Purna Holds Seminars at Chennai Universities

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 12 October, 2010 – Purna Career Solutions (PCS), a registered education provider for IEEE Computer Society software development certifications, has held several seminars at educational institutions in Chennai, India, to explain the benefits of these industry-leading certifications.

During the seminars, Kiron Rao, general manager of Siemens, and Srivatsan, technical lead of PCS, spoke to students at Anna University, the SMK Fomra Institute of Technology, and the Meenakshi Sundararajan Engineering College about the current demand for software engineers and how certifications might help them in their careers.

Rao and PCS Director Ramanathan Meenakshi also met with Dean-IT of Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology (AVIT), the IT department head of Jerusalem College of Engineering, and the SSN College of Engineering, all in Chennai.

The IEEE Computer Society offers two software development certifications. The Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA) is aimed at entry-level developers 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 Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) is geared to mid-career professionals.

Under a strategic partnership with the Computer Society, PCS is setting up 22 learning centers to leverage the existing Indian talent pool and maximize benefits to the student community. The company is promoting the 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 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.

PCS, based in Chennai, 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 the Oracle Workforce Development Program to provide learning services and is also a Prometric authorized test center.

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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