Just after the communities thoughts about Moodle parters offering "Certified Moodle Training", which is not the Moodle Course Creator Certificate. You could see how someone might mistake advertising on a Moodle Partners site which says:
"Get your Moodle Certification here! (company) are a Certified Moodle Training Center", but which is not the MCCC.
The certificates even look similar, and both have an online verification code.
Moodle Partner "Certified Training Certificate" (but NOT MCCC):
This is confusing.
I was under the impression that the MCCC was centralized, with Stuart in overall administrative charge of the program, but the training and mentoring was delivered by the various Partners, who were in that sense certified to deliver the MCCC - though not all or even most Partners were so.
According to the current list, only 20 of 58 partners deliver the MCCC (https://moodle.com/partners/?keywords=§or=all&country=all&service=certification.)
Is there a different model now?
What does "Certified Moodle Training" mean if a Partner is not offering the MCCC? Is this something all Partners can say about their training or is there a special designation for Partners who train at a certain level?
Also, this document is a year old, from January 2016. I find it rather odd they were still offering training in Moodle 1.9 administration then. The link to verify this document does not work.
Thanks James, and thanks Randy for your input
Yes, MCCC is the only official Moodle Certificate (although I'm currently drafting an administrator level certificate). This is validated by Moodle HQ, and adheres to a clear set of standards in terms of curriculum and assessment.
A Moodle Partner is either offering MCCC, or it isn't.
"is there a special designation for Partners who train at a certain level?"
In terms of specifically offering MCCC, then yes, absolutely there is a standard that is required, and as Moodle Certification Manager I work directly with all Moodle Partners who want to offer MCCC to ensure they meet this.
Any Moodle Partner can offer their own training courses, and they might use the word 'official' or 'certified' I suppose (although I'm not quite sure what these would mean in this context), but of course they cannot use the terms MCCC, or Moodle Certified Course Creator unless they have actually been through the process with us to deliver that certificate.
Thanks for the clear explanation. This is great information I think for anyone wondering about the differences. My main concern would be confusion if Partners use 'certified' to speak of their own training offerings, which, as excellent as some of them are, are not the same as being certified by HQ.
(Also, glad to hear that administrator level certification is still in the works.)
Piggy backing here ... sorry bout that, but a few questions ...
IF the official trainings are offered by Moodle Partners, what is the total scope of the training? By that I mean, how much into the underlying operating system do those courses go? Is there anywhere one could see the topics/scope of such training?
Thanks, in advance, for any clarification/response.
'spirit of sharing', Ken
As a Google Certified trainer, I know that because Google has initiated different training courses for different certification levels, it has drawn a large number of educators interested to gain different levels of certifications. I hope Moodle HQ think more in this line.
Just thinking loud )
Do you have a timeline in mind for the completion of the Moodle Administrator level of certification?