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CIPS Body of Knowledge (BoK) is being recognized


  • Dr. Tim Lethbridge, I.S.P., ITCP, P.Eng  to present a paper on the CIPS BoK at GTEC in Ottawa
  • Brenda Byers, I.S.P., ITCP named as Vice-Chair ITBOK project, an international project with IEEE/CS and the Australian Computer Society

CIPS embarked in 2009 on a new project to define a more comprehensive document. Under the leadership of Dr. Tim Lethbridge, I.S.P., ITCP, the Common Body of Knowledge (CBOK) Committee was formed.  The CBOK is to be used as the basis for the certification of individuals, and will also guide developers of academic programs, and accreditors of those programs.

The 2012 CBOK was developed by a committee of CIPS members from across Canada, and involved extensive public consultation with over 170 IT and computing professionals from a wide variety of industries. In addition to Dr. Lethbridge, I.S.P., ITCP, P.Eng, the committee includedMary Lynn Manton, I.S.P; Dr. Peter King ,FCIPS,  I.S.P., ITCP; Rick Penton, I.S.P., ITCP; Jon Nightingale, I.S.P., ITCP; Mukesh Kashyap, I.S.P., ITCP; Vincent Chiew, I.S.P., ITCP, P.Eng; Dr. Robert Fabian, I.S.P., ITCP; Kerry Augustine, I.S.P., ITCP; Dr. Danny Yakimchuk; Dr. Wayne Cutcliffe; Dr. Ali Ghorbani; Francois Duperron; and Anthony Upward, with Gina van Dalen, Manager Professional Standards for CIPS.

Dr. Lethbridge will talk about the CBOK at the Government Technology Exhibition and Conference (GTEC). This Conference has been held in Ottawa for 20 years and it attracts over 7000 participants:  from CIOs and Assistant Deputy Ministers to Program Managers and IT personnel.  

The scope of the ITBOK project is to develop a guide that will bridge the gaps between the IEEE/ACM core computing curricula, the CIPS Guide to the Common Body of Knowledge for Computing and IT (CBOK) © and the ACS’s The ICT Profession Body of Knowledge. The ITBOK can be used by IT practitioners and managers worldwide as a common reference point and as a basis for compatible IT curricula, competency models and certifications.

The project goal is to work collaboratively with CIPS and ACS to produce a first draft by summer 2013 of all chapters to a guide (“ITBOK”) to the existing body of knowledge implicit in professionals working in IT today.The ITBOK Committee will develop a guide to the IT body of knowledge as it applies to most IT operations, projects and management, most of the time.

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