Microcontroller Certification

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

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

  • architecture design and programming of Microcontroller 8051.
  • interrupts handling and peripherals applications in different IC.
  • knowledge of A/D and D/A converters.
  • application of programming concepts to interface the hardware units with microprocessor and microcontroller.
  • the fundamental operating concepts behind microcontrollers.
  • hardware features of microcontroller 8051 with their functions.
  • the architectural features and instructions of ARM microcontroller.
  • programming of ARM processor for different applications.
  • knowledge of commonly used peripheral / interfacing.
  • interafacing of external devices and I/O with ARM microcontroller.
  • understanding of the fundamentals of ARM based systems, basic hardware components, selection methods, and attributes of an embedded system.

Which certification is best to work in the field of Microcontroller?
Microcontroller certification offered by Sanfoundry helps you to start your career in the field of Microcontroller. Microcontroller certifications are important because they help employers know what kind of skills a candidate has. Sanfoundry offers free certification where as Microsoft offers paid certifications like Certified Microcontroller Associate (CMA) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer.

What type of job can I get with a Microcontroller certification?
If you have a microcontroller certification, you can get a number of different jobs. You might be able to work as a programmer, technician, hardware engineer, project managers, system testers, computer programmers, web developers, systems analysts, network administrators and software engineers.

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

Microcontroller Certification Syllabus
Microcontroller Basics Von Neumann & Harward Architectures 8051 Microcontroller
Serial Port Communication Interrupt Programming Jump, Loop and Call Instructions
I/O Port Programming Addressing Modes Arithmetic & Logic Instructions
AVR Microcontroller SPI Protocol I2C Protocol
LCD Interfacing Keyboard Interfacing MSP430 Microcontroller
Low Power Modes Digital Inputs, Outputs and Delays Timers
Watchdog Timer TIMER1 TIMER_A
Successive Approximation ADC Sigma Delta ADC Communication

Sanfoundry Microcontroller Certification

Sanfoundry offers online certification in Microcontroller 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 Microcontroller from Sanfoundry.

Microcontroller 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 Microcontroller Certificate

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

Microcontroller Certification FAQs

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

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

4. How long does it take to earn a Microcontroller 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 Microcontroller 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 Microcontroller online?
Yes, Sanfoundry offers free online certificate in Microcontroller.

7. Which online Microcontroller 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 Microcontroller. 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 Microcontroller Certification Course.

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

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

If you find any mistake above, kindly email to [email protected]

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