C-DAC's Certified Professional
Kind attention: From September 2013 the registrations for this course would be temporarily stopped and resumed after course upgradation process is completed
Importance of the Certification
The IT industry operates in a sea of continuous change. Each day sounds the death sentence to older technologies while newer ideas take shape. This is triggered by the ever-changing nature of electronics and is a reason for the perennial development of device drivers. Writing device drivers is one of the most popular skill sets that the IT industry seeks at large. With the proliferation of Open Source tools and technologies, the Linux Operating System gaining significance is much sought after. In this regard, Linux Device Drivers is creating many more avenues for employment.
Awarding certification in a highly dynamic domain is a challenge and in this regard, limited programs have been instituted this far. All the same, there is an urgent requirement that the industry is able to gauge its employee's expertise in the subject. Through this certification, C-DAC seeks to award candidates, a grading; based on their expertise in the constructs that Linux provides to develop device drivers. Having sound knowledge in the internals of the Linux kernel is the most important requirement to write good device drivers. As the hardware changes every day, the driver constructs in Linux remain more or less the same and is a mandatory requirement, which will be evaluated through this certification.
Any IT professional, any Degree / Diploma holder, any final year UG / PG student with sound knowledge in Linux System Programming and strong C skills. He/she should be proficient in practical C programming and should have completed a course in Operating Systems. Important concepts of Programming and Operating Systems like File handling, Synchronization, System Calls and Device handling should be known.
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The certification would help the candidate enhance his/her employability. It also provides Career growth to IT professionals. The Certification is well accepted by Government organizations and Industry, as C-DAC has wide experience in R&D and is also popular in offering various need of the hour training courses in IT, at national level.
NOTE: A candidate can take the test directly if he/she feels that he/she has adequate degree of knowledge in topics prescribed for Certification Test.
Registration Fee towards certification is INR 5000 /- (Five Thousand only) which includes access to the e-learning courseware.
If for any reason, the candidate is likely to postpone the test taking date to the next batch after providing the login, the candidate needs to pay an extra fee amount of Rs. 2000 /- either through DD or NEFT payment as mentioned under mode of payment.
Demand Draft of Rs 5000 (Five Thousand only) drawn from any
Nationalized Bank in favor of C-DAC payable at Hyderabad, has to be
sent to the following address.
Cheques are not accepted.
the DD please mention the course name, choice of your test center
and the username which was used for registration at
You can pay the course fee by crediting the amount directly through NEFT mode into the mentioned BANK accounts.
Results will be declared in about 2-4 weeks from the date of test conduction.
All candidates will be informed via e-mail. The results will also be uploaded to C-DAC Hyderabad website. The certificates of the qualified candidates would be posted to the correspondence address mentioned while registration.
In case of failure in the first attempt of the Test, one has an option to retake the test, by paying a fee of Rs 2000/- (Two Thousand only), either by DD or NEFT as mentioned under mode of Payment. The candidate is allowed to appear for retest only during the next certificate exam conducted by C-DAC.
Tests will be conducted in the following centres
Time: 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Candidates are expected to arrive at the Test venue an hour before the scheduled time.
Test rooms shall be opened half-an-hour before the test and instructions sheet will be handed over to the candidates 15 minutes before the scheduled start of the test.
The test would be conducted twice in a year. The registrations are allowed till 15 days before the test date. The registration form for the test is available on-line at elearn.cdachyd.in. Visit elearn.cdachyd.in, click on Register Now and fill the registration form. The final registration page will be displayed, take a printout of it. Do the payment either by Demand draft or NEFT (Refer to Mode of Payment available). Send the registration form, resume, passport size photograph, and copy of your curriculum marks sheets along with the "Demand Draft" or "NEFT payment details" to C-DAC Hyderabad address. The Final admit card will be sent to you through e-Mail only. (Thus, please fill proper email address and keep checking the e-mail regularly).
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing
( A Scientific Society of Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Information and Technology, Government of India)
Nalanda Building,No.1shivabagh, Satyam Theatre Road,Ameerpet Hyderabad - 16
Tel:+91-40-23737124/25 ; Fax: +91-40-23743382
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