A4Q AI and Software Testing Foundation


The A4Q AI and Software Testing Foundation certification attests to an individual’s knowledge and understanding of the use of Artificial Intelligence in relation to Testing of AI-based applications and AI for Software Testing. This Foundation Level course strives to provide a foundation of understanding that enables participation in projects that involve, and adoption of, AI and software testing concepts.

Holders of the certificate understand the difference between Human Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence (AI). You will learn more about the history of AI, get to understand what Symbolic AI and Sub-Symbolic AI is. Topics such as Machine Learning, Different types of Logic as well as Knowledge-based systems will be covered.

The certification is supported by accredited training. The accredited training course will help participants to develop their understanding of what AI is and how it can be applied in a software testing environment and how AI-based systems can be tested. The main areas covered in this course are the Key aspects of Artificial Intelligence, Testing Artificial Intelligence systems and Using Artificial Intelligence to support Testing.

How do I obtain this certification?

To be certified you must pass the AI and Software Testing Foundation Level exam. We strongly recommend that you attend a training course with an accredited training provider to gain maximum benefit and to support skills development.You will learn about general problems with Testing AI systems, Machine Learning Model training and testing, AI test environments, Strategies to test AI based systems and Metrics for testing AI systems.Using AI to support testing will cover topics such as AI in testing, applying AI to testing tasks and quality management, AI in component level test automation, AI in integration level or system level test automation and AI-based tool support for testing.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no specific entry requirements to be eligible for this certification or to attend an A4Q accredited AI and Software Testing Foundation course.

How does this certification benefit me?

With the A4Q AI and Software Testing Foundation qualification:You will be able to explain what the Key Aspects of Artificial Intelligence are.You will understand more about Testing of Artificial Intelligence Systems.You understand how to use Artificial Intelligence to support Testing.You can perform test analysis, test design, test implementation, test execution, and test completion activities for a system that integrates one (or more) AI-based components.You have the ability to AI support testing activities in the context of your organization to facilitate the test process.You can contribute to the evaluation of AI-based testing approaches and related tooling in the context of your organization.

Who is this certification for?

This certification is aimed at anyone who wants to understand the theory of AI and software testing and what the value of AI can be in a software testing environment. This includes:

Software TestersSoftware Engineers UX DesignersDesignersAnyone involved in coaching or training teams seeking to understand AI in software testingManagers seeking to understand how AI can add value in their organizationBusiness Analysts working seeking to understand the value of AI to the business

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