IPA released “i Competency Dictionary (iCD) “as a structured dictionary composed of the “Task Dictionary” and the “Skill Dictionary” . The iCD is the result of the IPA investigation about the ideal way of the skill standard in the IT human resource development. The iCD suggests Tasks, Skills, Rolls, and Jobs needed for not only the conventional business model such as system integrator but also the new age business models such as security, cloud, and data science.
The relationship between the Task Dictionary and the Skill Dictionary is shown below.
Also, the “iCD Handbook” was published at the same time to enhance better use of the iCD for each company or organization. The Handbook explains the structure and the utilizing method of the iCD.
The Task Dictionary is comprised of 4 layers divided into three task layers plus the Evaluation items layer (approx. 2,200 items). The Skill Dictionary is also comprised of 4 layers divide into three skill layers plus BOK layer (approx. 10,000 items).
Task dictionary and Skill dictionary structure are shown below as Fig2 and Fig3 respectively.
|Fig2. The Task Dictionary Structure||Fig3. The Skill Dictionary Structure|