e-testing Accredited to deliver the ISTQB Advanced Certificate in Test Management
e-testing are pleased to announce our recent accreditation by ISEB and the ISTQB to deliver our in house developed course based on the ISTQB Advanced Certificate in Software Test Management. The course is designed to be run over 5 days, either straight through, or in two modules of three and two days. This course is the new advanced level certification in software testing and replaces the Practitioner certificate, phased out in March 2011.
Jonathan Binks comments: “We have put a great deal of effort into this course to ensure it fully addresses the syllabus, and beyond where practical. Our trainers have used their real life testing experiences and expertise of many years in order to deliver a course that is likely to be one of the very best on the market. We are delighted that ISEB have awarded us this accreditation with such positive comments and look forward to delivering it.”
e-testing Re-accredited to the updated Foundation Certificate Syllabus (2010)
The Foundation Certificate in Software Testing course has been extensively rewritten and updated to give students a clear grounding in IT software testing, relevant to today’s industry. For either businesses or individuals, the benefits of this course will be far reaching for their IT systems, and future careers, since most of the course materials are written and developed by individuals with years of IT industry experience. Many IT testing jobs require the ISTQB foundation certificate for employment, and e-testing has a pass rate of at least 85%, often 100%.
Jonathan Binks is very pleased with the improvements, commenting that; “This update further enhances the value of the already well recognised ISTQB foundation certificate as the international standard for software testing certification. The Foundation Certificate has been enhanced to bring it up to date with current industry practices and thinking and we believe this is a fantastic improvement.”
BCS Restructuring of Software Testing Qualifications
The BCS have announced that the Practitioner certificates in Testing – Test Management and Test Analysis will only be available until March 2011.
ISEB Test Management Practitioner and ISEB Test Analysis Practitioner certification will continue to be industry recognised relevant qualifications and provide a valuable contribution to your career development plan and your professional development portfolio.
BCS recommend that those seeking to show this higher level of expertise still proceed with the relevant ISEB Practitioner certification whilst available (until March 2011). From March 2011, the advanced testing certificates will consist of the ISEB Intermediate Certificate, the ISTQB Advanced Certificates in Test Management, Test Analysis and Technical Test Analysis. For full details on these certifications, please see the BCS website.
e-testing Accredited for the ISEB Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing
As a part of e-testing’s ongoing commitment to training, we have been awarded certification from the British Computer Society to deliver the ISEB Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing. This certificate is the next step up from the popular Foundation Certificate and opens the way for candidates to pursue certification in the two ISEB Practitioner Certificates – Test Analysis and Test Management. We have started running this course immediately; please see our training pages for dates, locations and prices.
e-testing Acquire Prometric Certification
In order to provide a better service to our customers, e-testing are now an accredited Thomson Prometric Centre, meaning that courses run from Borehamwood now offer delegates the opportunity to take exams online, including the ISEB / ISTQB Foundation course. For details, see the details on our Prometric page.
ISEB Practitioner / ISTQB Advanced Courses
Please follow this link to our training pages for news on these courses.
First Meeting of the Training Providers’ User Group
The first Training Providers’ User Group meeting group took place at the BCS’s London office on 19th February. The main focus of discussions between Training Providers and the BCS centred round the development of the new ISEB Practitioner Course. The syllabi for this course are expected to be released to Training Providers in March for review with the first formal exam taking place in June. It is likely that this exam will be sat by Training Providers in order to provide ISEB with constructive feedback going forward. The general consensus was that the new ISEB Practitioner syllabi should be aligned with the ISTQB Advanced level to allow the formation of one international qualification at Advanced/Practitioner level. The outcome of this meeting will be considered by ISEB at their next meeting in March. The next Training Provider meeting will take place in May, updates to follow.
