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CERTIFICATION: The Certified Software Tester (CSTE)

So, the study begins, the first - CSTE, The Certified Software Tester.

The main website of Quality Assurance Institute
I have read on this exam on
To become certified as a Certified Software Tester, every candidate must:
1. Satisfy all applicant Prerequisites.
2. Subscribe to the Code of Ethics.
3. Submit a Character Reference.
4. Pass a comprehensive written Examination.

To qualify for candidacy, each applicant must meet one of three prerequisites:
1. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college-level institution,
2. An associate degree and two years of experience in the information services field, or
3. Six years of experience in the information services field.

Certified Software Tester Body of Knowledge defines the knowledge areas that will be tested:
# The Test Environment - The CSTE shall demonstrate a knowledge of the environment in which effective testing can occur. The skills in this area include understanding the principles and c…

about testing certifications

thinking about doing some research in the web on software testing certifications or testers certification for my personal needs. for a start - found out there such exams: CSTE, CSQA, CSQE and ASQ, ISTQB, ISEB foundation. my need is europe and the best thing would be - distance exams online. any opinions or information, do not hesitate to write me.

software testing lithuanian websites

well, decided to search my native language sites for "software testing". interesting what kind of information is there. to tell the truth the result a litle bit dissapointed me - almost no information. One site for software testing courses - that thing seems cool and would like to attend myself - about 400euro. Then one companie's site writing how they test their own products - using functional, system integration testing. almost nothing more.. the woman that invited me for job interview a few months ago, at the beginning said - your blog was the first thing on the web i saw. dedicated for software testing and origin from lithuania. seems truth

JOB: New Test Engineering Jobs in Microsoft Dublin Ireland.

My name is Declan Fitzgerald and I’ve just started a new recruitment role in Microsoft, Dublin, Ireland to help them source 100 new jobs that are being created over the next 18 months for a new European Development Centre being hosted in Ireland.
As part of this new project we are starting a new Smart Card Certified Centre and we have created 4 new positions to kick it off: (1) Program Manager, (1) Lead Software Development Test Engineer and (2) Software Development Test Engineers. We also are creating a Windows Serviceability Team which will have (6) Software Developemnt Engineer in Test positions. All positions will be based in Ireland. For core competencies we are looking for individuals with strong c or c++ development skills, testing experience and exposure to security technologies like: PKI, smart cards, SSL, hotpatches etc. Knowledge of the internals of Windows would be an advantage.
The remuneration packages are very good as Microsoft is very keen to hire talented engineers f…

software testers community

well, thinking about making some efforts to create a lithuanian software testers community. i wonder how many testers are there in our country. around two hundred, or even less.. this blog was the part of idea to promote software testing. started it in lithuanian, although, english is more understandable around the world, have very few lithuanian readers. here is one site of community for testers, so something similar.

About me

Some facts about me

1997-2003 Vilnius University, Faculty of Economics
Bachelor's degree in Management and Business Administration
Master's programme - Management information systems
Master's paper - Research on data protection means in the companies

Work experience
2007 11 - now
ASW - big IT company, Quality consultant (functional tester)

2001- 2007
Prototechnika Ltd, Quality service manager:
- software functional testing
- reports and information dissemination on software changes
- new employees training

Languages Lithuanian, Russian, English, French (Centre of French Culture, IV level), German (basics)

Interests Family, Internet, travel, Christianity

Personality The part of CV i do not like:) Analytical and critical, always looking for changes, creative. Sensitive and a litle bit shy :)

ISEB foundation for software testing.

it is interesting. never thought that a person testing software may be certified. heard about ISEB foundation for software testing a few weeks ago. more information find here, or here. or search more in the net :)

is software testing valuated?

wow, asked a question "we are the software developer company, i am working as a software tester - defect tracking, testing, quality assurance. but it is the lowest position by valuation and by salary among the all employees, all the others - consultants, programmers, etc seems to be higher. i am just wondering how it is in other companies." in one forum, and what nice answers and discussion recieved. read all here. seems, it depends on education the employee needs to work - developers are trained, testers learn while working. the next thing - what value the tester brings to the company - simple testing, or aiming to become project manager.. well, on the whole it is agreed that there is some truth in my point of view, valuated, but rather low respect, and almost no education, except specialized courses..

software testing forums

what a nice surprise for me - forums online on software testing and quality assurance. for example qaforums. discussions on any topic, answers for novice and many opinions, thoughts on software testing.

