NZCS extends deadline for certification comment

High response rate prompts another week for submissions

The extension for submissions on the New Zealand Computer Society's proposed Professional ICT Certification programme has been extended until April 3. In a recent email, NZCS president Paul Matthews says "We have received a significant response in the form of submissions and feedback from ICT professionals, vendor organisations, academic institutions, and many others".

Matthews notes "We have also received feedback from a number of people and organisations who would like to comment in more detail, but however have been unable to to due to time constraints."

He says "We genuinely need as much feedback and as many points of view as we can get, to ensure the final programme is of a high quality, and suitable for all ICT professionals in New Zealand".

The society held a series of meetings around the country earlier this month. The proposed standard, which is in draft form at present, would be a recognised professional certification for ICT sector workers, in the same way chartered accountants and other professionals have a recognised, industry-wide certification.

More information is available on the society’s website, www.nzcs.org.nz, and the draft certification document can be viewed at www.nzcs.org.nz/certification.

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