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new_bannerSimplilearn is one of the world’s leading professional certification training providers and now it will be doing something new.

Word has reached us that the company has become Google Developer’s first Authorized Training Partner (ATP) and will begin teaching an 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,” according to a company release.

Simplilearn will serve a growing global developer talent pool. That pool will be deep — maybe in excess of 25 million by 2020 — and with India forecast to become the world’s largest developer ecosystem by 2018.

“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.”

Simplilearn’s Android Developer course is Taught by a Google-authorized Android Trainer on the Simplilearn course platform, the developer course provides holistic tutelage in Android development and skills in building real-life applications like a media player app, weather app, calculator app, Android Wear activity monitoring app, and other apps.

“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,” noted Peter Lubbers, the Head of Google Developer Training.

Google launched the Android Skilling program last July. Its work with Simplilearn as an ATP is designed to support Google in training two million developers in India over the next three years.

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