CSQA Vs CSTE which is better?
- Welcome to the classic question that comes to everyone's mind when considering Quality certification. Which is better? CSQA, CSTE or something else.
To make such decisions it is important to understand what each of these certifications mean, Understanding about these will help you make the right decision.
According to QAI
"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. CSQA certification is a highly respected attestation of skills in this critical area of information technology."
"The Certified Software Test Engineer (CSTE) Program is intended to establish standards for initial qualification and provide direction for the testing function through an aggressive educational program."
CSTE is more geared towards testing function. So if you are into Testing, testing automation tools and want to pursue your career in that area, CSTE is a very good certification to consider
If you are a project leader, Entry level PM, SQA or associated with Quality team in your organization then you already are doing lot of QA activities. CSQA will be the best for you.
How will certification help me?
In today's compititive IT industry there is a need for you to stand out in the crowd, to get distinguished from others. By doing the certification you are telling the management & world that your expertise is now recognized and you are serious about your profession. It gives confidence to others that you can now lead and demonstrate a level of understanding in carrying out assignments according to industry principles and practices.
You get recognized by business and professional associates as a PROFESSIONAL
The certifications will lead you to career advancement and will help you lead at your job better in a way that you can never imagine.
Studies show that Certified professionals get higher salaries and its easy to get better jobs as compared to Non certified professionals
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