2010 Test Windows Announced for Certifications

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 22 January, 2010 – The IEEE Computer Society has announced the 2010 test windows for its Certified Software Development Associate and Certified Software Development Professional credentials.
The first test window for the CSDA runs from 4 January to 3 July, with a registration deadline of 3 June. The second test window runs from 16 August to 17 December, with a 17 November deadline to register.
The test window for the current CSDP exam runs from 4 January to 18 March, with an 18 February registration deadline. Beginning in the spring, the refreshed version of the exam will be offered. Two test windows are available, from 12 April to 3 July and from 16 August until 17 December. The deadline for the first test window is 3 June, and the second is 17 November.
Applications received after the deadline will be applied to the next available test window.
When applying for the CSDP examination, applicants should state whether they would like to test for the existing CSDP or the refreshed examination beginning 12 April. The CSDP examination is being refreshed to include all 15 knowledge areas that will be contained in the 2010 SWEBOK Guide as well as content updates to all knowledge areas.
For answers to general certification questions, email certification@computer.org. Send email to csda@computer.org for answers to CSDA questions and email to csdp@computer.org for CSDP questions.
The CSDP certification is intended for mid-career software development practitioners, while the CSDP is geared toward entry-level software developers. For more information, visit http://www.computer.org/portal/web/getcertified/home.
The CSDA and the CSDP are the first two certifications that conform to the newly-released 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).

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