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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Network Professional Association
Designation Now Accepted by
International Network Professional Association
DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - May 23, 2007
A British designation is now recognized as
an entry requirement for the international Certified Network Professional’s
(CNP) program. The Network Professional Association announced today
that network Information Technology (IT) practitioners who hold
the Chartered IT Professional (CITP) designation now qualify for
the CNP designation.
The British Computer Society's (BCS) Chartered IT Professional
(CITP) standard has been adopted by the US based International Network
Professional Association. The move means that CITP is now recognised
as an entry requirement for the international Certified Network
Professional's (CNP) program and network information technology
(IT) practitioners who hold the Chartered IT Professional (CITP)
designation now qualify for the CNP designation.
"We think this is great news for professionals who hold the
CITP status and for the IT profession as a whole." said David
Clarke, BCS Chief Executive. He continued: "Recognition by
the NPA demonstrates the tremendous value of the CITP status to
the IT industry and profession around the globe. We hope other organizations
will follow this excellent example."
The BCS introduced Chartered IT Professional (CITP) as the gold
standard to recognise professional IT practitioners. There are more
than 17,000 registered members who hold CITP status and the number
is growing rapidly as individuals and employers recognise the importance
of defining and acknowledging the achievement of professionalism.
"Candidates who hold the CITP designation no longer have to
go through a rigorous and lengthy process to qualify for the CNP
designation" said NPA Board Chairman Jim Belasco.
"The CITP designation already provides proof of knowledge
and experience competency. It gives us a necessary professional
standard upon which we can use to measure the qualifications of
a CNP candidate."
The CNP designation was created in 1996 by the NPA, which serves
as the advocate for the international network computing professional.
Holders of the CNP designation possess IT and networking experience
and education. They also adhere to a code of ethics and strive for
continual growth. The trademarked CNP is internationally recognized.
The CNP designation was updated in 2005.
For more information about the CITP and the BCS go to www.bcs.org
For more information about the CNP designation, visit the NPA Web
site: www.npa.org and www.cnp.org
Since 1991 the non-profit Network Professional Association (NPA)
has served as the advocate for the international network computing
professional. With a focus on professionalism, the NPA's international
membership adheres to a code-of-ethics and strives for continual
growth. The impartial strength of the NPA is a result of vendor
neutrality and self-regulation. The Association's directive is to
support and promote the role of the network professional. For more
information, visit www.npa.org or call 888-NPA-NPA0.