Software Certifications Overview
Software Certifications has become recognized worldwide as the standard for information technology quality assurance professionals.
This website is designed to answer some of the most common questions concerning certification and to serve as an ongoing public procedure guide.
Its intent is to assist in understanding the program, its certification designations, and the procedures involved.
Certification is a big step, a big decision.
Certification identifies an individual as a quality assurance leader.
Certification earns the candidate the respect of colleagues and managers.
One or more of these certifications is frequently a prerequisite for promotion or acquiring a new position. We hope this site helps anyone considering this step in achieving higher career growth and goals.
Actually 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.
Why to become certified?
As the IT industry becomes more competitive, the ability for management 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.
Acquiring the designation of Certified Software Quality Analyst (CSQA), Certified Software Tester (CSTE) or Certified Software Project Manager (CSPM) indicates a professional level of competence in the principles and practices of quality assurance in the IT profession.
CSQAs, CSTEs and CSPMs gain recognition as software quality profession, achieve potentially more rapid career advancement, and gain greater acceptance in the role as advisor to management.
Certification Program History
Software Certifications had its beginning in 1980 as the Quality Assurance Institute (QAI) was established as a professional association formed to represent the quality assurance profession.
The first certification began development in 1985 and the first formal examination process was launched in 1990.
Today, the Certification Program is global; with approximately 10,000 active certificants in Australia, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, and the United States.
Three specific areas of certification are offered:
1. Certified Software Quality Analyst (CSQA)
2. Certified Software Tester (CSTE)
3. Information Systems Examination Board(ISEB)
Certifications in India:
Indian Testing Board (ITB) is the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) approved national board for India.
ITB is responsible for the "ISTQB-Certified-Tester" Certification in India.
The ISTQB was officially founded as an International Testing Qualifications Board in Edinburgh in November 2002.
The ISTQB is responsible for the "ISTQB Certified Tester", which is an international qualification scheme and the qualifications in the scheme are based on a syllabus. There is an examination covering the contents of the syllabus.
After the examination, each successful participant receives the "ISTQB-Certified-Tester" certificate.
For more information browse: http://india.istqb.org/