Prometric Signs Contract for International Software Engineer Certification Program

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ARM, the world’s leading supplier of semiconductor intellectual property, and Prometric have signed an exclusive partnership for the development and delivery of ARM’s new Accredited Engineer certification program. The program will initially launch in Mainland China and Taiwan, extending globally to Western Europe, India and the United States.

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Prometric will provide full-service test development solutions and securely administer testing services through its global network of authorized computer-based testing centers.

“ARM invests in the development of new business services to provide our thriving ecosystem of partners greater opportunity for innovation and value in their products,”

said Paul Elbro, Vice President and General Manager, ARM Services.

“The ARM Accredited Engineer certification program we are developing with Prometric will be a key factor in driving the proliferation of engineers with demonstrable skills in the design and development of devices integrating ARM technology. ARM Accredited Engineer certification will be an important differentiator for the industry’s engineers and engineering students.”

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ARM designs and licenses microprocessor intellectual property to the majority of the industry’s leading semiconductor and systems companies. The Cambridge, UK-based company licenses its technology to more than 250 partners that have shipped 30 billion ARM processors throughout the world.

“For elite intellectual property developers such as ARM, certification testing provides an effective means to measure the expertise of your workforce,”

said Prometric Chief Operating Officer Charles Kernan.

“We are excited to partner with ARM and look forward to providing the test development and delivery solutions it needs to further distinguish itself in the electronics market.”