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The Certified Enterprise Integrator (Cei) Examination

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1997 Annual Conference


Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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June 15, 1997

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June 15, 1997

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June 18, 1997



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2.404.1 - 2.404.6

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Tracy S. Tillman

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Session 2663

The Certified Enterprise Integrator (CEI) Examination

Dr. Tracy S. Tillman, CMfgE, CEI Eastern Michigan University


This paper will describe the Computer and Automated Systems Association's (CASA) new Certified Enterprise Integrator (CEI) examination and certification program, which is administered by the Manufacturing Engineering Certification Institute (MECI) of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). Topics to be addressed include the:

(a) nature and development of the CEI program and examination, (b) application procedure, (c) body of knowledge and structure of the examination, (d) examination preparation strategies, (e) examination administration, and (f) CEI designation and certification maintenance.

Nature and Development of the CEI Program and Examination

The development of the CEI program and examination is the result of years of diligent work by number of experts in the fields related to manufacturing enterprise integration. Following appropriate psychometric procedures, these content experts identified the body of knowledge and requisite competencies that individuals should have to become recognized as a CEI. The following steps, as recommended by Tillman (1996), were followed to develop the CEI certification program and examination:

1. A separate certification organization (MECI) was established with administrative independence from the "parent" organization (SME).

2. Grandfathering of candidates was not allowed.

3. A procedure for handling misconduct by certified individuals was developed.

4. A market/needs analysis for the new program and examination was conducted before development began.

5. A psychometric consultant familiar with certification procedures was used.

6. A role delineation of the professional functions of an enterprise integrator was developed using the new CASA (1993) wheel model of enterprise integration.

Tillman, T. S. (1997, June), The Certified Enterprise Integrator (Cei) Examination Paper presented at 1997 Annual Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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