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Agilitek Corporation
Agilitek Corporation - Sample Exam Questions Exam simulation software or book that helps tester prepare for the ISEB/ISTQB certification exam.
Call 905-201-3086

Air Force Software Technology Support Center
Government agency established to assist U.S. Air Force software organizations. Many materials also available free for the asking including a testing tools guide and Crosstalk, a journal of Defense Software Engineering.
Call 801-777-7989

American Society for Quality
Member services, publications, quality related resources, certification, education and conferences and a chat forum. Also, promotes Software Quality Professional magazine
Formerly known as ASQC, now as ASQ.

Software Division for ASQ
Link to the Software Division for ASQ

American Society of Test Engineers
The ASTE is a all volunteer non-profit corporation with members in 22 States and Canada, including several active chapters. The ASTE is dedicated to the quality, integrity, and advancement of the test engineering profession.

American Software Testing Qualifications Board (ASTQB)
ASTQB is a group of highly experienced experts in software testing who volunteer their time to the development, maintenance, and promotion of the ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) Certified Tester program in the U.S.
They also represent U.S. interests internationally as the national board for the U.S. within the ISTQB.
Call 813-319-0890

AST - Association for Software Testing
The Association for Software Testing is a nonprofit professional service organization dedicated to advancing the understanding and practice of software testing. The AST serves a community of scholars, students, and software development practitioners by providing forums for discussion of all aspects of software testing through conferences, publications, web sites, and other services.

Atlanta Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN)
Atlanta's local Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN) group.

Benchmark Factory
Benchmark Factory can be used to put stress on a system to quickly measure the capacity of their database, file, mail and Web-based applications.

Capital Area Software Testers (CAST)
The Capital Area Software Testers group (C.A.S.T.) is a bimonthly gathering of Washington DC area software QA professionals striving to promote awareness in software quality assurance and to share knowledge among its practitioners.

Charlotte Information Technology Quality Assurance Association
Network of Quality Assurance professionals in North Carolina. Mission is to create an open forum in which to share Software QA/Testing best practices and jointly address issues facing the Software Quality Assurance industry. They're affiliated with QAI.

Boston SPIN (Software Process Improvement Network)
Boston area SPIN chapter.

Indianapolis Quality Assurance Association, Inc. (IQAA)
The Indianapolis Quality Assurance Association Inc. is a non-profit organization that was formed February, 2004 to promote quality practices and highlight the Quality Assurance Profession within central Indiana.

Institute of Electrical AND Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
All about IEEE. Link to IEEE standards documentation.

International Institute for Software Testing
Promotes disciplined software practices by sponsoring conferences, training and a journal on software testing.
Call 651-306-1387

International Standards Organization
Link to ISO information.

Kitchener Waterloo Software Quality Association
Started in 1997, we are a community of software professionals from firms in the Kitchener-Waterloo region (Ontario, Canada). We are interested in the investigation and discussion of software quality topics, with a special emphasis on providing software professionals with a means of sharing their experiences.
We also encourage the membership and participation of students entering the field of software development, software quality and software engineering; as well as researchers interested in the advancement of software quality.

QAI WorldWide
Quality Assurance Institute USA merged with QAI India and other QAI's international family of companies into one global organization QAI WorldWide. It promotes software quality by providing training, conferences, resources and certifications.
Certifications include Certified Associate in Software Quality (CASQ), Certified Associate in Software Testing (CAST) and Certified Software Process Engineer (CSPE). Also see www.softwarecertifications.org.
QAI also offers testing conferences, usually in the fall in Orlando.
Call 407-363-1111

Quality Assurance Networking Association, Hudson Valley New York
A local chapter of the QAI Federation, this organization promotes software quality assurance such as quality principles, tools, measurement, process improvement, etc., through networking. They meet every other month and sponsor QAI certification testing and training.

Quality Assurance Software
This site offers many well written articles and references on the fundamentals of software quality, especially those practices that build in quality and prevent defects. This is a good site to start your quality journey or use as a center of reference. It's very well designed with excellent content.

Quality Assurance Special Interest Group
The QA SIG seeks to engage members of the high-tech community in discussions on the evolving challenges of software quality assurance and look at ways to advance the leading methodologies and best practices.
Call 206-547-7774

Sacramento Area Quality Association
The Sacramento Area Quality Association, affiliated with QAI, is a growing association of information systems professionals who are concerned about software quality, and who work in the Greater Sacramento area.

SEI - United States SPINS (Software Process Improvement Networks)
Alphabetical listing by state of the Software/Systems Process Improvement Networks across the United States. These have registered with the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon.

SEI - WorldWide SPINS (Softwae Process Improvement Networks)
Alphabetical listing by country of the Software/Systems Process Improvement Networks around the globe. These have registered with the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon.

Silicon Valley American Society for Quality (ASQ) Section 0613
Silicon Valley chapter of the American Society for Quality (ASQ).

Silicon Valley SSQA
Software Quality Discussion Forum of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) -- Silicon Valley Section 0613. The SSQ is a professional association dedicated to increasing the awareness of software quality. SSQA meets monthly to discuss topics of interest to software quality engineers, testers, and developers. All SSQA meetings are FREE and open to the public.

Society for Software Quality (SSQ)
Promotes increased knowledge and interest in the technology associated with the development and maintenance of quality software.
Call 619-297-1544.

Software Engineering Institute (SEI)
All about SEI, not just that evaluation thing

SEI - Software Process Improvement Network (SPINs)
SEI homepage for Software Process Improvement Network (SPINs) locations and contact information.

Software Quality Association in Denver (SQuAD)
Their purpose is to provide local interaction among members in Colorado, to mutually support each other and to supplement the exchange of information about Quality Assurance, Quality Control (including software testing), Total Quality Management, and Continuous Process Improvement.

Software Engineering Process Technology
An excellent site that provides information on 'Software Life Cycle Process' standards including ISO/IEC 12207 standard. Look here for many standards relating to software devlelpment processes. See link immediately below this one for standards specific to software testing.

Software Engineering Process Technology - Testing Standards
A list of standards specific to software testing provided by Software Engineering Process Technology. See link immediately above this one for complete engineering standards.

Software Quality Institute (SQI)
Partnership between The University of Texas at Austin and the software and information systems organizations in Texas. Its mission is to inform and educate software producers and software users at the local, state and national levels about issues vital to the production and application of high-quality software.

Southern California Quality Assurance Association (SCQAA) - Los Angeles Chapter
The Los Angeles based chapter of the SCQAA was formed to cater to the needs of the greater LA County members of SCQAA and their companies. The SCQAA meets regularly to discuss many software quality and testing topics. The web site also offers news, articles, templates and other qualify related information.

Swedish Association for Software Testing (SAST)
SAST is a non-profit and independent organization open for all persons interested in software testing in Sweden. The web site has information in English and Swedish (Svensk).

Twin Cities Quality Assurance Association
Located in the metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, the TCQAA has been supporting software organizations and information technology professionals since 1986. Also affiliated with SPIN.

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