Forum Nokia is please to announce an accreditation program called Accredited S60 Developer. It was officially launched on February 12, during 3GSM World Congress 2007.

Developers' ability to truly address the development environment professionally requires an understanding of all the openly addressable software components in mobile phones. The new program will help developers to achieve a level of competency that allows rapid, high-quality delivery of S60 applications.

The Accredited S60 Developer program includes an offering that is tailored for developers of native Symbian applications. This specialized offering covers areas of knowledge that are common to all Symbian and S60 C++ development work. S60 developers and Symbian developers are similar groups, likely with significant overlap in their skill sets and knowledge bases.

The objectives of the Accredited S60 Developer program are to:
• Distinguish among developers on the basis of competence, allowing managers to recruit and assign them to the right projects and to make the best use of training resources, as well as enabling individuals to develop their careers in a structured and objectively testable manner.
• Promote structured education programs from Nokia Certified Training Centers around the world.
• Align with developers' product roadmaps, ensuring that developers are trained to make the best use of products as they are developed.
• Promote S60 software in the developer community and encourage discussion among developers, leading to the sharing of best practices.

Forum Nokia also successfully launched a brand-new learning service for the developer community on November 27. The service offers e-learning courses designed to provide maximum learning in minimal time. These courses provide a visually engaging, guided learning experience, with features including hands-on practice labs, audio, and multimedia. The e-learning service gives developers accurate, relevant, and engaging learning on Nokia platforms direct from the source.

For more information, please visit the http://www.forum.nokia.com/training of the Forum Nokia Web site.
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