Quantum computing just got its first developer certification. Time to start studying?“This is a great start towards helping developers show their foundational skills,” Rhonda Wittels, vice president of engineering at Aliro Quantum, tells ZDNet. ” This means that developers should know how to leverage the platform to define and execute quantum circuits, implement single and multi-qubit gates, and write quantum programs. ” The bottom-line, however, is that the rapid growth of interest in quantum is not matched with a clear understanding of what should be expected of a future quantum workforce. ” Expect some optimization, chemistry, or finance-ready quantum developers to be appearing in job searches soon. Although adapted specifically for Qiskit, many of the competencies that are required to pass IBM’s quantum developer certification exam are reflective of a wider understanding of quantum computing. On the employers’ side, too, the appeal of investing in quantum skills is becoming apparent. Quantum computers, however, are fundamentally different from classical devices.
Article from ZDNet.