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Aug 11 2010   4:44PM GMT

NVIDIA Offers CUDA (GPU) Certification Plus Free Study Materials



Posted by: Ed Tittel
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NVIDIA Certified CUDA Programmer
NVIDIA offers programming cert

Check out the Syllabus for the CUDA Certification Exam on the NVIDIA Website. Not ony does the company provide free access to the textbook as a collection of individual chapters in PDF format, they even have podcasts of lectures, online assignments and activities, and a raft of other supplementary documentation available — all for free! Seldom, if ever, do you see this level of support for vendor certifications available at no charge. Gee! Do you think NVIDIA is eager to get people enrolled in this program and earning their cert, or what?

For those not already in the know, CUDA is short for Complete Unified Device Architecture. It reflects NVIDIA’s ongoing work to make the hundreds of processors and complex processing pipelines available in its current, high-end graphics cards available for all kind of massively parallel or distributed computing applications. The goal of this cert is to get programmers trained to write code to use and exploit these largely untapped capabilities.

Those who complete  the materials on the syllabus can take an exam to become recognized as an NVIDIA Certified CUDA Programmer. Exams are available through Prometric, and cost $250, which is decidely not free, but still well-supported with preparatory materials in any case.

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