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.