My answer to Q1:
I attempted both the certifications in which failed in ATT and passed in TAE hence I am more relevant in answering here.
ATT: It was the exam I chose to take when I was 4+ years experienced and failed with 47% due to following reasons:
- Complex combinations of questions
- Not even relevant to Testing
But I attempted TAE certification after having 12 years of experience and cleared the exam. I liked the certification on TAE for following reasons:
- There is no code involved in this certification but a lot of practice examples related to projects are being discussed
- I managed to map the exam questions direct to my automation testing experiences.
Some useful resources on both these certifications:
My Answer to Q2:
I had 4+ years automation experience hence the TAE certification has been more relevant. But I don't recommend it if you are not having any project experience. The purpose of TAE is to serve clarifications or following best practices in test automation project; Without project experience, it will not be useful. That is my honest answer (not opinion)
Sharing one of my friend's post related to it:
But ATT is more suitable for manual testing experience and relevant to formula such as Boundary Value Analysis, Equivalence Partitioning, Static Testing, Dynamic Testing, White Box Testing etc.