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.
The requirements for this certificate program may be achieved within one academic year of full-time study.
(NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)
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.
2283 - Information systems testing technicians
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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