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CPS vs CSTE
CPS is an examination conducted by Mercury...Which is an worthwhile certification?
Re: CPS vs CSTE
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by rk:
CPS is an examination conducted by Mercury...Which is an worthwhile certification?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
The CPS (Certified Product Specialist) is a Mercury product centric certification, i.e.
"the CPS questions span different areas of Mercury product usage. These areas include advanced capabilities of the products, the environments that these products are used, and methodology/best practices to testing. In general, these questions will require research and sometimes ingenuity in problem solving to successfully complete the exam"
while the CSTE's is independent of any products and its objective is to
Help individuals develop their software testing skills through formal education
Establish a common skill set for software testing professionals according to a well-defined Body of Knowledge
Create a pool of qualified software testing professionals
Prepare candidates for a wider range of software testing assignments
It depends entirely on what type of certification you are looking for, i.e. a Mercury product centric certification vs. a certification that covers a wide range of testing topics.
I think both certifications could be worthwhile to pursue. I would think these two certifications complement each other.
[This message has been edited by Elfriede Dustin (edited 12-28-2000).]