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chaktam2737
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Certification
      #714990 - 08/22/12 12:14 AM



Hi all,

Does the tester get the benefit, if he/she gets certified?

Regards,

Chakkaravarthi.S


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Joe Strazzere
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Re: Certification [Re: chaktam2737]
      #715024 - 08/22/12 07:54 AM

Some do, some don't.

Browse through a few of the posts here, and you'll read about plenty of experiences.

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chaktam2737
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Re: Certification [Re: Joe Strazzere]
      #715044 - 08/22/12 09:47 PM

Hi Joe,

Yes i do have a certification. But what i am asking is, does it really helpful for the testers/QA engineers or for the concern?. Why the companies giving more preferences to the certified testers more than the good quality testers/QA engineers.

Regards,

Chakkaravarthi.S

Edited by chaktam2737 (08/22/12 09:47 PM)


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Re: Certification [Re: chaktam2737]
      #715079 - 08/23/12 04:50 AM

Chakkaravarthi,

Quote:

does it really helpful for the testers/QA engineers or for the concern?



I'm not sure what you mean by "or for the concern".

As I said, some testers find that certification helps them, some don't.

Some folks say that they have benefited by becoming more employable by those companies who think certification is important.

Others say that they have benefited by being forced to read books within the syllabus of the certification training.

Others say that they have benefited by learning a vocabulary of testing.

Some say that they didn't find any benefit.

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Why the companies giving more preferences to the certified testers more than the good quality testers/QA engineers.



I don't believe it's an either/or situation here. Every company wants "good quality testers". It's more a matter of how you efficiently determine if a potential employee is "good quality" before hiring her/him. Certifications, like college degrees or prior experience, are sometimes used as a shortcut to weed out candidates.

Some companies believe that certifications make for better testers. Some even go so far as to send all their testers to certification training, and/or require that the testers earn a certification.

Others just look for certification on a resume as one item that indicates "good quality".

And of course some companies don't value such certifications at all.

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lboden
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Re: Certification [Re: Joe Strazzere]
      #717126 - 09/27/12 07:18 AM

Hello,

I've benefited in getting certified in a different way. During the process of "studying" for the certification test, I found many resources that I now use to assist me in my day-to-day job. These resources include testing books and journal/magazine references (like at http://www.astqb.org/, which I refer others to often since I like their book list, etc.) and actual testing experts (I pay attention to articles and suggestions from the likes of Rex Black, etc.).

Best of luck,

Lisa


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Re: Certification [Re: lboden]
      #717134 - 09/27/12 08:51 AM

Lisa,

But in that case it was the reading, the networking, etc, which provided the benefit, not the certification.

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