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ISEB - what is known?

Discussion in 'Other IT certifications' started by hbroomhall, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    In today's Sunday Telegraph there is an insert on "Further Education". In the section on IT there is a half page ad and some editorial on 'ISEB'.

    This appears to be a spin-off from the BCS which I hadn't heard of before.

    Does anyone have any views of the usefulness and reconizability of the ISEB certs and other qualifications?

    Harry.
     
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  2. derkit

    derkit Gigabyte Poster

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    I've only ever heard of it in relation to ITIL qualifications.... I assumed it was an exam board - I'm afraid thats the limit of my knowledge. Sorry.
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    apparently its a certificate that is supposed to show you have the ability in the foundation of a subject such as IT management.
     
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  4. derkit

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    sounds like this cert is a bit of waffle to me.....
     
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    yep its another stupid thing there's no need in
     
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  6. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    I agree with almost all statements, other than the point made by
    This cert may by a bit of "waffle", but the way around that is by simply not taking the exam, but the knowledge gained is pricesless...

    I passed my ITIL, and i doubt i'll be using it anytime soon, but to have a conversation with someone about this wouldn't be too hard as i have the knowledge, even though its at foundation level...
     
  7. wagnerk
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    While I don't know much about the ISEB, I do know that the BCS is the most recognised IT/Computing association in the UK and it is recognised world-wide.

    For info on the ISEB, see here.

    -ken
     
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  8. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Thanks. I was aware of the BCS, and had looked at the site.

    However, I was hopeing for a more 'balanced' view here! :biggrin

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  9. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Balanced view here? You have no chance!
     
  10. webslinger2k

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    ISEB do a testing certification which is pretty much a "must have" to get any decent standard of testers job. (at least on a decent wage) I have a guy that used to work for me and couldnt get a job for the price of butter testing, despite having 3 years experience. He then took and passed his ISEB in Testing at the second attempt and got offered the next two jobs he went for both on roughly 25% more than what he was paid before hand.

    So whilst I agree, like ITIL, the testing one is a best practice "guff" soft cert - having it did make a difference in that example.
     
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