Philippine National IT Standards Examination
Philnits (JITSE)- Philippines
Fundamental Information Technology Engineers’ Examination
Handbook and Application
Examination date: April 1, 2007 (Sunday)
Period of distribution and processing of application forms:
up to March 16 (Friday), 2007
(1)Attached at end of this booklet is an application form, which can be
reproduced as needed. Payment of the examination fee will only be
required when you receive your registration number.
(2)Please read this handbook completely and retain it until the examination
result is released.
Philippine National IT Foundation Inc.
DTI OPPEN Building
349 Sen Gil Puyat, Makati City Philippines 1200
TEL: (02)8982691 to 92 FAX: (02) 8982694
WEB SITE: http://www.philnits.org EMAIL: email@example.com
1.Overview of the examination 1
1.1 Framework of the examination system 1
1.2 Required abilities of applicants 1
1.3 Description of examination 2
1.4 Use of calculators 2
1.5 Release of the results 2
2.How to apply 3
1.1 Examination fee and the payment method 3
1.2 How to apply (Individual) 4
1.3 How to apply (Group) 4
3.How to fill out your application
1.1 Example of entries on the application form 5
1.2 Code table
4.Important matters 9
1.1Delivery of notice of acceptance, examination admission
card and payment slip 9
1.2DOs and DON’Ts 10
IT Common Body of Knowledge 11
Practical & Core Bodies of Knowledge 24
Application Form 33
1.Overview of the examination
1.1 Framework of the examination system
The Fundamental Information Technology Engineer Examination is
designed to evaluate the basic and general knowledge of information
technology (IT) possessed by individuals involved in a wide range of
information system-related activities such as development, operation and
1.2 Required abilities of applicants
Functions Fundamental information technology engineers take part in
and work the design and development of programs based on internal
types specifications in information system development projects,
and serve the following functions:
(1)As system development project members, they contribute
by utilizing their basic knowledge of information
(2)Produce program design sheets based on given internal
design specifications under the guidance of higher
(3)Produce programs based on the knowledge of standard
algorithms and data structures; and
(4)Test produced programs.
Expected Fundamental information technology engineers are required
technical to design and develop information system development
standards programs by utilizing fundamental knowledge of information
technology, and to have the knowledge and skills
enumerated below. It is further understood that they will seek
to become highly capable engineers in the future.
(1)Understanding of basic technical terms and definitions
related to information technology;
(2)Ability to produce program design sheets under the
guidance of higher ranking engineers;
(3)Ability to apply logical thinking necessary for
(4)Knowledge of specifications of one or more programming
languages and the ability to produce programs using
specific language(s); and
(5)Knowledge of program testing methods and the ability to
1.3 Description of examination
(1.1)Paper tests are used to evaluate techniques and skills. The
morning test is administered to test basic knowledge. The
afternoon test is designed to evaluate technical application
know how and other practical skills. Both tests will assess
whether the examinees have the ability to meet the
expected technical standards for fundamental information
(1.2)Styles of questions and test time
9:30 – 12:00 (150 min) 13:00 – 15:30 (150 min)
Multiple choice test (selection Multiple choice test
of one correct answer from 7 out of 11 questions must be
four choices) All 80 questions answered
must be answered
(2)Scope of questions (See pages 11 to 32 for more details.)
Morning Examination: Table of Knowledge Field
Field Technical Level
Computer science fundamentals II
Computer system I
System development and operation I
Network technology I
Database technology I
Security and standardization I
Computerization and management I
Technical levels are marked with I, II and III. Level III is the most
advanced and covers levels II and I. Level II covers level I.
1.4 Use of calculators
Use of electronic calculators of any kind will not be allowed.
1.5 Release of the results
(1)Release date of the result is scheduled on or before April 30, 2007.
(2)Examinee numbers of applicants who passed the examination shall
be published on a nationally circulated newspaper. The name list of
successful examinees will also be posted at bulletin boards of
examination sites. In addition, our home page,
http://www.jitse.org, and http://www.philnits.org, will display
examinee numbers of those who passed.
(3)Any inquiries with regard to the results of the examination shall not
2.How to apply
2.1Examination fee and the payment method
(1)Examination fee shall be P1,500.00. Personal cheques will not be
(2)Payment of the examination fee will only be required when you
receive email that your application has been accepted.
(3)Payments will be accepted through any RCBC (Rizal Commercial
Banking Corporation) branches nationwide or the JITSE Office at
OPPEN Building, 349 Sen Gil Puyat, Makati 1200
(4)When paying through RCBC, get a deposit slip.
(a)Deposit 1,500 to the JITSE Phil Foundation Savings account
which will be sent to you via your e-mail.
(b)One machine validated copy should be kept by you as proof of
(5)Send a photocopy of your deposit slip and together with two (2)
passport-sized or 2 x 2 pictures with your name and signature at the
back, to the JITSE Phil Foundation Inc. DTI-OPPEN Building, 349
Sen Gil Puyat, Makati City Metro Manila 1200
(6)You will receive your examination permit through registered mail.
(7)The examination fee is non-refundable.
2.2 How to apply (Individual)
You can apply online via the Internet through the jitse website
http://www.jitse.org, send your application through FAX, regular mail or
visit the JITSE office.
(1)An application form must be filled out by the applicant
(2)An application form is attached at the back of this handbook. You
can also download and print the application form from
http://www.jitse.org or http://www.philnits.org. Please fill in the
necessary information by referring to the entry method on Section 3
pp. 5 to 9. Submit personally, mail or FAX to JITSE-Phil
Foundation, DTI OPPEN Building 349 Sen Gil Puyat Street, Makati
City Philippines 1200.
2.3 How to apply (Group)
(1)Applications are handled as group applications whenever ten or
more individuals from the same organization apply at the same
time. With group applications, the various procedures, such as the
submission of applications, payment of examination fees, and
receiving of examination admission cards and certificates of
passing, are processed together.
(2)An application form is attached at the back of this handbook and can
be reproduced as needed. You can also download the application
form from our web site. Please fill in the necessary information by
referring to the entry method on Section 3 pp. 5 to 9. Submit
personally or mail to JITSE-Phil Foundation Inc, DTI OPPEN
Building, 349 Sen Gil Puyat St., Makati City Philippines 1200
(3)An application form must be filled out by each applicant
3. Download application form and send through
email, fax, mail or register ONLINE
4.1 Examination admission card
(1)A examination admission card will be mailed to each applicant (For
group applicants, the notices of examination admission cards will be
mailed by batch to the group’s official representative). In addition,
when you change your address after the submission of your
application, please notify JITSE Phil Foundation immediately to
avoid unnecessary delay.
(2)When you receive your examination admission card, please check if
the contents are correct. If there are errors, please follow the
applicable procedures below:
(a)In case of an error in the examination site please notify us
immediately and correct it by “red” pen.
(b)In case of an error in your name, date of birth, sex or address,
please correct it by “red” pen. The same procedure shall apply
when you change your address after receipt of your notice of
acceptance. Columns for addresses of group applicants are left
blank intentionally. Please fill in your home address in the
allotted space by yourself.
4.2 DOs and DON’Ts
(1)DO bring the following on the day of the examination:
(a)Admission card. You will not be allowed to take the examination
(b)Valid identification (school ID or company ID, SSS or GSIS ID,
TIN ID, passport, driver’s license, PRC license)
(c)Mongol pencil #2, sharpener, eraser, ruler
(d)Snacks. You are allowed to eat during the exam.
(e)Packed lunch. However, you are not allowed to eat inside the
examination room during the one-hour lunch break.
(2)DO make sure a picture is on your examination admission card.
Without a picture, you may not sit for the examination irrespective of
(3)DO make sure the examination site is correct. You may not sit for
the examination in the location other than what is specified in your
(4)DON’T be late. Applicant entering his or her examination room more
than 30 minutes after the examination has begun will forfeit his or
her right to take the exam.
(5)DON’T put any other things such as pencil case, beeper, cellular
phone, other programmable gadgets, or bag within arm’s reach.
(6)DON’T eat food that will create noise during the examination such
as crackers, chips, pork/chicken skin cracklings (chicharon), etc.
(7)DON’T smoke inside the examination room.
DON’T go out of the room during examination without informing the proctor.
Only one examinee per room is allowed to go out for a short duration
accompanied by the proctor.