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I am a test automation engineer. I already hold Foundation level. I am considering to advance in ISTQB certification. My ultimate goal is to become expert in testing including all aspects (testing practices and decision taking processes). So, roles as test leader/manager are in my agenda, but I want to do more test automation. Question is whether it is worth to take "Test automation certification" before advancing my testing career as "Test manager" or "Test leader".

Note: I find the knowledge gathered in Foundation certification books very valuable. When answering please do not relate certification to a piece of paper, instead a way to dig into specific testing area.

  • Flagged as duplicate, question essentially boils down to the same. – FDM Mar 6 at 13:07
  • The answer to this question is "primarily opinion-based", so I voted to close it. My opinion is ISTQB stuff is just a piece of paper. ;-) – Niels van Reijmersdal Mar 6 at 13:33