Monday, December 29, 2008

Software & Systems Quality Conference Germany


The Software & Systems Quality Conference (SQC) is Europe’s leading conference on software quality management, testing and process optimisation. Its continued growth since the first conference in 1996 bears testimony to the importance which IT managers and specialists attach to it. Besides conferences in Ireland, UK, Australia and Switzerland the SQC Germany offers a wide platform for professional exchange of experiences as reflected by the 800 plus delegates who attended the 2008 conference at the Congress Center Dusseldorf.
From 26 to 29 May 2009, SQC will offer industry specialists a combination of presentations, keynotes and workshops covering a wide range of sectors, as well as an exhibition.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Online certification: testingsense

Willing to make a break from certification questions. However that is not easy. Found another topic for reading - online certification.
There are two certifications, available online: Software Testing Fundamentals and Testing Expert Certification. Tried to do the fundamentals test. Scored 65percent, and did not reach the required 70. After taking test I will not able to get another ticket for next 3 months.
What I did not like about the site - could not find the material for exam questions. Do not believe in opinion, that every tester should know the terms, used in the test. And there were some, that I saw first time.
So, you may try to do the exam. Maybe will be succesful and print out your certificate. Although I believe there should be better online certification sites for testers :)

Monday, December 15, 2008

How to study for ISEB foundation

While studying for ISEB foundation in software testing, googled a lot how to study :) Although did not find tips for the exam questions, some posts on preparation were very useful. Most of all liked this one . (Keyword for browsing 'how to prepare for ISEB foundation)
There are also sample exam papers, check this blog. (Keyword for browsing: sample ISEB foundation)

Suggested steps for studying:
1. Read the syllabus;
2. Read the book;
3. Do sample exam papers;
4. Review the book and syllabus again.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

eurostar, testing challenge

the Eurostar 2008 is over, the next year theme is 'Testing Challenge'. There are some interviews about testing challenge for the year 2009 in youtube. the quality is really poor, this one i liked the most: