John is an amazing trainer. He goes extra mile to explain the topic not just verbally but also visually, which really helps to better understand it.
John was extremely knowledgeable. He had a huge amount of information to cover and ensure that we understood, he delivered it in a way that was easy to follow and explained everything very well. I have learnt an awful lot of new theory/information that will not only help me (hopefully) pass the exam but will give me extra tools to progress in my role.
Really thorough information from John, really good at explaining complex processes and it really helped my learning! Definitely recommend if you're doing the ISTQB foundation software testing exam
Fantastically led course and I gained a lot of information out of it. It's all down to me now to process the information and pass the course.
This was an intensive but rather informative course.
John was knowledgeable and gave much vital information.
Moreover, he was always keen to answer all the questions we had.
In summary, I recommend this course to any professional interesting into getting testing.
Really informative. We were lucky to have a small number attend this course so we had plenty of time to ask questions and John ensured he helped us understand how the theory can apply to our particular experiences and current ways of working
Rosie was excellent at guiding us through the material and explaining everything clearly. 10/10.
The trainer had abundant knowledge on testing and was able to articulate which helped to understand concepts better.
I found the course to be very interesting and content filled. John was keen to explain the subject matter thoroughly and was very proactive in getting us (admittedly a quiet group) to engage and speak up.
Brilliant course, very helpful, very useful.
Trainer obviously knows what they're doing and is experienced
Rosie was very good at using real-world examples to illustrate her points. Getting us to answer questions from past papers also helped to reinforce our understanding of the material and prepare us for the exam at the same time.
It was really good course
Overall well prepared and happy with the training. Rosie is experienced on the topic. We had frequent breaks every hour or so which is good but the 45 minutes for lunch would have been better to have an hour.
Great Experience, thank you Rosie!
Simple to the point materials were amazing to learn from
The course was very good. Lots of useful information to take on board. A lot to take in, but manageable.
The tutor was very helpful with any queries raised by candidates, and able to explain everything clearly throughout the course, while able to keep the material interesting and get through the syllabus.
The course was clear and concise - well delivered by the trainer with ample supporting material.
It was great lots of discussion points but would wish more analysis of more ISTQB questions and exam practice with Mock exams
First and foremost, your friendly and approachable demeanor has made the learning experience enjoyable and comfortable. Your positive attitude and willingness to engage with the participants have created a supportive environment where everyone feels encouraged to participate and ask questions. It is evident that you genuinely care about our progress and are invested in our learning journey.I greatly appreciate your adherence to the course time and plan
Angelina did a fantastic job of highlighting the key points in the syllabus which would have otherwise been very difficult to pick up from reading the material alone. The course was engaging and balanced well across the days. I enjoyed the course and feel like I'm well prepared for the exam.
Lovely manner and considerate to prior experience.
I will recommend.
Found the course very informative, bit intense in places but Rosie did stress this would be the case on day 1.
Great refresher, stretch and extension of some of the testing techniques I've previously encountered. The course was pitched well, was thought provoking and Rosie was a very engaging trainer. I hope to get the chance to attend some of her other courses in the future.
I have Dyslexia and ADHD and i found the pace a bit intense, But John has been very accommodating
On line was better than I anticipated having only done classroom courses before. Content was useful and worked examples were good.
It was really useful.
John was definitely very clear and concise in his explanations 🙂 Appreciate it!
Intense and short
The course was very good and covered all areas with John taking time to go over details.
John is very thorough and is very knowledgeable
The course was really interesting and I feel like I've learned a lot. Rosie was very knowledgeable. I did struggle a bit with the regular exercises, as a lot of it was new to me and there were only 2 of us on the course, so nowhere to hide, but I realise it's probably the best way of reinforcing what we were learning. Really pleased with the level of supporting documentation that's been provided. Fingers crossed I can pass the exam!
Really good course. Very informative. Only downside is it could have been more interactive like doing some exam questions to promote discussion.
good explanations, nice examples, thumbs up
Informative with lots of useful information and examples derived from previous projects
Very Informative course. John is very knowledgeable and explains things in ways which are easy to follow.
Well-delivered and engaging content; presentation was well-prepared and the approach to group learning worked quite well for my learning style. Rosie also did excellent at expressing the importance of the 'ISTQB mindset' ahead of the exam - no criticism here.
John was great, material was good. He answered all Q's productively, made sure we understood and were happy before moving on.
