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Certification - Glossary

From: Vijay Sikka <vsikka@nirixa.com>
Date: Thu, 23 May 2002 20:06:47 -0700
Message-ID: <3CEDAE47.1060306@nirixa.com>
To: www-qa@w3.org
 From our worldview, Certification as a process is defined as

1.
QA or test experts collect
compliance requirements and data.
This is an iterative/interactive process

2.
QA/test experts perform compliance
check that criteria defined in the
requirements definition are met

3.
The requirements definition has
been defined by a certifying organization
or a standards body or an informal
consortium

4.
A final report on compliance
conformity and/or standards certification
is created and approved.

5.
Ongoing compliance requirements and
changes to requirements definition are
maintained by iterative effort.

Let me know what you think about it.  All views and feedback is welcome.

Vijay Sikka
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Mark Skall wrote:

> Karl,
>
> I just noticed the definition for certification.  Again, I think it's 
> too limiting.  The one I would recommend (following up on my proposed 
> validation definition)  is "acknowledgement that a validation was 
> completed and criteria established by the certifying organization for 
> issuing a certificate (or branding) has been met."  Again, this and 
> the validation definition are the ones we've used at NIST and we've 
> published in various places including the Encyclopedia of Software 
> Engineering.
>
> Mark
>
>
>
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