Menu
Microsoft urging consultants to gain CITP status

Microsoft urging consultants to gain CITP status

BCS qualification is 'today's benhmark of IT excellence'

Microsoft is encouraging its consultants to gain the BCS' Chartered IT Professional (CITP) accreditation.

Microsoft Consulting Services has joined the group membership scheme offered by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, in a move to support the adoption of Chartered IT Professional status for its consultants. The Microsoft UK headquarters in Reading is the base for 270 of its consultants.

Andrew Reid, Microsoft Consulting Services director, said: "We believe the new CITP programme represents today's benchmark of IT excellence and professionalism and it's starting to gain international industry recognition."

Microsoft Consulting Services is aligning its internal processes to meet the requirements for awarding Chartered status. The first step has been the adoption of the BCS group membership scheme and the award of Professional membership (MBCS) for its consultants.

Over 50 percent have signed up so far, with some already gaining full CITP accreditation.

Senior managers within Microsoft Consulting Services have been working with the Institute to set up a CITP processing agreement which will see the remaining Professional members upgrade their membership to Chartered status, as an integrated part of the team's professional development programme.

"Chartered status is a great way to demonstrate the quality of our consultants and we hope that the participation of ours in this programme will help further enhance its reputation," said Reid.

David Clarke, chief executive officer at the BCS, said: "When we reviewed CITP, we listened to what organisations, individuals and government said they wanted for a recognised industry standard, and implemented those changes.

"I'm delighted to see organisations beginning to encourage and promote this standard. This is so important for the profession which today makes such an important contribution to business and society."

Now read: BCS beefs up top IT professional qualifications


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags outsourcingcareersIT managementMicrosoftservicesIT Business

Events

Why experience is the new battleground for partners

Join us for an exclusive webinar, in association with Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) and learn about the latest industry insights and how technology services continue to evolve to deliver differentiated value, and how partners can be successful in 2021 and beyond.

Featured

Slideshows

Channel kicks 2021 into gear as After Hours returns to Auckland

Channel kicks 2021 into gear as After Hours returns to Auckland

After Hours made a welcome return to the channel social calendar with a bumper crowd of partners, distributors and vendors descending on The Pantry at Park Hyatt in Auckland to kick-start 2021.

Channel kicks 2021 into gear as After Hours returns to Auckland
The Kiwi channel gathers for the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

The Kiwi channel gathers for the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

Hundreds of leaders from the New Zealand IT industry gathered at the Hilton in Auckland on 17 November to celebrate the finest female talent in the Kiwi channel and recognise the winners of the Reseller News Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) 2020.

The Kiwi channel gathers for the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards
Leading female front runners honoured at the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

Leading female front runners honoured at the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

The leading female front runners of the New Zealand ICT industry joined together for the annual Reseller News Women in ICT Awards event at the Hilton in Auckland, during which hundreds of guests celebrated 13 outstanding individuals who won awards, chosen from more than 50 finalists representing over 30 organisations.

Leading female front runners honoured at the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards
Show Comments