SOFTWARE QUALITY ASSURANCE ANALYST
Students will begin by developing the skills required for working as part of Agile Scrum teams, participating in and learning the various activities involved in being a practitioner in an Agile SCRUM team. Next students will develop and authenticate competence in foundational-level quality assurance principles and practices by earning the Certified Associate in Software Quality (CASQ) designation. Finally, participants will demonstrate professional level competence in the principles and practices of IT quality assurance by earning the Certified Software Quality Analyst (CSQA) designation (4-6 months).
When organizations decide to develop new software to improve their business performance, whether they develop in-house, or hire vendors to develop for them, every development project needs a QA and Testing process and the right people to implement it to ensure that their new creation works appropriately when they launch it. Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers develop and execute software tests to identify problems and their causes. When they identify defects, they document, report, and track them in bug tracking systems so that software developers know what needs to be fixed to ensure an effective launch. They also join design reviews to collaborate on product designs, functional requirements, operational characteristics, and schedules.
This program equips either those with prior business or IT experience, or those attempting to get into the field with the skills and professional credentials to perform effectively in this vital role. It achieves this goal by locating the broader context within the Agile principles and practices adapted and applied through the Scrum framework and Kanban methods.
This program assumes that a potential student has developed general end user computer proficiency (e.g. competent user of an Operating System and of common productivity applications such as Microsoft Office applications).
Admission Requirements (complete the following LinkedIn Learning Courses, and/or Learning Paths or demonstrate equivalent proficiency)
- Windows 11 Essential Training
- Word Essential Training (Office 365/Microsoft 365)
- Outlook Essential Training (Microsoft 365)
- Excel Essential Training (Office 365/Microsoft 365)
- PowerPoint Essential Training (Office 365/Microsoft 365)
- Programming Foundations: Software Testing/QA
- Learning Path: Become a Software Tester
- Grammar Foundations
- Advanced Grammar
- Writing in Plain English
- Writing in Plain Language
- Organizing an Outline
- Note-Taking for Business Professionals
- What is Azure DevOps?
- Overview of Azure DevOps
- Learning Azure DevOps
This program, then, equips those seeking to enter the Development side of IT, and through Software Quality Assurance and Tester role, to increase the organizations chances of releasing software into production that both works as its stakeholders need and fulfills its function safely and securely.
In the process, students will prepare for and earn the following industry recognized professional certifications:
- Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
- Certified Associate in Software Quality (CASQ)
- Certified Software Quality Analyst (CSQA)
- Certified Associate in Software Testing (CAST)
Complete all program related prerequisite courses.
Complete all program assignments, exercises, and courses.
Complete all assigned program projects.
Complete program mentored experiences.
Prepare for and complete program/job related professional certification exams.
Complete all program related job readiness assignments.
Complete program related CCPT (paid internship), IF selected.
Targeted Job Roles
15-1253.00 Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers, IT Analyst, QA Analyst, SQA Analyst