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    IET and Microsoft sign membership agreement

    IET and Microsoft sign membership agreement

    The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has signed an agreement with global giant Microsoft to provide its certified professionals with an assured fast-track route to IET membership. The agreement enables Microsoft’s certified technical community to access IET membership and benefits.

    “There are more than 70,000 Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCP) in the UK: they are vital to the success of the UK’s knowledge-based economy, especially for those organisations seeking to use IT to save money in these difficult economic times,” says Gordon Frazer, Managing Director, Microsoft Ltd and Vice President Microsoft EMEA (pictured, right). “This partnership will enable the MCP community to access the resources of the IET to help them further their careers and enhance their skills.”

    Of particular interest to Microsoft certified professionals will be the new ICTTech qualification, launched in January 2009, and only awarded by the IET. ICTTech is a competence-based professional qualification for IT and communications technicians, which assesses not only technical skill levels, but also those interpersonal and professional skills that are important in career development within organisations.
    I am waiting to hear back from the IET as to which/what level of Microsoft certs they will accept as part of the fast track route.

    -Ken

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    Sheesh .. between this, the advanced apprenticeship stuff ... BCS ... and some other stuff in the pipeline it might be a bit strange if eventually we actually had a reasonable set of professional qualifications that equated to national standards and levels. Scary!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    Sheesh .. between this, the advanced apprenticeship stuff ... BCS ... and some other stuff in the pipeline it might be a bit strange if eventually we actually had a reasonable set of professional qualifications that equated to national standards and levels. Scary!
    Hey don't go too far Tony keep thinking like that you will be co-ordinating them as well and sorting them all out for us.

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    ach I thought this was gonna be that all IET members get free microsoft products for life. Ah well.

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