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ISEB testing - worth it for an experienced tester?

Discussion in 'Other IT certifications' started by aclwalker, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. aclwalker

    aclwalker Bit Poster

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    Hi,

    I've just joined today. I'm a software tester with 11 years experience, but been made redundant a couple of months ago. Things certainly have changed since I last looked for a job. Everywhere seems to want ISEB Testing qualifications now.

    Is this really worth it for someone with 11 years testing experience? I'm obviously short of money just now and wonder if there is much advantage in me trying to do this. The other option is to try to renew my lapsed CCNA qualification, or to do neither.

    Thanks
     
  2. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    If you still want to go back into software testing then the CCNA would be useless, imo, as that is geared for networking. The ISEB Software testing cert may make a difference for you especially if you are having problems finding another job and companies are looking for certified staff.

    -Ken
     
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  3. onoski

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    Hi and welcome to CF:), sorry to hear you've been made redundant. However, I'd get the ball rolling and seat the exam for the ISEB this would give you an extra edge. Best wishes.
     
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  4. aclwalker

    aclwalker Bit Poster

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    wagnerk, yeah the CCNA thing was for a career change. I've had it before and could easily do it and it's probably something I'd quite enjoy. I agree it's not much use for testing in general.

    onoski, I guess I never thought of sitting the ISEB exam without doing the course. I wonder how feasible this is. Any ideas?
     
  5. onoski

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    If you can register as an IT pro with www.bcs.co.uk and select the associate member level cost about £50 a year and then you can just book for the exam.
     
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  6. BosonMichael
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    True, but without networking experience, the CCNA will not be of much use. Most employers won't hire someone to be a network admin with the CCNA and no networking experience. :)
     
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  7. francisco

    francisco New Member

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    I dont know about ISEB but I assume it will be easier to pass than CCNA.two differents subjects..
     

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