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MSTB unveils programme to boost local software testing

AvantiKumar | April 22, 2011
Malaysian Software Testing Board launches Quality-Test Assist Programme (Q-Tap) to help local companies build software testing capability.

MSTB launches Q-TAP programme

PHOTO - (left- to-right) Amiruddin Jaafar Sidek, Director, Malaysian Software Testing Board, Fathil Sulaiman Ismail, Managing Director, Mesiniaga Berhad, Mastura Abu Samah, President, Malaysian Software Testing Board, YB Datuk Hj Fadillah bin Yusof, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation, and Dr. Gopi Kurup, CEO, TM Research and Development.

KUALA LUMPUR, 22 APRIL 2011 - The Malaysian Software Testing Board (MSTB) has launched a programme to help local companies enhance quality software testing. The national body also announced its fourth annual regional software testing conference - SOFTEC 2011.

MSTB president Mastura Abu Samah said that the Quality - Test Assist Programme (Q-Tap) has been specifically designed to help local companies and organisations acquire software testing skills as well as to develop the capability to conduct professional testing of their own products.

"Q-Tap is another programme introduced under the Malaysia Software Testing Hub (MSTH), and is an integral part of the Malaysian government's concerted effort to develop the growth of software testing in the country," said Mastura. "The programme includes training and certification of members of the software testing teams from participating companies and organisations. Throughout the duration of the programme, participants will be exposed to the testing tools and the methodologies employed at Q-Lab, in addition to consultancy and guidance from highly experienced specialists from Q-Lab."

"Q-Tap is also aimed at helping participating companies and organisations generate highly skilled and certified professionals in the software testing and software quality assurance (SQA)," she said, while participating in the signing of an agreement between MSTB and Telekom Research and Development at the launch ceremony for Telekom Research and Development's participation in Q-Tap.

During the event, which was attended by the deputy minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Datuk Haji Fadillah bin Haji Yusof,  Mastura also announced the next SOFTEC [Software Testing Conference] 2011, themed 'Test It Right,' to be held from 6 - 8 July at the Prince Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

"The event, comprising a series of tutorials and workshops, will feature eight keynote speakers who are leading authorities in the global field of software testing and software quality assurance," she said. "The response to SOFTEC 2011 has been encouraging and it is a strong indication that the SOFTEC conference has made a positive impact internationally and is recognised by the global software testing and SQA fraternity."

"SOFTEC 2011 is a Public-Private Partnership programme designed to create awareness and elevate the software testing industry in the country and the region through capability building and demand generation," she added. "It is supported by the Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister Department (EPU) and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI)."


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