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What if i have an ISEB certification????

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gideon Dec 3, 2009. 36 Replies

Hello Friends, i need a very real advice. I have a diploma in computer science and i wish to pursue my career as a software tester. I was thinking if i have my ISEB foundation and intermediate and at…Continue

 

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Gideon commented on jhenz's blog post Software Testing: Manual vs Automated
"I think I support Naveed saleem's comment .It really makes load of sense..because there are some projects that you just have to do some of maual ..But as for efficiency? For me Autmation will still be preferable ...It's a two way thing ."
Jun 17, 2010
Gideon replied to Gideon's discussion What if i have an ISEB certification????
"intresting"
Dec 3, 2009
Nagesh replied to Gideon's discussion What if i have an ISEB certification????
"Take up a voluntry role, convince the employer that I can show my testing skills with no pay or little pay. When I started my career in New Zealand,thats how I started, the employer gave me a website to test, I have done Session Based…"
Dec 3, 2009
Aaron Hodder replied to Gideon's discussion What if i have an ISEB certification????
"Well, at our company, we use Bugzilla, which takes about 10 minutes to learn, and we have an internal work request management system, and a wiki. I'm more interested in a passion for quality, a passion for making clients happy, and an…"
Dec 3, 2009
Matthew Heusser replied to Gideon's discussion What if i have an ISEB certification????
"I don't know how long you've been this field, Joe, nor do I know what companies you've worked for that values highly trained software test professionals. All I know is that the trend I'm seeing is management, in its quest to meet…"
Dec 3, 2009
Gideon replied to Gideon's discussion What if i have an ISEB certification????
"lol.. what if the person has tools added to it like QC/QTP? and the person is new to QA as a career so you mean you are not going to give the person a chance?"
Dec 3, 2009
Gideon replied to Gideon's discussion What if i have an ISEB certification????
"ok i get what you mean..i think am getting a clearer picture ..Thanks Aron"
Dec 3, 2009
Aaron Hodder replied to Gideon's discussion What if i have an ISEB certification????
"I don't think you can on a CV. Saying you have certification certainly doesn't prove it. Certification programs don't teach you how to look for bugs. They teach you to memorise definitions of words. I would use the cover letter to…"
Dec 2, 2009
Aaron Hodder replied to Gideon's discussion What if i have an ISEB certification????
"By getting the certificate, you are "verifying" the certificate-giver as correct, or valuable, or helpful, or some other definition of good. I've been trying to put into words why I said to think carefully before getting…"
Dec 2, 2009
Gideon replied to Gideon's discussion What if i have an ISEB certification????
"lol"
Dec 2, 2009
Gideon replied to Gideon's discussion What if i have an ISEB certification????
"thanks so much"
Dec 2, 2009
Gideon replied to Gideon's discussion What if i have an ISEB certification????
"Thanks for your comments Nagesh, the point i am trying to make is that how will you proof to an employer on you cv for the first time that you are able to look for bugs...?"
Dec 2, 2009
Matthew Heusser replied to Gideon's discussion What if i have an ISEB certification????
"well, you could look at it in two ways. If the person pursues a bogus certification that they know is bogus in order to mis-represent themselves and get a better-paying job as an "expert", well, yes, that's an integrity problem. If,…"
Dec 2, 2009
Thomas Ponnet replied to Gideon's discussion What if i have an ISEB certification????
"Matt, I agree with the above but would like at your reply in a bit more detail. "If they are, in fact, not good, and simply trading money for a fake certificate that improves your employment chances, and you get the certification, you are…"
Dec 2, 2009
Matthew Heusser replied to Gideon's discussion What if i have an ISEB certification????
"As for being too late, is that a problem? Have you lost something by getting the certificate? By getting the certificate, you are "verifying" the certificate-give as correct, or valuable, or helpful, or some other definition of good. If…"
Dec 2, 2009

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