Industry analysts aren’t even professionals in the traditional sense.
By all means train people, KCG – that is a good thing and a good niche business. I am all for training and helping people to better understand how to work with industry analysts. But calling the course a professional certification and accreditation is surely a stretch.
Nice client list though. And there seem to plenty of vendors hiring AR people at the moment, which is nice.
I can’t vouch for KCG’s services myself- although I have worked with some people that have been on the course.
On the other hand if I can say I am an industry analyst, and mean something by it, then I suppose your clients say I am an AR professional!
I would love to hear from AR people generally, and “accredited AR professionals” specifically, what they think. If you don’t want to post a comment publicly just email me: [jgovernor at redmonk.com]