CAT training

I have participated in a CAT (Certified Agile Tester) training course by Sogeti in the period 25.-26. and 29.-30. September 2014.

The teacher on the course was Hans-Henrik Olesen. He’s a very experienced agile tester and developer which was a big advantage since he could relate the theory to practical examples and real life experiences.

The course is a combination of learning theory from the CAT manual and practical exercises where we were doing actual testing on a demo system. It was not boring in any way since the training consisted of listening to Hans-Henrik, discussions in groups, discussions in plenum and practical exercises in a logical context. Also homework in form of questions was assigned for each training day. This enabled us to quickly learn about the agile process and putting it into practical use.

This was the first course where the exam is not an extension of the training days. Normally the course is 5 days in a row where theory and exercises is held on Monday to Thursday and exam is on Friday. Normally a very hectic training period for the participants. Our training was cut in half by a weekend and exam will be held on the 6. October.

Hans-Henrik has informed us that 80% pass the exam first time – well, we know later if it’s still true.