITCI subsidy the fee can be reduced by 80% (from € 1100 to € 220) for all interested participants (regardless their status, place of residence and nationality) provided in support of the inclusive digital society.
The EITCA Academy certification includes open access to education materials and e-learning platform.
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Follow on-line curriculum in preparing for the exams. There are no class-hours, you learn and practice when you can.
After preparing you take fully on-line EITC exams. After passing all you obtain EITCA Academy Certificate.
The EU issued EITCA Academy Certificate with detailed supplements is a formal attestation of your competencies.
Follow on-line open-access materials preparing for the exams. There are no class-hours, you study when you can.
After preparing you take fully on-line EITC exams. After passing all you obtain EITCA Academy Certificate.
The EITCA Academy Certificate with a supplement and all substituent EITC Certificates well attest your skills.
EITCA/CG Computer Graphics Academy certificate is an official EU based, internationally recognized attestation of competence, systematizing theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the field of computer graphics. It is an implementation of the European Commission Digital Agenda for Europe upon Europe 2020 Strategy in digital competencies dissemination and certification.
Computer graphics is one of the most important and widespread applications of Information Technologies in modern economy and society, which are becoming increasingly digitized. It is currently basis of modern marketing, product designing, architecture, entertainment and art. Created with the use of appropriate tools it becomes an increasingly indispensable element of visual communications (including websites, movies, commercials, video games, multimedia presentations, press publishing, photography, utility design, and many others). In the era of progressing digitization of life, skills in the field of computer graphics are increasingly important, and the role of skilled graphic designers on the modern labour market cannot be underestimated. Professional competencies in the field of computer graphics can be utilized in countless number of applications within employment, professional activities and personal life. A formal confirmation of these skills with the official EU EITCA/CG certificate further enhances their value, especially in the eyes of potential employers.
The EITCA/CG certificate provides an attestation of professional competencies in the area of producing visual creations within raster (Adobe Photoshop), vector (Adobe Illustrator) and 3D graphics, artistic and technical design (including visual web design with Adobe Dreamweaver and Flash technologies), creating animations and interactive graphics, as well as understanding aspects of corporate identity and graphic design in the context of broadly understood art and technology. Obtaining the EITCA/CG Academy certificate is associated with acquiring knowledge and passing the final exams within all of the 10 single EITC courses constituting the Academy (also available separately as single EITC certifications). More details can be found on the FAQ pages.
The EITCA/CG Computer Graphics Academy programme includes 10 single EITC courses (European Information Technologies Certification courses) with a total of 150 hours of didactic content (15 hours for each EITC course).
The list of EITC certification courses included in the complete EITCA/CG Computer Graphics Academy programme, in accordance with the specifications of the European Information Technologies Certification Institute EITCI, is presented below. You can click on a respective EITC course to display the detailed programme.
The individual EITC courses may also be purchased separately, without the need to purchase a complete academy, however in this case no EU support applies.
EITCA/CG Computer Graphics Academy is an advanced training and certification programme with extensive didactic content, equivalent to international post-graduate studies combined with the industry-level training, and surpassing standard graphics training offers in various fields of computer graphics available on the market. The content of the EITCA Academy certification programme is specified and standardized by the European Information Technologies Certification Institute EITCI in Brussels. This programme is successively updated due to IT advancement in accordance with the guidelines of the EITCI Institute and is subject to periodic accreditations.
Personalized certifications that participant obtains after completing EITCA/CG Academy consists of EITCA/CG Computer Graphics Academy certificate and 9 specific EITC/CG certificates. Specimens of all of these certificates are presented below:
Both the learning process as well as examination procedures within the EITCA Academy is carried out remotely within e-learning platform. The didactic process, carried out via Internet with the use of any client device, is fully flexible in terms of time and place, eliminating requirement of participants' physical presence and removing accessibility barriers (such as geographic or time zone barriers).
After signing-up for a chosen EITCA/EITC programme participants acquire access to personalized e-learning environment featuring asynchronous learning methodology, without any timing requirements.
EITC/EITCA e-learning didactics highlights:
The EITC/EITCA interactive didactic process on the e-learning platform includes an unlimited availability of expert consultations. On-line consultancy can be initiated at any time by the participant who requires assistance.
Depending on the needs of the participant the consultancy can be limited to answering to the specific questions or solving problems associated with the didactic programme. It can be also extended to tutorials and advices, up to individual didactic approach based on the progress of the participant. Consultancies are based on the e-learning platform communication system as well as individual e-mail contact and if required real-time chat with experts.
The e-learning platform processes statistics of all learning activities of the participant during didactic programme implemenation and thus allows consulting experts to individualize their approach in proper assisting of the participant learning needs. Detailed activity reports are prepared automatically by the platform and presented to the consulting experts so they can know which parts of the programme were most problematic and require focus. The model of individual tutoring and coaching depending on the learning needs of participants is based upon similar aproaches in the leading universities and is characterized by increasing learning effectiveness additionally motivating participants to increased effort in learning when they decide to initiate consultancy assistance.
