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Calculation of EPR points based on Patrick's CV

Patrick; 33 years. Currently employed as Data Scientist

Increase in Patrick's EPR points is due to computer science-relevant activities in the CV.

2002 2006 2010 2014 2019
Duration Occupation Competence level
Since May 2016 Data scientist Professional
September 2012 until April 2016 Database engineer Professional
June 2009 until August 2012 Database engineer Junior
August 2007 until May 2009 Application engineer Junior
October 2003 until June 2007 BSc Computer Science
July 2003 Secondary school diploma (Matura)

Calculation of EPR points based on Reto's CV

Reto; 52 years. Currently employed as ICT Architect

Increase in Reto's EPR points is due to IT-relevant activities in the CV.

1983 1992 2000 2009 2019
Duration Occupation Competence level
Since October 2009 ICT architect Senior
May 2003 until September 2009 ICT architect Senior
June 2002 until December 2002 CAS Computer Science
January 2001 until April 2003 ICT architect Senior
June 1999 until December 2000 ICT architect Professional
September 1996 until May 1999 Database engineer Professional
October 1993 until July 1996 Application engineer Professional
June 1991 until September 1993 Application engineer Junior
April 1990 until May 1991 PhD Mathematics ETH Zurich
April 1988 until February 1990 Master of Science ETH in Mathematics
September 1984 until February 1988 Bachelor of Science ETH in Mathematics
July 1984 Secondary school diploma (Matura)

Calculation of EPR points based on Janine's CV

Janine; 40 years. Currently employed in general management: planning, control and consulting.

Increase in Janine's EPR points is due to IT-relevant activities in CV.

1995 2001 2007 2013 2019
Duration Occupation Competence level
Since October 2017 General management: planning, control and consulting Senior management
March 2014 until September 2017 Head of project management Middle management
July 2010 until February 2014 Program manager Senior
July 2007 until June 2010 Program manager Professional
September 2005 until June 2007 Project leader Professional
June 2003 until August 2005 ICT system engineer Professional
January 2002 until May 2003 Software engineer Professional
October 1999 until November 2001 Master of Science ETH in Computer Science
August 1995 until February 1999 Bachelor of Science ETH in Computer Science
July 1995 Secondary school diploma (Matura)

Calculation of EPR points based on Marcel's CV

Marcel, 49 years old. Currently employed as ICT architect

Increase in Marcel's EPR points is due to IT-relevant activities in the CV.

1987 1995 2003 2011 2019
Duration Occupation Competence level
Since May 2012 ICT architect Senior
May 2011 until April 2012 ICT architect Professional
March 2009 until June 2009 Certificate course Scrum Master 90 attendance hours
July 2007 until April 2011 Application engineer Senior
December 2006 until February 2007 Advanced training JAVA programming 50 attendance hours
June 2004 until May 2007 Application engineer Senior
February 2002 until May 2002 MAS Computer Science
September 1999 until May 2004 Application engineer Senior
January 1997 until August 1999 Application engineer Professional
August 1994 until December 1996 Application engineer Junior
July 1991 until June 1994 Diploma in Business Informatics (HF)
October 1988 until June 1991 Computer Scientist – developer
September 1985 until August 1988 electrical planner
July 1985 Secondary school certificate

Calculation of EPR points based on Emil's CV

Emil; 52 years. Currently employed as application engineer

Increase in Emil's EPR points is due to IT-relevant activities in CV.

1983 1995 2004 2011 2019
Duration Occupation Competence level
Since June 2019 Application engineer Expert
October 2016 until May 2019 ICT architect Senior
January 2013 until September 2016 ICT architect Senior
August 2010 until November 2012 ICT architect Professional
September 2007 until October 2007 Further training Intensive English, Advanced Level
May 2007 until August 2007 Further training Machine Learning
January 2004 until May 2010 Data scientist Senior
February 2003 until December 2003 Travels
June 1999 until January 2003 BSc Computer Sience
October 1989 until December 1997 Application engineer Professional
August 1986 until July 1989 Bachelor of Science ETH in Mathematics

Calculation of EPR points based on Trix's CV

Trix, 33 Jahre. Aktuell beschäftigt als Applikationsentwicklerin

Increase in Trix's EPR points is due to IT-relevant activities in CV.

