PAQ is a practical focus accelerated learning Agile certification. It is designed to allow people with current Agile knowledge to take their skills to a practitioner level in an intensive learning environment.
The certification is designed for the whole team, as everyone has an equal responsibility for product quality. It covers the key competencies required to function effectively and efficiently whilst delivering quality. The course is focused on practical application, experiential and collaborative learning through discussion and exercises.
The PAQ training course builds on existing testing, software quality management and agile theory inspiring and building confidence through hands-on exercises and experiential learning aligned to the PAQ Competency Framework.
This course is designed for anyone wanting to improve their agile skills and ensure accelerated quality delivery of working software. This includes Testers, QA Engineers, Developers, Business Analysts, Project Managers, Team Leaders, Scrum Masters and all other members of an Agile delivery team.
This is a practitioner’s course. Candidates are expected to have met one of the agile knowledge prerequisites which can be demonstrated through certifications such as iSQI ® Certified Agile Essentials (CAE), iSQI ® Certified Scrum Master Pro, ISTQB ® Foundation Level Agile Tester OR have 2 years professional experience working in Agile.
Due to the practical experiential learning approach to this course, there is assumed knowledge which, if not met, will make it difficult for candidates to complete the course and assessments within the timeboxed course.
Candidates are expected to be able to already apply basic practices and techniques, such as:
- Knowledge of Test Design – EP / BVA / State Transition / Decision tables /Exploratory
- Basic test terminology
- Understand the difference between functional and non-functional testing including the basic concepts of Performance and Usability testing
- Perform all the activities associated with the fundamental test process
Course - 3 days classroom
Training providers may add additional training days to offer a 5 day course – as an example by including iSQI Certified Agile Essential to ensure prerequisites are covered.
2.5 hour on-line assessment at the end of the course or via remote proctor on a date, time and in a location to suit the candidate.
Candidates whose native language or day-to-day business language is not the exam language can apply for 25% extra time.
Unsuccessful candidates will be required to re-take the assessment in full.
The course duration is 3 days.
This course can be given at the client’s site or at CTG.
€ 1.495 / 3 days. All prices are exclusive of the exam fee, which is subject to change. At the time of publishing the exam fee is € 400 per person. All prices are VAT excluded; course material, lunch and beverages are included.
All classroom courses begin promptly at 9 am and are scheduled until 5 pm. All courses are organised at the CTG premises in Diegem (Belgium). All courses can be given at the client site and are available for groups as well. Please contact us if you wish further information. The standard language of each course is English.* Prices subject to VAT
Agile Manifesto and principles
Team and examination
It was very practical for us to be able to host the Practitioner in Agile Quality training in-house. The trainer was very knowledgeable and experienced on the topic. He was also very adept at creating a pleasant and constructive learning environment. All participants enjoyed the course and were satisfied with what they got out of it. The agile principles and practices we learned were immediately applied to practical, everyday situations. I look forward to attending more courses from the CTG Academy!
CTG Belgium NV
phone: +32 2 720 51 70
fax: +32 2 725 09 20
800 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14209-2094
phone: +1 716 882 8000
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