To be eligible for admission as a Senior Member, a person must:
Be a Member;
Have been in professional practice for at least three years,
Have been in a Senior ICT Manager position for three years prior to the time of application;
Produce evidence that the applicant has an enhanced Body of Knowledge consisting of either:
-a prescribe amount of courses relevant to the professional development of an ICT professional,
Relevant experience at a senior level at the forefront of ICT professional practice,
In combination, completed courses of education and acquired relevant experience that together are deemed satisfactory
Be employed in ICT at the time of application,
To have been employed in ICT and it is established in the interests of the profession that the person should be admitted.
Demonstrate exemplary knowledge of and commitment to the ICTAK Code of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct and Professional Practice.
Occupies the position of ICT Lecturer or equivalent at University level
A Senior ICT Manager is defined as a person who has a proven management achievement over a period of not less than three years or more in a senior management position such as CEO, GM, CIO or CTO or other senior ICT manager/director who delegates authority to several other managers who hold positions of work that would normally require professional ICT qualifications and membership of ICTAK.
The complexity and size of the position as well as the complexity and size of the organization should be taken into account.
Essential characteristics of a Senior ICT Manager are:
- Defined responsibility and authority for decision-making or an advisory function, having a direct bearing on the ICT work of an undertaking or major function.
- A technical background of sufficient depth and width to be able to recognize and successfully exploit opportunities for effective development or usage of ICT and guide fully experienced technical specialists and/or reporting managers.
- Plays a major part in formulating ICT strategy and policy across employer’s undertaking or significant organizational unit.