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IT Certification Exams Set in Bacolod

January 16, 2012

European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines

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Fresh graduates as well as professionals in the field of information technology will now have the chance to take the Philippine Information Technology General Certification Examination (PHIL-IT GCE) in Bacolod.

The Bacolod-Negros Occidental Federation for Information and Communications Technology (BNEFIT), Inc. will host the PHIL-IT GCE on February 3 and 4, 2012 to be held inside the West Negros University campus.

BNEFIT supports to the growth of the ICT-BPO industry in Bacolod and in promoting our city and the province as an ideal outsourcing destination in the Philippines since 2008. Among our goals is to develop a very conducive business environment to drive investments and generate jobs in the province by addressing the issue of talent supply,

In line with these goals, BNEFIT founder Jocelle Batapa-Sigue said, "we are partnering with the Cebu Educational Development Foundation for Information Technology (CEDF-IT) in collaboration with www.itpros.ph, the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP), and the European IT Service Center Foundation (EITSC) for the holding of PHIL-IT GCE."

The PHIL-IT GCE is considered as an overall evaluation of the graduate’s level of cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning as specified in B.S. Computer Science; B.S. Computer Engineering; B.S. Information Technology; and, B.S. Information Management curricula, as well as the graduate’s knowledge, skills, and attitudes pertinent to advanced or latest trends in IT as required by industry.

The PHIL-IT GCE consists of a cluster of generic examinations that likewise assesses the graduate’s overall readiness to become a professional in both IT subjects and non-IT subjects.

In a way, the PHIL-IT GCE serves as an interim solution for the need for a board examination, testing the IT skills of Filipino would-be professionals, with IT skills set by Filipino IT professionals, yet addressing international industry benchmarks.

Competencies covered by the examinations are fundamentals of discrete math (10%), programming and professional ethics, Systems including basic computer organization and architecture, programming languages, and operating system; and applications such as business math, basic statistics, business processes and applications, basic database and information management, and networking.

 

Source: The Daily Guardian (www.thedailyguardian.net); News; 11 January 2012

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