Training Materials Certification

Training materials that support the accurate and consistent counting of Function Points and SNAP Points may be certified. The audience for the training materials is individuals that will be counting Function Points and SNAP Points. The assumption should be made that the students have had little or no experience with Function Point or SNAP counting. The training materials must conform to the most current version of the Counting Practices Manual, The Assessment Practices Manual,  and the published criteria for training materials certification.

Procedures for Training Certification

If you are interested in having your training materials submitted for certification, please download the following documents. Complete and return them to the IFPUG Office.
Instructions for Submission of Training Materials
Training Materials Certification Request Form
Criteria for Certification of Training Materials

Certified Function Point Analysis (FPA) Training

The Training materials for FPA and SNAP are handled differently.  Training material for FPA can be developed by vendors. If vendors would like to have their training certified by IFPUG, they need to meet the IFPUG standard by covering specific topics and following the CPM.  The Certification Committee then evaluates the vendor’s training material and certifies it, if it meets the IFPUG standard

IFPUG has certified, by the Standards and Guidelines of the Counting Practices Manual, FPA Training Materials from the following companies:

CONSIEL SpA
(Italian Version)
Via F Depero 24
La Rustica
00155 Rome, Italy
011-39-6227-16301
Fax 011-39-6227-16321

Custom Metrics Consulting
1451 Hammond Pond Road
North Augusta, SC 29841 USA
(803) 278-0344
Fax (803) 278-0392

DCG Software Value
http://www.softwarevalue.com
email: info@softwarevalue.com
Liberty Square, Suite B-2
270 W. Lancaster Avenue
Malvern, PA 19355, USA
Head Office 610.644.2856
Fax 866.293.0120

Development Support Center Inc.
1625 Lindhurst Dr., Suite 100
Elm Grove, WI 53122 USA
(800) 377-9467
Fax (414) 789-9180

Gartner Group
160 Lawrence Bell Dr Ste 122
Willamsville, NY 14221-7897 USA
(716) 633-0621
Fax (716) 633-1880

Interim Technology
823 Commerce Dr
Oak Brook, IL 60521 USA
(630) 574-3030
Fax (630) 574-3076

ISSC/IBM
426 Wells Lane
Versailes, KY 40383 USA
(606) 879-0829
Fax (606) 879-9267

LEDA Consulting, S.L.
http://www.leda-mc.com
email: europa@leda-mc.com
(Spanish Version)
C/ Alcalá, 21, 2ª planta
28014 MADRID, Spain
+34 917000373
Fax: +34 915225817

Lucent Technologies
140 Centennial Ave/Rm F136
Piscataway, NJ 08854 USA
(908) 457-7228
Fax (908) 457-7257

Q/P Management Group, Inc.
http://www.qpmg.com
email: moreinfo@qpmg.com
10 Bow Street
Stoneham, MA 02180 USA
(781) 438-2692
Fax (781) 438-5549

Quality Plus Technologies, Inc.
http://www.qualityplustech.com
email: dekkers@qualityplustech.com
Carol Dekkers
4241 SkyDive Lane
Zephyrhills FL 33542
Phone (813) 816-1329

Quantitative Software Management, Inc.
http://www.qsm.com
email: pam.simonovich@qsm.com
2000 Corporate Ridge, Suite 700
McLean, VA 22102 USA
703.790.0055
Attn: Pam Simonovich
(309) 275-8505

Total Metrics
Suite 1, 667 Burke Road
Camberwell Victoria 3124 AUSTRALIA
61 39882 7611
Fax 61 39882 7633

 

Licensed Software Non-functional Assessment Process (SNAP) Training

The Training materials for FPA and SNAP are handled differently.  SNAP training materials have been developed by the NFSSC and any training on SNAP is required to use those materials.  SNAP trainers are licensed and trained to meet the IFPUG standard set by the NFSSC.   IFPUG does not certify vendor-developed SNAP training materials.  Vendors are not licensed to train on SNAP; rather individual vendor employees are licensed.

The following IFPUG Partners employ trainers who are licensed to conduct SNAP Training using IFPUG SNAP training materials:

DCG Software Value
http://www.softwarevalue.com
email: info@softwarevalue.com
Liberty Square, Suite B-2
270 W. Lancaster Avenue
Malvern, PA 19355, USA
Head Office 610.644.2856
Fax 866.293.0120

Q/P Management Group, Inc.
http://www.qpmg.com
email: moreinfo@qpmg.com
10 Bow Street
Stoneham, MA 02180 USA
(781) 438-2692
Fax (781) 438-5549

TI Metricas
http://www.metricas.com.br
mauricio@metricas.com.br
R. Barata Ribeiro 391 Gr 1101
22040-001 Rio de Janeiro Brazil RJ
+55 11 2240-6734
Mauricio Aguiar