DICT implements Assess-Build-Certify certification process

BONTOC, Mountain Province, July 20 (PIA) -- In line with its continuing effort to support the country’s need for highly competent Information and Communications Technology (ICT) professionals especially in the government, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is conducting the ICT (Electronic Data Processing) Specialist Proficiency Examination in the area of Computer Programming.


This examination is pursuant to Presidential Decree 1408 which directs the Civil Service Commission (CSC) and the National Computer Center, now the DICT, to device ways of determining the fitness of individuals in occupying IT positions and through which the awarding of appropriate ICT (EDP) Specialist Eligibility will be based.

This year, the DICT is implementing the Assess-Build-Certify certification process wherein prospective examinees are assessed free of charge by an authorized DICT representative. The assessment tool is a written examination that evaluates the examinee’s knowledge in Programming which consist of questions on program simulation, number system, data structures, system development life cycle, basic object-oriented programming concepts, basic networking concepts, file access methods, and basic database concepts.

In Mountain Province, Information Technology Officer II Wilfred P.Quines conducted last July 13 the written examination to 27 job orders and fresh graduates without eligibility.

Only those who will pass the assessment will be eligible to take the ICT Proficiency Certification Examination which is a six-hour  simple application development using the examinee’s  selected programming language accredited by the Civil Service Commission like C Language, C#, C++, Java, Visual Basic 6 and VB.Net.

The DICT will issue a Certificate of Proficiency to those who will pass the ICT Proficiency Certification Examination which will be the basis of the CSC in granting the appropriate ICT (EDP) Specialist Eligibility.

The Specialist Eligibility shall be considered appropriate only to functionally related positions belonging to the Information Technology/Management Information System Group, and to other positions as may be determined by the CSC.

Quines said those who will not pass the assessment will go through learning interventions to build their knowledge and skills in areas deemed deficient through the assessment. (PIA Mt. Province)


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Mt. Province Destinations

Alab Petroglyph

The Alab Petroglyph is a huge rock formation that was inscribed with bows and arrows and is believed to have contained the ancient fertility rites of natives.

Backstrap and Loom weaving Houses ( Samoki Weaving)

This is where one can see an actual weaving by the locals. Tourists can come to this place for a photo-op and a chance to try their hand at weaving. Souvenirs can also be bought at these houses.

Bay-yo Rice Terraces

Bay-yo Rice Terraces are a smallet type of terraces that is spectacular to look at for tourists.

Bomod-ok Falls

Cascading white water and with a forceful might sending sprays of water that even on a hot day gives you an idea of just how freezingly-cold the pool at the bottom of the falls is truly a majestic sight to behold.

Bontoc Village Museum

It features a range of artifacts crafted by the Igorots for domestic purposes, to be used for traditional celebrations or practices. Inside the museum, one could appreciate the distinct richness of the Igorot's way of life.

Mt. Amuyao

The 8th highest peak in the Philippines with an elevation of 2,702 meters above sea level. Its summit provides its climbers a breathtaking panoram of Mountain Province, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao and Cagayan Valley.

Mt. Clitoris (Tadian)

This is a sacred mountain regardless of its name. Standing proudly and serenely over 3 villages, this conical-shaped land mass is said to be home to some enchanted eels.

Mountain Province Trade Center

A mini-shopping center managed by the Department of Trade and Industry where skillfully crafted indigenous products are sold.

Sagada Hanging Coffins

Having their coffins hangng at the limestone sliffs is an imrtant tribal custom that thee locals have complied with through hundred of years.

Sumaguuing Caves

Two hundred fifty or so steps down a slipery trail, one can reach the Sumaguing Cave. This is one of the Philippines famous spelunking sites, it is a spectacular place to go to for the adventorous soul.