Associate Software Developer

Get recognized for your basic knowledge in developing software products, including a coherent, demonstrable understanding of the principles and processes involved in software requirements, design, construction, and testing.

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Professional Software Developer

Demonstrate your proficiency in software engineering requirements, design, construction, and testing. Candidates should have at least two years of college education in computer science or equivalent in a related field and two years of relevant experience in industry. No prerequisites required.

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Professional Software Engineering Master

Showcase your professional proficiency in 11 key knowledge areas. Candidates should have at least four years of college education and four years of relevant industry experience. No prerequisites required.

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PRO TIP

IEEE CS Certifications are used as a benchmark for hiring by many top companies including Siemans, IBM and Oracle.

Preparing for a Certification Program

1. Prepare in Advance

Depending on the knowledge area, the approximate time for self-paced learning varies. For example, Software Requirements is about 4 hours, Software Design is about 8 hours, Software Construction is about 6 hours, and Software Testing is also about 8 hours to complete the e-learning contents.

2. Use Multiple Resources

Some of our courses come with PDF articles test takers can read to better understand the knowledge area. The SWEBoK guide also has a list of references per section for learners to use to help them prepare and polish their understanding.

3. Try to Quiz Yourself Periodically

We currently have some sample questions available to download in our FAQs webpage.

Once test takers are ready to sit for the exam. Test takers will need to follow the exam scheduling instructions sent to the email address they registered with.

If they have any questions, please email certification@computer.org.

Benefits of Getting a Certification in Software Development

  • Show Off Your Skills to Employers
  • Ensure Your Skills Remain Timely
  • Increase your Salary Potential
  • Compete for Higher Positions

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