Date Added: Dec 2012
Estimates of quantity of the certificates issued during 10 years of existence of the professional's certification program in the area of software engineering implemented by one of the leading professional associations are presented. The estimates have been obtained by way of processing certificate records openly accessible at the certification program Web-site. Comparison of these estimates and the known facts about evolution of the certification program indicates that as of the present day this evolution has not led to a large scale issuance of these certificates. But the same estimates, possibly, indicate that the meaning of these certificates differs from what is usually highlighted, and their real value is much greater.