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Entry Routes to the I.S.P.

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Relevant Post-Secondary Education Plus Experience Routes

  Education Experience (years)
A) i.

Accredited * 4-year University Degree (Computer Science, Software Engineering, MIS, BTM)

2
  ii.

Accredited * 3-year University  

3
  iii.

Accredited 4-year University (Interdisciplinary programs)

7
B) i.

Non-accredited 4-year University Degree (Computer Science, Software Engineering, M.I.S., BTM)

4
  ii.

Non-accredited 3 year University Degree (Computer Science, Software Engineering, M.I.S.. BTM)

5
C) i.

Accredited 3-year College/Technical Program

4
  ii.

Accredited 2-year College/Technical Program

5
  iii.

Non-accredited 3-year Public/Private College/Technical Program**

6
  iv.

Non-accredited 2-year College/Technical Program

7
D)  

Accredited one-year post-graduate I.T. program

7

Exam Routes

E) i.

ICCP Examinations

5
E) ii.

British Computer Society (BCS) Diploma Level Exams

5
E) iii.

British Computer Society (BCS) Professional Graduate Level Exams

4

Demonstrated BOK Mastery Entry Routes

F) i. I.T. Leader Route

Demonstration of an established career in IT (generally not less than 12 years) and a proven management achievement over a period of not less than four years in a senior management position. Responsible for IT strategies, resources, and operations at the organizational level. Directed at applicants who hold a non-IT university degree, but possess the required experience to practice in the field.

 

  ii. Established Academic Route

Demonstration of an established academic career, both as a teacher and as a researcher, and contributed service to their discipline and or profession. Typically, the individual will be at the rank of at least Associate Professor, or be eligible to hold this rank.