Last week I attended a Certified Agile Tester (CAT) course. Testing is not an area I'm too involved in, but it gave me a lot of extra detail on Agile ways of working and firmed up my current knowledge.
The course took place over five days, with four days of classroom based learning and team exercises, plenty of additional reading, and one day of exams.
Needless to say this was pretty intense and I haven’t used a pen so much in one day since I was at school. I do feel that examinations like this seem a little backwards nowadays, not least because many of us type faster than we can write! I also felt an Agile course should be more Agile. For example, the course was about Agile team working, but we were scored on solo effort.
The course was useful, and I'd recommend it to anyone looking to learn more about Agile processes, in particular story testing and the role of a Tester in Agile teams.
I get my results in a few weeks' time, and hopefully I'll find out I'm a CAT.