Material itself, I know it's a newer course but more past papers/sample exams would be great appreciated as I believe it's one of the main methods to know how prepped you are for the actual exam. Having one, makes doubts about the ability to just remember the answers for a specific paper or if you genuinely understand it. That and the current document needs proof-read, a few typos etc. but nothing major individually about it.
Great Course, very informative with lots of examples and information.
Very friendly, came across very well spoken. took time to explain when needed.
only very very small thing that was hard to follow was the on screen drawing, some were fine but others were not, the drawing tool isnt the best so hard to follow.
The course is very interesting and even though I'm already have a background in testing, there's a lot of things I still didn't know or aware of.
It will be helpful I guess if we can have a board where everyone can put their answers
For the trainer, even though she was sick, she still tried her best to discuss and make the participants involved on the traning course. Since English is not my first language, I just have have a hard time to comprehend or get the topic easy since she spoke fast.
Overall, great training course for newbies or experienced in software testing!
Angelina was a really patient and thorough course leader. She went through all topics at a great pace considering the size of the group. The course itself is quite in depth.
A bit stacked up course but ideally would be great if was 4 day training
Angelina explained the course really well. She was very thorough in explaining everything.
Broken down and challenged at each stage, often asking individuals questions to ensure focus,
There is still a lot of theory to digest however before next week's exam which I will need to reinforce
I really liked it
Well presented and good feedback when going through the mock exams.
Very insightful course and presented very well by Angelina.
I found John Young to be knowledgeable, personable and generally very helpful.
Although the course has a lot of information John made it easy to understand and relate back to my own role. This will most definitely help me when revising.
Good trainer and good style of teaching however I am more of a doer so don't learn very well from just powerpoint slide shows. I have done other courses more hands-on/ interactive where I was actually putting things into practice rather than just listening.
The course was very well run, John took the time to explain everything and answered any questions I had.
Great course and excellent tutor. John was really welcoming and I immediately felt comfortable. The pace at which he did his lectures was perfect. The content was really detailed and I learned lots of useful theory
Clear and concise delivery of a large amount of information in a short period (Which was very useful!). Digestable and enjoyable.
The course was very useful and very well explained, even from a non-native English speaker it was very clear and thorough.
Really great course, loved being able to do it online rather than needing to go to a physical classroom. John was an excellent trainer, really added detail to the slides and the learning resources, was very personable and made the course really interesting.
Well explained and structured, supportive and good at explaining/answering any questions asked.
Only small suggestion is mapping the content to the K1, K2, K3 criteria as we go through it, or even at the summaries towards the end of each topic/module; although this is intuitive once you retrospectively look back at the criteria and content.
I thought that my trainer was very good at keeping the group engaged and talking through real life examples of the theory. However, I felt that the slides for the training were far too busy and often very unclear. In my opinion the slides need completely redoing.
Content was interesting and was thoroughly covered by the trainer, everything explained in detail in ways that made sense. Gave me plenty of confidence for taking the exam.
Enjoyed the course found broken down very well and easy to follow.
Very good course but I think it would have been better if it was spread to 5 days instead of 3 with few hours a day to absorb all of the information in. After 2/3 PM, it is quite hard to absorb everything.
First day was very intense, but presented really well and all questions asked were fully answered with detailed explanations.
Could have done with a quick intro into how to use Zoom as wern't aware what to do when put into the individual rooms. Thought that we'd be invited back however there was an exit button when hovering on screen that took a while to find/become aware of.
Great! very engaging, warm and friendly right from the beginning until the end.
The course is pretty intense and covers a lot, but Angelina delivers the content in an engaging way. She relates the content back to entertaining real world examples whilst managing to focus on what is in the syllabus and what will get you through the exam.
Course was very interesting and well taught, great trainer, very patient and listened, gave us all a chance to speak, very intuitive. Angelina is very knowledgeable in the course with vast experience.
Course was delivered at a comfortable speed. Very informative. The trainer was really helpful
It was very helpful.
It was very interesting, the samples questions are very useful.
Very detailed, and the trainer was very helpful through out the course.
Always happy to go through reasons behind the theory and help with the test examples.
I have felt like I have been given a great experience in learning the Theory behind being a Certified Tester.
John was very encouraging and didn't hesitate to provide further explanation.
I would recommend TSG Training to anyone wanting to learn the right way!
course went into great detail
Very interesting and learnt a lot in a short amount of time, feel prepared for the exam
Well structured and informative.
I thought the days have been well paced and I liked how we did real exam questions at each stage and then went through them methodically.
Very helpful, with lots of information, and a thorough explanation of exam questions that helped me understand why each option is or isn't correct. Great experience for my first training course and first online training course. Thank you!
