Information Technology: Quality Assurance Testing

CampusStart Date
MonctonSeptember 2017

Program Overview

Quality Assurance Testers detect performance issues before software products reach consumers. They conduct software trials for industry sectors including finance, education, game development, architecture, and all facets of business. Working as a member of a software development team, you'll learn how to design automated testing tools and programs and make recommendations for product quality and release readiness. As companies continue to do more comprehensive testing at all stages of software development, the future looks bright for Quality Assurance Testers.


Duration

The requirements for this certificate program may be achieved within one academic year of full-time study.


Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency

    (NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)


    Career Possibilities

    As companies strive to remain competitive, there is little room for failure when launching products. The risk of failure rises as software becomes increasingly mobile and complex. This is forcing companies to do more comprehensive testing earlier and at all stages of the software development cycle. Therefore, career opportunities for Quality Assurance Testers are growing and in high demand.


    NOC Codes

    2283 - Information systems testing technicians


    What you will learn

    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Relational Databases
    • Data Manipulation Language (SQL)
    • Test Design
    • Test Automation
    • Technical Writing
    • Test Plans, Cases & Processes
    • Test Methodologies
    • Test Automation
    • Communications
    • Report Writing
    • Work Practicum


    Specific Considerations

    The Information Technology:  Quality Assurance program is a "Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere" (L.I.V.E) program that requires the use of a notebook computer as part of the learning experience. Your notebook computer should meet minimum technical specifications to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. To find these technical specifications, see L.I.V.E. (Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere).

    Following the program, you will be eligible for consideration by the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB®), leading to professional certification "Certified Tester - Foundation Level". This experience and additional training may provide access to positions in software quality assurance, computer programming, web development, interactive applications, or computer systems analysis.


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