Wednesday, July 31, 2013

I'm a Bug Advocate

I do advocate for bugs to be fixed but the title comes from passing the Association for Software Testing's (AST) Black Box Software Testing (BBST) Bug Advocacy course. The class officially ended in mid-July and it marks the third and final BBST class for me.

Together Foundations, Bug Advocacy and Survey of Test Design make up a semester long class that Cem Kaner teaches at Florida Institute of Technology called Software Testing 1. These lectures and classes are, as far as I know, the only college level software testing courses available to anyone that wants to learn about testing - the material is free and the courses are pretty inexpensive.

As with the prior classes I agreed to have my name listed on AST's graduates website and for fun my certificate of completion is below:


Despite this being the final BBST class my journey with BBST doesn't end here. I enrolled in the Instructor class for November at the beginning of the year when I enrolled in Test Design. I figured the best way to become more familiar with the material and reinforce what I do know (challenge what I don't know) is to try to teach it. Worked for Scuba Diving!

4 comments:

Kiran said...

Congratulations Chris. I can imagine the happiness when you have reached the end of the BBST journey. I am only beginning that journey now.



I think it's an excellent idea to become an instructor.

Michael Larsen. said...

Final Class? Oh, no no... there's one more, the Instructor's Course... but of course that depends on you wanting to teach... which I would wholeheartedly encourage... but of course, I would, wouldn't I ;)?

Michael Larsen said...

D'oh! I need to do a closer read (LOL!). Looking forward to seeing you in October :).

Chris Kenst said...

Thanks for the reminder, yup October it is! Am looking forward to it.