Colleges and Universities Falling Behind in Mobile Software Development Education

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Mobile Development Institute now helping community colleges and universities nationwide prepare computer science teachers and students for Certified Developer examination.

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The MDICD issued by the Mobile Development Institute is the hallmark of achievement

The only real way to be sure is to virtually watch over their shoulder. It’s a hands-on demonstration to an instructor that you’ve successfully designed, built, and published at least one mobile application. It is a true examination.

Computer science students at schools around the nation are eager to learn software development in the technology world’s fastest growing sector – smartphone and tablet mobile devices, but professors and school administrators have been slow to fulfill this accelerating demand. Like trying to catch up to a speeding freight train, educators need to be trained, classes need to be developed, and testing processes need to be meaningful. The Mobile Development Institute helps community colleges and universities prepare their students and faculty for 21st century technologies by educating teachers and helping create curriculum geared towards passing the MDICD examination.

The Information Technology industry thrives on certifications to validate the practical, hands-on skills that potential employees must possess to perform their work. In the mobile software development sector, the MDICD issued by the Mobile Development Institute is the hallmark of achievement, as was in the past the CNE, the MCSE, and the CCIE amongst legacy systems.

There are few organizations that offer a vendor-neutral mobile development certification credential. Leading in recognition is the Mobile Development Institute Certified Developer (MDICD), the professional title issued by On The GoWARE, a firm skilled in creating mobile applications for the enterprise corporate market. The title is widely respected because The Mobile Development Institute has devised an ingenious way to make sure that developers actually know their stuff before issuing the MDICD credential.    

According to Stephen Uy, Vice President of Training Services for The Mobile Development Institute, “we needed a test to really make sure that a person has enough practical experience to earn the MDICD title, but not so brutal that it would be impossible to pass. The only real way to be sure is to virtually watch over their shoulder. It’s a hands-on demonstration to an instructor that you’ve successfully designed, built, and published at least one mobile application. It is a true examination.”

The MDI proctors verify the developer’s experience by conducting a remote viewing session via the web. The examination process typically lasts approximately one hour, during which developers open their active app store developer account and show their application is currently published; demonstrate their development tools/SDK that were used to create the published application; browse through the source code and explain the major application modules; and answer questions that the exam proctor may have about the structure and approach of their application.

The exam proctor then requests that the developer makes a slight change to their application, and demonstrate the modification in a simulator. Based on their performance of these tasks, the proctor either awards a passing score, or advises them on areas they must improve upon before an MDICD credential can be awarded. The MDICD certification exam can be re-attempted an unlimited number of times, but the exam can only be taken once every 30 days.

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