2005 2008 2012 2016 2019
Duration Occupation Competence level
Since May 2016 Application developer Senior
January 2015 until April 2016 Application developer Senior
September 2013 until December 2014 Application developer Senior
January 2010 until August 2013 Application developer Professional
April 2009 until March 2011 Master of Science
October 2006 until March 2009 Bachelor BSc Medical Informatics
January 2006 until December 2009 Software-Ingenieurin Junior

Calculation of EPR points based on Arthur's CV

Arthur, 49 Jahre. Aktuell beschäftigt als Datenbank-Spezialist

Increase in Arthur's EPR points is due to IT-relevant activities in CV.

1984 1993 2002 2011 2019
Duration Occupation Competence level
July 2016 until October 2019 Database engineer Senior
May 2015 until November 2015 CAS Information Security - Management
January 2011 until June 2016 Database engineer Senior
January 2006 until December 2010 Database engineer Senior
July 2003 until December 2005 Database engineer Professional
January 1999 until June 2003 Application engineer Senior
January 1992 until December 1998 Application engineer Professional
January 1988 until December 1991 Application engineer Junior
September 1985 until May 1988 Bachelor in Mathematics
July 1985 Secondary school diploma (Matura)

Benefits of the SI Professional certificate for recruitment agencies.

New tool for employment services

With the SI Professional certificate, recruitment agencies have at their disposal a qualification instrument for positioning candidates on the employment market. The competence check provides a low-threshold method of discovering a jobseeker’s current level of knowledge in order to develop a focused training and placement strategy.

At the same time, the certificate provides an instrument with which the jobseeker can transparently present their qualifications during the application process. Thus, the applicant’s dossier can be independently classified during the recruitment process with very little effort.

Benefits of the certificate for companies.

ICT user companies

In an economy dominated by competition and deadline pressure, it essential to be able to rely on a secure, functioning, modern and user-friendly ICT environment. This includes, of course, computer scientists trained to the highest and latest technology standards in a homogeneous and stable team.

In situations where an addition to the team or a replacement is required, it is therefore of great importance to be able to find the most suitable candidate for the task.


The SI Professional certificate provides support for the recruitment process by carrying out an initial assessment of an application dossier based on clear and general criteria. The certification process enables comparison of the experience and knowledge of the candidates, and thus leads to a simplification and standardisation of the dossier data and the selection process within the company.

Organisational change

The SI Professional certificate can also be used to determine the current qualification status of an employee during a restructuring process. It provides an accurate assessment tool for the most suitable relocation of the employee. In addition, it is easier to identify targeted further training offers in order to make specific recommendations for personal career planning to the individual employee.


It has become increasingly important during projects to be able to ensure the most efficient allocation of expertise to the project content and objectives, in particular when using external (temporary) employees in complex projects, where knowledge and experience cannot be fully assessed. In such situations, the successful filling of a project position can only be verified after a certain period of time.

ICT provider companies

In the ICT project business, and in the individual recruitment of ICT specialists, ICT provider companies (system houses, developers, etc.) have to meet detailed requirements regarding the transparency of employee profiles. The customer requires the highest level of security when it comes to the issue of a specific project position. The success of a project/(long-term) employee leasing is very often influenced by these factors.

The SI Professional certificate allows companies active in the ICT project business to assign project candidates more precisely to the required profiles in their ICT projects. This helps avoid misjudgements and strengthens individual project success.

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The SI Professional certificate stands for transparent processes, independent experts and an exclusive focus on the benefits of the ICT industry.

IT specialists are able to certify through an independent organisation that their knowledge is up to date and that they have invested continuously in their professional development. The certificate is primarily aimed at operational employees.

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01. Basic analysis

As part of the basic analysis, all the CV’s work stations are converted into a points system.

The basis for the educational assessment is a matrix based on the ECTS points system, which includes Swiss and international educational institutions.

Another essential part of the basic analysis is the evaluation and assessment of practical experience based on the job description and the occupational group.

In the third part of the analysis, all the candidate’s completed training courses are included in the assessment, based on content, duration and certification.

02. Assessment

Based on the guidelines of the basic analysis, education, practical experience and further training are evaluated using a transparent points system. Qualified training is counted as further education and years of professional activity increase the number of points acquired. Points acquired over time expire and can be compensated by new experience. This means that the ‘points account’ remains at a constant level throughout the certification cycle.

03. Knowledge test

As part of the initial certification, a multiple-choice test must be taken. This examines methodological knowledge and current skills and expertise.

The test covers various ICT areas, such as software, data and formal basics. A general intelligence test is used to measure cognitive agility.

04. Certification

The SI Professional certificate is valid for three years and can be used at any time, according to your professional activity, as independent proof of your qualifications.

A recertification gives you the opportunity to document your ongoing experience and investment in further education and training.

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