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What is software certification?
Certification is formal recognition of a level of proficiency in the information technology (IT) quality assurance industry.  The recipient is acknowledged as having an overall comprehension of the disciplines and skills represented in a comprehensive body of knowledge for a respective software discipline.  Read more about software certifications at www.softwarecertifications.org.

Why become certified?

As the IT industry becomes more competitive, management's ability to distinguish professional and skilled individuals in the field becomes mandatory.  Certification demonstrates a level of understanding in carrying out quality assurance principles and practices. Certified professionals gain recognition as software quality professionals, have the potential to achieve more rapid career advancement, and gain greater acceptance in their role as advisor to management.


Certified Software Test Engineer (CSTE) Prep Course

Date:
Monday, September 22 and Tuesday, September 23, 2008 

Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Hosting Location:
 The Downtown Toronto Hilton

The Certified Software Test Engineer Prep Course is designed specifically to prepare the quality testing professional for the CSTE examination.  This is a 2-day course taught by a certified QAI instructor.  The course aids the quality testing professional in focusing in on the topics that are important for understanding, thus helping toward the successful completion of the exam.  This course is not intended to supplant the need for proper examination preparation.  However, it will serve as an excellent review of the CSTE Common Body of Knowledge (CBOK) which consists of the ten skill categories listed below.  Sample exam questions are provided throughout the course.

  1. Software Testing Principles and Concepts
  2. Building the Test Environment
  3. Managing the Test Project
  4. Test Planning
  5. Executing the Test Plan
  6. Test Status, Analysis, and Reporting
  7. User Acceptance Testing
  8. Testing Software Developed by Outside Organizations
  9. Testing Software Controls and the Adequacy of Security Procedures
  10. Testing New Technologies

Registration:

  • Formal application for certification is not required to take the prep course.
  • Attendance is limited to 25 students (register early to guarantee a spot).
  • The course fee is non-refundable; substitutes are allowed with prior notification.
  • No walk-ins will be accepted.

To register for the CSTE Prep Course, go to Register Now



Certified Software Quality Analyst (CSQA) Prep Course


Date:
Monday, September 22 and Tuesday, September 23, 2008 
Time:
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Hosting Location:
 
The Downtown Toronto Hilton

The Certified Software Quality Analyst Prep Course is designed specifically to prepare the quality assurance professional for the CSQA examination.  This is a 2-day course taught by a certified QAI instructor. The course assists the quality assurance professional in focusing on the topics that are important for understanding, thus helping toward the successful completion of the exam.  This course is not intended to supplant the need for proper examination preparation.  However, it will serve as an excellent review of the CSQA Common Body of Knowledge (CBOK) which consists of the ten skill categories listed below. Sample exam questions are provided throughout the course.

  1. Quality Principles and Concepts
  2. Quality Leadership
  3. Quality Baselines (Assessments and Models)
  4. Quality Assurance
  5. Quality Planning
  6. Define, Build, Implement, and Improve Work Processes
  7. Quality Control Practices
  8. Metrics and Measurement
  9. Intern Control and Security
  10. Outsourcing, COTS, and Contracting Quality

Registration:

  • Formal application for certification is not required to take the prep class.
  • Attendance is limited to 25 students (register early to guarantee a spot).
  • The course fee is non-refundable; substitutes are allowed with prior notification.
  • No walk-ins will be accepted.
To register for the CSTE Prep Course, go to Register Now



CSTE and CSQA Practice Examinations


Date:
Friday, September 26, 2008
Time:
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (after the Friday keynote presentation)
Location: The Downtown Toronto Hilton

Have you thought about becoming certified but wondered how your current knowledge and skills compare to the Common Bodies of Knowledge for CSTE and CSQA?

With your registration to the 3-day conference, you can take a complimentary full practice examination for the Certified Software Test Engineer (CSTE) or the Certified Software Quality Analyst (CSQA).  The practice examinations will be held on Friday and will begin immediately after the Keynote Speaker presentation.  The two multiple choice sections of the examinations will be graded on-site when you turn in your completed exam, so that you will receive an immediate assessment of your skills. The essay sections will be evaluated after the conference by Software Certifications and feedback will be provided to you.


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