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Professional Issues in Information Technology - Second edition by Frank Bott

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2 THE COMPUTING PROFESSION

After studying this chapter, you should:

  • understand what is meant by the terms profession and professional, and be aware of the main professional bodies in the field of information technology;
  • be familiar with BCS Code of Conduct and understand the obligations that it imposes on members;
  • understand the concepts of reservation of title and reservation of function in the context of professional responsibility for public safety.

2.1 THE CONCEPT OF A PROFESSION

Words like profession and professional are used in many different ways. Professional footballers are footballers who make their living from the game. Professional employees are employees of a certain status, who are expected, within limits, to put the interests ...

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