Stand Out from the Crowd – Get IDEA Certified

If you’re an auditor, accountant or other finance professional, it is important that you not only add value to your organization but also differentiate yourself from others in your field. It was with this in mind that CaseWare Analytics first launched its IDEA® certification program. Available to users of IDEA Data Analysis software, this program offers you the opportunity to become a Certified IDEA Data Analyst (CIDA) or a Certified IDEAScript Expert (CISE).


An IDEA certification is an independent validation of your skills and expertise in using analytics and scripting and earns you a professionally recognized credential in your industry. But why else should you get certified? There are a number of reasons but here are the top three:


  1. To demonstrate your skills and value to your company. Getting IDEA certified shows your employer that your data analysis skills are valuable and you’re actively furthering your professional development. It may even help put you on the path to your next promotion.
  2. To gain a competitive edge. Even if you have no plans to leave your current place of employment, it’s important to show that you’re willing to work to be at the top of your game. Getting certified makes you a valuable resource and demonstrates your initiative, especially if it’s not a condition for employment within your organization.
  3. To stay up to date in your industry with business certifications. These days most people have some kind of post-secondary education, but those degrees and diplomas may have been obtained years ago. An IDEA certification is an affordable way to prove that your data analysis skills and expertise are current and that you’re dedicated to your profession.


Want to learn more about becoming IDEA certified? Read our brochure for more information, or complete our short form here and we will contact you to discuss how you can become the next Certified IDEA Data Analyst or Certified IDEAScript Expert. You can also view the latest schedule of our training courses here



About Alain Soublière:

Alain Soublière has many years of experience working with computer audit software. He worked in a senior management role as the IDEA Product Manager for many years before becoming Director of Product strategy for CaseWare Analytics and more recently the Chief Product Strategist.   

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