United Training Signs on as Instructor-Led Training Partner
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 16 March, 2009 – United Training (UT) and the IEEE Computer Society have formed a strategic partnership to prepare professionals to take the Computer Society's Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA) and Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) certification exams.
UT is a consortium of independently owned and operated information technology training centers with over 65 locations in North America. A pilot training program will be rolled out this spring at UT centers on the East and West coasts and extended to other UT centers in the middle of the second quarter.
"We are very excited to be able to add these globally recognized certification programs and instructor-led training courses for our corporate and government clients. As these important software certifications continue to gain momentum in the software industry, we will be there to fulfill the demand for training," said Chris Roy, president of United Training.
The CSDA, designed for entry-level software developers, was introduced in May 2008 and rolled out worldwide in September. It is intended to provide undergraduate computer science and software engineering students their first credential towards a solid career foundation as a software development practitioner. The CSDP is intended for mid-career software development practitioners.
The CSDA and the CSDP are the first two certifications that conform to the newly-released ISO/IEC 24773 standard, which stipulates methods of certifying software engineering professionals worldwide. The basis of both certifications is the Computer Society's Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK). For more information on the Computer Society's certifications, go to http://www.computer.org/getcertified.
About United Training
Founded in 2000, United Training (www.unitedtraining.com) is an organization of independently owned and operated technical training centers located throughout North America. Members are selected based on their ability to deliver high quality, highly-technical training in their respective cities. United Training's member companies are committed to training excellence, growing the IT marketplace, the career development of each student, and enhancing the performance and productivity of each company we work with. United Training currently has more than 28 members with training locations in 72 cities. For a complete list of members, visit http://www.unitedtraining.com.
About the Computer Society
With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 39 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Computer Society is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology, and is known globally for its computing standards activities.
The Computer Society serves the information and career-development needs of today’s computing researchers and practitioners with technical journals, magazines, conferences, books, conference publications, and online courses. Its Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) program for mid-career professionals and Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA) credential for recent college graduates confirm the skill and knowledge of those working in the field. The CS Digital Library (CSDL) is an excellent research tool, containing more than 250,000 articles from 1,600 conference proceedings and 26 CS periodicals going back to 1988.