Our Courses

Our Courses

Public Courses or Tailored Courses

We offer public and on-site courses. Our courses are modular by design so we can provide a fifteen day re-training programme, cut some modules as required and add other days specific to your needs by customising our  material or using yours. This can be delivered on your premises or at our training centre. To find out more, register today or ask us to get in touch.

Business Testers Re-Training Programme

This intensive three week course designed to transition experienced business or technical staff into a successful career in software testing.

The first week is an introduction to the role of testing and includes taking the ISTQB Foundation exam. The second week concentrates on all the technical elements required to support testing, such as working with SQL and Linux, and open source software such as Bugzilla and collaboration software such as Microsoft Sharepoint. The third week is a case study project using Open Source software including SugarCRM (a fully functional CRM system) to plan testing, write and execute scripts, analyse defects and learn reporting techniques.

Every delegate will have free use of an Aqastra laptop computer and the classes are conducted using Windows and Linux applications hosted on an Aqastra server using our own wireless network. The Aqastra Test Lab is completely self-contained and portable to any working environment including your own training facilities.

Leadership Skills Programme

This is a one week course designed to provide Team Leaders and Test Managers with additional skills to meet the demands of the business in today's competitive market place. Topics covered include supplier management, contracting for acceptance criteria, negotiating, coaching, and communication skills. Follow the link for more information: Leadership Skills for Test Managers.

Leadership Skills For Test Managers

This three day course designed to provide Test Managers with additional skills to meet the demands of the current project trends.  The objectives are to improve your ability to communicate with project managers and stakeholders, to provide negotiation techniques for handling third party requirements and coaching skills to maximise the potential of your test team. The course is very 'hands on' with practical sessions aimed at negotiating, coaching, and communication skills.

Test Management & Advanced Techniques

Test Management is a two week course, it provides experienced testers with the knowledge and procedures of test management with a project framework.

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