ORLANDO, Florida, November 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The QAI Global Institute (http://www.qaiworldwide.com), which administers Software Certifications' examinations, after having certified more than 35,000 professionals worldwide in 43 countries on the international standard for software quality and testing practitioner certifications, Certified Software Quality Analyst (CSQA) and Certified Software Tester (CSTE), announced the launch of two of their new certifications: Certified Associate in Software Quality (CASQ) and the Certified Associate in Software Testing (CAST).

Announcing the launch,Tom Ticknor, Chief Operating Officer, QAI said, The CAST and the CASQ certifications have been designed to specifically evaluate individuals who have acquired knowledge in the areas of testing or quality assurance but who have either no experience or limited experience in applying that knowledge. This augments QAI's immensely successful Practitioner level certification - CSTE (Certified Software Tester) and CSQA (Certified Software Quality Analyst), Mr. Ticknor added, Our corporate clients have been asking for a tool to assess the knowledge of their entry level testers and QA analysts. The CASQ and CAST examinations provide detailed feedback regarding the candidates strengths and weaknesses which can help organizations provide additional training if necessary or more appropriately utilize the talents of their staff.

The CASQ and CAST examinations are made up of objective questions covering the 10 knowledge domains of QAI's Software Testing and Quality Assurance common bodies of knowledge (CBOKs). The CASQ and CAST examinations will be available worldwide starting January 2009.

Since it's inception in 1988, the Software Certifications (http://www.softwarecertifications.org) division of QAI Global Institute has certified professionals in countries like Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom, Thailand, Philippines, United Arab Emirates and the United States amidst others. Their certifications, CSQA and CSTE, are the recognized international standard for quality and testing professionals.

About Software Certifications

Software Certifications, a division of QAI, had its beginning in 1980 as the Quality Assurance Institute and was established as a professional association formed to represent the quality assurance profession. The first certification began development in 1985 and the first formal examination process was launched in 1990. Today, Software Certifications, administered by QAI, is global. Since its inception, Software Certifications has certified over 35,000 IT professionals in 43 countries on 6 continents in the world.

Contact: Tom Ticknor +1-407-363-1111 tticknor@qaiworldwide.org

Contact: Tom Ticknor, +1-407-363-1111, tticknor@qaiworldwide.org