Software Testing and Quality Certifications Facts and Fictions

Speaker: Dr. Magdy Hanna
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For many years, professional certifications in any field have been critical to qualify people for the job they are supposed to do. When you hire a person based on the fact that he or she is certified in their field, you generally assume that the person has received certain level of training and education that enable them to do the job they are hired for and are able face challenges when needed.

We all agree that the value of any certification program lies in how it helps you become a better professional. After all, the purpose of getting certified to be able to do a better job as professionals.

In this webinar, Dr. Hanna will shed some light on the different certification approaches and how we can evaluate certification programs. More specifically, Dr. Hanna will discuss the education-based approach to certifications and how it help advance the software testing and quality profession. Dr. Hanna will also discuss the different certification programs available from IIST.

Speaker Biography:

speaker Dr. Magdy Hanna is a recognized educator, speaker, and consultant in several areas of software engineering. His distinguished seminars have been highly rated by software professionals. His experience with software goes back to the mid 1970's, when he worked as a developer at the NCR Center and the American University in Cairo , Egypt . Over the last thirty-five years, Dr. Hanna has worked in all aspects and capacities of software projects and processes. He has trained over 50,000 professionals around the world over the last 20 years. His passion and enthusiasm for testing, process improvement, and software engineering are contagious.

Dr. Hanna is Founder, CEO, and Chairman of several organizations:

  • International Institute for Software Testing (, leading educational and professional development organization that provides education-based certifications to software test and quality professionals around the world. Dr. Hanna serves as the Chairman of Advisory Board for the Certified Software Test Professional (CSTP) and the Certified Test Manager (CTM) credentials.
  • International Institute for Software Process (, leading professional development organization that provides education-based certifications to software process improvement professionals around the world. Dr. Hanna serves as the Chairman of Advisory Board for the International Software Process Improvement Certification (ISPIC).
  • International Conference on Practical Software Quality and Testing, (
  • International Conference on Software Process Improvement, (
  • RommanaTM Software ( In this role, he is the Chief Architect of an Integrated Software Lifecycle Management System.

Dr. Hanna also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Software Test Professionals, a publication of the International Institute for Software Testing, now the Bug Free Zone ( As a professor of Software Engineering at the University of St. Thomas , he taught graduate courses on several software engineering topics with emphasis on practical software quality techniques. Dr. Hanna consults with companies to define and improve their software processes using disciplined software engineering approaches.

Dr. Hanna developed new approaches and methods in software engineering including the Scenario-Based Development and Testing (SBDT), Requirement-Based Project Management (RBPM), Software Quality Engineering Methodology (SQEngineer), the Unified Data Model (UDM), and the Data-Driven Object Model ( DOM ). Dr. Hanna and his instructors conduct hundreds of free online webinars each year.

Dr. Hanna holds a Ph.D. and a Masters Degree in Computer and Information Sciences form the University of Minnesota