Pausing for BBST-Foundations class
|2011/04/17||Posted by CCAdmin under Learning, Software Testing, Uncategorized|
So….no sooner do I get my blog started before I find what looks like a great class in software testing for me to take. The Association For Software Testing (AST) teaches a few software testing classes. These classes were designed by Dr. Cem Kaner and are a great foundation to really give a software testing professional, like myself, a “jump start” to the next level. I’m taking the first class, Black Box Software Testing (BBST): Foundations.
The class has been a great experience. The topics are going into a broad range of areas, such as management considerations. It is not just a grocery list of testing techniques. There have been a number of teachers who have taught the class over the years. Dr. Kaner has taught it in the past. Doug Hoffman (president of AST) has taught it before and he is acting as backup for a new teacher of the class, Michael Larsen. In addition to the great material and teachers have been a lot of great students (e.g. fellow software testing professionals) that I’ve now met and formed relationships with some of them (through group projects).
So anyway…for the few people who are (in this early stage) reading this blog, this is why I’ve been so silent the last few weeks. This is quite a fast paced class and is taking up pretty much all my free time for the month. Dr. Kaner (though his video lectures) explained in the beginning that this course is essentially his university level (Florida Institute of Technology) software testing course crammed into a one month time frame (3 weeks when you consider that the last week is just the time given to complete the final exam).
When this class is over, at the end of this month, I’ll get back on track and get this blog moving along again. Even better is that I should have some fresh new ideas thanks to this class to discuss here. I’m overwhelmed with new ideas and concepts and will be bursting to get many of them written out to help solidify the ideas to myself (and hopefully you too).
See you soon with some fresh and exciting new articles.