Software Testing Certifications

Software Testing Certifications

1) What is Certification?
2) Importance of Software Testing Certifications
3) Types of Software Testing Certifications?
4) ISTQB Certifications
5) Conclusion on Certifications
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1) What is Certification?

Certification is a formal process of making certain that an individual is qualified
 in terms of particular knowledge or skills.

2) Importance of Software Testing Certifications

> Current IT Job Market is competitive, taking a certification exam, can help you   differentiate yourself from peers, your employment chances and result in 
  higher remuneration.

> Employers too benefit, since a certification acts as a skills verification tool 
  and improves the staff's ability to quickly complete the job tasks.

> Certification is not mandatory, technical ability, experience and other soft 
  skills do play a major role in our job interview

> Nowadays most of the Software Companies are preferring certifications, 
  so try to focus on Certifications.

3) Types of Software Testing Certifications?

Basically we have two types of Software Testing Certifications,

i) Vendor Neutral Certifications

a) ISTQB Certifications
b) CSTE Etc...

ii) Vendor Certifications

a) HP - UFT Certification, Quality Center certification
b) IBM - RFT Certification Etc...

Note: Selenium is an Open source Software, no authorized certification, but some third party organizations are conduction Selenium certification programs.

> Vendor Neutral Certifications on Manual Testing (No vendor for Manual Testing)
> Vendor Certifications on Test Tools / Automated Testing, Ex: HP UFT Certification.

4) ISTQB Certifications

> ISTQB stands for "International Software Testing Qualifications Board, and it has
 chapters in Several countries, Ex: Indian Testing Board in India.

ISTQB has three levels of certifications,

i) Foundation level certification
ii) Advance level certification
iii) Expert level certification

5) Conclusion on Certifications

Try to get at least one Vendor Neutral certificate and one vendor Certificate then you will have a bright in Software Testing field.

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