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Appian Enhances Appian Academy BPM Certification Program

Online Exams Certify Expertise in Appian Business Process Management Software Skills and Best Practices

RESTON, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/25/12 -- Appian, the global innovator in enterprise and cloud-based business process management (BPM) software, today announced significant enhancements to the Appian Certification Program available as part of its Appian Academy training services. Certification exams are now being made available online via the Appian Forum community site, and Appian Forum will feature a process for querying the certification status of other community members. Appian is also rolling out new certification tracks.

The purpose of the Appian Certification Program is to allow individuals to demonstrate they have the required skills to successfully deliver Appian applications with high quality and according to Appian best practices. Current certification tracks include:

  • Appian Application Designer Certification: certifies that participants have a thorough understanding of process applications in the Appian environment, including designing the application, data types, process models, forms, reports and dashboards. The exam includes concepts covered in the Appian Essentials, Appian Process Design and Advanced Appian Process Design training courses. This exam is immediately available on Appian Forum.

  • Appian Plugin Developer Certification: certifies that participants have the breadth and depth of skills and knowledge necessary to work on complex development tasks with the Appian BPM platform. This exam tests knowledge of developing Appian Smart Services Plugins, Function Plugins, Servlet Plugins and RESTful Web Service plugins. This exam will be available on Appian Forum shortly.

Appian is also rolling out new certification tracks, including:

  • Appian Project Manager Certification: certifies that participants have the experience and understanding to deliver an Appian BPM project from inception to delivery and beyond with high quality, on schedule and meeting all customer requirements. This exam tests the participant's understanding of requirements gathering, risk management, project planning, and organizational change management.

  • Appian Application Architect Certification: certifies that participants have a deep understanding across a wide range of Appian architectural, development and BPM concepts. Participants are also required to have demonstrated technical and leadership skills.

Prior to taking an Appian certification exam, an individual must have completed the appropriate Appian Academy training, and must have the required project experience. All requests to take a certification exam must be approved by the Appian Center of Excellence before an exam is assigned. Upon successful completion of the exam, Appian will award a PDF certificate that includes the user's name and the certification date and type.

"Appian is committed to arming our customers and partners with the knowledge and skill sets they need to become self sufficient in creating high-value Appian solutions," said Medhat Galal, Vice President of Enablement at Appian. "Our enhanced Appian Certification Program supports that goal while giving students the flexibility to take certification exams anywhere and anytime."

About Appian
Appian is the global innovator in enterprise and cloud-based business process management (BPM) software. Appian's combination of simplicity and power provides everything business users need to drive transformational process improvement -- on the desktop or via mobile devices. Commercial and government organizations around the globe use Appian to increase agility and collaboration, and accelerate business performance. Appian empowers more than 3 million users from large Fortune 100 companies, to the mid-market and small businesses worldwide. Appian is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. region, with professional services and partners around the globe. For more information, visit www.appian.com.

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