Change Management is the process of implementing a structured solution to organizations as they go through a change process. Changes within an organization can be positive or negative therefore a certified change manager must have an understanding of proper management techniques to ensure it is handled properly. This is why having a change management certification can be beneficial.
The Change Management Specialist (CMS)® Certification, developed exclusively for the Management and Strategy Institute, is designed to test your understanding of how to implement change in a corporate environment.
With MSI’s innovative CMS® certification, no prior experience is necessary. Unlike other certification bodies, MSI includes online training material at no extra cost. Our material is specifically designed to prepare you for the certification exam without overloading you with excessive information. All study material is provided online and you’ll have instant access to it when you register.
The training material included with the Change Management certification will help you design and manage change programs, persuade people to change and respond to resistance to change.
The importance of effective Change Management can’t be understated. Positive changes to a business can help it be more efficient, less wasteful, and more productive. Organizational change management is essentially a wide-scale plan that aims to increase individual and organizational effectiveness by making use of behavioral science technology. The purpose of this is to reduce the chances of negative fallout in a business and to put more emphasis on the “people side” of how an organization can change.
No, the Change Management program is designed for someone with a general knowledge of change principles and the training material covers all required information for the exam.
To effect positive change within a corporate organization it is important to have a solid understanding of the related principles. This test is timed, so you will not be able to look up answers to questions while taking the test. This exam is designed to make sure you have a strong understanding of change principles and can identify and effect positive change. We recommend reviewing the Training Material before taking the test.
The Change Management course, by definition, is a mid-level certification. It is designed to give you a solid understanding of most facets of Change Management. It does not require a project to complete. This professional development course was designed to teach someone with little knowledge of Change Management the basic skills needed to function as a Change Management agent within an organization. Many executive jobs today require that their employees have at least a basic understanding of Change Management. For an example, click on this [Job Search] link to see how many positions mention the words “Change Management”.
The training course is self-paced. Time to complete and fully comprehend will vary with every individual. It may take several days or weeks of study before you feel comfortable to take the final test. You may take the final exam as soon as you’re ready. You have 1 year from the date of purchase to complete the course.
No, the test for the Change Management Certification is not proctored at this time. It is timed, with a limit of 2 hours. You may take the test online, from home or work whenever you are ready.
You will be mailed a Certificate Of Completion, as well as a letter of congratulations and two copies of our training verification letters which you can give to employers who request it. The certificate is heavy-stock, cream paper suitable for framing.
Certifications are generally the last item listed under the education section of your resume. List them directly beneath your college information in this format:
Management and Strategy Institute
– Change Management Specialist (CMS)®