VoiceXML Forum Launches Developer Certification.
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PISCATAWAY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 1, 2004
Exam Verifies Baseline VoiceXML Development Skills;
Testing Available Now; Register Online Today
The VoiceXML Forum today announced the availability of the VoiceXML Developer Certification Exam. The VoiceXML Developer Certification Exam will be administered by Thomson Prometric (www.prometric.com), the leading worldwide provider of comprehensive technology-based testing and assessment services. Testing is now available through the Thomson Prometric global network of testing centers. To register for the exam, go to www.voicexml.org. The cost of the exam is US $150.00.
"The availability of this certification exam is an important milestone in the commercial maturity of VoiceXML speech applications," said Jim Larson, manager of Advanced Human Input/Output, Network Building Block Division at Intel Corporation (company) Intel Corporation - A US microelectronics manufacturer. They produced the Intel 4004, Intel 8080, Intel 8086, Intel 80186, Intel 80286, Intel 80386, Intel 486 and Pentium microprocessor families as well as many other integrated circuits and personal computer networking and co-chair of the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C's) Voice Browser A voice browser is a web browser that presents an interactive voice user interface to the user. In addition, it typically provides an interface to the PSTN or a PBX. Just as a visual web browser works with HTML pages, a voice browser operates on pages that specify voice dialogues. Working Group. "This test will measure a developer's understanding of the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium, www.w3.org) An international industry consortium founded in 1994 by Tim Berners-Lee to develop standards for the Web. It is hosted in the U.S. by the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT (www.csail.mit.edu/index.php). Speech Interface Framework development languages, including VoiceXML 2.0. The VoiceXML Developer Certification Exam will enable companies to audit their development teams' familiarity with best practices and serve as an important credential for individuals seeking to join those teams."
The VoiceXML Developer Certification Exam measures a developer's knowledge of the W3C's Speech Interface Framework languages required to develop speech applications, including VoiceXML 2.0, Speech Synthesis Markup Language Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) is an XML-based markup language for speech synthesis applications. It is a recommendation of the W3C's voice browser working group. SSML is often embedded in VoiceXML scripts to drive interactive telephony systems. (SSML SSML Speech Synthesis Markup Language ), Speech Recognition Grammar Specification Speech Recognition Grammar Specification (SRGS) is an W3C recommendation that defines syntax for representing grammars for use in speech recognition so that developers can specify the words and patterns of words to be listened for by a speech recognizer. (SRGS SRGS Speech Recognition Grammar Specification
SRGS Stimulated Raman Gain Spectroscopy
SRGS Survivable Relay Ground Stations ), Semantic Interpretation Language and the XML XML
in full Extensible Markup Language.
Markup language developed to be a simplified and more structural version of SGML. It incorporates features of HTML (e.g., hypertext linking), but is designed to overcome some of HTML's limitations. call control language (CCXML CCXML Call Control Extensible Markup Language
CCXML Call Control Xml Interpreter ). It will also test how developers may use these languages effectively to create world-class VoiceXML applications.
Major topics and technologies covered in the VoiceXML Developer
Certification Exam include:
-- Simple call control concepts
-- Logging and its uses
-- Application architecture and flow
-- Speech application development
-- Speech application grammar development
Technologies and Languages
-- VoiceXML 2.0
-- Speech Synthesis Markup Language 1.0
-- Speech Recognition Grammar Language 1.0
-- Semantic Interpretation Language 1.0
-- Call Control XML (CCXML) 1.0
-- ECMAScript 262/327
Upon completion of the VoiceXML Developer Certification Exam, developers will be immediately notified of their results. The VoiceXML Developer Certification distinction is awarded to anyone who passes. Certified developers may choose to be listed on the VoiceXML Forum website.
The VoiceXML Forum website (www.voicexml.org) will feature additional information about the VoiceXML Developer Certification Exam, including a copy of the VoiceXML Test Description and a list of training organizations that offer courses in developing speech applications using VoiceXML
About the VoiceXML Forum
The VoiceXML Forum is an industry organization formed to create and promote the Voice Extensible Markup Language See XML.
(language, text) Extensible Markup Language - (XML) An initiative from the W3C defining an "extremely simple" dialect of SGML suitable for use on the World-Wide Web.
http://w3.org/XML/. (VoiceXML). With the backing and contributions of its diverse membership, including key industry leaders, since its inception, the VoiceXML Forum has successfully driven market acceptance of VoiceXML through a wide array of speech-enabled applications. Currently, the Forum has more than 325 member companies, distributed across three membership categories (Sponsor, Promoter and Supporter). Membership in the Forum is open to any interested company.
The core activities of the VoiceXML Forum are driven by its four active committees: Education, Marketing, Tools and Conformance. The Forum publishes the VoiceXML Review (www.voicexmlreview.org), an electronic magazine dedicated to VoiceXML, featuring insightful articles written by industry experts. Its public website (www.voicexml.org) is a rich, one-stop source for information about VoiceXML and related technologies. The VoiceXML Forum is organized as a program of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, www.ieee.org) A membership organization that includes engineers, scientists and students in electronics and allied fields. Industry Standards and Technology Organization (IEEE-ISTO).