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Configit Academy

Leverage Core Competencies in
Configuration Lifecycle Management.
Configit Academy is a comprehensive program of online and face-to-face sessions developed to teach effective design, implementation, and support of Configit solutions.

The Academy offers a curriculum of building blocks that provide participants with unique paths to various certification levels. Each certification level brings additional capabilities to manage
configuration solutions over the lifecycle.

The purpose of Configit Academy is to enable participants to turn new insights into actions. Courses are taught using a combination of lectures and hands-on training to ensure quickly-applied learning. All instructors are highly skilled and experienced implementation consultants with deep product knowledge and vast best practice experiences from client implementation projects.
  • Jumpstart the design and implementation of configuration solutions
  • Secure implementation effort and quality through shared best practice experiences
  • Avoid common configuration project pitfalls
  • Manage the configuration solution through the entire lifecycle
  • Create more technologically advanced solutions
  • Execute more project activities
  • Enhance skills and competencies
  • Administer complete, integrated, and value-added solutions
  • Execute more project activities
  • Provide technologically advanced solutions
  • Create more business opportunities and revenue growth
  • Enhance competitive advantages as a professional, committed supplier
  • Invest in the ‘in-demand’ skills and competencies of the fast growing CPQ and CLM market

Three Certification Levels

The purpose of Configit Academy is to provide necessary skills and competencies to successfully design, implement, and support various Configit solutions. Configit Academy certification can be achieved for each Configit product and is divided into three levels:

Principal Certification: Fundamental Product Knowledge

The Principal Certification is the first level of the Configit certification program. To achieve Principal Certification, participants must complete a minimum of two (2) mandatory Configit Academy courses, as well as proving their knowledge of fundamental product skills of implementing basic CLM solutions.

Configit Academy Principal Certification Course Example (Configit Model):

“Product Modeling Competence” (Configit Model)

Expert Certification: Advanced Product Knowledge

The Expert Certification is the second level of the Configit Academy Certification program.  To achieve Expert Certification, participants must complete of a minimum of four (4) courses which must include all courses within the desired Configit product of certification, with the remaining courses consisting of any other Configit product. Students must be able to both design and implement CLM solutions.

Configit Academy Expert Certification Course Example (Configit Model):

  • “Product Modeling Competence” (Configit Model)
  • “Application Development Competence” (Configit Model)
  • Additional competence course in Configit Academy course catalog (any Configit Product)

Master Certification: Superior and Experienced Product Knowledge

The Master Certification is the highest level of certification. Participants must have superior product skills as well as hands-on project implementation success to master the design, implementation and support activities of managing CLM solutions. This includes completion of a minimum of five (5) courses which must include all courses within the desired Configit product of certification, and up to four (4) remaining courses in any other Configit product.

Configit Academy Master Certification Course Example (Configit Model):

  • “Product Modeling Competence” (Configit Model)
  • “Application Development Competence” (Configit Model)
  • Additional competence course in the Configit Academy course catalog (any Configit Product)

In addition to the Configit Academy courses, Master Certification requires a one-on-one interview with a Configit Academy instructor.

Courses

Courses are conducted on a scheduled basis in three different locations – Copenhagen (DK), Düsseldorf (DE) and Atlanta (US). Configit Academy can also be performed as on-site client sessions upon request.

A1

A1 : Ace

Product Modeling Competence

Course Description

This course gives the participant the ability to analyze and structure business data in order to develop and maintain logical models of configurable products and services in Configit Ace.

M1

M1 : Model

Product Modeling Competence

Course Description

This course gives the participant the fundamental skills to analyze and structure business data in order to develop and maintain logical models of configurable products and services.

Q1

Q1: Quote

Data Foundation Competence

Course Description

Establish the ability to customize and configure Configit Quote including extracted data from SAP, understanding the Quote Package and how materials, prices, partners, and quoting interact, adding properties, setting up a product catalog, and uploading to SAP.

B1

B1 : Build

Product Modeling Competence

Course Description

The course gives the participant the ability to implement advanced customizations and extend the Configit Quote Portal in order to develop a CPQ solution tailored to the user’s needs. Case exercises will take the participants through extensions frequently implemented by our Solutions Developers, such as guided selling.

M2

M2: Model

Application Development Competence

Course Description

Expand the ability to design, build, and implement runtime applications that contain or embed model components based on the Virtual Tabulation (VT) technology from Configit Model.

