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Certified Information Professional (CIP)

3 Reasons Why CIP Is NOT the Right Certification for You

You might think that here at AIIM we’d say everyone is a good candidate for the CIP designation. But, as the architect for the most recent updates to the Certified Information Professional (CIP) certification, a teacher of the CIP prep course, and a CIP pin-wearing member since its release in 2011, I don’t think it’s always a perfect fit.

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Certified Information Professional (CIP)

The Certified Information Professional (CIP) vs the Information Governance Professional (IGP)

The Certified Information Governance Professional (IGP) from ARMA is another certification in the information management field and one that’s attracted a lot of interest from records managers. Although I work for AIIM, which is the sole provider of the CIP certification; I’ve held both certifications since their inaugural beta exams and promise to remain neutral in this unbiased review. We will evaluate the 7 key differences between them, including: Exam Content and Development Exam Price Exam Preparation Exam Experience Digital Badging Certification Maintenance  Industry Acceptance

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Certified Information Professional (CIP)  |  Intelligent Information Management (IIM)

How Much Does it Cost to Become a Certified Information Professional?

Do you want to earn your seat at the table for your organization’s important strategic discussions? Maybe you’re going for that next promotion and looking to round out your skillset. You might even just want to prove to yourself that you have what it takes to be among the industry’s elite. There are a multitude of reasons why you may be interested in the Certified Information Professional certification. No matter the reason, one thing you’ll want to know is how much it costs to get certified. With in-person vs. online testing, an array of options to prepare, and special discounts and free materials for professional members, it can easily become confusing. At AIIM, we've helped hundreds of people get CIP certified. Our goal with this article is to walk you through the costs of this exam so that you can make an informed decision on which is the right path for you.

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Certified Information Professional (CIP)  |  Electronic Records Management (ERM)

The 8 Best Certifications for Records Managers

Since the creation of AIIM’s Certified Information Professional (CIP) program, we’ve certified over 1,500 information professionals. Throughout the years working with students to help them prepare for the CIP, I often get asked about other good certifications for records managers. But, when there are literally thousands of certifications in the marketplace, and dozens that have some connection to records or information management – how can you determine which one is right for you? Here are a couple of different ways to think through this:

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Certified Information Professional (CIP)  |  Electronic Records Management (ERM)  |  Intelligent Information Management (IIM)

The Certified Information Professional (CIP) vs the Certified Records Manager (CRM): 7 Differences You Should Know

You're interested in an information management certification, and you've narrowed it down to two; the Certified Information Professional (CIP) vs. the Certified Records Manager (CRM). Both certifications are well-known, respected credentials in the information management industry. So what's the difference and which is right for you?

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Certified Information Professional (CIP)

Preparing for the Online Proctored CIP Exam - Avoiding Common Pitfalls

We've been offering the Certified Information Professional exam in a proctored online format for about a year now. In that time, we've noticed some common pitfalls that cause issues with candidates or even prevent them from completing the exam. Here are the top three issues candidates run into and how to avoid them:

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