Final 2010 Certification Test Window Closing

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 2 December, 2010 – The final 2010 window to take an IEEE Computer Society software development certification exam is closing on 17 December. Those who have received authorization to take their test at a Prometric test center will need to schedule their exam before the window closes or ask to take the test during a later window.

Two windows have been scheduled in 2011 for the Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) credential for mid-career professions. The first window runs from 10 January to 26 June. The deadline to apply is 26 May. The second window runs from 11 July to 23 December, with a 23 November application deadline.

The first 2011 window for the Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA) credential for entry-level professionals opens on 10 January and closes on 26 June. The deadline to register is 26 May. A second CSDA window will be scheduled after the beginning of the year.

Applications received after the deadline will be applied to the next available test window.
The CSDP examination was recently refreshed to include all 15 knowledge areas that will be contained in the new Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge, as well as content updates to all knowledge areas.

For answers to general certification questions, email certification@computer.org. Send email to csda@computer.org for answers to CSDA questions and email to csdp@computer.org for CSDP questions.

The CSDP certification is intended for mid-career software development practitioners, while the CSDA is geared toward entry-level software developers. For more information, visit http://www.computer.org/portal/web/getcertified/home.

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 Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK).

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, and is known globally for its computing standards activities. For more information, go to http://www.computer.org.

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