Software Testing Education

was thinking one evening about software testing and my studies. i have graduated VU with management information systems. There were courses on software developing, but did not hear a word on software testing. students of technology have some courses. found at mathematics faculty, "testing and maintenance of the systems". now searching in the web found a site for software testing education called "Center for Software Testing Education & Research ", by Florida Institute of Technology. Their mission: "Create effective, grounded, timely materials to support the teaching and self-study of software testing, software reliability, and quality-related software metrics." Should be some good resources to read. Some educational links for software courses. have a good time reading!

bug tracking software

feeling a wish to find out more about software for bug tracking. was not thinking, that there is also a term "defect tracking", and some other. anyway, thinking about doing some kind of research on the soft what is shown in the net. would be interesting to see how many developers could be found, what are the main functions etc. created a blog to list all bug tracking software, although feeling too lazy to do something today...

Painless bug tracking

Found an article titled "Painless bug tracking" and decided to read it onky because of the word 'painless'. By, promotional article for their bug tracking software, called FogBUGZ. The article was really good and i liked it. It is so similar to our company when i was working. It is really neccessary to have a bug tracking software. although a simple database did not help to us, there was no point to have registered all the bugs. it was more important to have database with a functionality of task assigment among developpers, consultants, testers. It was important and we wanted to make sure that every person, working directly with users and hearing about the problems - that thy should wrote down all of them. that is why the programmers, and we testers did not use to accept the requests to fix the bug when it was not in the database. Usually a person would come, say something and go away, after a week he inquires about the problem fixing, but they all…

Introducing software testing - a book

a book

Found a book in the net, thought would share. to have more colors here :). It is an introduction to software testing. "Introducing Software Testing" By Louise Tamres. "Managers are becoming aware of the need to test new products, though often the task of software testing is assigned to a programmer who, although he may have extensive programming experience, has not been trained to test software, and is suddenly expected to do so with a strict project deadline approaching. This book is intended to come to the rescue of such an IT professional. It gives an brief overview of testing, then in a practical way show how to develop test cases, covering aspects such as:
- best practice documentation strategies, methods and standards; and
- tips on handling the various requirements facing the tester, including fitness for use models and presenting the case for testing to your manager.

A number of real-life case studies are introduced in the early chapters and then used thro…

character features and testing

do not know about you, but sometimes i laugh. when you work as a tester - bug tracker, you always check, see if everything is allright, etc. sometimes i do this not only at my work, but in life. the workers made a door ojn the office entrance with a code. we have recieved the 4 numbers by emails in order to enter the office. i read it, got up and went to check the code. ups. that was not right. wrote an email to responsible person, he resend the code to everyone in the company. i was smiling and saying - i am a tester..
so, sometimes i think, what skills and qualities do testers need. are they more critical than others? ..

bug tracking

Was reading a litle bit on the net on software testing. This is the term in general. I thought i was working as a tester, now as i see more resources, seems i was more like a bug tracker. We were not testing the system - that were the developers doing. me and others in our department were just recieving pieces of code, installing and imitating user's behaviour to find the bug - the mistakes as we used to call. in this, i would call bug tracking a lower and more narrow field of software testing. we were not using any bug tracking software, except for the one where to register all bugs. first one was from professional developers, where the bug description and its history were kept. then our developers prepare a great software for our company inner needs - task management. we would register the bug and assign the task for the chief programmer. he used to give it to a certain developper to fix it. then we test it and close the task as done if everything was fine.
what is interesting, …


Web Application Load, Stress and Performance Testing. WAPT is a load and stress testing tool for web sites and intranet applications with web interface. Accurate load simulation, run-time test data generation, recording and playback of secure HTTPS requests, clear graphs and reports, and more.
Operating System: 98/NT/2000/ME/XP
List Price: $ 150 to $ 250

More on WAPT

Has registered as an affiliate program at but can not find any product relating testing except this one, WAPT.

Software Quality Assurance Engineer needed

wow, this is the first job proposal relating testing i recieved - that is what i would like to try!!