Great course run by John! It has been very detailed, and a lot of time and effort has been put in by John. It has been intense, and my only critique would be that it would possibly be better spread over a slightly longer time to take in information.
John explained the content very well and made the course very interactive. I hope to work with him again in the future!
Course content was good and educational. John presented it with lots of structure and room for questions. He was friendly and helpful and made sure we all understood the topics covered
Solid course and a good intro to test automation. Cheers John
John provided a great introduction to testing for our development team. The examples he provided were very clear and excellent in demonstrating testing processes. I also enjoyed the back and forth Q&A style teaching approach rather than it being a 2 day lecture. I am very pleased with this training and feel I have learned a lot in those 2 days.
Angelina provided a very helpful and engaged course, and I feel I have benefitted and learned what I could from it. Only feedback I would give is as a person with a disability (Dyslexia), I found some of the tasks a bit challenging and could of perhaps done with more support. Still enjoyed the course!
A very useful course. Lots of practical examples to work through and discussion to understand the techniques. Angelina's interaction with us was excellent and was able to give us all time we needed. I enjoyed the course very much.
This was my first virtual class course and it was delivered at the right pace and gave plenty of opportunity to interact with others.
The course was overall great! Angelina was very enthusiastic and went through all the content well, at a good pace which was easy to understand.
Great content but would be better as a two day with the second focusing on practical activities (half a day for each tool?) as it felt like there was not enough structured training on the tools different areas of functionality.
ISTQB Agile Foundation Extension
Angelina was a great trainer. Providing clear answers and create a dynamic inside the team.
It was an interesting way to revisit concepts from foundation level and I was able to learn more about what Agile really concerns
The course was very well structured. The trainer was clear when talking.
Angelina explained all very well and with simpaty and energy
It was great. The trainer is great, very clear on her words, cares about us to understand the topics. It was a really nice experience and I feel I learned a lot.
Well prepared, and focused not only on the test but also on real life aplication
Good primer for anyone considering using Selenium.
The course has been extremely useful to give an insight into the process of risk based testing, and I have been able to relate my project work to this training course which has been useful for knowledge consolidation.
The course was helpful in refreshing some knowledge on certain techniques I had learned about before. Angelina was very good at explaining these so I could understand them. She was very enthusiastic about the subject as well which was reflected in how easily I was understanding different concepts.
Very informative, confirming some practices we already undertake as well as expanding the knowledge of those on the team with no background in software.
Course was delivered virtually, therefore interaction between Trainer and Students was affected. Content of slides were absolutely fine, but the Material provided ahead of Course was not used. The one or two documents that were referred to and would have been used were in PDF format and therefore couldn't be amended. Some students resulted in making their own word/excel documents to carry out the exercises.
As for the exercises, I would have preferred using the same scenario (car purchase, limo business or Amazon purchases) as the same example for all exercises, with each exercise building up to the creation of a UATP. We could have then used all the material over the two days to end with a UATP on a product/service we'd been working with all week. Jumping between different scenarios didn't help in my opinion. The final exercise was also a little rushed. 30 minutes to generate as much of a Test Plan as we could, most of which was made-up on the spot. I didn't get anything out of the exercise at all. As mentioned, using the same scenario throughout the course and building up each exercise as an opportunity to build each section within the Test Plan would have been better. Course may have to extended over three days (maybe two and a half) to build the Test Plan up.
Lastly, I found some of the earlier exercises working individually good, then we moved into Teams which depending on the exercise was also good. Early exercises working individually meant we could create our own examples and bounce ideas off each other with the Trainer whereas some of the group exercises allowed some individuals to take a back seat. For the later exercises, having a group exercises meant we could confirm what was being asked of us and compile a document together, much like we would do in work.
I was asked to undertake this course with a view to moving into a UAT Manager role within the next 6 months, having had no previous UAT experience (which was pretty daunting). The instructor delivered the course at a good pace, in an ideal order for learning and eased many concerns I had.
I tend to learn better within a classroom environment, interacting face-to-face, however this virtual course did not affect my learning, which was also helped by the other attendees being my future colleagues.
There were a few issues with MS Teams both with my personal equipment and generally but didn't really affect us.
Most of us struggled to understand what was required with the automated telephone service exercise, which could be addressed for future courses. And an editable Word doc for writing the test plan would be helpful too.
All in all a good course, thanks Paul.
