Embedded Systems Certification

In this article, we will explore what an Embedded Systems certification is, why it is important, and how you can go about getting certified in Embedded Systems by Sanfoundry for free.

What is an Embedded Systems certification?
An Embedded Systems certification is a professional credential demonstrating an individual’s proficiency in Embedded Systems. The certified professional has in-depth knowledge of topics such as:

  • capability of comparing various embedded processors.
  • design and deployment of timers and interrupts.
  • develop and code embedded C programs.
  • design of simple embedded applications.
  • knowledge of architectural features and instructions of ARM microcontroller.
  • programming ARM system for different applications.
  • knowledge on interfacing external devices and I/O with ARM microcontroller.
  • understanding basic hardware components and their selection method based on the characteristics and attributes of an embedded system.
  • development of hardware/software co-design and firmware design approaches.
  • design and develop embedded system applications on real time operating system.

Which certification is best to work in the field of Embedded Systems?
The free Embedded Systems certification offered by Sanfoundry helps finding work in the field of embedded systems. The Embedded Systems certification offered by Sanfoundry teaches you Emulation and Debugging Techniques, Asynchronous Flow Control, Embedded Processors. It’s an essential skill that can be used in many different industries, including automotive, medical devices, and robotics.

What type of job can I get with an Embedded Systems certification?
Embedded Systems certification is a great way to get yourself into a career in the field of computer technology. Embedded Systems jobs are available in a wide range of industries, from software development to manufacturing. The most common Embedded Systems jobs are Electronics Engineer, Software Engineer, software developers, and Hardware engineers.

What topics are covered in the Embedded Systems certification course exam?
Here’s the complete syllabus of the exam.

Embedded Systems Certification Syllabus
Embedded System Embedded Processors RISC Processor
The Sun SPARC RISC Model Memory Systems Burst Interfaces
Segmentation and Paging Basic Peripherals Asynchronous Flow Control
Interfacing to the Analog World Interrupts and Exceptions Real Time Operating systems
Resource Protection Embedded Operating System, Middleware and Scheduling Aperiodic Scheduling
Emulation and Debugging Techniques Buffering and other Data Structures Implementing Embedded System
High Level Optimization Writing Software for Embedded Systems Specification
Validation Levels of Hardware Modelling Formal Verification

Sanfoundry Embedded Systems Certification

Sanfoundry offers online certification in Embedded Systems 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 Embedded Systems from Sanfoundry.

Embedded Systems 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 Embedded Systems Certificate

How to prepare for Embedded Systems Certification Exam?
Before you start taking the certification test, it is important to study and practice our collection of 1000 Embedded Systems 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 Embedded Systems 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 Embedded Systems 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.

Embedded Systems Certification FAQs

1. Is a certification required to work in Embedded Systems? 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 Embedded Systems certification if I am a beginner?
Yes, but you should prepare the subject thoroughly by studying all the chapters and topics.

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

4. How long does it take to earn an Embedded Systems 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 Embedded Systems 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 Embedded Systems online?
Yes, Sanfoundry offers free online certificate in Embedded Systems.

7. Which online Embedded Systems 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 Embedded Systems. 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 Embedded Systems Certification Course.

8. Can I get Embedded Systems 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 Embedded Systems 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 Embedded Systems 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 Embedded Systems Certification exam?
You should practice Sanfoundry Embedded Systems MCQs. Additionally, you can refer to the collection of best Embedded Systems Books.

15. Are there any prerequisites for Embedded Systems 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 Embedded Systems?
Take the Sanfoundry test, get either an A* Grade (Genius) or an A Grade (Excellent) in the Embedded Systems 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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