Becoming Chartered

Date/Time:
1 May 2012, 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Venue:
Room 007, Prospect Building, University of Sunderland, Sir Tom Cowie Campus.

Cost:
Free of charge for both BCS and non-Members.

Speaker:
Mike Hurst

Event description:

More and more IT professionals are applying for Chartered IT Professional status through BCS, and employers such as IBM and Microsoft are embedding the standard into their organisations. This event is a chance to find out more from one of our chartered assessors.

BCS assessor, Mike Hurst, will talk through an overview of achieving Chartered status and the wider benefits of professionalism in IT. In addition, you will find out more about the benefits and value of becoming Chartered, how the assessment process works and other useful hints and tips for achieving this status.

There will also be a chance to find out how BCS is harnessing the skills and experience of its chartered members through a new assessor recruitment programme.

Mike Hurst MBCS CITP CEng

Mike HurstMike was one of the initial group of people through the “new” BCS CITP process in late 2009. He has been a volunteer Assessor for BCS CITP since early 2010, carrying out both assessment of initial applications and final stage interviews of applicants. To date he has carried out around 150 initial assessments and over 80 interviews.

Mike is also involved in BCS Branch activities in Scotland. He has been on the Edinburgh Branch Committee for many years and is currently the Honorary Secretary of BCS-in-Scotland.

Mike’s day job is in software development - in particular large scale measurement and management systems for telecommunications networks. He was a R&D Project Manager and System Architect with Hewlett Packard and Agilent Technologies. He is currently the System Architect / Design Authority with a start-up in Edinburgh that specialises in quality of service software for mobile networks.