The on-line didactics is always programmed into EITC courses which end in fully remote EITC examination conducted via Internet, without the need of physical presence at examination center. The examination has a form of a closed test, including 15 random multiple-choice test questions on the given EITC course content. This remote test is taken by the participant within the e-learning platform (where the participant is presented with the interactive test which implements random choice of test questions, the ability to return to answered or unanswered questions and time limitation which is 45 minutes). The EITC examination passing score is 60% positive answers but failure in achieving this limit enables participant to retake the exam without additional fees (there are 2 free retake attempts, after which further examination retakes require a payment fee amounting to 20 Euro to be processed). Participant can retake a passed test to improve the score for better presentation on the certification.
Completion of all EITC exams which constitute an EITCA certification results in issuing to the participant the relevant EITCA Academy certification, together with all included EITC certificates. There are no additional EITCA Academy examinations (the examinations are only assigned to EITC courses, passing each of them results with an EITC certification issuing, while the EITCA Academy certification is only issued after passing a relevant group of EITC examinations). The scores presented on the EITCA Academy certification are the scores of all EITC certifications comprising a certain EITCA Academy. All the procedures are implented fully remotely in Brussels and the ceritificate is sent to the participant, while the digital certification is permamently stored in the EITCI validation service.
Certification process along with all the examinations is conducted fully remotely on-line within a modern e-learning platform in an asynchronous mode. Thanks to flexibly of organized e-learning didactic process along with all the examinations carried out remotely and asynchronously via Internet (allowing highest flexibility in time with participant self organizing his learning activity at his / her convenience), physical presence of the participant is not necessary, therefore many barriers are eliminated.
The EITCA Academy and EITC certifications are compatible with the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (in short ECTS). If you study on the European university (not necessarily in the EU but in the country participating in the ECTS standard) you can account EITCA Academy or EITC courses completion for your ongoing undergraduate or postgraduate studies programme within a national-level higher education system. This is possible as the EITCA Academy and EITC certifications are ECTS standard compatibile, and have assigned ECTS scores according to the standard specification. Nevertheless it is still a decision on the side of the university administration to accept or decline accounting of completion of a certain EITC certification course in your academic studies programme (such inquiry should be made to the Dean office along with the relevcant EITC/EITCA certifications and their supplements). The EITC and EITCA certifications are provided with the detailed programme supplements that will allow for a proper consideration of contentwise equivalence with a relevant university course or the corresponding ammount of qualifications and competencies even by the universities in the countries which are not participating in the ECTS system.
EITCA Academies consist of groups of individual EITC Certification programmes, each of those being assigned with the defined number of the ECTS credits, awarded after obtaining the Certification. The EITC/EITCA percantage based grading scale is also fully compatible with the ECTS grading scale, thus supporting acceptance of external learning results. The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) serves as a EU based standard for comparing the academic study attainment and performance of students of higher education across the European Union and other European countries seeking to participate in the ECTS standard. For successfully completed courses relevant numbers of ECTS credits are awarded. The ECTS credits serve as a reference to compare complexity of courses in different higher educational institutions and by agreements between these institutions to acknowledge the courses completed in different institutions on the basis of ECTS credits support international exchange of EU students and studying abroad. It should be noted that many countries have similar standards, which can easily account ECTS credits too. Gaining ECTS credits in EITC/EITCA programme will certainly add-up positively to your academic conduct at any university.
Upon the EITCI subsidy the EITCA/KC Key Competencies Academy attesting professional IT skills is accessible internationally within a 80% EITCI subsidized fee for both EU and non-EU citizens worldwide (regardless nationality and status), allowing to obtain professional Key Competencies certification issued in Brussels within a fraction of the costs associated with studying abroad in the EU.
Develop and formally confirm professional graphics & design skills of your employees on-line in Brussels.
If you or your organization are interested in the programme, the EITCI subsidy will enable 80% reduction of the European IT Certification Academy fee promoting dissemination of the standard (EITCI subsidized fee reduction is valid worldwide for both EU and non-EU citizens regardless of their employment status).
The EITCA Academy constitutes a series of topically related EITC Certification programmes, which can be completed separately, corresponding on their own to standards of industrial level IT professional training. Both EITCA and EITC Certifications constitute an important attestation of the holder's relevant IT expertise & skills, empowering individuals worldwide by confirming their competencies and supporting their careers. The European IT Certification standard developed by EITCI Institute since 2008 seeks to enhance digital literacy, disseminate professional IT competencies in life long learning and counter digital exclusion by supporting people living with disabilities, as well as people of low socio-economic status and the pre-tertiary school youth. This conforms with the guidelines of the Digital Agenda for Europe policy as set out in its pilar of promoting digital literacy, skills and inclusion.
The subsidy e-code is valid only within its eligibility period, i.e. until 31 January 2020. It applies 80% subsidy on any chosen EITCA Academy within a limited number of places. For the subsidy e-code to be activated it requires your e-mail address. Upon sending the subsidy code to your email address and performing EITCA Certification enrolment formalities before the subsidy code validity deadline you will secure a guaranteed 80% EITCI subsidized place in the EITCA Academy, which applies to EU and non-EU Programme participants.