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Guide to the Common Body of Knowledge for Computing and IT (CBOK) ©

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The CIPS Guide to the Common Body of Knowledge for Computing and IT (CBOK) outlines the knowledge any Canadian Computing or Information Technology professional is expected to possess.

The CBOK applies to a wide variety of professionals, including IT managers, software developers, computer scientists, and business analysts.

It is divided into 8 knowledge areas, each with a list of topics. Each has an expected knowledge level: Some are at the 'application' level, meaning that all professionals would be expected to be able to apply the knowledge in their daily work, while most most topics are at the lower 'vocabulary' level, meaning that professionals should understand the terms. Some topics are also at the intermediate 'comprehension' level.

The CBOK also provides a comprehensive set of references to the recent literature, enabling