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Interesting article. But don't you think it's important for professionals to get their unique skill set certified? As a matter of fact, to address the vacuum in the industry for Manger Level certified Testing professionals, QAI has launched CMST - http://bit.ly/qaistp

Posted by Able Weis on February 01, 2010 at 08:41 AM IST #

Yes, i was there when they launched that certification and posted an entry at http://www.techmanageronline.com/2009/11/qai-software-testing-certifications.html

Regarding whether it is important to get certified - personally, while there is value in preparing to be certified, for experienced professionals i do not think it is mandatory. It would help professionals who are new to Test Management roles or those from other areas and new to testing. It is true that the certification process offers a good grounding on various areas. However, i am neutral about certification. As long as the candidate has the knowledge and abilities to handle the role, i am ok, irrespective of certification status. Also, certification can probably help clarify that the candidate has the base level of skill sets for the role. Beyond that, a detailed assessment is needed to truly ascertain if the individual is truly suitable.

Posted by John Morrison on February 01, 2010 at 09:09 AM IST #

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