Test your knowledge
The IEEE Computer Society's CSDA and CSDP exams are coordinated through Professional Testing Inc. (PTI) and Pearson Vue, which operates a global test center network with 4,400 test centers in more than 160 countries.
Scheduling a certification exam
- After applying for the exam, you will receive an authorization email with your candidate ID and the first and last dates you may take the exam.
- Next, make an appointment to take the exam. Locations are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- To schedule online, create a Pearson VUE web account, allowing 24 hours for activation.
- Pearson VUE will send a confirmation email listing your exam date and time, the address and phone number of the test center, and directions to the test center.
- Before the exam date, visit the Pearson VUE Testing Tutorial to become familiar with the computer-based testing system.