ARM Launches microcontroller engineer accreditation

17 September 2013

Software engineers can officially qualify in ARMv6 and ARMv7 Cortex-M architecture profiles as part of the Acredited Engineer programme.

ARM has launched a new accreditation as part of its ARM Accredited Engineer (AAE) programme. The AAME (ARM Accredited MCU Engineer) accreditation will focus on software aspects of ARMv6 and ARMv7 Cortex-M architecture profiles. It is aimed primarily at embedded microcontroller unit software engineers who are familiar with the ARM Cortex-M processor series and want to demonstrate their knowledge of ARM microcontroller technology.

The AAE programme is the only global exam-based accreditation that offers engineers, trainers, consultants and students the opportunity to gain credible evidence of their knowledge of ARM technology, says the company. It offers individuals a way to validate their skills and differentiate themselves and gives employers a reliable benchmark that helps in recruiting new staff and developing existing staff.

The AAME accreditation complements the existing AAE accreditation (focused on Cortex-A and Cortex-R technology).

The company reasons that the rapid growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) is driving adoption of Cortex-M based devices, the need for good quality engineers is imperative.

Companies that place a strong emphasis on quality (especially those with ISO Certifications) may also wish to use the AAME accreditation as part of their formal learning and development process for engineers working on ARM MCU technology.

The AAME accreditation is officially launched this week, with syllabus and learning resources available at  Additional learning resources will be rolled out over the following months.

The programme is administered by Prometric, which operates a network of 10,000 test centres in over 160 countries around the world.

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