IEEE Computer Society Certified Software Development Professional Preparation Course Scheduled at SSTC 2012

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A two-day CSDP preparation course will be taught at SSTC12 by an IEEE Computer Society certified instructor.

Software developers interested in preparing to take the Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) exam for mid-career professionals will have an opportunity to prepare for the exam at the Systems and Software Technology Conference (SSTC12) in Salt Lake City, Utah.

A two-day CSDP preparation course will be taught at SSTC12 by an IEEE Computer Society certified instructor. It will cover the 11 primary knowledge areas (KAs) of the Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK).

After completion of the course, and in preparation for the CSDP examination, attendees will have one month’s access to the online CSDP Preparation Course as well as a discount coupon that can be applied toward the CSDP certification exam.

The online course includes the three foundational KAs that will not be covered in the SSTC preparation course. Together, these courses will help prepare an individual for the CSDP certification exam.

The course will take place on Saturday, 21 April and Sunday, 22 April from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost of the CSDP preparation course is US $395. Preparation course registrants must also be registered for SSTC 12, and may do so at a discounted rate of US $395.

More and more software developers are choosing to earn the CSDP to demonstrate their knowledge and advance in their careers. And, employers are looking for candidates who hold the CSDP certification to help standardize their software development practices.

"The Boeing Software Functional Office recognizes the CSDAP certification as a way to ensure a sound software engineering foundation, resulting in a more efficient and
competitive workforce providing higher quality software," said Pierce Gibbs, primary software architect at Boeing IDS.

For more details on SSTC 2012, visit For more information on the CSDP credential, visit or email csdp(at)computer(dot)org.

The SSTC preparation course is timed to provide CSDP exam-takers with a more solid foundation for taking the exam. The first 2012 examination window will run from 20 May to 30 June. The deadline to apply for the CSDP is 30 May. The second examination window will run from 18 November to 29 December with a 29 November deadline to apply. Applications received after the deadline will be applied to the next available test window.

The CSDP examination was recently refreshed to include all 15 knowledge areas that will be contained in the new SWEBOK Guide, as well as content updates to all knowledge areas.

About the IEEE Computer Society

The IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 38 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Computer Society is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology, and is known globally for its computing standards activities. For more information, go to

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