Beginner Certifications - South Africa
Hello out there,
I have been reading a lot of the posts spread thoughout the forums and realise I am in the same position as many others. I seem to have "found" myself in a testing position here, and like Katy Gill am alone in my company - bravely going where no employee has gone before..
South Africa seems to be a couple of steps behind with regards to certification, and the only "internationally recognised" course I can find is ISEB (which is double the price of anything else) Do these qualifications amount to much, or are should I just get some basic knowledge and then learn as I go along?
Also, I have no programming background, and wanted to know if I would need to supplement my learning with some Java/C/SQL/Oracle courses to translate what is said to me?
Thanks for your help - I look forward to improving my skills and making a useful contribution to this forum !
[ 06-09-2005, 04:26 AM: Message edited by: Russell - MSA ]
Re: Beginner Certifications - South Africa
I am the training manager for one of the largest software testing companies in South Africa. We require all our new testers to get the Iseb Foundation Certificate in Software testing within one year of starting
Yes, it is expensive, but it is also a very good course, and it is held in high regard by some of our big clients.
I would suggest that it is a good place to start.
I will soon get hold of a copy of the latest self study course from Evolutif to check if it is suitable for our requirements. The web site is http://www.evolutif.co.uk
We are looking at getting the practitioner certificate into the country, since 5 of our testers are interested in getting this qualification.