BCS offers online IT exams

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is offering a number of its exams online.

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BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is offering a number of its exams online.

This enables the Institute to show on screen the candidate’s results immediately after the end of the exam. In addition, the candidate will receive an email with the details of their performance, which the Institute said will be “much more comprehensive”.

The first exams the Institute plans to offer include its BCS ITIL V3 Foundation and the BCS Foundation Certificate in Green IT. It will also make all other multiple choice-based exams available through the new system.

The online exams can be delivered through an internet connection at an accredited training provider’s (ATO) office, in an in-house training environment, or at a corporate venue.

Michiel van der Voort, director of international and professional development services at the Institute, said: “The convenience of this system helps candidates to see their achievements quickly and helps keep them motivated. It also speeds up the process for our ATOs.”

In other BCS news, a row about the future of the organisation has culminated in an Emergency General Meeting to be held on 1 July. The debate started when a member said the organisation had moved away from its brief as a professional body and that members had too little say in its direction.

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