BlackBerry Developer Certification Update

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I wanted to provide you with an update on our BlackBerry® Developer Certification program and outline the continued opportunities for you to showcase your skills on a BlackBerry® smartphone.

As Sanyu noted in her previous post, there are two streams available in the program to become a BlackBerry Certified Application Developer (see above image).

We first showcased the BCP-810 exam at our BlackBerry Developer Conference, and the BCP-811 exam in beta format. Both the BCP-810 and BCP-811 exams have now been finalized and are available to anyone looking to become a BlackBerry Certified Application Developer with a focus on Java®.

For our web development audience, we are currently hosting BCP-812 in beta format. As part of the beta, we are looking for 40 people who would like to volunteer to take the exam (we will waive our test registration fee) and provide feedback on the questions. If you are interested in volunteering to take the beta exam, please contact us at certification@blackberry.com and we will be happy to send you more information.

You can sign up and take any of the exams through our test partner at thousands of examination centers worldwide. The certifications are currently only available in English, and I would like to hear about additional languages that people are interested in – please leave a comment and let us know! Also, please drop us a comment – or send us an e-mail – if you have taken the BCP-810 or BCP-811 exams, as we would love to hear your feedback.

About Mike Kirkup

Mike Kirkup is the Director for the Developer Relations program at Research In Motion (RIM), which is responsible for managing the technical relationships and programs for RIM’s developer community worldwide. Mike and his team work with RIM’s developer community to provide support and guidance as developers work to integrate their applications to the BlackBerry platform. Mike joined RIM in 2001 as a Security Software Developer in RIM’s Wireless Security Group. As part of the Wireless Securty group, Mike contributed to the development of the BlackBerry Cryptography API, S/MIME and PGP implementations. Mike holds a Masters of Management Science and a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo.

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