An IT Body of Knowledge: The Key to an Emerging Profession

Agresti, William W.
November 2008
IT Professional;Nov/Dec2008, Vol. 10 Issue 6, p18
Academic Journal
The article discusses the significance of information technology (IT) body of knowledge (BOK) towards the emergence of the information technology profession. It highlights the important role of IT BOK in supporting education, certification, professional stature, professional development, and organizational improvement. Initially, the author offers a summary on the most prevalent status of IT BOK, considering its sponsorship by the computing societies such as the IEEE Computer Society and the Association for Computing Machinery. It also describes how BOK can help several IT activities. Furthermore, it posts suggestions on potential steps in its development, and encourages participation in the process of maintaining an up-to-date and high-quality BOK.


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