Monday, September 15, 2008

International IT Professional Certification

According to media reports, the International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3) of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) has accredited the Australian Computer Society (ACS) as the first organisation to award International IT Professional (IITP) certification. This is based on the ACS' existing Computer Professional (CP) Program.

IFIP started work on the global certification in 2007 with a task force chaired by British Computer Society, along with the Australian Computer Society, Canadian Information Processing Society, IEEE Computer Society and the Computer Society of South Africa.

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

International Alignment and Accreditation of Australian ICT Courses

In its August 2008 newsletter, the ACS announced that some of its online postgraduate Computer Professional Education Program has been revised to incorporate the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) competencies. Also the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) held an accreditation assessment of the ACS for the International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3) , with a result expected in September at the 20th World Computer Congress (WCC 2008).

Charles Hughes, Chairman, International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3) is one of the keynote speakers for WCC 2008. IP3 is intended to provide international professional standards for ICT people.

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