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+DX certification, setting new standards for business skills: Added support for the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s digital skill standards and generated AI exam

+DX certification, setting new standards for business skills: Added support for the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s digital skill standards and generated AI exam

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Press release: February 13, 2024
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+DX certification, setting new standards for business skills: Added support for the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s digital skill standards and generated AI exam
*~Digital human resource development and skill evaluation provided by +DX certification, essential for improving corporate productivity and developing new business~*
The IoT Certification System Committee +DX Certification Project today announced important updates to the +DX Certification Exam. This announcement includes response to the digital skills standards established by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and addition of questions in the field of generative AI, which is essential for productivity improvement and new business. Compatibility with digital skill standards: +DX Certification has completely updated its curriculum and exam content based on the digital skill standards set by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. This step is an important initiative to raise the bar for digital skills in the industry and drive skill standardization within organizations. Addition of questions in the generative AI area and changes to the exam outline: With the latest update, the +DX certification
incorporates generative AI skill evaluation. This test will evaluate the acquisition of knowledge and technology related to generative AI, which is essential for promoting digital transformation. This is an important step in meeting market demands as technology advances. This important update to the +DX certification is in response to the proliferation of digital skills and the evolving business environment. We believe this can increase business productivity, develop new business, and help society as a whole adapt to digitalization.

+DX certification announces new standards for business skills in response to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s digital skill standards
1) Responding to digital skill standards:
+DX certification is based on the digital skill standards set by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and corresponds to the +DX certification skill map and test content set by the IoT Certification System Committee +DX Certification Project. This step is an important initiative to raise the industry’s skill standards for digital talent and promote skill standardization across digital industries. [Issues and additional points regarding response to digital skill standards] Comparing the Digital Skill Standard and +DX Certified Skill Map V1, the additions to +DX Certified Skill Map V2 are shown in the table below.
+Adapting digital skills standards to DS certification exam categories: Challenges and additional points are listed for each of the five test categories in order to correspond to the digital skill standards.

* [Innovation/Creativity: DX Overview] *
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The digital skill standard includes descriptions of the technology and social impact of generative AI, but the +DX certification skill map lacks clear descriptions, so we added the content of generative AI. * * [Feasibility/Planability: Planning]*
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The +DX Certification Skill Map has items related to the concept and plan of DX promotion, and we will address any differences with the descriptions of the specific content and approach methods of the Digital Skills Standard as a complement to both standards. * * [Productivity/Added Value: Technology]*
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The digital skill standard has detailed descriptions of generative AI, but the +DX certified skill map only touches on some of the
technologies, so we have added the content of generative AI. * * [Continuity/Human Resource Development: Development]*
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The +DX Certification Skill Map has items related to the development of human resources who promote DX, but we will address any differences with the descriptions of specific development methods and approaches in the Digital Skills Standard as a complement to both standards. * * [Co-creation/Customer perspective: Concept] *
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The digital skill standard includes descriptions of the concept of new services and business models that utilize generative AI, but the +DX certification skill map lacks such a perspective, so it has been enriched by adding content on generative AI. did. *
+Adapting digital skills standards to DS certification exam categories: The table above shows the additions to +DX Certified Skill Map V2 based on the results of comparing the Digital Skill Standard and +DX Certified Skill Map V1. Based on these issues, we have decided to review the contents of the +DX certification skill map and make improvements to achieve a higher quality certification system. Reference site) Digital skill standards:
* https://www.meti.go.jp/policy/it_policy/jinzai/skill_standard/main.html* * https://www.meti.go.jp/press/2023/08/20230807001/20230807001.html* Transition date: Exam content will be gradually transitioned to V2 exam from early February 2024
2) Addition of questions in the generative AI area and changes to the exam outline:
With the latest update, +DX certification incorporates generative AI skill assessment. This test will evaluate the acquisition of knowledge and technology related to generative AI, which is essential for promoting digital transformation. This is an important step in meeting market demands as technology advances.
[Overview and revision of +DX certification exam]
Changes in question categories based on digital skill standards: There will be 20% questions from each category below.

