CMSQ Preparatory Training
(A Four Day Workshop)

Workshop Overview

The Certified Manager of Software Quality (CMSQ) certification establishes a worldwide standard for the assessment of the capabilities and competencies of software quality assurance professionals that are working at, or soon will work at, the software quality assurance management level. Acquiring the designation of Certified Manager of Software Quality (CMSQ) indicates a level of professional competence in both the principles and practices of software quality assurance, demonstrating the skills and capabilities necessary to manage the software quality assurance function. CMSQ certification provides IT upper management a necessary tool to predict the likelihood of success of individuals applying for management level positions. The CMSQ certification provides the IT professional with an objective assessment of their management skills.

Workshop Benefits

At the end of the course the participant will be able to understand:

  • Quality Principles and Concepts
  • Verification and Validation Life Cycle Quality Framework
  • Review and Testing Techniques
  • Quality Assurance Activities
  • QA Planning
  • Process Improvement Models
  • Metrics and Measurement
  • Outsourcing and Subcontracting Processes

Workshop Contents

  • Skill Category 1: Quality Principles and Concepts
  • Skill Category 2: Quality Leadership
  • Skill Category 3: Quality Baselines (Assessments and Models)
  • Skill Category 4: Quality Assurance
  • Skill Category 5: Quality Planning
  • Skill Category 6: Define, Build, Implement and Improve Work Processes
  • Skill Category 7: Quality Control Practices
  • Skill Category 8: Metrics and Measurement
  • Skill Category 9: Internal Control and Security
  • Skill Category 10: Outsourcing, COTS and Contracting Quality

Who Should Attend

This course is for individuals appearing for the CMSQ examination. The individuals can include:

  • Quality Managers, SEPG Lead, Quality Head, Project Manager

Eligibility Criteria for Taking Certification Exam

Those individuals who desire to take the CMSQ certification exam must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently hold an active CSQA Certification
  • Be working in the field covered by the certification designation
  • Have the experience (described under the Real World Experience section) to demonstrate mastery of the skills identified in the current Software Quality Assurance Common Body of Knowledge
  • Be prepared to submit documentation that supports your real-world experience in the software quality field (described under the Real World Experience section)
  • Be prepared to take the required manager’s level examination

Meet one of the following three prerequisites:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college-level institution plus a minimum of four years experience in the software quality assurance field,
  • An associate degree plus a minimum of six years of experience in the software quality assurance field, or
  • Eight years of experience in the software quality assurance field.