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Professional Status, how many do we have here?

Discussion in 'Polling Station' started by wagnerk, Oct 28, 2009.


Professional registration/status

Poll closed Nov 28, 2009.
  1. CITP (Chartered IT Professional).

    3 vote(s)
  2. ICTTech (ICT Technician).

    0 vote(s)
  3. CEng (Chartered Engineer).

    0 vote(s)
  4. IEng (Incorporated Engineer).

    0 vote(s)
  5. EngTech (Engineering Technician).

    0 vote(s)
  6. Other (Please state).

    0 vote(s)
  7. Working towards one in the near future (please state).

    5 vote(s)
  8. Not working towards one/no need for one.

    12 vote(s)
  1. wagnerk
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    Hi All,

    Like the title asks: Professional Status, how many do we have here?

    I'm not asking about qualifications/certifications like the MCSE, MCSA, MCDST, BSc, NVQ, etc... But Professional registrations that a person has to be assessed for like the CITP, CEng, IEng, ICTTech, EngTech, etc...

    Certifications: CITP, PGDip, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: MSc in Tech Management
  2. dazza786

    dazza786 Megabyte Poster

    I chose working towards*

    I never finished college or went to uni so my educational grades aren't really up to scratch... That's actually the reason I went for the IT certifications; to counter my young nieveness. I have got it in my mind to do a part time degree in a computer related subject (looking about for some form of security/pentesting modules but cannot find anything) so that it won't hold me back further down the line. I don't know too much about degrees / professional status' but I aim to be content(for a while) in my certification path around january, so I shall take a look into it then.
    Certifications: MCP (271, 272, 270, 290, 291, 621, 681, 685), MCDST, MCTS, MCITP, MCSA, Security+, CCA(XA6.5)
  3. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

    Do you not class MBCS as Professional Ken, or does that sit under other?
  4. Arroryn
    Honorary Member

    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

    I (personally) don't think it's acknowledged as a 'step towards' CITP - all the other accreditations are seen as 'stepping stones' to the next - ICTTech / EngTech -> IEng -> CEng

    I don't perceive the same progression (though it probably exists) between AMBCS -> MBCS -> CITP. This is because the nominals for the first two intimate a direct relationship to the BCS, with only the CITP marking you out as an 'IT Professional'.

    I correlate 'MBCS' with the IET status of 'MIET' - simply a member of the organisation.

    Following on from that ramble, I am 'working towards' IEng. I think I clear the requirements for ICTTech, so it's just a matter of getting together my evidence and having the spare money to make the application.
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, 70-410, 70-411
    WIP: Modern Languages BA
  5. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

    There are a LOT of security themed IT degrees around at the moment as security has been 'flavour of the month' for a few years now.

    There are even degrees made up largely of EC-Council or SANS institute certifications.

    Of course the value of these courses is unproven as employers are likely to want experience for security jobs, but they do exist for those that want to take them.

    Many are offered as part-time Masters, which might make sense to mature students with experience interested in security.
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2009
  6. JK2447
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    JK2447 Petabyte Poster Administrator

    This is exactly what I've found in the places I've worked. You are much more likely to get your first Security Analyst role with not only a generic Computer Science degree, but also having worked in 2nd or 3rd line for a year or two.

    A Masters in IT Security then being the icing on the cake of your career after you've done it for a few years, and even then after doing your CISSP (if you qualify).

    Just my thoughts, Jim
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV, VSP, VTSP
    WIP: AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

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