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India Testing League 2017

11 Jul


India Testing League 2017: (Starts on July 20’2017)

This will be a quiz contest to identify India’s most knowledgeable Software tester. This globally has run successfully by Next Gen Testing Community in Singapore, UK, USA, Australia & India and is organised annually in India.

Over 3000 testers from 320+ companies in India shall be participating in this knowledge oriented game/quiz, with experience ranging from 1 years to 20 years in software testing.

List of Topics that will be covered in India Testing League 2017:

Manual Testing
Test Automation
Agile Testing
Mobile App Testing
Device Testing
Testing Tools
Test Management
Test Processes
Test Strategy

Game Plan:

Qualifier Round 1 : Online on 12th July, 2017 – Duration 30 Mins [Time: 4:00 PM-4:30 PM]FREE
Link to take the quiz would be sent to nominees via email 2 days before the quiz
Quiz can be taken from anywhere – office / home / browsing centres, etc.
This round will be for 30 minutes. You will have to answer 40 Multiple Choice Questions
Questions have been designed to be generic covering all areas of Software Testing. Selected Candidates will be informed via Email.
Selected Candidates will have to pay a nominal fee of INR 15000+ Tax per team to participate in semi-finals. This fee includes Complimentary pass for attending the full day Conference on 20th & 21st July’2017.

Semi-Finals on 20th July, 2017 (Time: 08:15 AM – 08:45 AM) at the Conference Venue PAY
Format -Pen and Paper based quiz.
This round will be for 30 minutes. You will have to answer 20 Multiple Choice Questions
Top 04 teams will go to finals.

Finals with 4 Teams on 20th July, 2017 (Time: 04:00PM – 05:00PM) at the Conference Venue
Format – Oral quiz to be held on stage
Contest Format will be explained at the beginning.
Winners and Runners-Up Teams will be given Prizes by our Chief Guest.

What’s the Best League Team taking home?

Winning Team – Gold Certificate, Gold Medal to both players in the team
First Runner Up Team – Silver Certificate and Silver Medal to both players in the team
Second Runner Up Team – Bronze Certificate and Bronze Medal to both players in the team
Winners shall be facilitated with the awards on the same day of conference (i.e. 20th July 2017) at the venue.

Who is eligible for India Testing League?

Anyone who is professionally involved in Software Development & Testing (at all roles) is eligible
Student/Fresher is not eligible

Is there any participation fee?

There is no participation fee to take Qualifier Round.
However those who get selected for Semi-finals will need to pay a nominal fee of INR 15000 +Tax per team to participate in semi-finals. This fee includes Complimentary pass for attending the full day Conference on 20th & 21st July’2017.

How to Enrol for India Testing League?

Corporate Nomination:

A Team* of two needs to enrol together by sending an email to contact@unicomlearning.com with following details of each participant:
Team Name | Full Name | Email Id | Phone Number | Company Name | Designation | Team name | Comments (If Any)
*More than one team can be nominated by a company

Non-Corporate Nomination:

If your company is not nominating you and your friend, then you can still nominate your team
A Team of two needs to enrol together by sending an email to contact@unicomlearning.com, nitin@unicomseminars.org with following details of each participant:
Team Name | Full Name | Email Id | Phone Number | Company Name | Designation | Comments (If Any)

India Testing Awards 2017

India Testing Awards recognizes those organizations and practitioners that have stepped away from legacy tools and processes to create Testing programs that define the future of IT Software Development, services and support.

 

UNICOM Tech Alert: 6 Tech Skills That Will Be Outdated in The Near Future

17 Dec

skills outdated

While we have seen an upsurge in demand for skills around emerging technologies and processes, some of the traditional tech skills, once in demand, are slowly moving towards oblivion. Nitesh Naveen, CEO, UNICOM Learning, which works closely with over 300 IT companies globally, discusses some such tech skills and why the industry doesn’t need them anymore.

