I have the opportunity to go on a course of my choosing and my employer will pay for it. I have the ISTQB Foundation certification. I’m looking to move into a more senior role so on the face of it, going for the Advanced or Test manager certification would make sense. The thing is I don’t think I’m fully bought into this ISTQB stuff and from reading some of the posts on here I’m not alone.
Without going on a rant, I’m not really keen on going on a course just to put it on my LinkedIn profile. I want to learn things I can actually use.
What would you guys do? Should I just take the money and go on a course I’m not fully bought in to? Feels like a wasted opportunity if I don’t take advantage of the fact my company are willing to give me a budget towards training. Are there any other good alternative software testing courses out there people would recommend?
Thanks for any advice