The course is quite intense but I found that on my second round, as I had failed initially, was better explained. I felt like I was able to understand the terminologies a bit better. I also felt like John Young took the time to explain everything in layman's terms rather than going through the slides. his notes that he wrote on the slides did help to make the sessions more enjoyable.
The trainer was very good and made sure all delegates understood what he was saying. As there was a couple of areas I had never covered, he spent some time with me to ensure that I was happy to continue and could do the practice questions with my new understanding
The course was run at a good pace with lots of chance for discussion around the exercises. Some of the course was out of date/irrelevant due to being written by an American - it would be good if this could be updated. There were also a few slides that were skimmed over as they were not required for the exam, so perhaps take out. I would have liked some exam practice incorporated into the course/homework so that we could have had a discussion around the answers.
John provided lots of useful information. The course was intense but John regularly checked in on us and made sure we were happy as we went along. John treated all questions as important. No question was silly and he explained well. I've been on courses before where the content felt like it was purely about getting you to pass an exam - This wasn't that. I felt like I was learning about security with an exam to come later on and I feel like the course has empowered me in my role.
My only suggestion (which might not be possible depending on license agreements with Randy?) - There were elements in the presentation that were Americanised or assumed knowledge from other Advanced courses. John did a great job to make these more relevant but it would have been good in general to maybe have the presentation itself tweaked slightly.
John has really good knowledge and gives good real life examples to back up this theory bits.
The course material is based on an American script and some of the word/phases were not UK friendly - I was a little surprised why the slides hadn't been edited prior to course delivery. There was also a section, which was include, but isn't needed - I would have expected this to be cut out/trimmed down.
John is really good at adding extra information to the slides whilst presenting (i.e. adding extra text on top of the slide), but unfortunately John was using a digital pen (or something) and his hand writing was really hard to read, which was a real shame, as it added extra value and had some really good points. I don't know if a different tool would allow John to add this text ad-hoc, but in a way, which is easier to read - especially when revisiting the slides later for revision.
I enjoyed the course and felt that John was a good trainer for this.
Course was very dense but informative. It was delivered in a easy to comsue way by a knowledgable trainer
I think I could have done with a few more sections where we did questions privately, then reviewed as a group - this was done on the foundation course and I found it worked quite well for me.
I think it was mentioned a few times that the course hasn't yet been updated (like some of the others have) so it's not actually in line with bits of the foundation course I've done recently - though they're not huge differences this is a little odd for anyone who's done foundation recently.
There's a lot of content for 4 days and not much time for questions around the topics without affecting the time but John did answer questions I had and I'm very grateful for that.
I did struggle a bit with reading John's writing at times, but I made a lot of notes as he spoke on my hard copy and was able to just check bits I wasn't so sure on reading back to update my notes appropriately.
Intense 4 days but it's been full of information and a lot of learning!
Course was very detailed but John kept interest by being responsive and knowledgeable.
The course was very intensive, but very informative. My trainer, John, was brilliant - provided us with lots of working examples and useful materials to prepare for the exam, as well as for future use and interest. At times, it felt like information overload, but I think that is to be expected with the amount of information that needs to be covered over a four day period - to try and combat this, John made sure we had lots of breaks at regular intervals to recharge. Overall, really good experience and would recommend, and feel lucky to have had such a kind and welcoming trainer to ease the course!!
Well organised course content and delivery.
The lessons focused on theoretical coverage and also on practice questions relevant to each day's content which I found very helpful and constructive.
Homework was thought through for each day and that was a very effective method for me to revise.
Rosie taught the course well, and she had a lot of knowledge on the subject. There was a good mix of theory and practical. Also, a good number of breaks!
Delivery of the course content has been excellent. John is a very knowledgeable and experienced trainer well-versed with the subject matter and had excellent pace of delivery, so nothing ever felt like too much to absorb, or too little to be useful.
The course content itself is useful despite being written to a 10-year-old syllabus.
The only recommendation I would make for the content going forward is to revisit the supporting questions which are issued as extra-curricular tasks, or "Homework" - we were told a LOT of those questions were not really indicative of things we would be asked in an exam, so while they were useful for generating discussion and backing up the theory, it makes the theory difficult to apply to an exam-like scenario.
Overall the course has been very enjoyable and I have learned information that will definitely be useful in my career, which is after all the point of training! I am not a fan of breakout rooms or getting into small groups to work on exercises, so the fact we didn't do that and worked through things all together was REALLY good.
I would definitely recommend other senior testers and test managers take this course.
Rosie was excellent throughout. She made things very clear, kept us relatively well engaged and used well placed checkpoints to facilitate our learning really well. Her approach was well structured yet casual.