Q2

Q2: Quote

Portal Extension Competence

Course Description

Develop the ability to implement advanced customizations and extend the Configit Quote Portal to develop a CPQ solution tailored to the user’s needs. Case exercises will take the participants through extensions frequently implemented by our Solutions Developers, such as guided selling and integration with 3rd party sys

DateProduct Course CodeLocation
December 4-7, 2017Configit QuotePortal Extension CompetenceQ2-004Atlanta, GA, United States
January 29 - February 1Configit ModelProduct Modeling CompetenceM1-030Atlanta, GA, United States
February 5 - 9Configit BuildProduct Modeling CompetenceB1-023Langenfeld, Germany
February 19 - 22Configit ModelApplication Development CompetenceM2-010Langenfeld, Germany
February 26 - March 2Configit AceProduct Modeling CompetenceA1-010Atlanta, GA, United States
March 5 - 8Configit QuotePortal Extension CompetenceQ2-007Langenfeld, Germany
March 19 - 22Configit QuoteData Foundation CompetenceQ1-013Atlanta, GA, United States
April 9 - 13Configit AceProduct Modeling CompetenceA1-011Langenfeld, Germany
April 23 - 26Configit QuotePortal Extension CompetenceQ2-008Atlanta, GA, United States
May 7 - 11Configit BuildProduct Modeling CompetenceB1-024Atlanta, GA, United States
May 14 - 17Configit QuoteData Foundation CompetenceQ1-014Langenfeld, Germany
June 11 - 14Configit ModelProduct Modeling CompetenceM1-031Langenfeld, Germany
June 18 - 21Configit ModelApplication Development CompetenceM2-011Atlanta, GA, United States
July 16 - 20Configit BuildProduct Modeling CompetenceB1-025Langenfeld, Germany
August 6 - 10Configit AceProduct Modeling CompetenceA1-012Atlanta, GA, United States
August 20 - 23Configit ModelProduct Modeling CompetenceM1-036Langenfeld, Germany
September 10 - 13Configit QuoteData Foundation CompetenceQ1-015Atlanta, GA, United States
September 17 - 20Configit QuotePortal Extension CompetenceQ2-009Langenfeld, Germany
October 1 - 4Configit QuotePortal Extension CompetenceQ2-010Atlanta, GA, United States
October 22 - 25Configit ModelProduct Modeling CompetenceM1-033Langenfeld, Germany
November 5 - 9Configit BuildProduct Modeling CompetenceB1-026Atlanta, GA, United States
November 12 - 15Configit QuoteData Foundation CompetenceQ1-016Langenfeld, Germany
December 3 - 7Configit AceProduct Modeling CompetenceA1-013Langenfeld, Germany
December 10 - 13Configit ModelApplication Development CompetenceM2-013Atlanta, GA, United States

I am currently registered for a course, when will I receive a bill?

The invoice for the course has been sent to the person entered in the sign-up form’s “billing” section. When the invoice has been paid, a course confirmation will be sent.

Once I’ve found the course I want to take, how do I enroll in it?

Please click the “Sign up” button on this page and fill in the sign up form with the required information. Shortly after, you will receive a course confirmation.

When do I get all the practical course details?

After signing up, you will receive a course confirmation with all practical details. An additional course update will come one week prior to your scheduled course.

What skills are needed for the course?

Each course level has specific mandatory and optional course parameters. Please review each course description for requirements.

What should I bring to the course?

Each course description contains specifics in what to bring. Generally speaking, each participant should have their laptop and administrator rights to install software. However, we recommend that necessary software be downloaded prior to course attendance.

Can I choose which course I want to obtain my certification level in?

Each certification level requires a certain number of completed courses consisting of both mandatory and optional competency courses in the product. In addition, some competencies can be selected at your own choice across the Configit product portfolio.

Are there any time limits for completing a certification program?

No, you can obtain the certification level at your own pace.

Is it possible to obtain certification in more than one Configit product?

Yes, you can obtain Configit certification in all products.

How many participants can attend a scheduled Academy course?

There is no set limit to class size, however there is a minimum requirement of at least three registered participants for a course to proceed.

How many instructors will facilitate scheduled Academy courses?

Normally, one instructor will facilitate the course. With a larger participation number, an additional instructor will be assigned.

I cannot find a time/location that fits my schedule – what should I do?

Configit Academy can conduct client courses on request as well. Please contact the Academy to make any special requests by clicking “Contact Configit Academy” below.

What happens if I cannot attend after signing up?

All courses are pre-paid. Refunds are not possible, however if there is a need to reschedule, participants must reschedule one month prior to the initial scheduled course time. Please contact Academy to reschedule. There is no cost to reschedule.

When will I receive my course results?

The last module in each Academy course is a multiple choice assessment. You will receive your test results (and diploma when applicable) within two weeks of course completion.

How do I get my certification?

You may send your certification request, along with your diplomas from your completed courses, to academy@configitstage.wpengine.com to process.

If I want more information or have unanswered questions, where should I direct my questions?

You are always welcome to contact us for any additional information. Please click “Contact Configit Academy” below.