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ISTQB® Foundation and AgilePM® Foundation & Practitioner Certification Training

ISTQB® Foundation

The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB®) is a software testing qualification certification society with international operation. ISTQB® is a non-profit organization legally registered in Belgium.

The Foundation Course, that TRAINING SEA plans to offer, is considered for fresher and for experienced practitioners aiming to reach greater heights in their career through the ladder called ISTQB® certifications. The course ensures a broad understanding of the essential practices and important concepts in software testing, and to afford a strong foundation for professional growth. It helps the category of people like test designers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers and IT Professionals and is also appropriate for higher cadre community to develop their basic understanding of software testing, such as project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, IT directors and management consultants.

The British Information Systems Examination Board (ISEB) of the British Computer Society (BCS), in collaboration with the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB®), organized by ASQF and International Software Quality Institute (ISQI), introduced an accurately international standard for software testers. Both the Foundation Level and the Advanced Level the programs supporting the ISTQB® Certified Tester connect the link among research, standard training and industry practice.

In Europe, industry demand advocated the development of this certification program. The program has been introduced in the U.S. to actually internationalize it and to convince industry demand for an internationally recognized certification, which now is an industry standard in many other countries already. The achievement of the program can definitely be accredited to its crystal clear structure, volunteer and non-profit nature, and the symbol of national interests through nationwide boards.

The ISTQB® Certified Tester program endows with certification for software testers worldwide. There are presently two levels of certification: The Foundation Level and the Advanced Level certificates. For both the levels, global working parties develop and preserve internationally uniform curricula and exams. One of the main principles of the program is a complete division between the administration of exams and the training to those who wish and plan to prepare for the exam in ISTQB® agreeable courses.

The Foundation Level exam tests knowledge and not skill. It provides information about the certified practitioner’s knowledge about the most universal concepts of software testing and the related terms. The Foundation Level exam is a stepping stone toward the Advanced Level, which is deeper and more practical.

TRAINING SEA ensures success in learning and the organizations’ training principles stand unique between others organizations. The value based attention is focused individually to make learners comfortable.

Benefits of ISTQB® Certification

  • - Present a set of professional qualifications widely-recognized by employers, customers and peers.
  • - Facilitate software suppliers to hire and guide certified testers and thereby gain commercial benefit over their competitors by advertising their tester recruitment and development policies.
  • - Enable comparison of testing skills across nations, testers to move across country borders more easily, and multi-national/international projects to have a general understanding of testing issues.
AgilePM® Foundation & Practitioner Certification Training

The Agile Project Management certification course covers an approach to project management that goes along with PRINCE2®.Based on the demonstrated fundamentals within DSDM Atern, the certification provides the ability to deliver Agile projects in organizations requiring standards, firmness and visibility around project management. The course will suit project managers who want to add to their knowledge of traditional approaches and who work in a fast-paced changing environment and are embracing empowerment provided by Agile methods. The qualification is aimed at both practicing project managers and Agile team members who wish to become Agile project managers.

Features of AgilePM®

  • - Explain how to set the basics for successful Agile projects.
  • - Enlighten how an Agile project is managed.
  • - Clarify the different management styles needed for successful Agile projects (compared to 'traditional' projects).
  • - Prepare candidates for the Foundation exam.
  • - Provide integration with PRINCE2®.

At the end of the course pass in a one-hour multiple-choice exam leads to the AgilePM® Foundation certificate.

Benefits for Individuals

  • - Increase a more advanced knowledge to add an understanding of agile and the capability to apply appropriate project management methods, leading to successful agile projects.
  • - Clarify different management approaches required for successful agile projects compared to traditional projects and be able to tailor these to the circumstances.
  • - Develop trust and co-operation between the business and developers and provide the business continuing visibility into what is happening.
  • - Combine knowledge of more traditional management methodologies with agile for better adaption into a changing business environment.
  • - Improve project success rates while concurrently accelerating results by encouraging stakeholder participation, response and effective management.
Benefits for Organizations

  • - Bring change quicker, at a lower cost and with lower risk by constantly validating project milestones in opposition to business objectives.
  • - Balance works with existing corporate processes such as PRINCE2®, quality and audit processes to improve firmness and visibility around project management, leading to a demonstrated track record of successful delivery in a corporate environment.
  • - Approve a tested method rather than developing and incorporating a company-specific agile management procedure.
  • - Attain better communication and management over projects and follow project plans without troubling the project budget, timescale and scope.
  • - Develop professional ethics among employees and incorporate agile certification in employee professional development proposals.
Foundation Level

The foundation AgilePM® certification provides the users the core principles required to ensure a successful project, while allowing a degree of capacity and skill. With a clear, brief and complete view on project productivity, the AgilePM® certification is practical to all candidates and competency stage ranging from highly qualified and experienced project managers to new entrants to the industry.

