INTRODUCTION What is :-Certification Registration• Independent • An association that • Government has laws certifying body maintains a list of that specify who can• Basic eligibility people who have provide a particular requirements informed the service or can call before taking any test. governing body that himself or herself a they perform member of a professional services particular profession. for the public. • Requires a prior level of attained education, experience.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR IT BODIES. BCS Membership requirement. Computer science/ Higher Degree Holder Worked in IT roles for at least 3 out of last 5 years. CSSL Membership requirement. Computer science/ Higher Degree Holder Minimum 4 Years Experience Non Graduates, undergone Adequate Training, Minimum of 9 years of Experience. ACS Membership Requirement. Qualified Certified Technologist. 2 years of Experience.
MEDICAL - THE GAP.• GMC - General Medical Council Certificates of Good Standing for every medical regulatory authority A certificate of full registration or certificates of experience certifying your completion of an internship.“The Gap “, Between IT professional Practice and Medical Practice.• Medical - Directly Related to the Lives.• IT – Not Directly Related to Lives.
A “REGISTERED” POINT OF VIEW.Passed out in 2005 she graduated from the University ofGloucestershire with a degree in Information Systemsand Computing.• Before Registration • No recognition except a Degree Holder. • Lost in the IT Job Market. • Dropping Technical Skill.• After Registration • More Recognized. • Currently the Chairman of the BCS Young Professionals Group, the largest membership group in the BCS, since 2007. “The Membership gave me a new path in life” – Jennifer Hewitt.
A “NON-REGISTERED” – POINT OF VIEW• Passed out In 2011.• Working as part time lecturer at Informatics Institute of Technology.• Gold Winner at NBQSA Awards.“I joined BCS for an added recognition inmy CV, but I quit now since I don’t see apoint in it. Its all about your skills andabilities when it comes to the IT market.” –Sheran Corera “An added credentials on your Visiting card” – Udayangi Perera
PROS & CONSPros –• Added Qualification.• More Recognition• Added Creditability.• Open to a Virtual Network Library.• Open to a network of IT Professionals.Cons –• Anyone with enough experience is able to get a membership, in turn affects skilled people without membership.
THE LONG AWAITED “CONCLUSION!” Should IT professionals, like medical professionals, be registered before they can practice? THE ANSWER IS On the Next …………………………. Slide.
NO.Medical Professionals Practice with Lives, We Practice with Software thatHelps Life.
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