Google has lunched Android Skilling and Certification Program in India. The main reason to launch this program in India, because India has the largest population of developers in the world. But only 25% of these developers are trained to develop and build for the mobile platform. There is a huge opportunity for India to become a global leader in mobile app development. Because majority of India’s Internet user base today access the Internet from their mobile phones and almost all the future Internet users in India.
The technology giant Google launched “Android Skilling and Certification” programme to help make the country a global hub of high-quality mobile developers. Its aims to train two million mobile developers by offering a slew of initiatives to train and certify talented students and developers in Android development.
For become certified, developer have to go – Associate Android Developer Certification. Developer have to pay 6500 rupees for exam. The certification sets a benchmark for the industry to evaluate developer capabilities and is mapped to an actual job already in the industry, as determined by job task analyses.
Caesar Sengupta, Vice President (Product Management) at Google, said, “With nearly four million developers, India is expected to have [the] largest developer population globally by 2018. But today, only 25 percent of them are building for mobile.”
Google also launched an instructor-led training programme on Android fundamentals to provide an in-person training to students in universities.
In addition to all public and private universities and training institutes of the National Skill Development Corporation of India, the course will be available free of charge on NTPEL (an initiative of IITs and IISc) as part of its online “Mobile Computing” course, starting from July 18.
Google has tied up with training partners like Edureka, Koenig, Manipal Global, Simplilearn, Udacity and UpGrad who will operate as authorized Android training partners in India to help Google train the trainers and update Android courseware to prepare students for Android certification.
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