Practitioner Level

The practitioner stage provides not only confidence and deep knowledge to the learners, but also lessons in applying and implementing the principles into the life of a project manager regularly. Pre-requisites to appear for the Practitioner examination are as follows:

  • - AgilePM® Foundation Certificate (either 2010 or 2014 version), or
  • - DSDM Atern Foundation Certificate, or
  • - DSDM Advanced Practitioner Certificate.

The Agile Project Management certification also endeavors to deal with the needs of personnel in a project-focused environment to provide speediness in work methodologies with expected quality. The AgilePM® certification is helpful to all competency levels ranging from highly experienced project managers to new entrants in the industry. It works together with formal approaches such as PRINCE2® and compliments quality procedures such as ISO 9001. The certification facilitates the capability to deliver Agile Projects in organizations that require consistent and apparent culture around Project Management scenario and at the same time enables the fast actions and changes provided by Agile.

Agile methodology is an option to conventional project management often used in software development. Our AgilePM® training will offer a realistic methodology that achieves an ideal balance between the standards, firmness and visibility mandatory for good project management. TRAINING SEA will provide intensive training to take the aspirants to the determined promotional levels. The focus of agile project management training is on developing solutions enormously through enabling project teams to react successfully to changing requirements, and at the same time empowering project human resources and encouraging increased teamwork and rights.

Project Management

Project Management is the regulation of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team in an organization to achieve defined targeted goals and meet planned success principles. A project is a brief endeavor considered to produce a distinctive product, service or result with a defined beginning and end undertaken to meet unique goals and objectives, generally to bring about favorable change or value. Projects usually follow major phases or stages including feasibility, definition, project planning, implementation, evaluation and support or maintenance.

The core mechanisms of project management are as follows:

  • - define the necessity of a proposed project
  • - capture project requirements methodically
  • - specify the quality of high value
  • - estimate resources and timescales
  • - prepare a business case for the investment justification
  • - secure corporate unification and financial support
  • - develop a management plan for the project
  • - implement the plan with utmost care
  • - escort and inspire the project delivery team
  • - manage the risks, issues and changes on the project
  • - monitor progress against plan regularly
  • - administer budget of the project with sound financial knowledge
  • - maintain communication with stakeholders and the project organization
  • - close the project in a controlled manner at the appropriate time
Approaches in Project Management

PMBOK focuses on common project management skills, such as budgeting and managing inputs and outputs.

PRINCE2® deals with Projects IN Controlled Environments meant for managing project risks, establishing base costs, etc.,

Agile Project Management works for projects in complex and fast moving environments.

Outline on some of the Project Management courses

CBAP - Certified Business Analysis Professional refines knowledge and expands skills of learners to be expert in business analysis. This certification helps build expertise in six knowledge areas defined in BABOK-2. They are business analysis planning and monitoring, elicitation, requirements management and communication, enterprise analysis, requirements analysis and solution assessment and validation.

CAPM Certification- Certified Associate in Project Management is an official document offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). PMI’s Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) is an entry-level certification for project practitioners. Considered for those with less project experience, the CAPM is planned to exhibit candidates' understanding of the fundamental knowledge, expressions and processes of effective project management.

PgMP Certification - Program Management Professional (PgMP) is an official document offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to individuals on their successful completion of the PgMP exam. PgMP certification is internationally acknowledged and acclaimed. It helps managers raise their visibility and assessment with their organization and also their chances of landing a better remuneration. Many esteemed employment postings consider PgMP certification as a highly preferred or essential factor for their program management positions.

MSP - Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) is the best acknowledged method in Programme Management. MSP comprises a set of Principles and a set of Processes to be used while managing a programme. MSP is designed to meet the requirements of local circumstances.

MSP Framework

The MSP framework is based on three important concepts:

  • - MSP Principles - They are resulting from positive and negative lessons learned from programme experiences. They are the general factors to strengthen the success of any transformational change.
  • - MSP Governance Themes - They describe an organization's approach to programme management. They allow an organization to identify the right leadership, delivery team, organization structures and controls to provide the finest opportunity for success.
  • - MSP Transformational Flow – This concept provides a direction through the lifecycle of a programme from its commencement through to the delivery of the new capability, outcomes and benefits.

