Enjoy these free, short podcasts on the following software testing topics.

ASTQB Podcast: The Testing Observatory: Quantum Computing, Machine Learning, and Blockchain

Join us to hear what’s hot (or not) in software quality as we speak with H. Taz Daughtrey, a college instructor and volunteer ASTQB board member. In this podcast, Taz discusses new technologies including quantum computing, machine learning (a subset of AI), and blockchain.

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ASTQB Podcast: The Testing Observatory: Cyber-Physical Systems

Join us to hear what’s hot (or not) in software quality as we speak with H. Taz Daughtrey, a college instructor and volunteer ASTQB board member. In this podcast, Taz discusses the new area of cyber-physical systems, and the challenges they bring to testers.

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ASTQB Podcast: The Testing Observatory: Voting Systems, Financial Systems, and Machine Learning in the Headlines

Join us to hear what’s hot (or not) in software quality as we speak with H. Taz Daughtrey, a college instructor and volunteer ASTQB board member. In this podcast, Taz discusses the areas that have recently been in the headlines: voting systems, financial systems, and machine learning.

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What’s Hot in Testing: Free Retakes, Test Automation and APIs, and Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

Join us to hear about what’s hot in testing as we speak with ASTQB President Judy McKay. Judy shares news that will give you peace of mind when taking an Advanced Level exam, provides insightful tips on testing APIs, and dives into the exciting ways to use robotic process automation (RPA) in testing.

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ASTQB Podcast: The Human Side of Testing: Building Hope in Rwanda

It’s easy to take software testing for granted, especially when facing a challenging problem or tight deadline. But imagine if software testing was a lifeline to a career, a chance to support yourself, and a pathway to independence. Randall Rice recently trained a group of women in Rwanda and saw first-hand how software testing is not just a career choice, but the basis for hope in a country that struggles with a violent past, high unemployment, and difficult conditions everyone, especially women. Learn about their struggle and hope, and how you can help.

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ASTQB Podcast: Is API Testing in Your Future?

APIs (Application Programming Interface) enable different systems, platforms and apps to connect and share data with each other. Their growth is rapid and looks to continue. If you aren’t testing APIs yet, do you need to be prepared? Get an introduction to API testing in this short podcast.

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Q&A on the ISTQB 2018 Foundation Syllabus

We asked ASTQB President Judy McKay about the new ISTQB 2018 Foundation Syllabus. Listen in for answers to common questions, key dates and details about how the new syllabus differs from the previous version.

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ASTQB Podcast: The New Normal for Testing in the Age of Digital Transformation: Part 1

PART 1: “The Digital Transformation and How It Will Affect Software Testing”
Agile, DevOps, and Continuous Delivery are reshaping testing processes and procedures for modern software development teams. Part 1 describes the digital transformation and its impact on today’s software development and testing professionals.

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ASTQB Podcast: The New Normal for Testing in the Age of Digital Transformation: Part 2

PART 2: “What Testing Can Do to Embrace This Digital Transformation”
Part 2 describes what testing and testers can begin to do to embrace this digital transformation and the opportunities it presents.

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ASTQB Podcast: The New Normal for Testing in the Age of Digital Transformation: Part 3

PART 3: “How to Stay Ahead and Keep Your Testing Career Moving Forward In This Digital Age”
Part 3 gives software testers specific ideas of what they need to do to stay on top of these trends and build a thriving, sustainable career.

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ASTQB Podcast: What You Need to Know About Advanced Certification

If you don’t have ISTQB Advanced Level Certification, this is a “must-listen” podcast from ASTQB with veteran tester Tom Adams. In this podcast, Tom tell us:

  • Why you shouldn’t fear the Advanced Level exam
  • How to prepare for the exam, including two very important tips
  • Why it’s important for your career – and your company – that you become Advanced Level certified

This podcast will inspire you to begin preparing for ISTQB Advanced Level Certification today.

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ASTQB Podcast: Software Testing Jobs – The Qualities of a Good Job Candidate

Do you have the qualities of a good candidate for a software testing job? Find out in this podcast.

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ASTQB Podcast: Software Testing Jobs – Types of Job Interviews

There are many types of interviews for software testing jobs. Learn about them in this podcast.

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ASTQB Podcast: Software Testing Jobs – How Important Are Your School and Grades?

How much does the school you attended and your grades matter for software testing jobs? Find out in this podcast.

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ASTQB Podcast: How Testers Can Help Close Security Gaps

Total information security in any organization is an endless challenge. This podcast examines how testers can help their organizations make progress in closing the security gaps.

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ASTQB Podcast: Security Testing in the Internet of Things (IoT)

How does the Internet of Things impact how we see information security?

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ASTQB Podcast: Why Security Breaches Continue to Happen and How Testers Can Help Stop Them

With all the tools we have for information security, why do breaches still happen on a frequent basis?

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ASTQB Podcast: Why Software Testers Should Master Technical Topics Such as Programming

Learn the two reasons software testers should master technical topics.

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ASTQB Podcast: How You Should Prepare for a Software Testing Certification Exam Based On Your Unique Learning Style

There are many ways to prepare for software testing certification. Learn why some work better for you than others.

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ASTQB Podcast: The Mistakes Testers Make When Choosing Software Testing Tools

Testing tools can be very useful. Or they can, ironically, waste your time. Learn the mistakes commonly made when choosing testing tools.

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