Welcome to RBCS, Inc.
to our summer newsletter. I hope you are enjoying a pleasant one so
far. At RBCS, we're hard at work on some new materials for our partners
and clients. More news on those will come in October.
this month's newsletter, what do we have for you? Well, we've got some
news about our latest webinars. Did you know that we've had over 17,000
registrations for our webinars since we started the monthly series in May
2009? Join the hundreds of people who tune in regularly to find out
treat you don't have to wait until October for is our new course on performance
testing. We recently ran this course for a client in California, to strong
reviews. You can find more information about the course below.
We also have a
short but helpful article on how to pick tools. All too often, we hear
stories from clients about tool selection incidents from
hell. Situations where tools were bought without stakeholder involvement,
too much money was spent on tools without any idea of the ROI, or tools were
bought that required skills that were not available or even practical within the
team. You can avoid those mistakes, and you can start by reading the
you need ISTQB Foundation certification but don't have time for our four-day
course? Maybe you've been in the testing business for years and are
confident you don't need a training course, but you want an immersion in the
essentials of the ISTQB Foundation syllabus? Whichever camp you fall into,
we have the right solution: our one-day Foundation boot camp. More
information is found below.
always nice to hear nice things about your company. People have had some
pleasant things to say lately, and we're quoting them below. What do you
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hope you have a great summer!
miss the complimentary June 18 and 19 webinar, "From Feared
Enforcer to Trusted Partner"? Check out what you missed!
|From Feared Enforcer to Trusted
Webinar attendees are automatically entered into a drawing
to win their choice of one of our green e-learning courses. Visit our
page to see the
complete webinar schedule, or just look on this email, sign up for a webinar,
show up at whichever webinar session is most convenient, and--who knows--you
might be the lucky winner of some valuable free training. Either way,
you're sure to learn something.
Carol Gitonga, an attendee of the June, 2012 webinar, for
being selected as the winner of an e-learning course!
to Pick Testing Tools
Many of us got into technology because we were fascinated
by the prospect of using computers to build better ways to get work done.
(That and the almost magical way we could command a complex machine to do
something simply through the force of words coming off our fingers, into a
keyboard, and onto a screen.) Ultimately, those of us who consider
ourselves software engineers, like all engineers, are in the business of
building useful things.
Of course, engineers need tools. Civil
engineers have dump trucks, trenching machines, and graders. Mechanical
engineers have CAD/CAM software. And we have integrated development
environments (IDEs), configuration management tools, automated unit testing and
functional regression testing tools, and more. Many great testing tools
are available, and some of them are even free. But just because you can
get a tool, doesn't mean that you need the tool.
When you get
beyond the geek-factor on some tool, you come to the practical questions: What
is the business case for using a tool? There are so many options, but how
do I pick one? How should I introduce and deploy the tool? How can I
measure the return on investment for the tool? This article will help you
uncover answers to these questions as you contemplate tools.
read this complete article, visit our articles page today!
Onsite Performance Testing Training Course
Are you starting
performance testing, or doing performance testing already, and looking for a
quick-yet-thorough course on the essential elements of performance
testing? If so, look no further than our new two-day performance testing
course. In this course, we address the central concepts of performance,
key lessons in performance testing, the use of models, the importance of
realistic load, test configurations, and data, and how performance testing fits
into the test process and the software lifecycle. The course includes
thorough coverage of each topic, followed by case studies, group discussion, and
exercises. Transform your performance testing with this new
Take a look at
the course outline today!
Call us at +1 (830) 438-4830 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and for
pricing for onsite delivery of our Performance Testing
Virtual Test Engineering Foundation Level Boot Camp
to 5pm CST
The Foundation Level boot camp course is
ideal for testers and test teams preparing for certification in a short
timeframe with time and money constraints.
This boot camp combines a
one day virtual classroom immersion in the
Foundation syllabus with two weeks of our world-recognized, self-paced,
Attendees receive two weeks of unlimited
access to the online course, starting one week prior to the virtual classroom
session. Then they attend the virtual classroom via
GoToWebinar. Sessions start at 11:00 AM CST and end at 5:00 PM CST to
provide convenient access to attendees anywhere in the American hemisphere.
Sessions include over an hour of planned Q&A sessions for attendees.
Ten minute breaks occur every two hours. Sessions are recorded and
made available to attendees within 48 hours.
In accordance with the
RBCS Green Initiative this boot camp is completely paperless,
unless you opt to purchase hard copy materials.
*Earn 22.5 PDUs for successful completion of the e-learning
If you have any questions call us at
+1 (830) 438-4830 or email us at
are Talking about RBCS
is the world's best website I have ever seen for complete reference for the
software testing. Good work for the RBCS."
you are pursuing any ISTQB certification, you want to go straight to the
source... and that is RBCS. From the research I have done Rex Black has
been a major contributor. There is a saying: "you get what you pay
for" - with RBCS you get a lot more."
Assurance Lead, WilmerHale
always, Rex delivers! His e-book has been quite helpful. I'm currently reading
"Advanced Software Testing - Vol. 3: Guide to the ISTQB Advanced Certification
as an Advanced Technical Test Analyst" in preparation for the next exam and I
attend every webinar my schedule allows for!"
McDonald, CSTE, CTAL-TA
Earn 1.5 PDUs for this course
August 7, 2012
Agile Testing Challenges:
Four Years Later
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September 20, 2012
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2012 Tampa, FL
Manager Earn 32.5
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Costa Mesa, CA
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IREB, IIBA and IBAQB exam preparation course)
Earn 18 CDUs for this course
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