IFPUG™ Certified Function Point Specialist (CFPS/CFPP)


The IFPUG™ Certified Function Point Specialist/Certified Function Point Practitioner (CFPS/CFPP) certification marks you out as an expert in function point analysis, an evaluation system for information technology systems. This is used in software development for determining the complexity, benchmarking and derivation of performance indicators for productivity and quality.The certification enables you to have a leading position in software development.

** 2TRY: ** If you book the 2TRY option, it will only be valid if you have not passed the exam entirely. The 2TRY is not valid if the required score for the CFPS is not reached.

How do I obtain the IFPUG™ certification?

To be certified you must pass the IFPUG™ exam successfully. You can prepare for the exam by attending an accredited training course.

Participants of the course will have relevant content and topics clearly explained and taught to them.

You get the CFPS designation when you have in the exam in total more than 90% and in every part more than 80%.You get the CFPP designation when you have in the exam in total more than 80% and in every part more than 70%.

The CFPS Certificate will be valid for a period of three (3) years. An individual may remain certified by either taking the CFPS Certification Exam in the third year of certification or by applying for extension of CFPS only through the CFPS Certification Extension Program. It is a requirement for both taken the Certification as well as keeping the certification that the Participant is a valid member of IFPUG.

What are the entry requirements?

Six months of experience in software development is a requirement.

How does this certification benefit me?

With the IFPUG™ CFPS/CFPP certification:

  • You will have an internationally recognised certification
  • You will be able to estimate and protect software expenditure and quality
  • You will have standardised knowledge of function point analysis

Who is this certification for?

This certification is aimed at anyone interested in the topic of function point analysis and software development. It is particularly suitable for:

  • Software measurement engineers
  • Business analysts, project management companies, cost analyses
  • Software estimating professionals
  • Software developers

What other certifications can you recommend?

There is currently no certification that leads on from IFPUG™ CFPS/CFPP.

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