Hi, I need to send one of my test team on an ISEB/ISTQB foundation in Software Testing, and would prefer a central London location. Have you sent any of your team on a course that you can recommend? Have you attended a course recently (within past 4 months) that you would recommend? Are there any courses or trainers out that that should be avoided? (actually, be very careful with this one, don't leave yourself open to Libel!).
I gained my ISEB at Testing Solutions Group, but that was a few years ago now - I would like to hear of any other courses that are worth considering. (FYI Testing Solutions Group were very good when I attended)
Thanks for your time
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Re: ISEB/ISTQB training in London - Recommendations
I haven't attended a course but Qbit are apparently good in the whole training arena, I've just noticed a special on their site:
special reduced prices in July and August
ISEB Foundation Certificate £649 + VAT
ISEB Intermediate Certificate £769 + VAT http://www.qbit-testing.com/
Although I don't actually know how those prices compare.
Might be cheaper and easier just to get the book first, let the person have a flip through that and see if they still want to do a course or just self study and do some other course.
I went with TSG for my foundation and intermediate courses. I did the Intermediate a few months ago and managed a pass, largely because of the quality of the training on the course. Personally, I don't think you will find a better company to go with.
I have found Testing Solutions Group as a provider of training very good and they have for the organisation in am involved in provided an excellent service.
Grove Consulting are also very good with this area and when the ISEB practioneers was in place ran a club for alumni of their training for it which I have had very positive comments on from people I know in the UK.
I have not used qbit for some time now, I used to enjoy Geoff Quentin's training there but I think be may have retired.
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