NATIONAL COMPUTER CENTER (NCC) ICT Proficiency Test
The National Computer Center (NCC) in coordination with the Civil Service Commission (CSC) will conduct the Annual ICT (EDP) Proficiency Tests for Computer Programming in three key cities namely Quezon City, Cebu City and Zamboanga City on May 25, 2013 and November 23, 2013 .
NCC will issue a Certificate of Proficiency to successful examinees, which will be the basis for granting appropriate Electronic Data Processing Specialist Eligibility (EDPSE) by CSC.
The EDPSE shall be considered appropriate only to positions which the eligibility was given, to other functionally related positions belonging to Information Technology/Management Information System Group such as Data Encoder, Data Machine Operator, Auxiliary Machine Operator, Data Encoder-Controller, Computer Programmer, Information Systems Analyst, and to other positions as may be determined by the CSC. (CSC MC No. 12, s. 2003 re: Revised Policies on Qualification Standards)
Pursuant to CSC Resolution No. 90-083 dated January 22, 1990, the EDPSE shall be granted to passers of the proficiency test or training course conducted by NCC on the following computer programming courses: Systems Analysis and Design, Computer Programming, Java, MS Access, and Visual Basic. The grant of eligibility on these fields arises from the need to have qualified ICT workforce in the government to implement its Information Systems Plans. Furthermore, there is a need for qualified ICT workforce in the country to support E-governance and E-commerce efforts under RA 8792 (E-Commerce Act) and Government Information Systems Plan under EO 265 (series of 2000).
Aside from the grant of CSC eligibility, employers, prospective programmers and systems analysts, as well as ICT schools/training institutions, benefit from the proficiency test in the following ways:
1. The test is a mechanism to evaluate the competence of an individual to perform programming or systems analysis and design function;
2. The test can be used by an individual to assess his/her knowledge and skills for the purpose of continually improving his/her own technical abilities;
3. By knowing the nature and scope of the test, ICT training centers are encouraged to enrich their curricula to enable their students to have a better chance of joining the corps of competent ICT professionals.
To qualify, applicant must be a Filipino citizen and a bachelorís degree holder or will graduate before the exam date (as certified by the Dean of the school) and must have undergone formal training in college or training institution in the areas of programming. An examination fee of P500.00 for professionals or P300.00 for graduating students shall be paid by the applicant in cash at the registration center or via postal money order for those who filed electronically (email, fax, online registration).
The deadline for filing of application for the Nov. 23, 2013 examination will be on Nov.15, 2013.
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