excerpt:
* Generation AI area (additional) *
* [Innovation/Creativity] The future of generative AI: *
* Possibility of evolution of generative AI and its impact on society* * [Feasibility/Planability] How to use generation AI: *
* ・How to use generation AI and basic operation method*
* ・Examples of practical use of generative AI*
* [Productivity/Added Value] Basic knowledge of generative AI: * * ・Basic concept, mechanism, and basic perspective of use of generative AI * * ・Main types of AI including generative AI and their characteristics * * [Continuity/Human Resource Development] Notes on using generation AI: * * ・Security and privacy when using generative AI *
* ・Ethical issues in the use of generative AI and how to deal with them* * [] Future of generative AI: *
* ・Impact of generative AI on work style*
* ・Continuous learning and career path in the field of generative AI * * [Co-creation/Customer Perspective] Connection between generative AI and work: *
* ・How to utilize generative AI in companies and operations and its value* * ・How to utilize generative AI and collaborate within a team* Addition of questions in the generative AI area and changes to the exam outline +DX Skill Map V2:
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http://www.iotcert.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/83774ea1681c5ab88941f22444f40c51.pdf*
Competency standards:
・Understand digital transformation
・Able to cooperate with the project as a user of DX promotion ・You can become a person in charge or a promotion member for the role of DX promotion
・Share DX promotion with others/other companies and participate in consensus building
・Be able to understand the purpose and effects of DX projects ・Be able to understand how to utilize generative AI in business and work. Exam details:
After this release, the test specifications will change as follows due to the addition of test questions that comply with digital skill standards and the addition of new generated AI questions.
excerpt:
* Contents of the revised exam summary *
* Official name: +DX Certification Exam (Online) Transformation* * Version: V2*
*Test time: 40 minutes*
* Total number of questions: 40 questions (5 categories * 8 questions) * * Examination fee: *No change. *
Contents of the revised exam summary
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* https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000003.000110205.html* Mock questions:
We offer online mock exams that you can try for free.
“+DX” certification requires taking a certification exam. We provide mock exams for those who are unsure of the exam scope or level. You can take a mock exam right now with the same question range, level, and question format as the real exam. Please note that the mock exam is free, so please try it first.
Click here to apply for the mock exam → * https://www.iotcert.org/plusdx/*
3) Campaign information:
Additionally, +DX Certification is currently running a special campaign. Through this campaign, individuals and organizations will have a unique opportunity to improve their digital skills. Details of the campaign can be found on the +DX certified official website. [Limited time campaign] Double acquisition campaign to improve the DX driving force of companies and individuals
~IoT test and +DX certification test give you the opportunity to take two tests for the cost of one test~
Target audience: Companies, employees, experts, students, and the general public who are interested in promoting DX
Target period: From October 20, 2023 (Friday) to March 31, 2024 (Sunday) * https://www.iotcert.org/campaign/20231019double/*

Campaign to recommend double acquisition of IoT test + DX certification Development project members:
+DX certified project Development member list ★=Project leader Toru
★(IoT Pro Community Osaka Leader) Representative Director of MTBrain Co., Ltd., Small and Medium Enterprise Management Consultant Mitsuhiro Oishi
(IoT Pro Community Shizuoka Leader) Representative of M&S Innovation Consulting, International Certified Management Consulting Council Certified Management Consultant
Shoji Goto
(Members implementing the IoT certification exam preparation course) Representative of MSG Consulting Office, Small and Medium Enterprise Consultant, Information Processing Security Support Specialist Hiromitsu Jin
(IoT professional community Fukuoka leader) General consulting company TechnologyConsulting Manager, general incorporated association Director of Japan IT Strategist Association, Secretary General of FukuokaIntegrationX
Atsushi Takayasu
(Level 2 Examination Committee Chief) Representative of LLC
Consultation, Small and Medium Enterprise Management Consultant Hiroyuki Tashiro
(IoT Pro Community Osaka member) Representative of Axia Partner, Small and Medium Enterprise Consultant, IT Strategist
Ichiro Tsujino
(IoT certification user exam preparation book development member) DXPower Representative, member of the Kansai DX Implementation Initiative, coordinator of the Kansai Research City Promotion Organization, small and medium enterprise advisor (management support), Japan Small and Medium Enterprises Support Organization
Keihiro Matsuo
(IoT Pro Community Osaka member) Fujitsu Learning Media Co., Ltd., ET Robocon Kansai Region Executive Committee Executive Director Yusuke Tanaka
(IoT Certification System Committee Secretariat) Certpro Co., Ltd. Certification Business Manager
*Titles have been abbreviated.

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