I got this in my email yesterday. I have scrubbed it to remove reference to the company that sent it. I thought it interesting that they are sending this out to blanket everyone and anyone. They are helping sustain the myth that ANYONE can be a QA professional if they take the required courses. I was especially amused to learn that as a QA person, I make more than a developer does (NOT!).
Anyone care to comment?
Informational Seminar: Careers in Quality Assurance and Software Testing
Who should attend:
- Non-IT professionals who are interested in moving into the IT field
- IT professionals who want to improve their positioning on the market and increasing their earnings
- Former IT and telecommunication professionals who lost jobs during 2001/2003 crisis
- Graduates with IT and technology degrees who are trying to secure their first IT job
What will be discussed:
- IT markets and QA positioning
- How did QA become so hot? How comes QA folks make more than developers?
- Outsourcing and offshoring – how does it affect QA
- What is QA today? QA101
- What does it take to become a QA professional?
On-coming Classes - No-cost training available for unemployed residents.
* Software Quality Assurance/Manual Testing Class starts April 7 (40 class hours, 5 weeks)
* Automated Testing/WinRunner Class starts March 31 (110 class hours, 12 weeks)
* Automated Testing/Quick Test Pro Class started March 3 (40 class hours, 5 weeks) (2 spots left)
There is a well-known company in the UK that advertises similar sort of thing Darrel. They show someone going from a low-paid manual worker to a project manager after one of their courses (man in nice suit with decent make car keys) but forget to mention the 7 years of experience needed post course.
We used the services of an offshore team to do some automation, they had little or no testing experience and it showed. They approached the coding not as testers, but as developers.