Thanksa million Jean.
A small query: The references they have given is a long list of about thirty books. I am finding it difficult to decide what to read and what to skip.
Could you give me a favoutr and suggest what to read of given those 30 plus books.
They probably do the same that the QAI institute does and get a lot of the info from those books. I doubt that they expect you to read all of them. Not having sat for the CSQE exam, I can't be real specific.
The QAI certifications (CSTE & CSQA) also have lists like that and I've only read one or two but was able to pass the CSTE exam.
What you might want to do is compare the books to the CBOK on the site and see what you think is one or two appropriate books to read. To find out more about those books try http://www.qalinks/com.
There are also some excellent white papers at the above link.
Odds are, your work knowledge and experience are going to measured more than the knowledge in the books. After all, anyone can memorize, but not everyone can know the ins & outs of testing without experience.
You know your medical benefits are being reduced when the doctors office has an "all-in-one" copier / fax / cat scan machine.
I have sat for a passed ASQ's CQE and CSQE exams. I am also currently preparing for the CQMgr exam. What has worked for me is to find a Prep course for the particular certification. These are typically 8 - 12 week survey courses that cover the Body of Knowledge coverd by the certification. Look to your local ASQ chapter as well as private courses such as those offered by RapidSQA (www.rapidsqa.com).
Besides books of depth on the specific areas, the Primer guides from Quality Council of Indiana - QCI (812-533-4215) are extremely valuable. Most of the above courses will include a copy of this Primer.
It is true. Certification is not a Proof but rather a Recognition by a professional organization that the successful candidate has gained a level of knowledge in their field using a standard, objective metric.
In this tight job market, there are many companies for which this will make a job candidate stand out.
My plan is to do self study. The suggested material plus the primer guide.
I am not sure how far will that go in enabling me to pass this certificate.
And wish you and jeanj all the best in future.
I was testing content and functionality but recently we have moved to more organized testing where we have to deal with all the plan and test cases, which wasn't the case before. I like it but lack the required knowledge and I think poreparing for this exam will help me a lot.
Any further suggestuion to prepare for this exam are welcome.
If you're doing self study and don't have a study partner, try making flash cards from the study guide and have someone quiz you. I know that the QAI tests are very heavy on terminology and definitions. I'm not sure about the CSQE, but can't hurt.
You know your medical benefits are being reduced when the row of specimen jars in the lab have one labeled "Tips" .