Quality Assurance Certification

Obtaining a Quality assurance certification is one  way of expanding your QA knowledge base and expertise.

If you decide to get a Quality assurance certification, you  may want to think about focusing on a particular discipline. Some people look  to broaden their experience and expertise by obtaining certifications in  multiple areas (i.e. quality assurance and quality control certifications).

Another option is to focus  on one aspect of quality assurance. For  instance, you may decide that you want to pursue a career as a quality  assurance analyst, perhaps with a path to management. If you are new to the job, you may initially  choose a QA certification such as Certified Associate in Software Quality. Once you have some experience  and the appropriate skill level, you can continue along that path and obtain a  Certified Software Quality Analyst certification, and ultimately a Certified  Manager of Software Quality certification.

If you decide to focus on  Quality Control, you can obtain certifications such as Certified Associate in  Software Testing, followed by Certified Software Tester, and Certified Manager  of Software Testing if you decide to follow the management path.

In addition to what I think  of as the “mainline” or traditional Quality  assurance certification categories, you can obtain certifications in  related disciplines, such as project management, business analysis, and process  engineering.