Copyright 2006, Rice Consulting Services, Inc.
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that the audience for
this newsletter is international in scope, this month I'm going to
focus on a
topic of concern to those of us living in the United States of America.
Need CPE Credits?
I just received my notice that I need to submit recertification documents for my CSQA and CSTE certifications. If you need those additional training hours for 2006, don't panic. My e-learning can be just the answer. You can receive this training anytime, anyplace. Our participants consistently give our e-learning courses high reviews and you get exactly the same content as in a "live" class. All of these courses are narrated by yours truly, Randy Rice, and have interactive quizzes and exercises. We have courses on Basic Training in Software Testing, User Acceptance Testing, Gathering, Documenting and Testing User Requirements, Deliverable Reviews, and Unit Testing. We have multi-person discounts for teams. I'm working on others soon to be announced!
My goal is to make it as easy as possible to get the training you need!
I know that my training qualifies for QAI Continual Professional Education credits. If you have a certification from another organization, be sure to check with them to make sure they will accept my e-learning courses for CPE credit.
On Friday, November 17th, 2006, I'll be delivering a keynote address at QAI's International Software Testing Conference in Orlando, Fl. The topic will be "Credibility - A Tester's Key to Success." You can learn more and register at http://www.qaiworldwide.com.
I'll also be at EuroStar 2006 in Manchester, U.K. the week of December 4th - 7th, 2006. I'll be presenting a half-day tutorial on "Becoming an Influential Test Team Leader" and a track session on "Developing Efficient Test Cases Using Orthogonal Arrays and Use Case Scenarios."
I hope to see you at one of these events!
Listen to Podcasts about Software Quality
You can now download mp3 audio programs at RiceConsulting.com. Whether you listen on your computer or on your iPod, you can learn more about testing and software quality. In fact, I think this is the first podcast devoted to the topic of software testing and software quality. And...it's totally free! Click here to go to the podcast page.
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- of - Year special ! We are now offering a 25% discount off any online
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got to say, I
think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can
"My experience has shown me that the people who are exceptionally good in business arenít so because of what they know but because of their insatiable need to know more." - Michael Gerber
Effective Methods for Software Testing, 3rd Edition
by William E. Perry
years, I have recommended Bill
Perry's Effective Methods for Software Testing, 2nd Ed
to people who are
looking for testing processes they can customize and apply quickly. I
included this book as a reference text in many of my testing courses.
I feel that the book is very helpful to software testers.
like processes because I can
transfer them to others and have something tangible to study and
However, I will say that if you are "process averse" you will probably
not find this book as helpful as someone who does process-based work.
processes described in the book are not heavy ones, though.
Reviewed by Randy Rice
"The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are, first,
hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness;
"Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive." - Andrew Grove
Links of interest
All of these links are very informative...check them out!
what gives me the authority to give advice? I say, First of all, I
don't give advice. Dr. Phil gives advice. Mr. T helps people. I
motivate them, I inspire them, I give them hope, and I plant the seed
so they can feel good about themselves."
"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing.. that's why we recommend it daily." - Zig Ziglar
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