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Why Micro-Credentials Help Your Career

Software testing certifications will always be important for software QA jobs, but micro-credentials are also valued by employers. For example, we recently saw a job posting that required two AT*SQA Micro-Credentials in addition to certification.

Why are AT*SQA Micro-Credentials a good fit for your career? An experienced software tester told us:

"For anyone new to testing, they provide a great introduction and overview of the world of software testing. They are also broken up into bite-size chunks that are easier to understand and not as overwhelming as the larger full certifications."

But AT*SQA micro-credentials aren't just for new testers. He went on to say:

"For experienced testers, the AT*SQA Micro-Credentials provide a great way to brush up on fundamentals, plus possibly identify areas of interest or potential improvement for some of the more advanced topics.”

Why is this important? A quarter of employers recently surveyed said that due to technological advances, a skills gap is impacting their business, and almost half said it would affect them within the next two years. 

This is an opportunity for you: Nearly 9 out of 10 U.S. employers agree that earning an industry micro-credential strengthens a candidate's job application. And U.S. employers are 76% more likely to hire a candidate who has earned a micro-credential.

AT*SQA makes it easy for you to build your career, earn promotions, and advance to higher-level jobs. See our full list of AT*SQA Micro-Credentials and get started on one or two today.

Which Micro-Credential Will You Choose?

Choose From Two Ways to Obtain Your Testing Essentials Certification

You can take two different paths to obtain the AT*SQA Testing Essentials Certification.

Some testers opt to self-study using the free syllabus or the AT*Learn™ Essentials of Software Testing course, then take the AT*SQA Testing Essentials certification exam.

Others earn their AT*SQA Testing Essentials Certification by building their AT*SkillStack™. How does that work?

It's simple. Just earn the 8 AT*SQA's Micro-Credentials below and you will also automatically earn your AT*SQA Testing Essentials certification:

  1. Test Approaches
  2. Testing Techniques
  3. Test Automation
  4. Performance Testing
  5. Cybersecurity Testing
  6. Usability Testing
  7. Testing for IOT and Mobile
  8. DevOps Testing

Don't forget: You'll be added to the Official U.S. List of Certified & Credentialed Software Testers™ when you earn your first AT*SQA Micro-Credential. Plus you'll keep earning Testing Tiers® software tester ranking points with each new AT*SQA Micro-Credential and certification!

Please feel free to contact us for volume discounts if you have 5 or more in your company taking AT*SQA Micro-Credential exams.

See All of the AT*SQA Micro-Credentials
Testing Tiers® Software Tester Ranking

Are You on the List? What is Your Level?

As a professional on the Official U.S. List of Certified & Credentialed Software Testers™, you have shown your commitment to working efficiently with U.S. companies and their software development teams by:

  • Demonstrating your American English ability through the exam registration process
  • Passing AT*SQA's official American English version of your certification exam
  • Building your level in the Testing Tiers® software tester rankings
The only way you can appear on the Official U.S. List and Testing Tiers is by taking your ISTQB certifications, AT*SQA certifications, and AT*SQA micro-credentials through AT*SQA. Learn more now.
See the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™
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