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7 years after VSTS 2005 Test Edition, will Microsoft release a certification for his testing tools? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    The last question I found about certification for VS testing tools dates 2009.  I pretty much know it hasn't change as I can't see any certification for automated test engineer on Microsoft certification web site.  But I hope it will change soon with the release of VS 2012, 7 years after the release of VSTS 2005 Test Edition.

    So, anyone know if Microsoft plans to offer a certification (and training!) for the automated test engineer who want to master the different testing tools found in Visual Studio (Web test, performance test, load test, Coded UI test) ? Same for Microsoft Test Manager for the agile manual testers.

    Thanks,

    Tuesday, August 7, 2012 8:50 PM

Answers

  • Microsoft will be announcing what certifications will be released for Visual Studio 2012 in October 2012

    When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer

    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCSD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    Twitter: @Mr_Wharty
    MC ID: Microsoft Transcript

    • Marked as answer by dmelanco Wednesday, August 8, 2012 2:24 AM
    Tuesday, August 7, 2012 11:44 PM
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All replies

  • Microsoft will be announcing what certifications will be released for Visual Studio 2012 in October 2012

    When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer

    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCSD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    Twitter: @Mr_Wharty
    MC ID: Microsoft Transcript

    • Marked as answer by dmelanco Wednesday, August 8, 2012 2:24 AM
    Tuesday, August 7, 2012 11:44 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks,

    Can't wait for the news.  In the mean time, would be nice to see Microsoft Learning Partners put on pressure on Microsoft to release such certifications, as it would be good for their businesses ;)  If Microsoft wants to gain some lead over HP Quality Center, QTP and LoadRunner, they'd better make sure the people who use the tools actually know how to make to best use of it.  And if there is a recognition such as a certification that hold some value, more automated tester will likely want to get it, use the tools, and advertise it.

    Let see...


    Dick Mélançon

    Wednesday, August 8, 2012 2:23 AM