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Xtravirt Co-Founder Achieves Chartered Fellowship Status

December 23, 2010

award1I found out on the 22nd December that the British Computer Society have awarded me the status of a Chartered Fellow grade (FBCS CITP). This for me is a great honour and I am really chuffed to have been awarded it! If you don’t know anything about the BCS I urge you to have a look and consider membership. There are many benefits of being a member as well as providing you the ability to put something back in to community – whether it be helping people new to IT or providing input to focus groups on various aspects of IT.

Who are the BCS?

bcs-logoBCS—The Chartered Institute for IT is a professional body and a learned society that represents those working in Information Technology in the United Kingdom and internationally. Established in 1957, it was formerly (and is still legally) known as the British Computer Society.

With a worldwide membership of over 70,000 members in over 100 countries, BCS is a registered charity and was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1984. Its objectives are to promote the study and application of communications technology and computing technology and to advance knowledge of education in ICT for the benefit of professional practitioners and the general public.

BCS is a member institution of Engineering Council UK, and therefore is responsible for regulation of ICT and computer science fields within the UK. The BCS is also a member of the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS). The BCS is the only professional body in the United Kingdom with the ability to grant chartered status to IT professionals.

(as stated by Wikipedia)

What is Fellowship Status (FBCS)?

BCS_4Colour_LogoThe grade of Fellowship comprises the most senior and respected professionals who have demonstrated eminence, authority and seniority in the field of IT.

(as stated by Wikipedia)


What is Chartered Status (CITP)?

citp-logocolourAs the Chartered Institute for IT, only BCS can award Chartered IT Professional status. CITP is the benchmark of IT excellence, and is a rigorously assessed, employer led qualification, recently updated according to the needs of such international IT industry leaders as IBM, Microsoft and BP.

(as stated by BCS)


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