It would be nice if they accepted work experience.
I think they probably exclude non-QA stuff to make sure that 'dried flower arranging' and '101 ways to cook garlic' aren't included. I know that's far fetched, but I guess they have to draw the line somewhere. Unfortunately, it sounds like the Unix class might be over the line.
However, I'd drop them a note if you think it should be included.
You DID know, right, that you can now re-take the test to recertify.
I am trying to get my training records in order to submit for recertification, and I just noticed that for Category A - Education, there is a statement of what NOT to claim:
</font><ul type="square">[*]<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">Attending a technical class not associated directly with software quality knowledge categories</font>[/list]<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">
Now I took a 4 day UNIX course, I was hoping would count toward the certification. Don't I need the some technical knowledge in order to properly ensure software quality? I thought it would fit in Section 8 - Performing Tests.
And now that I think about it - shouldn't they have a category called - F - Work Experience?
I am using my QA skills the most when I am actually performing the job. That should count toward recertification in my humble opinion!!!!