IT vendor management: Till recently roles such as IT vendor management were high in demand and most probably still are. However, with larger and increasing use of open source and cloud based products, the role of the product vendor has diminished. Even traditional IT services like staff augmentation or system integration activities are being done over cloud.

Data centre admin: Most of the large enterprises, owning their own data centres, are considering moving to cloud. However, regulatory and security concerns exist which is deterring them to switchover. In a couple of years, cloud security will cease to be a deterrent, and the only roadblock shall be regulations. But the ecosystem will soon develop to find a solution to comply with the regulations. Data centre admin, as a function, will then become redundant.

Windows XP admin/help desk: Many IT professionals, from engineers to help desk support workers to system administrators, have significant XP experience. Unfortunately, this may no longer be a useful attribute. Windows XP still holds the #2 spot for desktop operating market share (just after Windows 7), but its fate is sealed. Microsoft ended the XP license sales more than two years ago and plans to cease supporting it in less than a year.

Software support: The transformation of computing from desktop to mobile, especially the transition of software and services into cloud, is limiting opportunities for traditional/packaged software support. Today, you need to know how to manage software services and software configurations in cloud computing.

Manual testing: Currently, India has over 100,000 manual testers. With advancement in automation techniques and reduction in the cost of release and build management, most of the manual testing is getting automated. UNICOM is seeing a trend where companies are asking to up-skill their manual testers into business assurance roles.

Programmer: If you are a true blue programmer, who loved coding and only coding, then you are in for trouble. With most of the companies going to adopt Agile and DevOps practices, the role of a programmer is silently moving towards core software engineering. This means that the role that needed only to code will transform into a role where you will work with the user to develop software that they want.

Source: http://content.timesjobs.com/6-tech-skills-will-outdated-near-future/

 

Internet of Things Set to Shake up Corporate Security: Gartner

17 May
Gartner predicts that IoT (internet of things) security requirements will “reshape and expand” over half of all global enterprise IT security programmes by 2020.

IoT devices are smart and programmable devices that can be remotely controlled and linked to other devices, ranging from utility smart meters and kitchen fridges to vehicle telematics.

“The IoT is redrawing the lines of IT responsibilities for organisations,” said Earl Perkins, an analyst at Gartner. “IoT objects possess the ability to change the state of the environment around them, or even their own state. So securing the IoT expands the responsibility of the traditional IT security practice, as every new identifying, sensing and communicating device is added.”

Gartner says that although traditional IT infrastructure is capable of many IoT security tasks, it says functions that are delivered as purpose-built platforms using embedded technology, sensors and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications for specific business use, signal a change in the traditional concept of IT and the concept of securing IT.

Perkins said: “Real-time, event-driven applications and non-standard protocols will require changes to application testing, vulnerability assessments, identity and access management (IAM) and other areas.

“And handling network scale, data transfer methods and memory usage differences will also require changes. Governance, management and operations of security functions will need to change to accommodate expanded responsibilities,” said Perkins.

He said this was similar to the ways that bring your own device (BYOD), mobile and cloud computing have required changes – “but on a much larger scale and in greater breadth”, when it came to IoT.

Gartner says CISOs (certified information security officers) should not automatically assume that existing security technologies and services must be replaced when it comes to IoT. Instead, Gartner says they should evaluate the potential of integrating new security solutions with old ones.

Many traditional security product and service providers, said Gartner, are already expanding their existing portfolios to incorporate basic support for embedded systems and M2M communications, including support for communications protocols, application security and IAM requirements that are specific to the IoT.

“At this time, there is no ‘guide to securing the IoT’ available that provides CISOs with a framework for incorporating IoT principles across all industries and use cases,” said Perkins.

Gartner says CISOs should “start small” and develop initial security projects based on specific IoT interactions within specific business use cases. CISOs can then build on these use case experiences to develop common security deployment scenarios, core architectural foundations and competency centres for the future.

 

Source:  http://www.computerworld.in/news/internet-of-things-set-to-shake-up-corporate-security-says-gartner