Arduino enthusiasts and those interested in learning more about electronics and micro controllers may be interested to know that the official Arduino team has announced the first ever official Arduino Certification Program or ACP. New program is an Arduino Arduino initiative to officially certify users at different levels and confirm their expertise in key areas. The certification is currently only available in the US, but will be opened in more countries during 2019.
Arduino Certification Program certifications are offered at three tiers enthusiasts, educators and professionals, which have been identified as the largest Arduino user groups thank to extensive feedback from the Arduino community. The Arduino website explains more :
“We are excited to announce the availability of the initial Arduino certification: Arduino Fundamentals, which is the first release of the ACP. Access to the exam leading to the certification can be purchased either in combination with the Arduino Starter Kit or as a standalone exam.
The Arduino Certification: Fundamentals Exam is a structured way to enhance and validate your Arduino skills, and receive official recognition as you progress. Anyone interested in engaging with Arduino through a process that involves study, practice, and project building is encouraged to pursue this official certificate. Developed in consultation with leading technology curriculum, interaction design, and electronic engineering professionals, the Arduino Certification: Fundamentals Exam assesses skills based on exercises comprised of practical tasks from the Arduino Starter Kit.”
The official assessment covers three main subjects: theory and introduction to Arduino, electronics, and coding. During the exam, you will be asked to answer 36 questions of varied format and difficulty in 75 minutes. Questions will test your knowledge on the following topics:
– Reading circuits and schematics
– Arduino IDE
– Arduino boards
– Frequency and duty cycle
– Electronic components
– Programming syntax and semantics
– Programming logic