Simplilearn Becomes Google's Authorized Training Partner
Google and Simplilearn to increase pool of global Android developer talent through a partnership to upskill and reskill workers
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Simplilearn, one of the leading professional certification training providers, announced that it has become Google Developer's first Authorized Training Partner (ATP) to start teaching the updated Android Fundamentals course approved by Google.
The course is aimed at enabling mobile app developers to thoroughly and efficiently prepare for Google's Associate Android Developers (AAD) Exam. This official certification is the industry benchmark for Android development skills.
"We're excited to partner with Google in its ambition to train two million Android developers in India," said Simplilearn Chief Business Officer Kashyap Dalal.
"Mobile applications continue to disrupt businesses and partnering with Google is in line with our mission of solving for the global skill gap in the digital age."
The global developer talent pool is projected to exceed 25 million by 2020, with India expected to become the world's largest developer ecosystem by 2018, according to Evans Data Corporation.
"We're seeing great demand in India for Android Fundamentals course and certifications and by launching this integration with Simplilearn, we're excited to provide seasoned developers and those entering the field with a new and effective way to learn Android skills which is at par with the global standards," Peter Lubbers - Head of Google Developer Training, said in a statement.
Simplilearn's Android Developer course is taught by a Google-authorized Android Trainer on the Simplilearn course platform. Course participants receive a holistic training experience in Android development, building real-life applications like a media player app, weather app, calculator app, Android Wear activity monitoring app, and more.