Having returned from a holiday it was nice to have been awarded a CITP (Chartered IT Professional) status by the British Computer Society (BCS). It is a benchmark of IT excellence with worldwide recognition. It was a demanding three stage process from a lengthy written application with a supported reference followed by ‘Breadth of Knowledge’ exam and online interview with powerpoint presentation with BCS assessors. For me the process has taken over a year with other commitments to hand but well worth the status. Further details can be found on the BCS website.