Tina Milton The professional examination of the British Computer Society (BCS), launched in Spring 1999, has achieved a 30% increase in candidate numbers over the previous year's exam. The new range of modules has been developed in consultation with Information Systems (IS) employers to be more relevant to their needs, and to implement changes within the IT industry.
Professor Elizabeth Hull, chairwoman of the BCS examination board says, "After extensive consultation with industrialists, course provider, members of the society and potential examination candidates we redesigned the examination programme into a number of individual modules to more effectively match the requirements of typical IS professionals in industry today."
The new modules now support a three stage qualification - certificate, diploma and professional graduate diploma. The latter stage is equivalent to a UK honours degree.