The IIOM Certificate training course is based upon the IIOM Framework which provides the context for education, training and experience requirements at each grade of IIOM membership. This course is designed for those who are looking to attain Associate IIOM (AIIOM) level.
This course is specifically designed to provide a student with a high level understanding of Obsolescence Management knowledge, understanding and practice in order that they have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the topic that they are prepared for the Associate IIOM examination. The course includes the Associate IIOM examination which the student will be expected to sit on completion of the instructional elements of the course.
The course will explore the origins of obsolescence and what continues to drive the need for managing obsolescence risk. It will discuss the relevant International, NATO and British Standards and the corporate Obsolescence Management policies that have been published by major organisations.
The course will show how to understand the future cost of resolving obsolescence issues, the implications of ignoring the obsolescence risk and will also give practical experience of Obsolescence Management. We will look in detail at the elements of an Obsolescence Management Strategy and an Obsolescence Management Plan using workshops and syndicate exercises. Other subjects covered include contractual issues, legislation and what tools are available. We will cover the main factors that affect obsolescence risk and the methods of mitigating this risk and resolving obsolescence issues.
The courses will be delivered in a central location(s) with sufficient transport links and student accommodation. Where appropriate, the courses can be run on a regional basis to meet the needs of IIOM members.
If required, and where student numbers justify doing so, the course can be tailored to a specific organisation or industry (whilst retaining all the core elements) and conducted at an individual company’s premises.
The course assessment will comprise of the following:
- An Exam
- A Course Project
The student must pass both of the above to be awarded an IIOM Certificate.
The IIOM Certificate exam is a 2-hour, invigilated examination, delivered at the end of the Short Course in Obsolescence Management at Associate Level.
The exam is ‘closed book’, which means that printed reference materials, technology and dictionaries cannot be used.
It comprises 60 multiple-choice questions in 5 compulsory modules. To pass the exam, the students will be assessed on the basis of achieving an overall score of 80% in each of the five modules
Obsolescence Management Certificate Exam
OMA1 – Principles of Obsolescence Management
OMA2 – Obsolescence Management Policy, Strategy & Planning
OMA3 – Obsolescence Contracting, Performance, Cost Modelling
OMA4 – Obsolescence Risk – assessment, mitigation and resolution
OMA5 – Obsolescence Management Plan
A course project will also be required to be completed by students prior to an IIOM Certificate being awarded.
The course project will focus on the development of an Obsolescence Management Pan (OMP).
During the course, there is a group project that will allow the students to explore and identify the main elements which comprise a compliant OMP against IEC62402 and many customer policies.
The Course Project will further expand on this learning and will require each student to develop a mock OMP based upon a fictitious project scenario that is developed by the OMA.
Each student will have to develop a mock OMP that covers all the main elements of a proactive OM capability.
A timescale of four weeks will be given to complete and return the Course Project.