Computer Organization and Architecture Certification

In this article, we will explore what a Computer Organization and Architecture certification is, why it is important, and how you can go about getting certified in Computer Organization and Architecture by Sanfoundry for free.

What is a Computer Organization certification?
A Computer Organization certification is a professional credential demonstrating an individual’s proficiency in Computer Organization and Architecture. The certified professional has in-depth knowledge of topics such as:

  • structure of computers, its operations and instructions.
  • design of arithmetic and logic unit.
  • design of control unit.
  • understanding of parallel processing architectures and pipelined execution.
  • different type of memory systems and I/O communication.
  • implementation of fixed-point and floating point arithmetic unit.
  • concepts of parallelism and multi-core processors.
  • understanding of memory hierarchies, cache memories, and virtual memories.
  • communication methods with I/O devices.

Which certification is best to work in the field of Computer Architecture?
There are many different types of certifications available for those who want to work in the field of computer architecture and organization. The most popular certification like the free Certification offered by Sanfoundry focuses on Memory System, Direct Memory Access, VLIW Architecture, Bus Arbitration, Address Translation, Processor Families, Performance of a System, Hardwired Control, and Machine Instructions and Programs.

What type of job can I get with a Computer Organization and Architecture certification?
With Computer Organization and Architecture certification can open the door to a range of job opportunities you can pursue roles such as software engineer, system analyst, network administrator, computer technician. The most common job roles that require knowledge of Computer Organization and Architecture include software engineers, hardware engineers, system architects, network engineers, IT managers and computer security analysts. It is also useful for those interested in computer security and digital forensics.

What topics are covered in the Computer Organization and Architecture certification course exam?
Here’s the complete syllabus of the exam.

Computer Organization and Architecture Certification Syllabus
Basic Structures of Computers BUS Structure Performance of a System
Machine Instructions and Programs Numbers and Arithmetic Operations Subroutines and Nesting
Assembly Language Input/Output Organisation Standard I/O Interfaces
Exceptions Direct Memory Access Bus Arbitration
Memory System Multiple BUS Organisation Hardwired Control
Arithmetic Superscalar Processors Fast Adders
Pipelining Clusters VLIW Architecture
Processor Families ARM architecture Address Translation

Sanfoundry Computer Organization Certification

Sanfoundry offers online certification in Computer Organization and Architecture for free. The certification exam is divided into two parts: Qualifier Test and Certification Test.

First step is to take the "Qualifier Test". If you have scored at least a B grade in the "Qualifier Test", then only you would be eligible to take part in the online "Certification Test". If you have scored an A* (Genius) or A (Excellent) grade in the certification test, then you will be awarded a “Certificate of Merit” in Computer Organization from Sanfoundry.

Computer Organization Certification Exam Overview:

Here are the details and format of the Certification Exam:

  • Format: Online & Multiple Choice
  • Prerequisite: Yes (Qualifier Test)
  • Total Questions: 50
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Negative Marking: Yes
  • Fee: Free
Marking Scheme:
In the online certification test, you will be given 2 points for every correct answer. There will also be negative marking of -1 for every wrong answer. So, you have to be more careful in your test. If needed, you should skip to the next question and come back to that question later so that you can manage the time more effectively during the test.

Based on your score, you would be given one of the following Grades:

Grade A* – Genius (You scored 100%)
Grade A – Excellent (Your score is in the range of 80% to 99%)
Grade B – Good (Your score is in the range of 60% to 80%)
Grade C – Average (Your score is in the range of 40% to 60%)
Grade D – Poor (Your score is in the range of 0% to 40%)

Steps to get the Free Computer Organization Certificate

How to prepare for Computer Organization Certification Exam?
Before you start taking the certification test, it is important to study and practice our collection of 1000 Computer Organization MCQs and check your progress by taking this subject specific Practice & Mock Tests.

Once you are ready, follow the below mentioned steps:
  1. Sign up with Sanfoundry.
  2. Take this Computer Organization and Architecture Qualifier Test.
  3. Score at least B Grade in the Qualifier test in order to be qualified to take the certification exam.
  4. Once you have qualified, you can take this Computer Organization and Architecture Certification Test anytime (24×7).
  5. If you have scored either A* Grade (Genius) or A Grade (Excellent) in the test, then you are eligible for a "Certificate of Merit".
  6. Fill this feedback form and download your certificate of merit from here. Kindly note that we issue certificate-of-merit on a monthly basis only i.e., on 5th of the next month.
  7. Check your name in the list of top-rankers live here.
Note: If you face a technical problem during the test, you should take a screenshot of your Monitor and send it to [email protected] along with your contact number so we can call you back soon.

Computer Organization Certification FAQs

1. Is a certification required to work in Computer Organization? Will it get me a job?
A certification is not mandatory, but it demonstrates your expertise in this field. So the benefit of a certification is that it can help make the process easier by showing employers that you have the skills necessary for the given job.

2. Can I do Computer Organization certification if I am a beginner?
Yes, but you should prepare the subject thoroughly by studying all the chapters and topics.

3. Is the Computer Organization exam hard?
This subject is not difficult to learn, but it's not an easy subject either. If you've practiced Computer Organization and Architecture in-depth, then the test might be a little easier for you.

4. How long does it take to earn a Computer Organization certification?
The amount of time it takes to earn the certification varies depending on individual circumstances and level of experience. It typically takes several months of studying and practice to prepare for the certification exam.

5. Can I earn a college credit for my Computer Organization and Architecture course if I am certified?
It depends on your college. There are few colleges and institutions which prefer the students to be certified by external institutions for a credit course. So, kindly check with your college.

6. Can I get certified in Computer Organization online?
Yes, Sanfoundry offers free online certificate in Computer Organization and Architecture.

7. Which online Computer Organization and Architecture Certification Course is the best?
Each online certification course has a specific focus and it prepares you for different skillset. So, there is no single best course on Computer Organization and Architecture. The best you can do is to get a free certificate on this from Sanfoundry. If you are doing a self-study, you can learn the basics in the free Computer Organization and Architecture Certification Course.

8. Can I get Computer Architecture certification for free? How much it cost?
Yes, you can get the certification for free. A Certificate by Sanfoundry is 100% free for everyone.

9. How long is Computer Organization certification valid? Does it expire?
The certificate is valid for life. There is no need to renew your certificate or take any further steps to keep your certification active.

10. Who is eligible to take the Computer Organization certification exam?
Anyone who has been "working" or "studying" the subject can take the certification exam.

11. What is the format of the certification exam?
It is MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) based.

12. Is there any negative marking in the online certification exam?
In the Certification exam, you will be given 2 points for every correct answer. There will also be a negative marking of -1 for every wrong answer.

13. How many times can I take the certification exam?
You can attempt the certification exam 2 times a month.

14. Are there any resources or materials available to help me prepare for the Computer Organization Certification exam?
You should practice Sanfoundry Computer Organization MCQs. Additionally, you can refer to the collection of best Computer Organization and Architecture Books.

15. Are there any prerequisites for Computer Organization certification?
Yes, there is one prerequisite. You have to complete the qualifier test before taking the certification test.

16. How do I get certified in Computer Organization and Architecture?
Take the Sanfoundry test, get either an A* Grade (Genius) or an A Grade (Excellent) in the Computer Architecture certification exam, and earn a free certificate of merit from us.

17. How do I register for the certification exam? How to get started?
Simply signup with Sanfoundry and take the test as mentioned here.

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