AMS College of Engineering Adopts CSDA, SWEBOK

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 10 December, 2010 – Aalim Muhammed Salegh College of Engineering has signed a memorandum of understanding to offer IEEE Computer Society software development education programs to its students.
The agreement to offer the Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK) and the Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA) programs to students was signed by M. Abul Hassan I.A.S., director of AMS College of Engineering; and R. Mahalingam, director of Purna Career Solutions Pvt. Ltd., a Computer Society Registered Education Provider. In attendance were Dr. M. Murali Krishna, principal of AMS College of Engineering; Ms. Nasrin, trustee; Ahamed Hijaz, AMS joint secretary; and other officials.
“We thank the Computer Society for its efforts to find a global solution for bridging the gap between educational experience and the real-world requirement,” said Krishna. “Offering SWEBOK and CSDA certification to our students would benefit greatly and substantially enhances their placement and career prospects on a national and international level.”
The CSDA, designed for entry-level software developers, 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 Computer Society’s Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) certification is intended for mid-career software development practitioners. The CSDA and the CSDP are the first two certifications that conform to the ISO/IEC 24773 standard, which stipulates methods of certifying software engineering professionals worldwide.
SWEBOK is the foundation for both certifications. Software practitioners worldwide participate in the Guide’s development to ensure that it captures established traditional practices recommended by many organizations. The SWEBOK Guide uses a rigorous process that includes successive levels of review. Version 3 of the SWEBOK Guide is currently under development and will be published in 2011.
As part of IEEE’s India Initiative, the IEEE Computer Society is now extending its benefits to Indian technical institutions, especially the faculty and students of computer science, software engineering, information technology, and software applications.

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