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Would having a Certificate help?

The best way to help your career is to learn how to test and become very good at it. James Bach has a really good post directed at new testers, that is worth reading (lots of recommendations) and he ...
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Difference between the roles Test Analyst and Technical Test Analyst

I think the differences are best explained by comparing their skill sets: From my personal experience: Technical test analyst is involved with more test automation. Test analyst is involved with ...
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Difference between the roles Test Analyst and Technical Test Analyst

Technical Test Analyst most closely aligns with "Test Engineer" whereas the Test Analyst is just a tester. Engineer or Technical implies the knowledge and capability to do more than just stay on the ...
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What professional certifications should a software test engineer get?

None, personally I have signed the professional tester's manifesto, because I think tester certifications currently do not make sense. Mainly they are to theoretical and pretty useless in the real ...
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Will getting a Software Testing Certification benefit me in my career?

I have 2 years of experience in manual testing, and I am currently learning automation testing in my spare time. Great, try and implement some of the techniques you are using in your spare time at ...
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Which Agile certifications suits the Beginner or Medium level Agile developer?

Project Management Institute is one of the most well-known. More at https://www.pmi.org/certification/agile-management-acp.aspx Another leader is: https://www.scrumalliance.org/certifications which ...
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Ethical Hacking career options for qa professionals

You have a few options if you want to become a security QA. CEH: please bear in mind, CEH council needs you to demonstrate that you have worked in software security industry for a few years otherwise ...
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How difficult is the ISTQB Foundation level certification exam?

The level of difficulty depends on how much you already know before seating for an exam. Have a go and if you don't pass, don't be upset, review again and try again. A combination of experience plus ...
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Penetration testing certificate, Kali Linux certificate?

After some digging, I have found this one, Offensive Security Certified Professional, please follow this link for more information. OSCP certificate on Wikipedia This certificate offer a certain ...
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Ethical Hacking career options for qa professionals

As a test engineer or QA engineer it is very important to have at least one of the Software testing certifications. This will help to broaden the software testing knowledge, also helpful for testing ...
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How Six sigma is beneficial for a QA/tester?

This is likely to be geography specific. Where I live, certifications are risky; admitting to having them can actually count against you by suggesting a lack of experience or a narrow view of how ...
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Would having a Certificate help?

Yes and No. Hiring managers might like certifications, but here in the Netherlands the two most asked certifications are ISTQB and T-Map. So the ones you name might not be useful in Europe. Also read ...
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Will getting a Software Testing Certification benefit me in my career?

What kind of certification are you talking about? You wrote something about foundation certification, I'm assuming it to be ISTQB. Well I have one of those and it didn't help me in any way. I didn'...
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from Merchandising Major to QATester

Well to learn about testing I would suggest not to go for any certification. It won't do much good. Rather read blogs and articles about testing. Follow expert testers like Scott Barber, Cem Kaner, ...
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What is the difference between "Test generation" and "Test design"?

Lets first take the definition of the words in that sentence: Fundamental: forming a necessary base or core; of central importance. Design: a plan or drawing produced to show the look and function or ...
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Software Testing certification

There are a lot of courses and certifications for testing, but everyone tends to start at Foundation Level and then works towards a certain specialism from there. The overview of available courses (...
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What is Model-based testing?

Model-based testing is a word embracing different techniques to further automize testing and make it a systematic process. The contents of the ISTQB course is not able to cover the very ambitious ...
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from Merchandising Major to QATester

First, please feel free to use whatever terms you like to describe what you do or what you want to do. (I happen to like the term tester - I think it's more accurate). Second, you've got some ...
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Do ISTQB/ISEB Testing Certificates prove that someone can test?

Certifications can only prove that certified personal has knowledge. But In order to be a good tester , we need to apply knowledge. ISTQB certification test only knowledge but not on how to apply ...
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Which Certifications is more demanding for QA, and Software Testing professionals?

To determine if any certification is an aid to gaining employment, here's a method I used in the past, that you could use too: http://www.allthingsquality.com/2010/04/software-qa-certifications-aid-...
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Which Certifications is more demanding for QA, and Software Testing professionals?

Greatly depends on the location you are in the world. I have the feeling ISTQB is the certification that is most respected worldwide. Here in the Netherlands ISTQB and TMap Next are the two popular ...
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Software testing awards/certification/recognition at Team/Company Level

Organisations & events You can earn it for your organization in different levels. Recognition you can get having the business partnership with testing tool companies. ISO 9001 good one. ...
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Ethical Hacking career options for qa professionals

As someone who was in test for 13 years and has transitioned to information security in the last 2 years, I've thought long and hard about all of this. First, as others have already said, ...
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What professional certifications should a software test engineer get?

It depends. If the jobs in your area that meet your skill set require certification, then you need certification. If they don't, then you don't need certification. A little more detail: ...
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How difficult is the ISTQB Foundation level certification exam?

No, everything will be IN syllabus. You can find enough exercises on the internet, please attempt them all before you go. Use your common sense for questions you are unsure of, some questions can be ...
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What can be done to ensure that a lottery is fair?

For existing code rather than "Ad-Hoc" testing you can test against the design, ideally as black box testing - where the test authors do not know or see the code but rather test against the design. ...
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What can be done to ensure that a lottery is fair?

To avoid scams like Tipton's, good old code review should have detected it. I bet there was no code review for that two lines. Nobody audited his code. Even if he suggested such review should be made. ...
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Difference between ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst certification vs ISTQB Test automation engineer certification?

The different syllabus sections relevant for each level can be found here: https://www.istqb.org/certification-path-root/advanced-level/advanced-level-technical-test-analyst.html https://www.istqb....
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Difference between the roles Test Analyst and Technical Test Analyst

Most above answers says technical test analysts primary for test automation. But ISTQB has separate path for Test Automation Engineers Hence I think technical test analyst have responsibility of ...
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Difference between the roles Test Analyst and Technical Test Analyst

Based solely on the description I can make the assumption that the technical test analyst is geared towards the devops shift in the industry. The technical test analyst would know more about the ...
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