Build Your Brand and Own Your Testing Career

It is important to build your brand and own your testing career.  It is your responsibility to do the best job possible in learning and growing within QA.  If you need a degree, certification or training you can’t sit back and wait for your boss to send you to get trained.  If you do that, it will never happen and you will be in the same job for 20 years.  Certainly it requires boldness and taking risks to build your brand.  It is especially important that you have professional profiles on sites such as LinkedIn.  You can see my profile here.  Without working hard, things will not happen.  I get frustrated when I talk with people who want to do more and learn more but are unwilling to make that first step.  I know it is hard and I know it takes effort.  Your testing career should be important to you.  Your boss can certainly help you and can provide direction for you but you have to show them that you are willing to improve your skills.  Today more than ever it is important that all testers improve their skills and brand.  With technology changing so rapidly your testing career should be moving fairly quickly and you should be learning new things.  Gone are the days of the manual tester.  If you are a manual tester you need to expand your testing career quickly.  Take your career seriously and starting building your testing career today!

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Software Testing Certifications

There are two primary bodies that do most of the software testing certifications. Those two are:

  • International Software Testing Qualifications Board
  • International Software Certification Board

Within those two certification boards there are various flavors of the different types of software testing certifications that testers can obtain.  For the International Software Testing Qualifications Board the following software testing certifications are available:

  • ISTQB Foundation Level Certification
  • ISTQB Advanced Level Certification – Test Analyst
  • ISTQB Advanced Level Certification  – Test Manager
  • ISTQB Advanced Level Certification  – Technical Test Analyst
  • ISTQB Expert Level Certification  – Test Management

For the International Software Certification Board the following software testing certifications are available:

  • Certified Associate in Software Testing
  • Certified Software Tester
  • Certified Manager of Software Testing

Check back often as we will be updating information on software testing certifications.

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ISTQB Foundation Level Certification Syllabus

ISTQB Foundation CertificationIf you are considering taking the ISTQB Foundation Level Certification, here is a link to the Syllabus. ISTQB CTFL Certification
The ISTQB Foundation Level Certification is an entry level certification. The Foundation Level exam consists of 40 multiple choice questions designed to evaluate a candidate’s knowledge and understanding of the entire Foundation syllabus. A grade of 65% or better must be attained in order to pass. The exam is a closed book exam. You have 60 minutes to finish. The cost is $250 per exam.

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