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Issue No.06 - November/December (2008 vol.25)
pp: 35-37
Philippe Kruchten , University of British Columbia
ABSTRACT
To further your professional development, should you aim to become a licensed professional software engineer? The author answers this question, as well as questions about when and where licensing is important.
INDEX TERMS
licensing, certification, professionalism
CITATION
Philippe Kruchten, "Licensing Software Engineers?", IEEE Software, vol.25, no. 6, pp. 35-37, November/December 2008, doi:10.1109/MS.2008.149
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