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Review Entries for Day Monday, 21 June 2010

The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists (WCIT) celebrated the grant of its Royal Charter at St Paul's Cathedral in London on Thursday, 17th June 2010. The body, which is the City of London's 100th livery company, was established in 1985 and the grant recognises its contribution to charities and education.

Livery companies in the City of London have an eight hundred year history of education and supporting charitable causes. Although, the Information Technologists' company is relatively new, it has been very active in the last twenty-five years, with such projects as the Hammersmith Academy.

The livery company has 750 members drawn from the IT profession. Its membership includes such prominent figures as Bill Gates (Microsoft's Former CEO), Vint Cerf (Pioneer of the Internet Protocol) and Sir Tim Berners-Lee (Creator of the Web). Its members devote their time, experience and finances to support charitable and education causes, often linked to information technology.

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Monday, 21 June 2010 11:05:35 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #
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Review Entries for Day Tuesday, 01 June 2010

Alastair Revell has been appointed a membership assessor for BCS The Chartered Institute for IT. The role involves assessing applications for membership of the chartered body with other assessors and conducting interviews with applicants seeking registration as Chartered IT Professionals (CITP).

The process for becoming a Chartered IT Professional (CITP) was revised last year and now involves a three stage process, including a test of the candidate’s breadth of knowledge as a senior IT professional, a review of their professional work and an online interview with a presentation made by the candidate on their recent work.

The latest revision of the process now also includes the issue of a Certificate of Current Competence, which lasts for five years and needs to be renewed after this period. The certificate is akin to a practice certificate that is used in other professions, such as the Law.

Registration as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP) is on a par with other chartered professions, such as Chartered Accountants and Chartered Surveyors by virtue of the Royal Charter granted to BCS The Chartered Institute for IT in 1984. Candidates usually need between eight and ten year’s experience before they can apply, although formal education can reduce the amount of experience required to a minimum of five years.

Alastair Revell has also recently become a member of BCS Elite (Effective Leadership in IT). BCS Elite is the United Kingdom’s lead forum for IT Directors and Senior Managers to exchange experiences, views and expectations on how information systems should be managed to achieve business objectives. Membership is reserved to those with overall responsibility for the management of IT. Board level individuals from the IT supply and service industries and the academic and consultancy communities play a part in the Elite programme.

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Tuesday, 01 June 2010 07:36:53 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #
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