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3rd Monday Event

Software Testing: an ISEB Foundation by Brian Hambling

Date: Monday, 19th March 2007
Time: 19:00 (tea & coffee available from 18:30)
Location: Novotel, Bostock Lane, Long Eaton, Nottingham, NG10 4EP (map)
Price: Free! (non-members welcome)
Status: Went Ahead

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Many thanks to everyone who attended this event, and to Brian Hambling for providing the presentation for us. A copy of the presentation is available. To download a copy click here.

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The Information Systems Examination Board (ISEB) of the BCS offers certification in a broad set of disciplines. One of the most successful of these certification schemes has been software testing, with over 30,000 certificates issued since the scheme's inception in 1999.The presentation will describe the certification scheme, outline the core content for software testing certificates, and discuss the significance of software testing competence for IT professionals. The expansion of software testing certification through the international community will also be outlined.

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About the Presenter

Brian Hambling has been a software professional for over thirty years. His initial experience in real- time software development and project management was in the Defence sector. From there he went to the University of Greenwich as Head of theSystems and Software Engineering teaching group before starting a career as an independent consultant. He worked as a Lead TickIT Auditor and trained TickIT auditors, both for their initial qualification and at a more advanced level for their continuing development. In 1997 he joined ImagoQA to develop the training of graduate recruits for deployment as testing consultants, later becoming Technical Director until ImagoQA was acquired by Microgen UK plc. Since leaving Microgen at the end of 2004 Brian has concentrated on his work in two related areas: for ISEB he has retained his role as Chair of the Software Testing Examinations Panel, as a member of the Accreditation Panel, and as a member of the UK Software Testing Advisory Group; for the Open University he has continued in the distance teaching role that has occupied much of his spare time for nearly twenty years, and is now increasingly involved in course development for the postgraduate programmes in Computing and Technology, and the promotion of Open University courses in industry through the Centre for Continuing Professional Development. Brian has written a book on software quality and contributed to a book on software testing.

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