Third-party and vendor-neutral certifications

Third-party commercial organizations and vendor neutral interest groups that sponsor certifications include:

* The BSD Certification Group Inc. A non-profit organization committed to creating and maintaining a global certification standard for system administration on BSD based operating systems.
* INFINIDOX sponsors 12 professional information security certifications.
* Basic Computer Literacy Certification
* XML Certification Program - XML Master
* Certiport sponsors the Microsoft Office Specialist and IC3 certification (Internet and Computing Core).
* CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association) CompTIA offers 12 professional IT Certifications, validating foundation-level IT knowledge and skills.
* ECDL Foundation sponsors the European Computer Driving Licence (also called International Computer Driving Licence) (ICDL)
* ExpertRating
* International Information and Communication Technology Council Certification Program
* ISC2 sponsors the CISSP, SSCP and other security certifications
* Linux Professional Institute
* Majinate sponsors the Accredited Symbian Developer scheme for Symbian OS
* NACSE (National Association of Communication Systems Engineers) sponsors 36 Vendor Neutral, knowledge specific, Certifications covering the 5 major IT Disciplines which are: Data Networking, Telecomm, Web Design & Development, Programming & Business Skills for IT Professionals.
* Network Professional Association offers the Certified Network Professional program
* The Open Group sponsors TOGAF certification and the IT Architect Certification (ITAC) and IT Specialist Certification (ITSC) skills and experience based IT certifications.
* Planet3 Wireless sponsors the Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) certification
* Prosoft Learning Corporation offers CIW, CCNT, CTP, AssessPrep certification tracks. Prosoft Learning
* SAGE (organization) sponsors the cSAGE program
* SANS Institute operates the Global Information Assurance Certification program
* Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) sponsors the SNIA Certification Program


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