Certified iMIS Administrator (CiA)

The Certified iMIS Administrator program was developed as an objective means of distinguishing yourself as highly skilled and knowledgeable in the administration, configuration and management of iMIS.  You know and follow ASIs best practices and standards for working with iMIS.  You also help your organization achieve continuous performance improvement.

Check out our new
Certified iMIS Administrator Bootcamp class

first class will be held at INNOVATIONS 2017!


Who should apply?

Experienced iMIS Administrators with at least one (1) year of experience working with iMIS and who are looking achieve formal recognition through ASI’s assessment that your skills and experience are aligned with ASI’s iMIS best practice methods and solutions. The certification will distinguish you as a knowledgeable iMIS administrators and reassures your organization that to maintain your certification you will be current on the most recent iMIS best practices.

Why should I get certified?

You benefit. Certification as a CiA is a distinction that proves your understanding of the core functionality of iMIS as well as the current practices for managing and administering an iMIS system. Getting certified will not only increase your skills, but also demonstrate your knowledge to your organization and peers.

Your organization benefits. Through the certification process, you will be able to demonstrate to your organization that you are skilled managing their iMIS system, are capable of performing upgrades of iMIS, and are prepared to help them achieve continuous performance improvement through iMIS.

What are the prerequisites?

You will need to be able to demonstrate at least 1 year of experience in working with iMIS. You will need to submit an explanation of this work to ASI to enable assessment that it was aligned to ASI best practice standards for using the product as designed. You will also be required to complete ASI training classes such that you have earned a minimum of 12 professional development units. The final step will be to take a CiA knowledge assessment test and achieve a passing mark.

What is the Certification Process?

  • Enroll in the Program below, which will start you on your process
  • Once all the elements are submitted, your application will go to the CiA Review Committee.
  • You will be informed about your acceptance, rejection or deferral into the CiA program by the CiA Review Committee.
You do not need to do these in the order above, but you cannot be certified until all 4 steps are completed and once commenced you complete the process within 6 months.

For how long is the certification valid?

CiAs maintain their certification for 1 year from the day they become certified.  At the end of the renewal period, you will need to achieve a total of 12 additional professional development units, which are defined on our website. Every second year, you will also be required to pass a short refresher knowledge assessment that covers the materials in the intervening 2 years to help ensure you are keeping your skills current.

Professional Development Units for 2017

You can earn you PDUs in a number of different ways as outlined below:

(Note: you can check Your ASI Training Transcript for the list of classes and activities you have taken with ASI. In your application, you can list additional credits you have earned outside of ASI.)

Topic Coverage

Description

PDU

All Topics

Certified iMIS Administrator Bootcamp

12

 

General iMIS Knowledge

Introduction to iMIS for Associations
(or Introduction to iMIS for Fundraisers)

9

 

Customer Management for End Users

1

 

Customer Management - Advanced Topics

1

 

Customer Management for Administrators

1

 

Events for End Users

1

 

Events Setup

1

 

Events Management

1

 

Billing/Dues for Administrators

1

 

Billing/Dues - Miscellaneous Topics

1

 

Orders for Managers

1

 

Orders - Inventory Management

1

 

AR/Cash for Managers

1

 

AR/Cash Add-ons for Managers

1

 

Introduction to iMIS Certification

1

 

Introduction to iMIS Communities

1

 

System Management

System Admin – Upgrades & Configuration

1

 

System Admin – Tailoring, Security & Maintenance

1

 

Introduction to iMIS AutoPay with DataVault

1

 

Data Management

Introduction to IQA

1

 

Advanced IQA

1

 

Applying IQA with iMIS

1

 

Introduction to iMIS Dashboards

1

 

Advanced iMIS Dashboards

1

 

Business Object Designer

1

 

Introduction to iMIS Process Automation

1

 

Applying iMIS Process Automation

1

 

Introduction to SSRS with iMIS

2

 

Applying SSRS with iMIS

1

 

Website Management

iMIS RiSE Configuration and Administration

3

 

Succeeding with iMIS 20

9

 

iMIS RiSE

6

Topics covered in the Certified iMIS Administrator knowledge assessment

Here is a partial list of topics that are likely to be covered in the knowledge assessment and are item which all CiAs should know about and be comfortable with:
  • General iMIS Knowledge
    • Staff Site, Advanced Accounting Console, iMIS Desktop
    • Community
    • Membership
    • Events
    • Commerce
    • Marketing / Communications
    • System Settings
  • iMIS System Management
    • Database backups
    • General maintenance tasks
    • DB Maintenance Tool
    • Upgrading iMIS
    • Preparing servers and workstations for upgrade
    • Checking for data integrity issues
    • Creating test and secondary instances
    • Copy and restoring a database
  • Data Management / Extraction
    • Reporting with SSRS
    • Intelligent Query Architect
    • Dashboards and KPIs / Continuum
    • Business Object Designer
    • Dynamic Data Sources and Panels
    • Process Automation
  • Website Management / RiSE
    • IIS configuration of iMIS
    • Sites vs. Virtual Directories
    • Web config
    • Site Builder
    • Page Builder
    • Tagging
    • Maintenance
    • Themes
  • Security
    • PCI Compliance
    • System Security
    • User level security
    • Company and Group Administrator roles

Last updated: 17 June 2016


Who should apply:

This certification is designed for:

  • Administrators who manage iMIS systems for organizations
  • Individuals who take an active role in helping manage the use of iMIS within their organization
  • New consultants working with iMIS for clients

 

Certification objectives:

This certification is designed to ensure those people who help manage iMIS are current on their iMIS knowledge and understand the best practices for administering iMIS .

 

Prerequisites:

  • At least 1 year experience in working with iMIS
  • Attend the required and elective courses, earning a total of 12 professional development units
  • Passing mark on the CiA knowledge assessment

 

For more information:

http://www.advsol.com/CiA

 

For recertification enquiries:

training@advsol.com

www.advsol.com/training