Certifications from IBM Rational

Rational, well IBM Rational is probably one of the organizations to have tools for all the activities involved in SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle). On this page, I will give information about certifications offered by IBM Rational, which are related to software testing. Surprisingly, IBM has two categories of certifications Certification For all candidates

There are two certification available, for IBM Rational Manual Tester (RMT) and IBM Rational Performance Tester (RPT)

IBM Certified Solution Designer - RMT

According to IBM website "This intermediate-level solution designer is an individual with extensive product knowledge who understands how to setup, configure and create a manual testing framework with Rational Manual Tester."

IBM Certified Solution Designer - RPT

Again from IBM " An intermediate level solution designer is an individual with extensive product knowledge who understands how to use the IBM Rational Performance Tester tool to validate the performance, scalability and reliability of Web-based, SAP, Siebel, or ...

Certifications from Borland Seague

Segue, Well Borland Segue has two categories of certifications.

Test and Performance Management certifications Under this category, there are three certifications available. These certification address different aspects of application.

  • Functional Test Management Expert
Focus of this certification is on the proficiency level of SilkTest, SilkCentral Test Manager and SilkCentral Issue Manager. More details about the certification can be found here
  • Performance Test Management Expert
Focus of this certification is on SilkPerformer, SilkCentral Test Manager and SilkCentral Issue Manager. More details can be found here.
  • Application Performance Management Expert
Focus of this certification is on SilkPerformer, SilkCentral Performance Manager and SilkCentral Issue Manager. For more details visit Segue.

Engineer Certifications Under this category of certification, emphasis is given on only one tool, instead of complete solution. There are two certifications available under this category.

  • Borland Certified SilkTest Engineer
According to the Segue website "his process will ensure that candidates demonstrate a ...

Certifications from HP Mercury

Well, HP Mercury in some time. So this should give you idea of the software testing market. All the big names of software testing tool organizations are now part of even bigger organizations. Mercury has divided its certification program in two categories.

Certified Product Consultant According to the website "The CPC exam certifies that candidates have demonstrated extensive knowledge and ability with Mercury Interactive products. These exams are designed for mid to senior level professionals with several years of experience in their respective fields. The CPC is a hands-on, lab-based examination using actual Mercury Interactive software. Certifications are organized by product and based on a specific release family of the software." More details about the program can be found here.

Certified Instructor According to the website "While the CPC focuses on product knowledge and ability, the CI certifies that a candidate is a skilled instructor with a seasoned knowledge of ...

Certification from Quality Assurance Institute, QAI

Certified Software Tester (CSTE) and Certified Software Quality Analyst (CSQA), both the certifications are very popular in the testing community. CSTE is related to the Quality Control and CSQA is related to the Quality Assurance.

According to the QAI, " Acquiring the designation of Certified Software Tester (CSTE) indicates a professional level of competence in the principles and practices of quality control in the IT profession." Where as for CSQA it indicates "Acquiring the designation of Certified Software Quality Analyst (CSQA) indicates a professional level of competence in the principles and practices of quality assurance in the IT profession"

QAI, also have advance level of certification for people, who have already done CSTE or CSQA. These certifications are called CMST (Certified Manager Of Software Testing) and CMSQ (Certified Manager Of Software Quality).

More information about these certifications can be obtained from official website at http://www.softwarecertifications.org/

Certification from International Software Testing Quality Board - ISTQB

ISTQB have three level of certifications, all under one brand. Certifications from ISTQB are called ISTQB Certified Tester for Foundation, Advance or Expert level. These certifications are based on a syllabus created by ISTQB.

More information about these certifications can be obtained from official website. - http://istqb.org/display/ISTQB/Home

International Institute for Software Testing, IIST

IIST offers two certification programs, CSTP (Certified Software Test Professional) and CTM (Certified Test Manager). More information about these certifications can be obtained from official website - http://www.iist.org/