RMP Certification - The Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) certification is a solution to project management’s increasing growth, complexity and diversity. Universally renowned and acclaimed, the course fills the need for a professional role in project risk management. It recognizes exceptional knowledge and proficiency in evaluating and identifying project risks, reducing threats and capitalizing on opportunities, while still possessing a core capability and practical application in all areas of project management.

CCBA - Certification of Competency in Business Analysis is a professional qualification for business analysts. CCBA recognizes proficiency, ability and career development. Ideal CCBA certification candidates possess professionals working experience in the following areas:

  • - Business Analysis
  • - Systems Analysis
  • - Requirements Analysis or Management
  • - Process Improvement
  • - Consulting

A renowned professional recognizes the business needs of an organization in finding out business solutions and in connecting the client, stakeholders and the solution team. CCBA prepares to examine the role and responsibilities of the business analyst and provides complete guidance on building, documenting, communicating and managing requirements.

DevOps - DevOps Course facilitates to get qualification in the DevOps Foundation certification. The certification develops the capability to integrate communication, collaboration, integration and automation to progress the flow of work between software developers and IT operations professionals for quicker development and operation. This training provides ability in the following aspects.

  • - Execute the DevOps concepts and practices (including its relationship to Agile, Lean and IT Service Management (ITSM)).
  • - Improve workflows, communication and feedback loops.
  • - Build dependence on automation by applying DevOps in a project environment.
  • - Define significant success factors and key performance indicators.
Test Management

Test Management generally refers to the action of managing the computer software testing process. A test management tool is software used to manage tests(automated or manual) that have been earlier specified by a test procedure. It is regularly connected with automation software. Test management tools frequently include requirementand/or specification management modules that permit automatic generation of the requirement test matrix (RTM), which is one of the main metrics to specify functional coverage of a system under test (SUT).

Effective test management is a significant division of developing high quality software and hardware products. Through well-planned and well-managed testing methods, teams can ensure that they are producing the best products possible, while making use of most of their limited resources. The necessity to manage increasingly complex software products has resulted in the need for smart test management practices across every project. As complexity increases, and as teams become more extensively distributed across different geographical locations, an effective test management process is important to project success.

Test management tools are used to store information on how testing is to be done, plan testing activities and report the status of quality assurance activities. The tools have different approaches to testing and thus have different sets of features. Normally they are used to keep up and plan manual testing, run or gather execution data from automated tests, administer numerous environments and to record information about defects that are found. They also present the prospect of streamlining the testing process and permit rapid access to data analysis, collaborative tools and easy communication across multiple project teams. Many test management tools include requirements of management capabilities to streamline test case design from the requirements. Tracking of defects and project tasks are done within one application to further simplify the testing.

Outline of some of the Test Management courses

Certified Test Manager - The CTM Certification functions to develop the management expertise required by test managers and the test leads to successfully manage the test process, the test project and the test organization. Exclusively, CTM aims at the following objectives.

  • - Help individual persons develop their test management skills through proper education.
  • - Establish a common skill set for software test managers and test is based on a distinct Test Management Body of Knowledge.
  • - Create a team of qualified software test managers.
  • - Prepare test professionals, for management and high positions in software testing projects.
  • - Provide professional identification and career development to manage test projects.

Certified Manager of Software Testing - CMST certification creates a universal standard for the assessment of the capabilities and competencies of software testing professionals in the software testing management level. Obtaining the designation of CMST signifies a level of professional competence in both the principles and practices of software testing, demonstrating and executing the skills and capabilities essential to manage the software test function. The certification affords IT upper management a required tool to forecast the possibility of success of individuals applying for management level positions.

International Software Testing Qualifications Board - ISTQB® is the measurement for international qualifications in software testing at a highly developed level. This course completely prepares participants for the ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Manager examination. While this course is paying attention on the syllabus, giving participants the maximum chance of passing the examination, it also includes numerous realistic examples.

CST Foundation course -The Certified Software Tester Foundation course aims to ensure an extensive understanding of the key concepts in software testing, afford a foundation for a potential career development and understand main aspects in software testing to advance stage.

CST Intermediate course -The Certified Software Tester Intermediate course aims to present a more realistic approach to the core software testing material covered at Foundation level. The course is highly recommended for professionals associated with software testing and for a further practical approach towards concepts of testing.