Managed Certification And Online Learning Program For Shared Services & Outsourcing Professionals - Update And Live Demonstration

Top Quote SSON recently announced the launch of the all new Managed Certification® and Online Learning program for Shared Services & Outsourcing Professionals. After two successful live demonstrations, SSON have announced a third live demonstration - taking place this Thursday 15th July 2010. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 15, 2010 - All participants to SSON live demonstrations have said they really benefited from the insight and the sneak-peak behind the curtain of how the program looks and feels. SSON invite you to attend the next live demonstration of the Managed Certification® and Online Learning program (, which will be held this Thursday, 15th July 2010 - 10:00am (EDT). NOTE: There are only 100 places available each week, so first in first serve - simply email enquire ( @ ) ssonetwork dot com to register for the next live demonstration dot

    If you can't make these sessions don't despair, simply email enquire ( @ ) ssonetwork dot com and SSON will organise a quick one-on-one walkthrough of the program dot

    About the Managed Certification® and Online Learning Program

    The Shared Services & Outsourcing Network's (SSON) NEW managed certification® and Online Learning program ( for global Shared Services & Outsourcing Professionals provides process-specific training and skills management to the business services community at large.

    The new SSON managed certification® - Shared Services Outsourcing Professional (SSOP) - fills a much-needed gap in the skill level of the current shared services talent pool.

    "I was extremely pleased to find out that the SSON will be launching a Shared Services & Outsourcing Management Certification program. An effective shared services professional needs a unique and diverse set of competencies to complement the financial and technical skills they usually bring to the table. This Certification will no doubt help all of us recognize and develop our people for careers in shared services, which can be leveraged through all of our product offerings and sourcing options." Ira Fialkow, CEMEX USA Shared Services

    The Managed Certification® and Online Learning Program at a Glance

    - The SSON Managed Certification® and Online Learning Program will be launched in late Q3 2010 and takes the form of an online learning program
    - The certification covers 10 areas our advisory board and members have identified as core skills or competencies
    - Each competency will contain approximately 10 modules (including a shared services focus as well as a module with an outsourcing focus)
    - Certification is valid for two years from date of certification.
    - Successful completion of all e-learning modules in a given competency lead to a final on-line examination. A pass rate of 80% applies to all tests.
    - Certification points are also awarded for professional credentials, shown through years of experience, formal education, visibility through presentations/white papers, etc.

    In designing this program, SSON has researched skills requirements and core competencies across a range of functions and industries. SSON has taken advice from some of the leading practitioners in the global marketplace, and are delighted to offer a comprehensive, monitored online program.

    To find out more about the SSON Managed Certification® and Online Learning Program visit or contact enquire ( @ ) ssonetwork dot com

    About The Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON)

    SSON is the largest and most established community of shared services and outsourcing professionals, with over 30,000 members.

    SSON provides the roof under which key industry experts and organizations share their experience, knowledge and tools, and practitioner peers connect with other all over the world, both face to face and online.

    SSON focuses on developing its members through providing training, tools, and networking opportunities. Its staff works from international offices in New York, London, Singapore, Sydney, Berlin and Dubai to research current trends and developments in shared services.

    More information about the Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON) can be found at Stay up to date with SSON's latest twitter posts at, connect with global practitioners, providers and advisors on the Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON) LinkedIn group and Sign up to receive SSON's weekly updates here

    For more information about SSON, please contact:

    Chris Gayner
    Marketing Manager
    Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON)
    +44 (0)207 368 9869
    chris.gayner ( @ ) ssonetwork dot com

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