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The Certified Software Quality Engineer Handbook, Second Edition
The Certified Software Quality Engineer Handbook, Second Edition

The Certified Software Quality Engineer Handbook, Second Edition

Linda Westfall

Hardcover, 788 pages, Published 2017
Dimensions: 7 x 10
ISBN: 9780873899390
Item Number: H1516

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  • software quality
  • CSQE
  • software engineer


This handbook contains information and guidance that supports all of the topics of the 2016 version of the CSQE Body of Knowledge (BoK) upon which ASQ's Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE) exam is based. Armed with the knowledge presented in this handbook to complement the required years of actual work experience, qualified software quality practitioners may feel confident they have taken appropriate steps in preparation for the ASQ CSQE exam.

However, the goals for this handbook go well beyond it being a CSQE exam preparation guide. Its author designed this handbook not only to help the software quality engineers, but as a resource for software development practitioners, project managers, organizational managers, other quality practitioners, and other professionals who need to understand the aspects of software quality that impact their work. It can also be used to benchmark their (or their organization’s) understanding and application of software quality principles and practices against what is considered a cross-industry “good practice” baseline. After all, taking stock of strengths and weaknesses, software engineers can develop proactive strategies to leverage software quality as a competitive advantage.

New software quality engineers can use this handbook to gain an understanding of their chosen profession. Experienced software quality engineers can use this handbook as a reference source when performing their daily work. It is also hoped that trainers and educators will use this handbook to help propagate software quality engineering knowledge to future software practitioners and managers. Finally, this handbook strives to establish a common vocabulary that software quality engineers, and others in their organizations can use to communicate about software and quality. Thus increasing the professionalism of the industry and eliminating the wastes that can result from ambiguity and misunderstandings.