I am new to Winrunner, and have some questions regarding courses and certification:
1. What courses are required for certification (all I see are the intro and advanced classes, 2 classes@2days each)?
2. With or Without certification, is the MI 2 days courses worthwhile?
3. Do employers typically require the certification of is the courses enough?
You normally want the basic, and advanced classes (4 to 5 days total) to get CPS status in Winrunner.
The certification itself is fairly arduous, plan on anywhere around 40 to 80 hours (or more) to do the exam. You are graded on your code, as well as the answers to the questions. At least half the test is writing code.
If you are doing something like consulting, having a CPS or CPI is a good way to show you know your stuff. It might also get you a higher salary, or get you looked at ahead of someone that doesn't have certification.. As to required? Heck check job listings and see what you find.. Someone who just knows they "need a 'winrunner expert'" and doesn't know what questions to ask to judge your experience will probably place a lot more value on the cert. Anyone with automation experiance, or some coding experience is more likely to value real experience, and ask you about the work you have done, challenges faced, and how you surmounted them. and ask to see samples of your code.
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Mercury estimate is 160 hours.
It might be up to 200 and more for a novice.
Thanks all for the replies, I am looking to get this training to get a job, as most seem to require Winrunner background of some sort. The hard part is to get the experience of course. I have read the certification realy requires having about 6 months experience, so it looks like I will first just take these two courses and hope it helps get the job. I'd get certified later after using the tool for awhile...Comments?