GSDC will reward for the Royalty percentage for each successful exam taken by participants for the next 3 years and a voucher to take a free live GSDC Certification exam of your choice.
Once you join our SME team, you will be able to participate in delivering Webinars, Sessions at various Conferences & Summits across the globe.
SMEs gain insights into GSDC services and feature sets. Add to your resume, CV, or LinkedIn page that you contributed to an industry-recognized program.
Fill up the form as thoroughly and submit it. A team member may follow up for more information if needed. GSDC team will shortlist SME based on your responses. Please note that not all applicants will qualify.
If you are selected as SME, a team member will email you an invitation for next round of discussion.
Next steps will be signing NDA, partnership, Royalty sharing agreement.
SMEs will be responsible for delivering Syllabus, Courseware, Question patterns for internal evaluation.
There are lots of reasons to become an SME for GSDC.
Here are just a few:
To become an SME, you must meet the following requirements:
Some high level of activities involved in becoming an SME are as follows –
Yes. All SMEs are required to sign a confidentiality/non-disclosure agreement. This document protects the integrity of GSDC's certification exam and the certification program as a whole. In summary, the agreement states that volunteers will not disclose any exam content to anyone, unless authorized by GSDC.
Yes. SMEs can conduct training program but ensuring that exam content is not disclosed with anyone outside GSDC.
There is no cost associated with becoming SME.
In some cases, GSDC may be able to reimburse SMEs for travel expenses (e.g. airfare and hotel expenses) related to attending in-person meetings.
Typically meetings are held virtually from the comfort of your own homes or offices. Please note: GSDC asks that all SMEs use discretion and ensure that their location is private.
It’s not mandatory to involve company where SME is working. GSDC encourages companies to support volunteer SMEs by providing the time off from work to attend in-person workshops and virtual meetings, assisting with the travel costs associated with in-person workshops, etc. In some cases, companies have hosted GSDC test development workshops, arranging for meeting spaces, Internet connectivity, meals, and discounted hotel rates for SMEs who are travelling. While GSDC greatly appreciates organizations that support our volunteer SMEs, we can’t provide specific financial incentives to those companies as it risks a conflict of interest.
Yes. Based on request SME identity can be kept confidential.