GE's Security business announced that Elizabeth (Liz) Levine, director of knowledge services for Security's Enterprise Solutions in Boca Raton, Fla., was awarded the Security Industry Association's (SIA) Volunteer of the Year Award for her work promoting the association's Certified Security Project Manager (CSPM) training and certification program to security integrators. '
"I am very honored to be named SIA's Volunteer of the Year," said Levine. "As a leader in the security industry, GE is always looking for innovative solutions and programs that will help our channel grow their business as well as delight our end users. The Certified Security Project Manager program is one that we support and believe every integrator should participate in it." '
The CSPM credential program consists of two training components. An intensive, five-day class follows a comprehensive self-study program which is aimed at ensuring class participants enter the program with a parallel, basic foundation of knowledge. Classroom sessions are scheduled for several major U.S. cities.' '
In addition to its training component, CSPM also consists of an educational and a professional or practical experience component. The program requires successful candidates to demonstrate their knowledge and their skills in implementing the concepts and tools of professional project management.' '
"The development of the Certified Security Systems Engineer training and certification program is another program that has the potential to have a strong, positive effect on our industry as well," Levine adds. "GE looks forward to continuing work with the SIA to promote innovative programs and solutions."