Purna Career Solutions, CS Partner to Develop Skilled Workforce

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 29 January, 2010 – Purna Career Solutions (PCS), based in Chennai, India, announced a strategic partnership with the IEEE Computer Society to offer Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA) and Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) training and certification.

Under the agreement, PCS will set up 22 learning centers by December to leverage the existing Indian talent pool and maximize benefits to the student community. The company plans to promote the Computer Society’s CSDA and CSDP programs in all engineering colleges, universities and software companies in the state of Tamilnadu to help the IT industry secure qualified students right after graduation.

The CSDA, designed for entry-level software developers, was introduced in May 2008 and is intended to provide undergraduate computer science and software engineering students their first credential toward a solid career foundation as a software development practitioner. The CSDP certification is intended for mid-career software development practitioners.

The two certifications are the first to conform to the new ISO/IEC 24773 standard, which stipulates methods of certifying software engineering professionals worldwide. The basis of both certifications is the Computer Society’s Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK). For more information on the Computer Society’s certifications, go to http://www.computer.org/getcertified

As part of IEEE’s India Initiative, the IEEE Computer Society is extending its benefits to Indian technical institutions, especially the faculty and students of computer science, software engineering, IT, and software applications. VIT University, Vellore recently became the first Indian university to sign an agreement to offer the CSDA certification to its students and entry-level software engineers. The Siemens Group in India is using both the CSDA and CSDP to raise software development standards within the company. The US-based Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, a top-ranked engineering school, has also endorsed the CSDA.

About Purna Career Solutions (PCS)

Purna Career Solutions Private Ltd. based in Chennai- India, specializes in Training, HR Solutions, Testing, and Certification. Established in 2006, the company helps hundreds of software companies and academic institutions deliver training and recruitment services. The company has partnered with Oracle (Oracle Workforce Development Program) for providing Oracle learning services and is also a Pearson Vue Authorized test center. PCS, the first IEEE Computer Society Registered Education Provider (REP) in Chennai, expects to addresses the key competencies that students require when they start their careers as software professionals, by helping them understand the engineering behind software development.

About the IEEE 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 38 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. The 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.


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