The International Institute for Software Testing is offering the International Software Test Professionals Week in 12 Different cities. Courses also Cover the Body of Knowledge of the Certification Software Test Professionals (CSTP).

All courses are taught by Leading Industry Experts in Software Testing and Quality.

Each course counts towards a particular area of The Body of Knowledge required for the Certification of Software Testing Professionals (CSTP).

The CSTP Certification exams are held every day from 4:00 to 4:30.

Detailed schedule and registration information as well as CSTP Certification requirements can be found at: or by calling IIST at (763) 546-0072 or email:

San Antonio, Texas: Monday, February 24, 2003 =============================================
M1: Principles of Software Testing, (Basic), (CSTP area #1), Robin Goldsmith
M2: Effective Test Management, (Intermediate), (CSTP, area #3&4), Jamie Mitchell
M3: Test Automation, Strategies, (Advanced), (CSTP area #6), Linda Hayes

San Antonio, Texas: Tuesday, February 25, 2003 ==============================================
T1: Effective Test Design, (Intermediate), (CSTP area #2), Jamie Mitchell
T2: Test Automation Architectures: A Context-Driven Approach, (Intermediate), (CSTP area #6), Bret Pettichord
T3: Programming and Database Concepts for Testing and QA Professionals, (Basic), (CSTP Elective), Judy McKay

San Antonio, Texas: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 =================================================
W1: Improving the Test Process with Test Maturity Models, (Intermediate), (CSTP Elective), Thomas Staab
W2: Principles of Software Test Automation, (Intermediate), (CSTP, area #6), Jamie Mitchell

San Antonio, Texas: Thursday, February 27, 2003 ===============================================
H1: Test Planning Workshop (Intermediate), (CSTP, area #3), Richard Robinson
H2: Risk-Based Testing, (Intermediate), (CSTP Elective), Robin Goldsmith
H3: Writing Testable Requirements, (CSTP area #5), Dr. Magdy Hanna

San Antonio, Texas: Friday, February 28, 2003 ==============================================
F1: Testing Web and eBusiness Applications: Fundamentals (Basic), (CSTP, Elective), Richard Robinson
F2: Testing Business Requirements, (Basic), (CSTP area #5), Robin Goldsmith
F3: Software Inspections and Reviews for QA Professionals, (Basic),
(CSTP area #7), Dr. Magdy Hanna

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Similar programs are scheduled for the following cities: ================================================== ===========
Atlanta, GA, March 17-21, 2003

Minneapolis, MN, April 7-11, 2003

Raleigh, NC, April 21-25, 2003

Toronto, Canada, May 12-16, 2003

Denver, CO, May, 2003

Vancouver, Canada, June 2003

Washington, DC, June 2003

Chicago, IL, July 14-18, 2003

Boston, MA, July 28-August 1, 2003

St. Louis. MO, August 2003

Columbus, OH, October 2003

San Francisco, CA, November 2003

Detailed programs and registration information areposted at