Swift Certification Program Launches to Allow Schools to Validate Student Coding Skills

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    Apple has been working with schools and colleges around the world to provide Swift curriculum to students under its "Everyone Can Code" initiative, learning Apple's App Development with Swift curriculum.

    To allow colleges and employers to confirm those skills, Certiport, a company that develops exam certifications, has worked with Apple to create an "App Development with Swift" academic certification program.

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    The new global certification system is available for secondary schools and higher education, and it has been built on Apple's Everyone Can Code program, with a specific focus on the year-long App Development with Swift course developed by engineers.

    The App Development with Swift course is designed to allow students who have zero programming experience to build their own apps, and with the new certification program, instructors have a third-party validation tool and a "measurable outcome" for Swift programming classes.
    Students will be tested on their foundational skills with Swift, Xcode, Simulator, Interface Builder, Playgrounds, and other app development tools, and students who pass will earn a digital badge that can be added to a resume or portfolio.

    Certiport plans to launch the App Development with Swift Certification exam in the fall of 2018 to allow the first students to obtain Swift certification.

    Article Link: Swift Certification Program Launches to Allow Schools to Validate Student Coding Skills
     
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    Indeed!

    Should this get the muscle and resources to support educational institutions beyond state universities ... we could see a larger use of iTunes U.
     
  4. now i see it macrumors 68040

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    Is the future of computer science writing apps for the iPhone? Is that the end game? The ultimate goal to aspire to?
     
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    Is there a point to this post aside from questioning people who choose to get a certain cert? Is that the end game? The ultimate bar to reach?
     
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    How does one get enrolled into Apple’s “official” App Development with Swift course? Do you have to be one of the lucky few that lives near a school that offers it or can it be done online?
     
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    Columbia College Chicago Online is teaching Swift fully online, it's called 'App Design with Swift Programming'.
     
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    I would like more information on this certification for swift and when and how to get enrolled.
     
  9. jacobh101 macrumors regular

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    Go to Certiport's (Pearson Vue's) website, its on their front page...
     

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