Siemens Development Centre in India Prefers Candidates with IEEE Computer Society Software Development Certifications

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 11 July, 2013 – Portable around the world, the Certified Software Development Associate and Certified  Software Development Professional are the first two certifications that conform to the 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).

The CSDA credential, intended for graduating software engineers and early-career software professionals, serves to bridge the gap between educational experience and real-world work. The CSDP credential, intended for mid-career professionals, confirms professionals' proficiency with established software development practices and demonstrates commitment and professionalism. IEEE Computer Society also offers a SWEBOK Certificate Program (SCP), which students can take to prepare for the CSDA.

"At Siemens Development Center, over 3,500 technology professionals and domain experts focus on delivering technologically advanced, innovative software products with high quality, on time, and within budget. We have found the SWEBOK-based SCP, CSDA, and CSDP certifications from IEEE truly effective in preparing professionals to achieve these objectives. Considering the significant value SWEBOK courses have been bringing, we would prefer SWEBOK-certified engineers while hiring for new positions" said Dr. Raghu Nambiar, Associate Vice President, Technology Evaluation & Competences, Siemens Development Center, Siemens Technology and Services Pvt. Ltd.

About IEEE Computer Society

IEEE Computer Society is the world's leading computing membership organization and the trusted information and career-development source for a global workforce of technology leaders including: professors, researchers, software engineers, IT professionals, employers, and students. The unmatched source for technology information, inspiration, and collaboration, the IEEE Computer Society is the source that computing professionals trust to provide high-quality, state-of-the-art information on an on-demand basis. The Computer Society provides a wide range of forums for top minds to come together, including technical conferencespublications, and a comprehensive digital library, unique training webinars, professional training, and the TechLeader Training Partner Program to help organizations increase their staff's technical knowledge and expertise. To find out more about the community for technology leaders, visit http://www.computer.org.

About Siemens Development Center India

The Siemens Development Center India is a global in-house competence center for product development. Its team of over 3,500 professionals form an important part of the global network of over 17,500 software experts within Siemens. It has offices in Bangalore, Chennai, Gurgaon, Kolkata, and Pune. The Siemens Development Center India is an integral part of Siemens Corporate Technology, which secures the technological and innovative base and future of Siemens through new technologies and innovations. Further information is available on the internet at: http://www.siemens.co.in/sts.

About Siemens

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the fields of industry, energy and healthcare as well as providing infrastructure solutions, primarily for cities and metropolitan areas. For over 165 years, Siemens has stood for technological excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. The company is the world's largest provider of environmental technologies. Around 40 percent of its total revenue stems from green products and solutions. In fiscal 2012, which ended on September 30, 2012, revenue from continuing operations totaled €78.3 billion and income from continuing operations €4.9 billion (incl. IAS 19R). At the end of September 2012, Siemens had around 370,000 employees worldwide on the basis of continuing operations. Further information is available on the Internet at: http://www.siemens.com.

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