CSQA - An Overview
Certified Software Quality Analyst (CSQA) is a widely recognized certification in the software industry now. As a CSQA certified professional, the QA executives will be able to put the QA prinicples into practice in the right manner at the right time and hence will be able to play a huge role in building the organisations. Getting certified always helps in three ways:
* Indication of a level of knowledge and competence
* Certification can be a deciding factor in hiring, promotion, and salary action decisions
* Recertification requirements are a spur to continuing education
CSQA - Statistics
The number of active CSQA certified professionals according to the CSQA Active Roster is 7396 as of 24th January, 2006. The earliest person who was CSQA certified and is still active according to the Active Roster is William Perry.
The four and a half-hour exam is made up of four parts; two parts multiple-choice and two parts
essay and short answer. You will have forty-fi ve minutes to complete each of the multiplechoice
sections and one hour and fi fteen minutes to complete each of the essay and short answer sections. There is a ten-minute break between each part.
Application, Recertification & Others
Just to brief you, inorder to be able to sit for the examination, we have to satisfy the pre - requisites, Code of Ethics, Submit a Character Reference along with the application. This information is available in the SoftwareCertifications website in the page - "Applying for CSQA/CSTE. This Roster is available at this link: http://www.softwarecertifications.org/static/RosterCSQA.pdf
CSQA certified candidates must be recertified 3 years after passing CSQA to stay current in the field. This can be demonstrated by 1) submitting a Recertification Journal of qualified Continuing Professional Education activities, or 2) by taking an Examination for Recertification to demonstrate the maintenance of the certification.
There are individual seven categories eligible for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) There are Advanced Levels of Certifications too -
1. CSTE/CSQA ->
2. ASTP/ASQP ->