"3. Must I attend training before I take the exam?
Previous training is highly recommended. However, if you have one or more years of experience with the tool you desire to be certified on, you may substitute this experience for the required training course. We recommend that you take training from Mercury Interactive."
But if I do have a lot of knowledge / experience about TestDirector 7.2 and WinRunner 7.0, do I need to take all the training courses, namely TestDirector, Intro WinRunner 7.0 and Adv WinRunner 7.0, or just Adv WinRunner 7.0 is enough for me to go for the exam?
I wouldn't reccomend the intro course as it's too easy and geared for non-programmers. Can't say much about the advanced class. My gut reaction is to skip the training if you are reasonably proficient - the exam is take home anyway.
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by bpolitzer: I wouldn't recommend the intro course as it's too easy and geared for non-programmers. Can't say much about the advanced class.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Advanced course was somehow useful for me. At the same time I have to acknowledge that all required information could be found in technical documentation and WR training books (from basic and advanced courses).
I took the Advanced Test Suite course a couple of years ago, and I found that they didn't really teach me anything that I couldn't have gotten/didn't get from the manuals/help files and experience with the tool.
I felt that the main benefit to the class was having the time to play with the tool and experiment without the daily interruptions of normal QA work.
This might have changed in the past year or so, but I'd be surprised if it did.