Training Providers’ User Group
A new user group has been established by course providers accredited by ISEB. This will allow providers to discuss any training related issues and enable queries to be presented to the BCS in a formalised way. The first meeting will take place on 19th February and will be attended by representatives from fellow training organisations accredited to provide ISTQB courses. The main focus of the initial meetings will be the planned revisions to the practitioner certificate. The group plans to meet quarterly and channel communication to and from ISEB on a regular basis.
ISEB Skills in Demand
According to recent research by IT Jobswatch, ISEB skills are in demand – there are more permanent jobs advertised than last year (up to 3684 ads from 2209). Average salaries have also increased 11.5% from the same period last year. The average minimum salary quoting ISEB rose from £36,143 to £39,020. This further highlights the importance of the qualification in the software testing industry. Why not take an accredited course with e-testing – please see our training pages for further details. For further details please see the link at: http://www.itjobswatch.co.uk/jobs/uk/iseb.do
Launch of Introduction to Testing Course Special Offer
In response to feedback from delegates that the updated ISTQB syllabus is a lot to absorb in three days, we’re offering a free introduction to testing training course for all those people who book on our ISEB/ISTQB course. This one day course is designed with those delegates who have little or no experience in software testing. It serves as a valuable head start to the foundation course so people can maximise their chances of passing the exam and gaining the valuable certification. Please see the introduction course page for further details, restrictions apply.
1000th Delegate Trained in ISEB / ISTQB Foundation Course
Congratulations to Peter Law, who was the 1000th person to be trained by e-testing in the ISEB Foundation course recently. Peter happily passed and was presented with an ipod nano by e-testing to celebrate. Well done Peter.
Having the Practitioner Certificate Improves Your Salary
What are the salary expectations for successful Practitioner Candidates – between £37,000 and £44,500 according to ITJobswatch ( http://www.itjobswatch.co.uk/jobs/uk/iseb%20practitioner.do). This is compared to £32K to £36K for candidates without the qualification. Does the Practitioner certificate increase your marketability – we think so. Book on one of our accredited courses now
ISO 9001 Re-Accreditation
e-testing have been re-accredited for the ISO 9001 standard by Lloyds Register Quality Assurance for the provision of testing related training and consultancy services. Derrick Pereira of e-testing said “The re-accreditation underlines our commitment to customer service, improving our processes and emphasises the quality at the heart of e-testing.”
ISEB / ISTQB Re-accreditation
e-testing have been successfully re-accredited by the ISEB board on the updated Foundation Certificate in Software Testing course, based on the ISTQB syllabus. This is an important step in the evolution of the foundation level course and brings the course up to date with current methods and techniques used today in software testing.
Discounts Available on Software Testing Training Courses
e-testing are now offering discounts on all software testing training courses for multiple bookings. We are also offering discounted rates to clients who have trained with us previously and if you recommend us to a friend. For full details and terms and conditions, please contact us on 0208 731 4361 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Software Testing Training Courses Delivered in Europe
e-testing’s schedule of training courses continues to expand not only throughout the UK but into Europe. e-testing has successfully delivered their ISEB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing and their User Acceptance Testing course in Guernsey, Belgium, Romania, India, Portugal, Bucharest and Switzerland. For further information about any of these courses, or to enquire whether we can deliver a course where you are please contact us on 0208 731 4361 or email email@example.com.
Introduction of Weekend ISEB Courses
Due to the popularity of the ISEB Foundation Certificate in Software testing, e-testing are introducing weekend courses to their public schedule. This will not only increase the frequency of the ISEB Foundation course but will also allow greater flexibility for those who find it inconvenient to attend a training course during the week. For full details of the available dates please visit our training pages.
e-testing Move to New Premises
e-testing are pleased to announce that they have moved to newly refurbished offices in Borehamwood. Devonshire House on Manor Way provides a central location for delegates attending training courses and a contemporary office space for staff members. The building offers an excellent range of facilities including 3 spacious meeting rooms, a new and modern lunch room as well as plenty of secure parking. MD Derrick Pereira said “The move to new premises is part of the ongoing campaign to move e-testing forward and will offer our clients a central location to attend our training courses.”