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Quality Assurance Engineer
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Bay Area Education/Training Resources

(This is a partial listing. Please consult your local One-Stop Career Center for more options.)

Laney College

Location/Phone 900 Fallon Street Oakland, CA 94607 (510) 834-5740
Program Computer Information Systems
Deliverable One course: Software Testing
How Long 3 months
Cost $48
Prerequisites None

UC Berkeley Extension

Location/Phone 1995 University Avenue Berkeley, CA 94720 (510) 642-4111
Program Software Design and Development
Deliverable Individual courses such as Software Testing Methodologies, Y2K Testing, The Art of a Successful Test Plan and Software Metrics, Testing Windows 95/NT Applications, and Testing Computer Software
How Long Each class is 1-7 days
Cost $195-495
Prerequisites None

UC Santa Cruz Extension

Location/Phone 3120 De La Cruz Blvd. Santa Clara, CA 95054 (408) 748-3209
Program Software Engineering
Deliverable Certificate in Software Engineering, with an emphasis in Quality Assurance
How Long 1-2 years (8 courses)
Cost $4,800
Prerequisites None


Note: The following are included due to the current shortage of "traditional" training programs for Quality Assurance.

Software Development Technologies

Location 101 Park Center Plaza Suite 700 San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 297-1911
Program Software Testing
Deliverable Three courses are offered: Software Testing in the Real World, Software Testing Tools, and Java Testing in Java Time
How Long 2-3 days
Cost $995-1,195
Prerequisites None

Software Testing Center

Location/Phone 21055 Heron Drive Bodega Bay, CA 94923 (707) 524-8887
Program Software Testing
Deliverable Two courses: Software Testing in the Real World, Client/Server Testing
How Long Web-based training - avg. time to complete is 3 months
Cost $395
Prerequisites None
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