Monday, April 27, 2009

New Software Quality Testing Certification


While reading the last issue of Testing experience, found a short message: 'Industry Leaders Announce New Software Quality Testing Certification'. QAMP® - Quality Assurance Management Professional. It sets high standards - to a broad theoretical knowledge – which needs to be demonstrated by 3 successfully passed certification examinations – it attests the practical knowledge and project experience of the certified employee. Theoretical and practical knowledge both have to be updated annually.
Upon completion of all three certificates and proof of the two year practical experience, the participant will be certified as iSQI Quality Assurance Management Professional (QAMP).

In case the applicant is not able to submit evidence of practical experience (e.g. graduates) the applicant will receive the status iSQI Quality Assurance Management Professional (QAMP) - Bachelor.

Attached the certification schema, not easy to understand. I suggest visiting their site, www.qamp.org.

My note, it is for professionals, not for beginners. And if you do not have ISTQB advanced or foundation level, forget about it for a while.
What I like the most - it is the the broad view - a few certificates and active participant in quality assurance process. That suggests that employees having it should be really professionals.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

ISTQB advanced certification ir Lithuania

Good title of the post. If you have questions about advanced ISTQB certification in Lithuania, the only answer is - not possible (only foundation level). For the moment, there is no testing board in Lithuania, so decided to write where you may take the tests for advanced certification.

Polish Testing Board (www.sjsi.org)works over 6 years. There would be no problem (i guess) to take the exam. The website is really full of information, even with the statistics - pass and fail ratio.

Latvia Testing Board is a few times younger. And for now they have accreditation only for Foundation Level. You may read more on their web site.

(Updated post after the comment, thanks to Rimvydas)