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Welcome to IITP New Zealand

The Institute of IT Professionals NZ (formerly the NZ Computer Society, NZCS) is New Zealand's leading body for those working or studying in Software and Information Technology (IT) related fields.

With thousands of members throughout New Zealand and direct relationships with Government, academia and the industry, IITP is the authoritative voice of the Information Technology profession.

IITP runs hundreds of presentations, events and courses for IT professionals alongside a suite of projects from school outreach to tertiary accreditation, mentoring, certification of IT Professionals and much more.

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Upcoming Events and Workshops

Understanding IT Governance

IT Governance is focused on the leadership, structures and processes that ensure that an organisation's information technology sustains and extends the overall organisation's strategies and objectives. This workshop explores and explains IT Governance in depth and covers the building blocks to enable effective IT Governance in your organisation.
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Bitcoin - What it is

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Hamish MacEwan will provide an introduction to the mechanics of Bitcoin. Bitcoin (and its derivatives) is best known as a virtual currency. It is not controlled by any country or any central bank.


Project Management - Intro and Practice

Are you baffled by the number of project management courses in the marketplace? Do you just want a good overview to get you started, without having to pay huge dollars? This day long course from IITP provides an introduction to the profession of project management and an overview of its terminology, practices and techniques - perfect for anyone looking to change career or for anyone being asked to manage small projects.


Demystifying the Waikato Hydro System

Mighty River Power's generation portfolio is made up of hydro, geothermal and thermal power stations, with the bulk of the generation coming from hydro and geothermal. Mighty River Power operates nine


The Journey of Delivering Financial Solutions in Azure for The Treasury

The Business Information Technology team is using the Microsoft Azure platform for the development, test and delivery of a new financials solution for the Debt Management Office of The Treasury. This session


Thursday Night Curry

Waikato ICT Community - Drinks, Curry and Get Together! . Come and join the Waikato Branch of the Institute of IT Professionals for the monthly social get together for the local tech community. Pop along
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Using Google Analytics to Increase Website Traffic and Conversions

This half-day workshop will show you step-by-step how to set up Google Analytics and what key metrics to track in order to measure the success and improve the performance of your web site. Included will be real-life case studies, practical examples and sample reports that you can immediately adapt to suit your own requirements.
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Introduction to Agile software development

Agile software development, with its focus on delivery of working software, intense collaboration and rapid feedback, can deliver better results for both the customer and the project team. This half day 'Introduction to Agile' course provides an overview of the values and principles that underpin agile methods such as Scrum, eXtreme Programming (XP) and Kanban. It explores the cultural shifts that need to occur for agile to succeed, as well as covering common terminology and agile practices.
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Introduction to Search Engine Optimisation

This full-day workshop, led by one of the SEO industry's most prominent trainers, will show you step-by-step how to optimise your or your clients' web sites to get noticed by Google and other engines. Whether you're an IT manager, coder, website coordinator or business owner, getting well placed for your key terms on search engines is hugely valuable and important.


Introduction to Web Security

These days websites are under constant attack and it's incredibly easy for a developer or administrator to make seemingly minor mistakes that have catastrophic consequences. In this full-day workshop many of the latest attacks and defenses in use today will be outlined and demonstrated.


Effective Communication for IT Customer Service

How do you provide effective technical service and support to internal and external customers? This half-day course is designed for IT Professionals who recognise the need to communicate effectively by telephone while under pressure to solve problems and enhance customer relationships. The course also provides survival strategies for customer support people when dealing with difficult calls.
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Business Communication for Professionals

How do you achieve effective communication between the IT 'department' and other parts of the business? Having the right level of communication between people in an organisation is a critical factor in the success of any business. This half-day course is designed for IT Professionals who recognise the need for improved communication to other parts of the business.


Security Governance and Risk Fundamentals

Managing security correctly goes well beyond the technical; understanding the governance of information security is essential to managing information and security risks. This full-day course focuses on the fundamentals of information security governance, risk and compliance concerns.


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