It has been a wonderful experience working towards this certification with your training program, and I would give a very high recommendation to any future users. 

-Kay Stanley, CivicPlus







April 2016

Newsletter Issue 51



RBCS Launches New & Improved Website & Marketplace


Sign up to beta test and receive one complimentary e-learning course!



On April 1, 2016, the end product of months of hard work and collaboration with Stevens & Stevens came to fruition. In the wee hours of the evening, in time for happy hour, our new website and marketplace made its big reveal. It was not just a simple nip or tuck, but, rather, a total makeover! Within 24 hours we were receiving compliments on how beautiful we look, including on mobile devices. We are turning heads around the globe!


As testers, we know our work is not done. It's time to beta test! Until May 13, 2016, we are accepting your formal opinion on our new look and feel and functionality. All beta testers will receive a free e-learning course* as a "thanks" from RBCS!


Contact us today for information on becoming a beta tester and the documentation expectations. 


In the meantime, feel free to check us out at or browse the aisles in our store at



*Free e-learning includes 3 months of on-line course access. It does not include hard copy materials or exam vouchers. Materials and vouchers are available for purchase.





SAVE 20%

Includes public courses, virtual courses, e-learning, books, exam prep guides, and enterprise licenses!

In celebration of our brand new look, save 20% throughout the marketplace. Visit RBCS Marketplace, enter the code NEWLOOK16 into the promo code field in your cart, and receive 20% off of your complete purchase, not including shipping. This offer is so good, it is for a limited time only.

Offer expires May 13, 2016.



RBCS's Most Talked About Webinar Ever


Did you miss the complimentary webinar, "Why Does Software Quality (Still) Suck?" on April 4, 2016? This is one of our most talked about, and tweeted about, webinars ever! Check out what you missed!



Webinar attendees are automatically entered into a drawing to win their choice of one of our green e-learning courses. Congratulations, Amanda Shankle, attendee of the April webinar, and James Olson, attendee of the March webinar, for being selected as the winners of e-learning courses.


Register now for our next complimentary webinar, "Defeating the Scourge of the Under-tested Automatic Software Update," May 17, 2016.


"Shop" all scheduled upcoming complimentary webinars and sign up today!




Featured Course


ASTQB Certified Mobile Tester 

Virtual Course

May 25-27, 2016

Noon to 3:30 PM CDT


USD $750*


*Option available to purchase the $150 exam voucher 




RBCS's ASTQB Virtual Mobile Tester Foundation course, created by Rex Black, President of RBCS, Inc. (, past President of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (, past President of the American Software Testing Qualifications Board (, Chair of the ISTQB Agile Tester Working Group, and a reviewer of the ASTQB Mobile Tester Syllabus, is ideal for testers and test teams preparing for certification. 

This hands-on course provides testers and test managers with an understanding of the fundamentals of testing on mobile projects.

The objectives of the course are as follows:

e are as follows:

  • Identify and mitigate the challenges that face a mobile application tester.
  • Plan, design, and implement appropriate test cases for mobile applications.
  • Work with other team members to identify and assess risks and to implement a testing solution to help mitigate those risks.
  • Identify the applicable quality characteristics for a mobile application and identify an appropriate testing approach to address those characteristics.
  • Participate in tool analysis and selection to select the most appropriate tools for conducting mobile application testing.
  • Identify areas for non-functional testing and prepare appropriate tests for those areas.
  • Understand the differences between the various mobile application types and select appropriate tools, techniques, and approaches to test those applications.
  • Effectively employ simulators, emulators, the cloud, and real devices for testing.
  • Participate in planning for the future, including proper tool selection and building for maintainability.

Attendees attend the virtual classroom via GoToWebinar.  Sessions start at 12 noon and end at 3:30 pm Central, to provide convenient access to attendees anywhere in the American hemisphere. A recorded session is made available to attendees within 48 hours. Purchase of the course tuition includes:

  • Instructor-led consecutive four-day 2 hours per day virtual course.
  • A set of approximately 200 PowerPoint slides covering the topics to be addressed.
  • NEW!! A downloadable copy of the complete note set. View the materials on and/or download the materials to a PC or mobile device. There is no expiration date on access to this valuable resource as they will be downloadable.
  • A mock exam to provide a review of the Foundation Level exam.
  • Exercise solutions.
  • A mock exam to assess readiness for the ASTQB Certified Mobile Tester exam.
  • This is a "Green" course. The option to purchase hard copy materials is available.
  • Course completion certificate (often used for employer reimbursement).

The exam is not administered at the course. The exam fee is not included with the tuition. We suggest that attendees hold the ISTQB Foundation Level certificate, especially if they intend to take the ASTQB Mobile Tester exam, but non-certificate holders can benefit from the course and take the exam. Exam vouchers for electronic exams can be issued for $150 to be used at a local Kryterion testing center.

The course covers the ASTQB Mobile Tester Syllabus 2015, and is accredited by the ASTQB in November 2015.



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