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Why I don’t value test certification

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Certification for testers seems to have been a hot topic for a while and many testers seem unsure whether it’s the right thing to do for their career or not.

If you want to work in the USA or India as a software tester then you will almost certainly need an ISTQB qualification. In that case it may be useful for your career but it feels very much like a box ticking exercise at that point.

I’ve recruited software testers for many organisations in different industries and countries and I never value certification as part of the application.

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