CSDP Instructor-Led Prep Classes Offered at SSTC

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 9 March, 2011 – The IEEE Computer Society will be offering an instructor-led Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) preparation course at the 16-19 May Systems and Software Technology Conference (SSTC) in Salt Lake City, Utah.

CSDP certification demonstrates an individual’s proficiency in the knowledge required of an experienced software development professional. More employers are recognizing the value in standardizing their software development practices through certifications like the CSDP.

SSTC attendees will receive a discounted rate for taking the instructor-led CSDP preparation course. The course will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, 14 May and Sunday, 15 May, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Monday, 16 May. For details on registering, visit http://sstc-online.org/.

The CSDP preparation course will be taught by an IEEE Computer Society certified instructor. It will cover the 15 knowledge areas (KAs) that the CSDP exam is based upon.

In preparation for the instructor-led course, students will have access to the online CSDP Assessment Course for a period of six months. Together, these courses will help a student identify their strengths and weaknesses within the 15 CSDP KAs in preparation for the 180-question exam.

The bundle includes a copy of the Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK), on which the CSDP is based. A voucher is included with the instructor-led course so that the student can schedule their examination appointment at any Prometric test center.

Register to reserve your seat using the SSTC registration form. Limited onsite registration is available. A completed IEEE Computer Society CSDP registration form with all supporting materials is required for onsite registration. Contact csdp@computer.org for questions.

SSTC 2011, featuring dozens of workshops and tutorials, as well as an exhibit floor, will focus on connecting attendees with technological advancements associated with building better defense-oriented systems and software.

Bruce Carlson, director of the National Reconnaissance Office, will present the opening general session. Other speakers include IEEE Simon Ramo Award winner Barry Boehm, TRW Professor of Software Engineering at the University of Southern California; Jared Spool, president and founding principal of User Interface Engineering; and Douglas Schmidt of the Software Engineering Institute.

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 IEEE’s 38 societies, 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, certifications, and online courses. For more information, visit http://www.computer.org.


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