Within the framework of the objectives set in the long-term and medium-term development policy documents such as “Vision-2050″, long-term development policy of Mongolia, Government action plan 2020-2024, “State policy on the development of information and communication technology 2017-2025”, Communication and Information Technology Authority (CITA) and National Information Technology Park are working together on capacity building in the field of ICT and to improve the basic knowledge and skills of the human resources. One of these activities is to organize an international examination to assess information technology skills and knowledge based on international standards.
For example, since 2006, Mongolia was authorized to organize Information Technology Engineering Examination (ITEE) as a result of cooperation between the Communications and Information Technology Authority, National Information Technology Park, and Japan Information Technology Engineering Examination Center (JITEC) and 30 examinations have been conducted over the past 15 years. Out of a total of 2,577 examiners, 258 engineers successfully passed the exam and received certificates that were recognized in 12 Asian countries. The purpose of this examination is to determine the level of knowledge and skills to be acquired by professionals based on information technology skills standards, to create a skills assessment, and to improve their knowledge and skills, and there are 12 types in 4 levels. The examination is held twice a year according to the established schedule and this year’s examination was carried out on May 30, 2021, in accordance with the instructions issued by the State Emergency Commission and the General Agency for Specialized Inspection and involved no more than 10 examiners in one room.
Also, on June 2, 2021, TOPCIT, one of the largest international exams, was organized in cooperation with the Institute for Information & Communication Technology Promotion of the Republic of Korea. This examination system is designed as a performance appraisal exam aimed at assessing practical skills of students majoring in information technology, employees in the field, and software developers with knowledge of software, databases, information security, information technology business, technology interconnection, and project management.
For those who have not yet taken the above-mentioned examinations, we are planning to hold the third international exam, the International Certificate of Digital Literacy (ICDL), on June 23, 2021, at the National Information Technology Park. The test is based on international standard criteria and assesses users’ computer skills, knowledge and practice, and is open to all office workers, regardless of profession.
Therefore, government employees and experts in the field of ICT are encouraged to actively participate in this International Certificate of Digital Literacy (ICDL) examination