Qualifications in e-business and data protection have been launched by the BCS Information Systems Examinations Board.
The new certificate and diploma in e-business management are part of the information communications technology management group of qualifications, which also covers telecommunications management, call centre management and network services management.
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Diploma candidates also need the resource management and business and management certificates, and have to submit a written project. The diploma is expected to require 95 hours of study.
The launch of the data protection certificate coincides with the introduction of the new Data Protection Act, which turns a European directive into law.
The certificate needs 40 hours of training, although candidates with substantial experience in this area can take a half-day top-up course.
The examination takes the form of a three-hour paper with multiple choice and short answer questions, plus an essay.
The society also plans to offer a diploma in e-business and data protection in the future.
Details are available on 01793 417459.