B.4. Nonprofit Organizations

You might want to consider contacting the following nonprofit organizations for more information, in some cases, for information on certification programs related to testing and quality. (Certification might advance your career, but, in the interests of full disclosure, I am not a certified test or quality professional.)

  • The Association for Computing Machinery is a professional organization that caters to academics, practitioners, and consultants, www.acm.org.

  • The American Society for Quality is a professional organization with computer software- and hardware-related interest groups and quality-related certification programs, and is concerned with testing, quality control, and quality assurance. They also publish two journals of interest to hardware and software test professionals, Quality Progress and Software Quality Professional, www.asq.com.

  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) is a professional organization with interest groups in the areas of hardware and software, as well as other electronics, http://ieee.org.

  • The Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers provides resources in Japan and Asia, www.juse.or.jp.

  • The British Computer Society provides resources in the UK and Europe, www.bcs.org.uk.

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