ICT Exam August 1-3

Last Updated on Monday, 18 July 2016 11:03 Written by NOLITC Administrator Monday, 4 July 2016 12:00

To support the country’s need for highly competent Information and Communication Technology Professionals, the DOST-Information and Communications Technology Office in partnership with the Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center will be conducting the first ICT (EDP) Specialist Proficiency Examination in the areas of Computer Programming or Systems Analysis and Design on August 1-3, 2016 at NOLITC, Paglaum Sports Complex, Hernaez Street, Bacolod City.

This examination is pursuant to PD 1408, which directs the Civil Service Commission (CSC) and NCC (now ICTO) to devise ways of determining the fitness of individuals in occupying highly technical IT positions and through which the awarding of eligibility will be based. The ICT Office will issue a Certificate of Proficiency to successful examinees, which will be the basis of CSC in granting the appropriate ICT (EDP) Specialist Eligibility.

Aside from the grant of CSC eligibility, employers, prospective programmers and systems analysts, as well as universities, colleges or ICT training institutions, benefit from the proficiency test in the following ways:

• The test is a mechanism to evaluate the competence of an individual to perform programming or systems analysis and design function;
• The test can be used by an individual to assess his/her knowledge and skills for the purpose of continually improving his/her own technical abilities;
• By knowing the nature and scope of the test, schools are encouraged to enrich their curricula to enable their students to have a better chance of joining the corps of competent ICT professionals.

NOLITC is inviting all IT professionals and graduates to take the said proficiency examination. Application forms are available at NOLITC and the Provincial ICTO Office. Interest applicants may call NOLITC at 4356092 or the ICTO Office at 4344719 for further inquiries.