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iSQI and CGI training and certification deal

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The International Software Quality Institute (iSQI) and CGI, a globally active independent provider of IT and business processes, have announced a collaboration to improve training and certification of IT specialists in software testing, requirements engineering, agile software development, software product management, usability and user experience and software architecture.

iSQI´s CEO, Stephan Goericke
iSQI´s CEO, Stephan Goericke 

As a result of an ongoing digitalization process and constantly changing methods and technologies, the importance of education and further training of employees is growing. The cooperation between CGI and iSQI guarantees that each training course meets field-tested standards and is recognized internationally.

Overall, CGI offers 17 different trainings. Once their course is completed, participants take their exam conducted by the independent certification partner iSQI. They’ll have access to innovative exam types (SMEX and FLEX) with multilingual tests, individualized examination times, site-independent test assessments and immediate results. At the same time, classical testing methods are also available.

In addition to the training for employees, CGI also offers customized training courses with iSQI certification for customers. Through the combined expertise and the international presence of both companies, employees and customers benefit from the advantages of high-quality education and training worldwide.

iSQI´s CEO Stephan Goericke explains: "Certification at the iSQI guarantees the trainers an independently and internationally recognized proof of their expertise. That does not only increase the success prospects in the job, but also the recognition of the personal performance. With the cooperation of CGI and iSQI, specialists receive their training and certification from a single source.  Thus companies and their employees benefit from efficient and effective further training at the highest level."

Dr. Andreas Reuys, Account Executive, Engagement Manager Training at CGI says: "Given increasing digitalization, our employees have to be able to respond more and more flexibly to the requirements of our customers. Especially throughout the IT sector, employees not only require a basic level of professional training but also a constant development in order to keep pace with the fast technological developments. The cooperation with iSQI is another proof that professional expertise and customer satisfaction is a priority at CGI."

All training and examination dates for the year 2017 are available online at:

Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 70,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as 150 IP-based services and solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$20 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). 

The International Software Quality Institute (iSQI GmbH), headquartered in Potsdam (DE) with branch offices in Amstelveen (NL), London (UK) and Boston (USA) is a leading provider of certification examinations all over the world. For more than 10 years, iSQI plays a large role in certifying the know-how of IT professionals in over 100 countries on 6 continents in 10 languages. With over 30,000 certifications per year, iSQI paves the way for successful career development. 

More information is available from the iSQI press office, Christin Senftleben on +49 331 231810-56 and