Rosie was also pretty attentive to our opinions and feedback, and you could sense she was interested in learning about us and our professional roles so had a keen attitude throughout.
When challenged, Rosie was very helpful and informative, with her focus then shifting to ensuring the person who was confused/didn't agree with her viewpoint/syllabus getting some sort of closure - All in the interest of being as supportive as possible.
Maybe include some fun ice breakers to get energy levels up if possible in between long periods of talking through the material. I often did feel like I was lost in the midst of slides but this is a minor point.
It would be good to have an upgrade to the presentation of the slides. They do look a bit outdated! 🙂 More visually attractive, use of more eye catching pictures/models. Things to spruce up the reading material which, being fair was very good, so just another minor point. There's lots of resources out there which highlight the effectiveness and psychology behind this.
It's a shame that the exam will not reflect the academic approach Rosie had towards the syllabus! It's become very apparent that the exam will be out to catch us out and be quite unforgiving. Ignore the mini rant!
Very good course great walk through of the content. good conversation on where we got things wrong overall great course
John was really engaging, was open to questions, very supportive to our learning. I was really impressed by John's attitude and his ability to keep 8 people engaged throughout the course.
Excellent course with excellent trainer
Rosie was easy to understand and gave information in an easily digestible method. She was good at answering questions, and kept the whole group engaged.
The course was informative with good examples and we had plenty of time to review the daily exam questions. Rosie was very friendly, helpful and explained the subject well.
useful information , but some of it is very similar to the foundation course
Enjoyed the course & the trainer was very clear & helpful in explaining against the syllabus.
The theory was explained well, with examples, we did lot of exercises and we discussed them, the instructor was kind and patient.
A negative point is that we are provided only a few questions, but it would be good to have lot of sets of questions that simulates an exam so that we could practice.
Also when we speak about tools it would be useful to be given some examples.
The course was interesting and I have found a lot of the content useful for my role. The trainer was insightful, knowledgeable and kind. He made sure we were all okay and understood the content. The questions and scenarios helped to iron out and learn from any mistakes early. The online aspect did make the course slightly impersonal in terms of the other students, as we kept our cameras off and were mostly muted, so I sympathised with the trainer on that.
Good course with a lot of useful information. Good extension from the Foundation course. Came out of it with as much information as expected. Trainer good, easy to understand and get along with.
Get course Trainer was great
Found the course very useful, learnt lots of new things that I did not know previously and it fulfilled all that I expected to learn.
The course way very informative and interesting, it helped reinforce my existing learning as well as introduce me to new things as well.
very good learnt some good techniques and the tutor was very knowledgable
Trainer was friendly and approachable. She was clear and precise.
I rated Rosie 4 stars because she was friendly, helpful and informative, also because I felt she was making the most of a difficult situation in regard to the training materials and the set-up of the learning environment she had to work with.
Overall I was disappointed with the course materials and the way in which we were required to learn. I requested to attend this course at the cost of my employer because I had a genuine interest in learning more about Selenium and because I wanted to take that knowledge back to the business. From the course description, I was given the impression that I would be attending a class that allowed me to put the training into practice i.e. we would be provided an environment/Virtual Machine/Website to execute the code we compiled to see if we got it right. Instead, the course consisted of 8 delegates virtually sitting around one computer and taking it in turns to give what we thought was the correct answer. We were given a very brief list of applications used in the course, but due to the time constraints and lack of information on configuration it wasn't possible to replicate an environment on my own computer in time.
The delegate slides were dated as 2018, and from the multiple errors found in the slides, it soon became apparent that the slides may not have been maintained since they were created, this was confusing and distracting to my learning process, and at times made me lose confidence in what was correct or incorrect.
Aside from only having one Mock exam paper to practice with, meaning I couldn't run through an entire mock exam at the end of the course before taking the actual exam, the one we were provided contained an error. Again this knocked my confidence in the information I obtained form the course.
Overall, in it's current state with errors and without an actual environment to get hands on training from, I would not recommend this training provider or course in future.
Course was excellent and learnt a lot - hopefully this will help me progress my carrer to bigger and better things.
Rosie was excellent - knew what she was talking about - extremely friendly and approachable (some trainers are moody)
it was a fun 3 days.
Very good content. Interactive and knowledgeable.
I liked the course and it definitely helped me understand why we now use some of the techniques when I am on projects. I would say the maybe for some of the activity TSG could make use of the break out rooms which would make the course nicer and breaks it up a bit. As the course was defiantly interactive but got a bit long when I had to do some of the task myself.
