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Welcome to Verification Academy 2.0!

By Harry Foster

Step into the enhanced Verification Academy 2.0! After a year of meticulous development, we are thrilled to unveil its array of exciting new capabilities.

For those unfamiliar with the Verification Academy, it stands as the foremost online resource for advanced functional verification learning. We are committed to assisting you in mastering advanced functional verification skills, unlocking the numerous benefits it brings to the table. 

The Verification Academy was established in 2008, coinciding with the rise of advanced verification techniques, methodologies, and standards designed to tackle the escalating complexity of System-on-Chip (SoC) class designs. This era ushered in practices such as the Universal Verification Methodology (UVM), constrained-random and coverage-driven techniques, and various formal verification solutions. The magnitude of these advancements proved overwhelming for many verification engineers, necessitating a dedicated resource to empower them with the expertise needed to fully harness the advantages of these emerging solutions.

The success of the Verification Academy can be measured by the large size of its community, with over 80,000 registered members since its inception. This achievement can be credited, in part, our diverse team of industry-recognized subject-matter experts. Our seasoned professionals contribute invaluable insights across a spectrum of verification disciplines, delivering a rich and comprehensive understanding of the topics at hand.

A notable enhancement in Verification Academy 2.0 is the introduction of “My Academy.” This feature empowers you to customize and focus the content, tailoring it to your specific needs. This personalization aims to enhance your overall experience and boost productivity when navigating the site. So check it out!

One more thing, we are excited to share that we have plans to announce one of our most ambitious courses. This program is rooted in a Master’s level course on advanced functional verification and, upon completion, participants will be awarded a certification badge to mark their achievement. Stay tuned for this exciting development!

So, don’t hesitate—explore Verification Academy 2.0 now at and let us know what you think!

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