In September I was very pleased to achieve Chartered IT Professional status from the British Computer Society (BCS). Although I am usually not one to blow my own trumpet I felt it worthy of a blog post.
CITP status is a benchmark of IT excellence, integrity and dedication to the industry. It is awarded by the BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT.
I was assessed through a three stage process that measured my experience, breadth of knowledge across all areas of the IT profession and my depth of knowledge in IT Strategy and Architecture.
The key elements that contributed to my attainment of the CITP are:
- I have worked in the IT profession since 1990
- The nature of the work I undertake now, on behalf of our SME customers is challenging and demanding and carries considerable responsibility
- I have demonstrated to my peers specialist knowledge at a senior level in IT Strategy and Architecture
- I have a broad awareness of IT and its applications beyond my own specialism
- I have made a formal commitment to maintain and enhance my competence, uphold professional standards of conduct and promote the responsible and effective use of IT
Find more information on the CITP standard: http://www.bcs.org/category/15536