LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 10 May, 2012 – Infosys, a world leader in consulting and technology services, has adopted the IEEE Computer Society's Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA) and Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) certifications. Infosys will use the two credentials to enhance software development standards within the company.
The IEEE Computer Society is also identifying and training Software Engineering Certified Instructors (SECI) to lead efforts to prepare Infosys employees to take these certifications. The certifications are aimed at enhancing the training levels of software engineers among Infosys' 150,000 employees.
"We are very excited to be working together with Infosys on this very important initiative," said Angela Burgess, executive director of the IEEE Computer Society. "More and more companies are realizing the benefits of certifications like the CSDA and CSDP and we applaud Infosys for taking a leadership position in India in this regard."
Infosys is the first major Indian corporation to become an IEEE Computer Society Registered Education Provider. The IEEE Computer Society has more than a dozen REPs worldwide that offer its certification and professional education programs.
"Infosys has always aimed at providing world-class training, education, and research facilities to its employees and this partnership is a step in strengthening our efforts in this direction. This learning alliance provides our employees a unique opportunity to raise their levels of competence through access to a rich repository of content and references developed by the IEEE Computer Society in collaboration with leaders from industry and academia," said Srikantan Moorthy, Senior Vice President and Group Head of Education & Research at Infosys.
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. The basis of both certifications is the Computer Society's Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK). For more information on the Computer Society's certifications go to http://www.computer.org/getcertified.
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.