PNBIIT's Banking Tech certificate suite covers the range of concepts, approaches and techniques that are applicable to Domain Expertise in Banking, Financial Services & Insurance IT. Candidates are required to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of these aspects in order to successfully qualify for certification to Domain Expertise in Banking, Financial Services & Insurance IT.
A BFSI IT Expert is a manager-level enterprise IT role, either within a dedicated BFSI IT team or as part of a more general Enterprise Architecture (EA) team.
Definition: The term 'BFSI IT' is defined as, "The fundamental organisation of a BFSI system, embodied in its components, their relationships to each other and the environment and the principles governing its design and evolution" (ISO/IEC 42010:2012).
The Expert role identifies responsibilities, as well as the business, technical, procedural and administrative requirements of the role. The role originates from a modern approach to IT in business, known as Enterprise Architecture, as explained by a variety of frameworks in use today, such as BIAN Standards, ISO35.240.40, ISO03.060, ISO 9564-1:2017/AWI Amd 1, TOGAF and Zachman, all of which have their own views pertaining to BFSI Technology.
When attempting to build a BFSI Technology architecture that is considered secure, the Domain Expert must first understand the business environment the systems need to provide for, as well as the technical controls that are available to the Domain Expert that can be called upon to address the threats against confidentiality, integrity and availability.
These three main tenets of BFSI Technology– confidentiality, integrity, and availability – sit at the heart of all BFSI IT architecturing, solutioning, availability and security work. However, the job of the BFSI IT Expert is as much aligned to the needs of the business as it is to the technical aspects of architecture. This is not suggesting that the BFSI IT Expert should not be technical, as a technical person can often discharge the responsibilities of an IT Domain Expert, however, that resource must first be aware of the larger business context prior to developing a technical solution.
This is exactly what PNBIIT's Diploma syllabi are all about – explaining to the candidate what it takes to be a BFSI IT Expert and how that differs from being a purely technical or purely administrative (non-technical, such as policy writing, risk assessments, etc.) subject matter expert.
BFSI IT Expertise is not just about execution specific BFSI IT deliverables. Instead it is about providing a multi-layered set of solutions for different kinds of requirements by implementing the most appropriate and cost-effective BFSI IT Strategies.
PNBIIT's BFSI IT Certification is based on a set of skills defined by the Institute's Information Technology Professionals and the Parent Bank's IT Function. The BFSI IT Expert , also referred to in industry as the solutions architect (SA), must be able to drive beneficial Information Technology change into an organisation through the development or review of BFSI InfoTech architectures so that they:
The Revamped Banking Tech Programme Suite at PNBIIT is designed not as individual stand-alone certifications, but as a certification family that is logically structured to meet current and insipient industry, academic and learning needs in BFSI IT domain.
The conceptual framework for design and delivery of this certification suite keeps some key objectives in focus:
Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of information technology architecture principles and techniques. Key areas are:
The certificate is relevant to anyone requiring an understanding of BFSI IT Architecture as well as:
Candidates will study for this certificate in two ways: by attending the class-room and Lab training modules scheduled at campus, and by completing assignments, submitting projects and qualifying quizzes online throughout their interspersion during the course schedule. Successful accreditation for the training course will require a minimum of 800 hours of study run over a minimum of 180 days, along with successful clearance of aggregate and individual qualifying marks in course evaluation and submission of and acceptance of Internship Project Report and associated modules / suites.
At the end of each module participants are encouraged to undertake an assessment to assess their knowledge of the material provided in that module and to verify that the objectives of the module have been met. Throughout the course, quizzes are undertaken that enable participants to test their knowledge of the information covered in that topic.
There are three specific pre-requisites for pre-eligibility for these diploma courses; possessing the minimum required aggregate scores in X and XII Boards Science and Mathematics (or Biology) papers, pursuing one of the pre-qualification degrees in the relevant qualifying year / term, and qualifying the cut-off score in Joint Entrance Test for Banking Technology (JET-BT). However candidates should additionally possess the appropriate level of knowledge to fulfil the objective shown above and will require:
Each question will be aimed at testing either language, reasoning, mathematical or IT aptitude of the aspirant and will contain four multiple choice answer options. Candidates will need to read each question carefully and read and consider all answer options and their implications before selecting answers. All aspects of aptitude and reasoning may be questioned.
In case of any technical interruption during the test, the decision on retesting, if any, will be at PNBIIT's discretion, and permitted only if the PNBIIT Admissions Team is convinced the disruption was unavoidable and genuine. However even in case an aspirant is permitted to reappear for JET-BT, the Test Application fee will need to be resubmitted for the retesting. Once examinee clicks on the test link provided to her in the registration confirmation email, the test will automatically start and will not get interrupted or paused under any circumstances. The link will remain valid only for a day on the date examinee chooses for attempting JET-BT in her online test application,
PNBIIT Diploma Courses have been designed for Trainees with different aptitude and strength profiles. If the examinee does not have sufficient familiarity with IT Fundamentals, she should still attempt all questions in JET-BT to the best of her ability. Students not possessing a background in IT but with strong logical, reasoning, language or mathematical aptitude are equally valuable to PNBIIT and if they score sufficiently in these areas of ability, they will still be eligible for consideration to admission to non-IT BFSI courses designed by PNBIIT.