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Software Product Certification

  1. Jeffrey Voas

Published Online: 14 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470050118.ecse376

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

How to Cite

Voas, J. 2007. Software Product Certification. Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering. .

Author Information

  1. SAIC, Arlington, Virginia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 DEC 2007

Abstract

Here, we examine the process and challenges of certifying software-intensive systems. We will first review the interpretation of the term, certification. We then review different types of certification processes, and discuss challenges to forming software certification procedures. And finally, we discuss a strategy for gaining the maximum benefit from performing certification by formulating the correct procedures that are needed to roll out a certification plan by recommending appropriate guidelines to those developers whose products will be judged.

Keywords:

  • quality of service;
  • decertification;
  • miscertification;
  • recertification;
  • verification and validation;
  • systems of systems