Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge Available for Download, Purchase

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 11 February 2014 – IEEE Computer Society's new version of the Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK® Guide), the authoritative international source of software engineering knowledge, is now available for purchase or download.
Newly imagined as a living, changing document, and thoroughly rewritten, Version 3.0 of the SWEBOK Guide (SWEBOK V3.0) has been developed and created by leading authorities, reviewed by professionals, and made available for public review and comment, continuing its 20-year reputation as the most authoritative, fundamental, and trusted definition of the software engineering profession.
"SWEBOK V3.0 is the culmination of thousands of hours of work from an international team of knowledge area editors. We are delighted to share it with the software engineering community worldwide," said Dick Fairley, chair of the SWEBOK V3 Change Control Board. "Building upon SWEBOK 2004, SWEBOK V3.0 represents the latest information on current software engineering processes and best practices."
SWEBOK V3.0 is available in .PDF and paperback editions. To download or purchase the latest Guide, visit
A team of overall editors working under the IEEE Computer Society Professional Activities Board directed the effort. More than 1,500 changes were submitted and adjudicated by a Change Control Board.
The IEEE Computer Society's two software development certifications—the Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA) for entry-level developers and the Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) credential for mid-career professionals are both based on the SWEBOK Guide.
Most IEEE Computer Society training materials and curriculum development also use the SWEBOK Guide as a foundation. SWEBOK Guide V3 will be submitted for recognition as ISO-IEC TR 19759-2014 in the coming weeks.

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