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If you are ready to take the next step in your career, you will appreciate the insights from our conversation with test manager Aaron Emery.

Aaron planned to get just his Foundation Level certification, but the birth of a child made him want to buckle down and accomplish more in his career. That was a primary driver for the ferocity with which he attacked - and passed - nine ASTQB exams in less than a year.

Learn how he did it.
Guest Article: Learning to "Talk-the-Talk"
By Josh Giller CTFL, CTAL-TA

Over the many years of in-house testing, Josh's organization developed a certain dialect that included many acronyms and home-grown terms. Sound familiar? As a result, they were essentially "walking-the-walk" by providing quality testing for their customers, but not "talking-the-talk," with industry standard language and terms.
Read about their experience
A Bad Headline You Want to Avoid

Editor's Note: ASTQB seeks to help you "Keep Your Software Out of the Headlines"®, so we are examining recent headlines for insights that you can think about in your own workplace.

With increasing scrutiny of the security of our voting process, the foundations must be assured. Otherwise the bad guys won’t have to work at breaking our software; it will break on its own. That’s a headline we can all wish to avoid.

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What's Worse than a Bad Headline?

Worse than a bad having to testify about your public failures before a legislative panel.

If you don't think your CEO values testing, have them read this article!

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Tossing Bugs? Swatting Bugs? Fun and Games at StarWest

It was fun seeing everyone at the ASTQB booth at StarWest!  We enjoyed chatting about building your career and your software quality.  

Of course, the real question was whether it’s better to toss bugs or swat bugs!  In the end, both work, and everyone wins!  We can’t wait to see everyone at all of the upcoming shows!

First ISTQB Lifetime Accomplishment Awardee Passes Away

Dr. Boris Beizer, winner of the ISTQB Award for Lifelong Contribution in 2012, passed away October 7th.

This ISTQB award recognized Boris as a prominent person that has made a fundamental contribution to the software testing principles and techniques. His friend and colleague, Simon Mills, offered additional insights into Boris' impact on the profession.

At a time when there were not so many comprehensive works to turn to, Boris provided us with “Software System Testing and Quality Assurance” and “Software Testing Techniques”, among others, both used by many as standard reference works. To this day, they remain high on the reading list of many involved in tester training.

The overall influence of Boris in training, technical papers, consultancy and conference proceedings is incalculable. His intellect, skill and willingness to be controversial coupled with the ability to convey this in the written word has rarely been equalled in the field of software quality.

ASTQB wishes to express its condolences to his family and colleagues.

News and Offers from Accredited Trainers
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Rice Consulting Services is offering a $100 individual discount on the ISTQB Advanced Level Test Automation Engineer and ISTQB Advanced Security Tester courses. No promo code is needed. Exam cost is not included in the course price. Visit our website for more details and to register. This offer expires on November 16, 2018.
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