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Mobile App Testing Certifications – Is it worth giving a try?

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In last few months, I got many emails regarding “Mobile App Testing Certification”. If there is any certification for Mobile App Testing? Should I do certification in Mobile Testing to get a job? etc. For those who want to know more about Certifications available for Mobile App Testing, I am providing the list of the certifications here so that you can take a look on it. However saying that I do not endorse any of the certification listed below. Also, before you proceed to see list of certifications available in Mobile App Testing, please find my answers to some of the important questions I received recently about mobile app testing certifications below.

Mobile App Certification Poster

 

Q: If there are any certifications specific to Mobile App Testing? There are few certifications available specifically for “Mobile App Testing”.

They are introduced recently looking at the popularity of Mobile App Testing due explosive growth of Mobile Domain. You can see the complete list of certifications in the post below.

Q: I am a Fresher, Should I do certification in Mobile Testing to get a job?

Certifications do not guarantee job. The practical knowledge is important. The certification syllabus /Training can help you to get basics of this domain. If possible, instead of spending money on Certification, invest that money/time on some useful training in Mobile App Testing where you can get some hands-on experience in testing mobile app. If you are getting certification along with some good training then you can go ahead. However so far I have gone through Syllabus of all the certifications I mentioned in the blog post, they all are very theoretical and even the training oriented for these certifications can just provide you just some guidance to go ahead. The only advantage of certification for Freshers sometimes is, if there are many candidates of the same level, the interviewer may give preference to one who has this certification. OR sometimes you get some extra edge when there are many resumes and recruiters shortlists the CV’S.

Q: I have experience of 10 years in the manual testing of website and desktop, I want to switch to Mobile App Testing. Should I do certification in Mobile Testing to crack the opportunity in the mobile testing domain?

As you already have enough experience in Software Testing, instead of going for certification, you can go for any quick mobile app testing training. Request for small projects from the trainer as practical things like installing the app, installing SDK’s (Software Development Kits for Android iOS etc.), investigating logs, reporting crashes and bugs, testing on real device etc. are small but practical things you should know. Though you pass the certification but if you have not tested any app in real time, it will not make any difference

Q: What all certifications available in Mobil App Testing?

Here is the List of certifications I came across in Mobile App Testing so far:

Mobile App Certification 1

Mobile App Certification 2

 

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Company : Globallogic India Pvt. Ltd. Designation : Lead-Test Engineering Duration : March 2011 to Till Date Company : Zeon Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Designation : SQA(Software Quality Analyst) Duration : Aug 2010 to Till Date Company :Umundo Inc. Designation :Testing Engineer Duration :July 2009 to Aug 2010 Company :AppsOrigin Pvt Ltd. Designation :Testing Engineer Duration :Feb 09 to June 09 Company: :GlobalLogic Inc. Designation : Associate QA Duration :June 2007 to Jan 2009 Specialties:  Having overall experience of 3.8+ years in software Testing  Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Professional.  Expertise in testing Mobile Applications on various platforms (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, Symbian , J2me, Windows Mobile ).  Runs Blogs, communities on various Social Networking and professional sites for Mobile Application Testing.e.g www.mobileappstesting.com.

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