AB bankas “Hansabankas” is looking for

° Ensure that the software meets both business and operational requirements;
° Create and execute automated test cases;
° Review documentation provided for both functional and non-functional areas;
° Create and execute test plans;
° Identify bugs and ensure they are correctly communicated and resolved;
° Participate in software release process as Software Quality Assurance tester;
° Project intermediate and final reports concerning testing and evaluation;
° Provide input to Software Quality Assurance methodology, procedures and processes.
Requirements: ° Understanding of the requirements management, test case management and defect tracking;
° Bachelor’s degree (or final year in university);
° Good English (spoken and written);
° Good analytical skills;
° An goal oriented, initi…

Software Lifecycle Joke

Software doesn't just appear on the shelves by magic. That program shink-wrapped inside the box along with the indecipherable manual and 12-paragraph disclaimer notice actually came to you by way of an elaborate path, through the most rigid quality control on the planet. Here, shared for the first time with the general public, are the inside details of the program development cycle.

1. Programmer produces code he believes is bug-free.

2. Product is tested. 20 bugs are found.

3. Programmer fixes 10 of the bugs and explains to the testing department that the other 10 aren't really bugs.

4. Testing department finds that five of the fixes didn't work and discovers 15 new bugs.

5. See 3.

6. See 4.

7. See 5.

8. See 6.

9. See 7.

10. See 8.

11. Due to marketing pressure and an extremely pre-mature product announcement based on over-optimistic programming schedule, the product is released.

12. Users find 137 new bugs.

13. Original programmer, having cashed his royalty check, is now…

Product for code testing

I do not understand much about technical testing, maybe you will find interesting such product: RHiTech Code Testing Tool Pro 1.51b - This tool is a convenient wrapper for your testing code and test cases. It allows doing code testing (software testing) in the next modes: single-threaded, multithreaded and stress-mode (emulating the peak overloads). Support the next development environments: MS VC++, Borland C++ Builder and Borland Delphi. It is applicable for functional, regression,union, perfomance, stability tests. Tool is the most convenient for testing the COM components and DLL libraries; also it can be used for the functional testing of your application's GUI (Graphical User's Interface).
Buy RHiTech Code Testing Tool Pro v 1.51b

Strange site

Strange site - i found only links to other sites, there are some adds on testing and testing resources. Here BB Tester: Web Test Generator may by bought .

Bug tracking software

thought will find out about bug tracking software. there are many tools, shareware and freeware for bug tracking records, bug reports databases.
bug tracking software
Bug/defect tracking expert offers bug tracking software solution for bug, defect, feature and request tracking. It is web-based software installed on any standard web server, is compatible with all ODBC compliant databases, and can be accessed by any internet or intranet enabled platform. Features: 100% Web Based; Flexible Workflow; Rule Based E-mail and Paging Notification; Automated Email Reader; Completely Customizable (Fields, GUI, Capabilities ...); Account Management; PC Audit Capability; Scheduling and To-Do Calendar; File Attachments; Built in Spell Checker;
Extensive Charts and Reports; Microsoft Excel Spread Sheet Integration;
Whiteboard; Download Center; Domain Authentication and LDAP/Active Directory Integration; PDA/WAP Accessibility; HelpDesk Expert for Customer Service Integration (Optional)


resources to read

Segue e-library. Cool stuff on solution and product data sheets, reviewer's guides, white papers

Mercury download page. Software trial,white paper,analyst report,Demo and other

software testing books

functional testing books

Functional and Regression Testing. Test Automation


Mercury functional testing - solution for functional test and regression test automation
Mercury QuickTest Professional and
Mercury WinRunner


SilkTest - ramp up the speed and accuracy of your functional testing process
SilkPerformer Component Test Edition - Reduce costs by testing remote components early in development

testing and tests

tests may be carried on every thing. in the internet found that there different fields of testing:

Web Site Testing
Application Testing
Middleware Testing
OS Testing
Compiler Testing

some thougths

looking at this testing blog and thinking it is awful... shame on me.
the last time i talked with my boss, he mentioned they are thinking about me back for work. (staying at hoem with my babay daughter). so, it may be i will be back testing in a year or sooner... God knows. and maybe this blog will become richer and more attractive...