I have had John for quite a few courses and it is always great! Thank you
The trainer has a really good speaking voice which means you stay interested in what he is saying, the course overall was interesting as it went into more detail on ideas that I already had learnt about
I very much enjoyed the course and learnt a lot about risk based testing which I didn't already know, and where it is implemented and used in a project, the workshops were enjoyable and the content was clear and understandable
As always, John was professional, explains topics well and is very patient - it was a difficult one to deliver with how quiet the group was, but he still made every effort to make sure that people were understanding the content, and was adapting the content to suit the audience. Very well done.
I thought the course done very well in regards to expanding our knowledge of topics that we covered in the ISTQB Foundation course and took it to the next level and looked at more advanced techniques of testing. John Young was an exceptional presenter and took time to explain all the topics until we understood them clearly.
The course was excellent, really informative with a lot of practical examples. Everything was explained in great detail, I also appreciate the extra notes that John adds when he explains, they are really useful. John is an excellent facilitator/teacher, hope that I can learn from him on my future courses.
I felt that the course was very manageable and worked as a nice add on to the other courses.
I thoroughly enjoyed this introduction to non-functional testing, John went through each topic thoroughly, ensured we all understood each segment. and gave us plenty of opportunity to ask questions.
The information that I have obtained from this course will be crucial to my testing going forward, and has encouraged me to try and adhere to some of the principles outlined in the course.
My only feedback of what could be changed in the powerpoint created for this course, is to update some of the examples given as many of them were from 2010. Having more up-to-date examples I feel would've given a more accurate scope of how important non-functional testing is for more present tech.
It was beneficial and clear explanation
A good introduction to NFT, gave us a good grounding on the principles and initial approaches to take which can be applied immediately into our current work.
Perhaps some more information on the current tools which are appropriate to use whilst carrying out tests, even links to them.
John was really good at explaining the concepts and the course ran smoothly with well placed breaks in between.
It was a fantastic experience with a lot of useful information. The class size was great with good interaction between the learners and the instructor. I would rate the course highly and John did a fantastic job of explaining details.
Excellent, personalised, collaborative
Helpful insight into test automation and good ideas on Data driven examples which I will take back to my company.
Interactive and knowledgable
was very interesting and I enjoyed the engagement and topics from the tutor, I think more practical activities early on would be better however.
A concise but broad introduction to test automation, focussing largely on record and playback style tools. Plenty of content, delivered in a relaxed but purposeful manner.
This course was really useful and enjoyable to expand further on the fundamentals of automation, as well as some common automation concepts. The practical work also helped with consolidating some of the theory which we had learnt throughout the day.
Really enjoyed the course, very well delivered by John and I found the content the perfect level for an introduction to automation!
John is very knowledgeable, and is keen to make sure people understand the why as well as the how - he also is good at going out of his way to explain content in a way that engages with the different day-to-day jobs that each person has.
Very good trainer, engaging, clear and patient.
Very good teaching. Answered questions well plus a practical at the end. Great intro to the subject.
great course to get the fundamentals.
Overall very satisfied, the tutor made it easier to acquire the knowledge by going through a mixture of lectures, explanations, questions and answers. All of these were very well explained.
Really enjoyed the course especially Rosemary presenting and course management style. There is a lot of content which is understandle, so there isn't much time for wider debate we fellow course members which is what I was expecting. Perhaps using breakout rooms (MS teams) would improve course member interactions.
Very beneficial and helpful
Good and dense.
I felt John explained each section in great user friendly details. The explanations helped my understanding. I feel very positive
Although it was an Intensive course John made it very engaging with his examples and also explained every details properly . Having classroom and homework examples also helped a lot
The course trainer has explained the concept well and has good interactions in the classes.
quite intense and for me feel like i need to revise over again so i can lock in the information. but overall i believe this will help me in my role even if i do not pass the test. trainer was very good.
Very good course
The first time I have completed a remote course and was anxious about how it would work, but the sessions were well structured and organised. John allowed plenty of time for discussion which worked well and made the session interactive with knowledgeable clear explanations
The course content was good and contained a lot of useful information. The trainer spoke clearly and was very helpful. My only issues are that I think the course would be better suited to a 4-5 day course rather than 3 as it did feel like we were rushing through a lot of it. Also, I feel that the way the exam is written is intentionaly misleading as it feels most questions catch you out not on the content but in the language it is written.
very helpful.great experience
So much to learn in so little time! The inclusion of a concise, very well thought out study guide would go a long way to help.
