In response to growth in the demand for IT professional certifications, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, and EXIN a leading international certification institute in the ICT domain, have formed an alliance to support IT professionals globally.

Jon Buttriss, CEO of BCS Learning and Development Ltd, part of the Institute explains:
“We’re delighted to be working closely with EXIN; we share a common goal of supporting lifelong learning and helping IT professionals reach their full potential. IT is at the very centre of every business, therefore having IT teams who have undertaken professional development, including professional certifications, can help businesses meet their customer’s needs and stand out from the crowd.”

Bernd Taselaar, CEO of EXIN says: “It’s great to be working so closely with BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT; together we will deliver our respective professional certification portfolios around the world to ensure the enhancement of the global IT profession.”

The agreement will allow BCS and EXIN to offer each other’s professional certification portfolio’s around the world. Through a phased introduction starting in early 2016 BCS will offer the new EXIN and ITAMOrg Foundation in IT Asset Management certificate and EXIN will deliver BCS’ Foundation certificates in Business Analysis.

In addition, the agreement will see BCS and EXIN work together to promote the use of global competency frameworks including the worldwide recognised Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) and European e-Competence Framework (eCF) to encourage professionalism in IT.

About EXIN
EXIN is the global independent certification institute for ICT-professionals. With 30 years of experience in certifying the competences of over 2 million ICT-professionals, EXIN is the leading and trusted authority in the ICT-market. With over 1000 accredited partners EXIN facilitates exams and e-competence assessments in more than 165 countries and 20 languages. EXIN is co-initiator of the e-Competence Framework, which was set up to provide unambiguous ICT certification measurement principles within Europe and beyond. For more information, please visit

About BCS
Our mission as BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is to enable the information society.  We promote wider social and economic progress through the advancement of information technology science and practice.  We bring together industry, academics, practitioners and government to share knowledge, promote new thinking, inform the design of new curricula, shape public policy and inform the public. Our vision is to be a world-class organisation for IT. Our 75,000 strong membership includes practitioners, businesses, academics and students in the UK and internationally. We deliver a range of professional development tools for practitioners and employees.  A leading IT qualification body, we offer a range of widely recognised qualifications. The British Computer Society (Registered charity no. 292786).

By Zen Chi

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