I am greatly disturbed by the new certification process. I am currently credentialed as a CPI in DB and Web for version 6.x. I was considering updating my credentials before the changes. Why upgrade if I then I have to pay again to update my credential to a CI from a CPI? If there were problems with the CPS exam, then only the CPS component should have been addressed, leaving in place the CPI structure.
It is more than a little insulting to have a CPI only grandfathered in at CPC level. After all, these are people who are already delivering training and have made it through the CPI course which is proctored by Mercury personnel. I think now is the time for current CPI credential holders to develop a competing training and certification program. Who is willing to join in on this effort? I do not think it would be impossible for us to build training every bit as effective as what Mercury offers.