Certified Software Development Professional Program

Discussion in 'IT and Computer-Related Degrees' started by Lerner, May 11, 2006.

  1. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    Certified Software Development Professional Program

    Certified Software Development Professional

    Apply by 15 August for the 1 September - 30 June 2006 testing window.

    Congratulations to the CSDP's certified in Fall 2005!

    2006 Candidate Bulletin
    CSDP Examination Fee now reimbursable under the GI Bill
    Register for the CSDP Online Course Software Engineering Overview:
    Preparing for the IEEE Computer Society CSDP Examination
    Join the CSDP Study Group Forum on Yahoo and talk to other test takers. (Group Name: ieee-csdp)

    Applying for the Exam
    How to Apply
    Special Testing Accommodations
    Application Requirements
    Application Form and Candidate Bulletin

    Taking the Exam
    Exam Sites
    Taking the Examination
    After the Examination

    Preparation and Study
    Exam Specifications
    CSDP Online Course
    CSDP Resource Guide
    Instructor Led Courses
    CSDP Registered Education Providers
    Sample Test Questions
    Compilation of Software Engineering Terms
    Recommended References
    Recommended Reference Analysis
    Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK)

    Certified Software Development Professionals
    List of CSDP Certificate Holders

    For CSDP Certificate Holders
    Recertification and Professional Development Education Information
    CSDP Certificate Framing Program
    2006 Recertification Schedule

    Additional Information About the Certification Program
    Is Certification for You?
    Professional Certification: Fact or Fiction?
    How the Examination was Developed
    The Importance of Job Task Analyses
  2. stock

    stock New Member

    As per me the certification is good for software programmers who have 5+ years of experience. However once you have 10+ years of experience, it no longer carries much weigth. Rather than doing you CSDP, get PMP or CISA certified.

    My $ 0.02 .
  3. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    You didn't provide a link, but nothing in there seemed any less ridiculous than that absurd "Certified MBA" we discussed about a year ago.

  4. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    The certification in my opinion is more for Software Engineers
    the problem is that in USA Engineer is protected title.

    It slowly earned reputation among these who understand the difference between


    Software Developer

    Software Engineer

    Well this is like the PE of Software Engineering.

    People who can approach and provide solutions not by just writing code but by Engineering the solution, I have an honor to work with such a persons and can see the day and night defense between them and others who are Programmers and Software Developers. The class Factories, the Libraries they develop, the modeling and other Engineering tools and approach they use not only produces
    optimal solution and performance but it is simply Engineered correctly. One of them is PhD and teaches Software Engineering in University on a P.T basis.

    Steve I think this is very relevant certification and an attempt to create the PMP type of certification for Software Engineers.

    Time will show - and I don't compare it to CMBA, CSDP is a mach better defined and in a class of its own certification.

    USA Universities politicaly opose to many of the Professional qualifications for many reasons and can be discussed in another tread.

    The other best alternative is Masters Degree in Software Engineering from ABET University with good Engineering school.

    My humble opinion
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  5. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    Who Should Become Certified?


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  6. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Okay, I suppose it's from IEEE, so my default response to it shouldn't be so skeptical. However, time will tell if the marketplace decides that those who hold this certification will command a premium over those who do not.

  7. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    Steve I agree with you,
    If I compare PMP with Masters in Project Management I see that in the market place PMP has a special place. And even this is at times stronger and other times not as strong if I express my salve correctly.

    I judge by DICE, Monster etc, job requirements.

    So in this case I stated my own opinion and this certification is not new its been around for 3 years.

    I don't see any adds requiring this credential not yet.

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