Nuance Launches Speech Certification Program

MENLO PARK, CA - To meet the ever-growing demand for professionals who can develop and deploy successful speech solutions, Nuance (Nasdaq:NUAN) announced the Nuance Certified Consultant Program. Offered by Nuance Speech University, the Nuance Certified Consultant Program validates expertise in the job roles necessary for successful speech implementation. It offers an impartial measure of a candidate's knowledge and ultimately helps to ensure the overall success of a speech solution implementation. It's designed for speech professionals who are looking for a recognized credential to raise their visibility, distinguish themselves amongst their peers, and better position themselves to tackle the speech industry's most challenging opportunities. "Having a well-trained speech implementation team makes a significant difference in the success of a voice-enabled solution," said Dan Hawkins, managing industry analyst, Datamonitor. "The Nuance Certified Consultant Program provides a roadmap for success for any professional involved in building, managing and maintaining speech applications." "The Nuance Certified Consultant Program is a valuable offering for industry vendors who want to differentiate themselves and gain customer confidence in their solutions design, development and deployment skills, said Linda Waldon, director, Nuance Speech University. "We've designed this program with the input of our partners to ensure it meets their needs." The Nuance Certified Consultant Program will offer several certification tracks, including the Nuance Certified Dialog Designer. In order to be deemed a Nuance Certified Dialog Designer, candidates are encouraged to enroll in Nuance Speech University and to obtain valuable real-world experience. In addition, they are required to pass two exams -- Nuance Dialog Design Principles and Nuance Dialog Design Assignment, validating their ability to create voice user interface designs that incorporate effective design strategies and best practices to meet business and customer requirements.
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