Boye Dare: Software Testing Consulting Drives Marketing Professionals

In this interview with THISDAY, Boye Dare, Chairman of the Nigerian Software Testing Qualifications Board (NGSTQB), discusses how software professionals can increase their marketability in the industry

What exactly is the Nigerian Software Testing Qualifications Board (NGSTQB)?

The Nigerian Software Testing Qualifications Board (NGSTQB) is a board member of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB), the world’s leading certification organization for software testing professionals. We are also the local chapter of the TMMi Foundation, the architect and owner of the Test Maturity Model Integration (TMMi) – a detailed and structured model for test process improvement and the global standard for the same. .

NGSTQB) was admitted to the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) on May 20, 2020 and was officially registered as a Board in Nigeria in August 2021

In concrete terms, what do you think is the board’s mission?

NGSTQB’s mission is to educate the public about the economic and risk management benefits of professional software testing practices. They allow their clients to develop their careers based on industry trends. Through the extensive NGSTQB network, we facilitate collaboration between testing and quality professionals, learning through events, and the distribution of trending and current information and articles.

NGSTQB offers accreditation and continuous auditing of training providers to deliver courses consistent with ISTQB curricula, facilitation of certification of individuals to ISTQB criteria, promotion of engineering and management of testing as a career path for IT professionals in Nigeria. We also provide the opportunity to access local and international experts to share their knowledge through organized events.

What format do the trainings take?

NGSTQB offers both on-site and virtual instructor-led training. Our software testing courses are designed and suitable for anyone who needs a basic understanding of software testing or people who need to demonstrate a working knowledge of fundamental software testing concepts, including students of undergraduate, graduates, project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts. , IT directors and management consultants.

It is also suitable for people who have reached an advanced stage in their career in software testing. These include people in positions such as testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers, and software developers.

What are the benefits of participating in NGSTQB training programs?

Candidates who attend NGSTQB trainings are able to increase their marketability across the industry, have greater career opportunities and increased earning potential, understand the fundamental concepts of software testing, demonstrate their understanding how different development and testing practices as well as different constraints on testing may apply in optimizing testing in different contexts. They are also able to understand test management principles for resources, strategies, planning, project control and risk management, understand the value that software testing brings to stakeholders, appreciate how testing activities and work products also align with project goals, metrics, and targets. assist in the process of selecting and implementing test tools.

How are your programs different from what is currently available?

Our programs are focused on the software development and testing industry. That’s the difference.

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