The course was very intense with lots of information over a short time, but the way it was delivered meant I was able to keep up and retain most of the details. The regular breaks helped with processing what we had learnt and made it easier to concentrate on the rest. Questions were explained really well and they weren't rushed over either.
Very intense, some concepts hard to understand, but simply because it was so far from any practical realworld experience I have encountered so far.
Very detailed course and learned many valuable skills that I will be able to use on my working day and gives me a good foundation to build on for other courses
John was very good at taking the course and teaching us, only issue was it was difficult to read his handwriting at times (which he did upfront apologise for). I think the Exam questions are very tricky for a Foundation course and set out to catch you out more than I would expect for this level. I know you are teaching the course though and not setting the exam.
Course was good, although I feel as a foundation course it was difficult. I feel you would need to have a good testing background before taking this course compared to other foundation courses I have been on. Rosie was a great trainer although I felt some of the scenarios that Rosie was providing had nothing to do with testing so I found it hard to pair it with a testing environment. I understand the concept just found it harder to see them in testing environments.
Information was clear and well presented. Review of sample questions very beneficial
Well presented, but sequence of presentation -> mock testing doesn't suite all learners
Very well presented considering it was online. Plenty of breaks with consideration for the heaviness of the material. Good prep materials provided.
The course was very interesting and everything was explained in a lot of detail, helping me to understand some of the key concepts of testing better. There was also lots of exam practice and detailed explainations of the answers which was also very useful.
The course ran well and covered the topics in enough detail for me to understand them. For context, I'm a recent graduate and I found the content easier to pick up than some of my colleagues who have been working in the industry for a while now. This is not a reflection on the course so much as on the qualification though.
Angelina delivered the content at a good pace and allowed plenty of time for discussion/debate.
Overall I felt it was good.
The course content was quite heavy, but was broken down well over the 3 days. The course was delivered well and John answered all queries that people raised with integrity.
Informative and intense, however feel I have learned alot.
I think some of the content is quite bloated and there is a lot of information, however the trainer was great and helped the course be interactive and enjoyable.
Extremely well delivered. Informative. Valuable. Would recommend.
The experience was great albeit intense and a lot of information to take in.
The mixture of lecture and class/homework excercises really does help us to apply what we've learnt and to test ourselves.
The benefit is that our exam is in a few days so provides us enough time to go over what we've learnt and to work on areas we may be weaker in.
Enjoyable and engaging course will plenty of helpful advice.
A lot to cover but really extremely interesting material that Angelina made much easier to get through in the time alotted
The course is very good and the approach to complete in short span of time is perfect.
Course content was quite informative
Good course, well paced and a very knowledgable trainer.
Excellent course, very well delivered, a lot to cover in 3 days.
Excellent course with a lot packed into a short period. Some question examples a little difficult to understand but explanations were very clear.
Very informative, sometimes intense, but an enjoyable experience. John is a good, thorough trainer who takes great care to ensure trainees understand concepts fully and responds to any comments or issues raised.
It was helpful to refine on test techniques and process which I have learned so far. Still working on progress with the documentation sections and this course helped.
I thought John was a very good teacher, always took time to explain things clearly and precisely, and was very patient when required. The actual course felt quite intensive but manageable.
Course content was difficult so having more interactivity instead of a trainer speaking 9 to 5 would be more beneficial.
I came to this course having already studied the syllabus and an additional book and knew where the gaps in my knowledge were. Rosie has helped to fill in those gaps and has explained things greatly and used examples to show this. She also spent time after day 2 giving me tips/advice which I greatly appreciated. Rosie is very patient with everyone's different abilities and really knows her stuff. I appreciate the help she has given and would highly recommend her.
It was very informative and even the parts that we were bogged down with theory were made easy to follow & understand.
Trainer was good, well explained and friendly.
Course was presented well, but covered more than the scope of the testing course I signed up for. I don't feel like the SDLC, Reviews, etc needed covering in this course and the section on actual test techniques was quite short.
The training was interactive and Angelina is really helpful and engaging.
Rosie did a fantastic job. she was very clear and very informative in the way she explained everything. The course isn't simple, so explaining everything in detail was a great help. Thanks!
Overall the course was good, unfortunately I will have to revise more afterwards due to the way I take in information. For some reason a person reading it out to me just doesn't stick in my brain. Other than that a great course.
Overall the course was good despite challenging content. Rosie was helpful, kind and friendly. She gave us frequent breaks and plenty of time to complete the excersises.
I think a smaller class would enable more interactive activities that would have benefited my learning more than the lecture style learning that had open questions.
