IEEE Computer Society Adopts Skills Framework for the Information Age

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 29 June, 2012 – The IEEE Computer Society will use the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) to define professional skill levels for its future information technology professional education products.
SFIA, maintained by the nonprofit SFIA Foundation, is the world's leading definition of professional skills in information technology. This open source management resource, which defines 100 professional IT skills across seven levels of attainment, is used by organizations in more than 100 countries.

The IEEE Computer Society will use the SFIA as a key part of its work in defining IT curricula, an IT Competency Model, and an IT Body of Knowledge (ITBoK).

"For the advancement of the IT profession worldwide, an objective statement of capability is essential," said Dante David, product development specialist with the IEEE Computer Society's Certification & Professional Education department. "As an international organization, we are working to assure cross-compatibility in IT qualifications across nations."

The IEEE Computer Society is working with the Canada Association for IT Professionals, the Australian Computer Society, and the Federation for Enterprise Architecture Professional Organizations (FEAPO) in developing the ITBoK. The effort is overseen by the IEEE Computer Society Professional Activities Board's Information Technology Group.
The IT Competency Model will serve as the basis for the ITBoK.

About the IEEE Computer Society

The IEEE Computer Society is the world's leading computing membership organization and the trusted information and career-development source for a global workforce of technology leaders including: professors, researchers, software engineers, IT professionals, employers, and students. The unmatched source for technology information, inspiration, and collaboration, the IEEE Computer Society is the source that computing professionals trust to provide high-quality, state-of-the-art information on an on-demand basis. The Computer Society provides a wide range of forums for top minds to come together, including technical conferences, publications, and a comprehensive digital library, unique training webinars, professional training, and a Corporate Affiliate Program to help organizations increase their staff's technical knowledge and expertise. To find out more about the community for technology leaders, visit http://www.computer.org.

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