I’ve just claimed my ISTQB foundation certificate last week. Hurray, a piece of paper that shows that I ‘know’ testing terminology! Jokes aside, I am looking for a new course or cert to go on. Having read the gigantic post Are software Testing Certifications worth it?, the two that stick out to me are BBST and RST.
BBST Foundations: I’ve read pdfs and watched some of the videos on the free site maybe 1 or 2 months ago? This was more personal and informal endeavour, so I have yet concretely put any of the material into practice.
Recently, I saw their website advertising online courses on https://bbst.courses/. Since I know that the materials are free, is it worth doing the actual course? I am not sure what it will add, it’s mostly the assignments/exams that I’m paying for? Can anyone here share their experience with me if they’ve already done it?
The videos on the free site are from 10 years ago, kinda old. Sure I understand that advice can be timeless, I don’t disagree. But a bit of reviewing and tidying up every now and then? The bbst.courses blog post says they’ve reviewed the content but the videos look exactly the same to me lol, all they have done is change out the slides.
RST: Haven’t read much into Bach yet other than the heuristics model. But he sounds like a cool guy and I do want to go on RST explored at some point. Too bad the one coming up clashes with work times and I probably need to talk to my boss about whether he would allow me to do that. His website https://www.satisfice.com/ also looks prettier.
What do you think? Teach myself with free material for a while or fry my brain with an intensive course?
P.S: Sorry if I put this in the wrong place, I am not quite sure which category to put this in so I just picked Testing Thoughts.
Bonus question: Was it wrong for me to create a new topic or should I have posted this under a similar topic like Software testing courses, which one?? If so, please mark this bug as a duplicate and reject it.