Frequently Asked Questionsa popular collection of must read q&a
What are the ideal qualities to learn Embedded/System Software development?
Learning any new thing is a naturally joyous activity for the human mind, so in this context the above question is invalid. However cut-back to reality we do have our likes and dislikes, and this leads to this eventual question, is something right for me or not?
Coming to learning or mastering a core skill like system programming, there are certain traits which we have found to be extremely beneficial. These are not standard guidelines rather qualities which has fundamentally helped people to gain such skills faster and better than others
Attitude towards learning: Learning as an activity demands a certain level of involvement. During the last many years we have seen participants who decide to learn but seldom have the attitude to learn. Attitude defines the openness of the participant to adapt to learning approaches, take instructions, following mentors and closely look at what works for them, and then taking the necessary action
Natural inclination for programming: This is a skill that all aspiring system/embedded programmers must have. Simply ask yourselves a question, can you lock yourselves up and do programming, cracking solutions to problems all day long? If you happily answered yes, you sure are on the right path
Gauging the magnitude: System/embedded programming is an area which requires you to have deep and wide knowledge of Operating Systems, Hardware, Programming capability, Grip on language syntax etc. So the magnitude of what you are in for may sometimes overwhelm and get the better of you. This is where you should have the skill and patience to gauge what needs to be done, when and how to get it done and approach the whole activity step-by-step with guidance
Self-learning: Participants who had clarity of how much a trainer can contribute and how much efforts they have to put on their own have made rapid strides in mastering this skill. We often see participants who consider classroom training as the be-all and end-all of any topic and are under the constant expectation that every aspect and every possibility of every addressed topic must be taught to them, these participants often find it difficult to master the skills
Learning precedes career: Participants who have perceived learning as an independent activity without linking it with career and jobs, have always fared well. These participants have realized that career is a consequence of learning and not a quest on its own
These learning qualities are based on our observations of our students for the past 1.5 decades
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What is the future growth of Embedded Systems industry?
A popular question among aspirants, almost every second person who comes to us has this in mind. Whenever this question pops up, instead of giving data and stats on how big the industry is, we just ask the participants to look around and observe the number of embedded gadgets which a commoner is using. Guess what, most will get the answer to the question.
From the time embedded systems or smart gadgets has become prevalent in consumer electronics the growth of this industry has become exponential. We often say its only left to our imagination as to how big this industry will grow due to the conception of wide range of daily use consumer and specialized smart embedded products
Below are some of the predictions by popular research institutes
Embedded Systems Market worth 110.46 Billion USD by 2023. The major factors driving the growth of the embedded systems market are increasing adoption of embedded systems in the automotive industry, use of multicore processor technology in military applications, growing market for wearable devices, increase in usage of embedded systems in smart appliances of smart homes, and rising demand for embedded systems in healthcare equipment
The global embedded system market is anticipated to reach over USD 200 billion by 2020. Favorable regulation regarding the installation of smart devices and rising demand for embedded graphics & multi-core technologies are expected to propel the market in years to come. Moreover, the increasing need for a power-efficient system and craftier electronics devices are expected to drive the market further
The global Internet of Things (IoT) market is expected to grow by more than $5 trillion over the next six years, according to a 2014 report. In its study, Worldwide and Regional Internet of Things 2014-2020 Forecast, IDC predicted that the global IoT market would hit $7.1 trillion by 2020
-International Data Corporation (IDC)
What are the unique takeaways if I undergo the course at TECH VEDA?
This is a special place where touching another life with inspiration and methods of learning takes precedence than any other thing. Skills and careers are surely a part of it, but the realization that these are mere consequences of involved learning is what makes this place special. The unique takeaways include:
Gaining intelligence: Every profession or task demands a certain level of intelligence which makes you ease through it. This comes from engaging your intelligence and not merely out of information that you possess. Our effort here is to introduce participants to that dimension of intelligence which is needed for attaining excellence in system/embedded programming and not just give heaps of information on various topics
Master the art of effective learning: Learning is one aspect and developing a conscious approach towards effective learning is another, both are extremely different in their approaches where one just relies on information and knowledge and the other is an effort to create effective learning habits
Heightened technical perspective: Knowing something by gaining information and basic practical knowledge is mostly the starting and ending point in most training programs. The superiority comes when you gain a clear perspective of where and how a piece of information or practical knowledge fits in the whole scheme of things. Our participants gain an understanding of the larger canvas, where his perspective goes beyond just knowing to effective usage of knowledge and discretion
Work readiness: Clarity rather than confidence makes our students work ready, participants who take our program know what we mean
Is it difficult it is to learn Embedded/System software development?
Though every single participant who takes up this course wants to master the skills, some of them give-up the quest as they feel that system programming is a difficult nut to crack. Even worse they end-up rubbing other enthusiasts as well. But if you look closely and study the learning attitudes of these participants a few things are clearly distinct and gives us clear indications as to why these students feel the difficulty.
Source dependence: These participants are primarily and fully dependent on some source of help to learn, starting with the trainer, easy study material and ready projects, they are always in pursuit of help and easily accuse others if they are not fed with what they want. Bottom-line is they are not hard workers
Short focus: Participants whose focus gets easily wavered within short duration and who find it extremely difficult to stay involved for considerable amount of time tend to make a mess out of learning anything, this being no different
Lack self-exploration: Listening to a lecture or following a mentor is just half the job, only with self-exploration, learning will happen, which is the key which many never get
Wrong reasons: Participants who join the course not due to a genuine desire to learn rather due to peer pressure, luring opportunities, high salaries etc. are likely to bite the dust
Short-cut masters: Participants who want everything fast: fast track courses, ready made projects, interview questions, quick placements etc. often miss the aspect of learning. When encountered with learning as a process they find it extremely difficult to handle
Under prepared: Participants who have a casual approach towards learning, are mostly under prepared for the seriousness and involvement needed for a course like this
Poor programmers: Participants who do not have the attitude needed for a programmer, who are not programmers by habit and who approach this course like any other normal software training will feel the heat and conclude that this is difficult stuff
For the rest learning is the most exciting activity
Is there any difference between 'Weekend' and 'Regular' courses? Which one is better?
Both the training modes are same in terms of topics covered and the quality of training, the difference is only with respect to the amount of time spend at a stretch when delivering the topics. Under regular mode we spend approximately 1 hr 15 minutes per day and in the weekend mode it will jump up to 3.5 hrs. a day
Coming to which one is better? Well its a very subjective aspect and directly linked to the learning patterns of individuals who opt for these modes. A standard recommendation is given below
Who should opt for Regular mode
Employees with limited time: Participants, especially employees who can only afford limited amount of time per day can opt for this mode. Our class timings are even more conducive, early morning between 7:30am to 9:15am
Gradual learners: Learners, who wish to take small sessions at a time and spend the remaining time to practice are ideally suited to enroll in this mode
Who should opt for Weekend mode
Employees willing to make use of their weekends: Most suited for working professionals, as they can make effective use of their weekends for adding new skills and improving their career scope
Progressive learners: Participants who can take relatively longer sessions per day, and use the weekdays for practicing are suited for this mode
Avoid everyday commuting: Participants who wish to avoid everyday commuting to a training institute and that too for a longer period of time may find it easy to attend the weekend training
Do you provide placement support?
Our foremost idea is to make every participant who joins us capable and deserving to best of their abilities. This in itself is a progressive activity, leading to great clarity and confidence among participants and they realizing their true potential.
Our placement wing brings in the best companies and showcase our engineers and facilitate ample career opportunities to our students and alumnus
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