Breadth of IT knowledge for CITP is defined as:
"Knowledge of the broad scope of IT beyond that required for the individual’s area of specialism."

All applicants must show that they can communicate and work with specialists across the IT profession and understand and appreciate the relationship between their own discipline and wider customer / organisational requirements.

1. Criteria for assessment of breadth of IT knowledge for CITP
  • Principles of Information Technology
    Knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, principles, and theories relating to Information Technology
  • Exploitation of Information Technology
    The commercial, economic and process aspects of the development, use, and maintenance of information technology including management techniques and information security
  • Legal, Social, and Ethical Factors relating to Information Technology
    The ability to recognise all aspects of the environment in which information technology resides, including regulatory frameworks, political influences and accountabilities.
2. What to include as evidence of your breadth of IT knowledge
  • Breadth of knowledge must be evidenced in the context of the IT profession
  • You must show you have knowledge of the broad scope of IT beyond that required for your own area of specialism. Your evidence will be personal to you and should complement your depth of knowledge. You are not expected to evidence technical knowledge related to disciplines outside your area of specialism.
  • You should state your academic qualifications and other training and development you have undertaken. If you hold academic qualifications that have been accredited by BCS you should identify these and include the level of accreditation. Check if your qualifications are accredited
  • What do you know about the exploitation of information technology to achieve business objectives?
    • You should reference commercial use and maintenance of information technology including management techniques and information security?
    • You need to show you recognise the legal, social, ethical and professional issues which may affect the work of the computer professional.