I've just begun my studies for the CSQA and am wanting to take the prep course if I can talk my local chapter of QAI into offering it. Has anyone here taken it, did it help, and did it follow the outline they are describing on the website? http://www.qaiusa.com/

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">quote:</font><HR>The Certified Software Quality Analyst Prep Course has been designed specifically to prepare the quality assurance professional for the CSQA examination. The course provides a thorough background of the Quality fundamentals and also includes the more advanced concepts, which the Certified Software Quality Analyst must understand. The successful completion of this course along with the necessary practical experience and related resource familiarity will well prepare the candidate for the CSQA examination.
I The Quality Concept
A. Quality Overview
B. Quality Control
C. Quality Assurance
D. The PDCA Cycle
II The Workbench Model Concept
A. Process Components
B. Management Change Philosophy
III Quality Fundamentals
A. Demingís Principles
B. Six Sigma Quality Concept
C. Cost Of Quality
IV Quality Management Processes
B. Malcolm Baldrige Quality Criteria
C. SEI CMM Maturity Model
D. ISO 9000
E. ISO 15504 (SPICE)
F. QAI Strategic Approach
V Building A Quality Environment
A. Key Tasks
B. Management Trust
C. Management Commitment
D. Organization Alignment
E. The QA Organization
VI Process Engineering
A. Policy
B. Standards
C. Procedures
D. Models
E. Measurement
VII Measurement
A. Basic Components
B. Types
C. Tools
VIII Software Testing
A. Life Cycle Stages
B. Testing Fundamentals
IX Overview

Jean James, CSTE
J.James Consulting, Inc.
"I deliver what I promise, and I only promise what I can deliver."

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