AI, cloud computing and computational thinking

“Over the next ten years, the demand for AI skills is expected to increase by more than 40%,” said Ray Murray, CEO of Certiport. “With these new IT specialist certification exams, educators can introduce students to these in-demand skills before they enter the workforce.

Certiport, a Pearson VUE company and the leading provider of performance-based IT certification exams that accelerate learners’ academic and career opportunities, today announced three new certification exams in the Technology Specialist program of information (computer specialist): artificial intelligence, computational thinking and cloud computing. These new exams are a way for students to validate basic computer skills sought by many employers.

The exams last 50 minutes and have approximately 35 to 55 questions each. Core concepts covered in these exams include creating a security plan, assessing data quality, understanding data algorithms, explaining the value of cloud computing, creating virtual machines, and cloud security management.

“At Certiport, we are committed to helping people succeed through certification. Future careers will increasingly depend on advanced technology skills. Over the next ten years, the demand for cloud computing skills is expected to increase by almost 15% and artificial intelligence skills are expected to increase by more than 40%,” said Ray Murray, CEO of Certiport. “With these new IT specialist certification exams, educators can introduce students to these in-demand skills before they enter the workforce.”

The Computer Science Specialist Artificial Intelligence exam will be available in October, with Computational Thinking and Cloud Computing exams available from December, with additional learning resources and practice tests available on the same dates.

To learn more about the Information Technology Specialist certification, please visit http://www.certiport.com/itspecialist.

About Certiport

Certiport is the leading provider of performance-based learning programs, practice tests, and IT certification exams that accelerate academic and career opportunities for learners. Certiport provides certification program development, delivery and management services through an extensive network of over 15,000 Certiport Authorized Test Centers worldwide. More than 3 million Certiport exams are delivered each year in 26 languages ​​in 148 countries in the academic, workforce and enterprise technology markets. Certiport is a Pearson VUE company and part of the world’s leading learning company, Pearson. For more information, visit certiport.com.

“Certiport” is a registered trademark of NCS Pearson, Inc. in the United States and other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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