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11 November 2011

ISEB on Wikipedia

From time to time I see new or aspiring business and systems analysts asking the forums whether they should go get certification.  Until the IIBA brought out their competing material the most frequent response was to take a look at the ISEB certification in Business Analysis.

I bring this up because I went to the Wikipedia Business Analysts article again today resolved to have a go at making it better. I usually fail in my attempts because there are so many issues with the page as it is today.  Anyway, rather than bite off too much I took a look at BA certifications and well, one thing led to another and I have drafted an article in ISEB to replace the previous poorly formed entry.

My proposed (and lean) article is below.  If you have an opinion, I'd like to see your comment below, but even better - head over to Wikipedia yourself and help improve the page.


What is ISEB
ISEB is a part of the British Computer Society (BCS). It is a certification body that accredits people to BCS standards within a range of business and information technology specialisations. ISEB is a acronym for Information Systems Examination Board.

History
ISEB started shortly after the creation of the BCS in 1957 to act as a certification body. The purpose of the certification body was to provide a standards group within the industry in the UK.

Framework
ISEB provides a three tiered certification model from Foundation, through Practitioner level and on to Advanced level.


Subject areas
Certifications are mainly built around Information technology competencies, however within the framework there are also several more generalist management certifications.

Licensing
ISEB licences the ability to delivery courses that prepare for certification.


Other services
ISEB also publishes books, papers and holds events and conferences.

International Presence
ISEB is based in the United Kingdom but claims a presence in over 200 countries, mainly through certified people and training organisations.

Related topics

  • BCS, 
  • Certification, 
  • Information Systems

Sources for my history notes