Lovely guy and a great teacher but he asked if we were okay a little too much.
In depth & well explained, made sure everyone understood properly before moving on
I found the course engaging and interesting, i would have preferred fewer words per slide and more breaks to digest. I also found that the length given for the questions during class time was not always proportionate to the effort required for the question. Angelina was a good host and i enjoyed chatting about real life examples.
Course, whilst being intensive, was informative and thorough.
John was patient and explained any items clearly.
Genreal frustration at some of the exam questions, which I am sure have been mentioned many times before.
Course was great, Lot of information to take in limited amount of time. I believe students will benifit if course trainig time could be increased from 3 to 4 days.
Very well taught course. Lots of content that was present well and consolidated. Having access to past questions and answers makes all the difference. Having access to even more papers could be great for revision.
Interesting yet intense course, covers basic disciplines and necessary knowledge required for this field. Overall really enjoyed the experience, with an experienced instructor being able to link in real life situations definitely helped my learning. Sample questions and test exercises helped consolidate the content delivered over the three days. Just need to put the work in now to revise for the exam.
Best course I have taken part on, the material was delivered well and each part was talked through thoroughly and each point was dissected to help us understand the points being made.
There was a large amount of information being delivered but It was all relevant to our course and my role as a Software Tester so It was a really interesting experience to be a part of. Angelina was a wonderful course leader, very welcoming and helped to explain if I got a question wrong and I really do like for the answer booklets for the practice questions that when it said the right answer, it actually explains WHY the answer is correct and WHY the others are wrong which makes it a lot easier to revise
The only thing I would want more of is more example exam questions to work through but that is personal for me and the best way that I revise, maybe a kind of "cheat sheet" for the end to help go over as well would help.
Course was well structured and tackles the syllabus. Rosie was a great trainer and made every step as clear as possible
The course was intense, but it was well structured (giving enough breaks to restore ourselves). The material to cover was a lot but there was always time to ask questions and stop if something wasn't clear.
Course has been great - a lot of information split in to easily digestible chunks. Ran very smoothly and there was a lot of support available on demand throughout.
My only criticism would be that it felt like there were huge pieces of information between each ask-back on that content, it could be better to add questions in to the actual content itself throughout to help keep engagement and solidify understanding.
Great, past papers are tricky
Angelina is really helpful and patient. She is good at explaining difficult concepts for us and and was trying to make intensive course light and easy:)
Very informative and helpful
It was a lot to take in, but the trainer did an amazing job at making it easy to understand and keep us engaged
Intensive course, extremely well presenter helped break down and understand the material really well.
Highest detailed and well explained throughout by Angelina. 100% would recommended
I find it very difficult because theres a lot of information to take in such a small amount of time
The course was good. For me, I would have liked more group exercises and more encouragement for all people to talk/join in. The pace was good, although it is a lot to take in as a new tester
the course is conducted in a nice and pleasant atmosphere. Rosie paid a lot of attention to any questions.
Course & content was all good - Learnt a lot 🙂
Interesting course, some good useful and practical exercises to compliment the course material.
Interesting and gain an insight of what Model Based Testing is. Trainer is quite knowledgeable and kept us engaged.
Course was well thought out. Splitting it up with practice questions and activities helped.
Course was interesting, but practical work didn't always seem to align with the content - on day 1 it felt like a lot of the content was skimmer over in favour of doing practical work around drawing diagrams, which aren't examined. Would help if the theory was taught first and then backed up by relevant practical work afterwards.
I found the course very informative & thought Rosie was very engaging with all of us. Lots of useful resources and documents given to us which I can re-use and review over in the future.
Really informative course providing information in simple to follow slides. As the course was online it was sometimes hard to get fully engaged but John was always checking that we were OK with the subject we were covering before moving on and encouraged us to ask questions.
Rosie Sheldon was a very friendly and engaging trainer. Explained the course material at a good pace. Lots of opportunity for delegate participation. Only criticism was that some of the TSG sample questions were ambiguously written and the numbering was wrong, so things got a bit confusing.
I was worried about a zoom course, however Rosie did a great job in making the course very engaging.
The course was excellent, Rosie explained everything in great detail and patiently answered all our questions. I appreciate that it was interactive and the mock exam questions were and will be very useful in revising for the exam. The only thing that I struggled a bit was the abundance of information that would come up on one slide, I find that if the information is shown bit by bit, I can understand it better. Overall I think the course had a good structure and I enjoyed the facilitator's presentation style.
I have completed an ISTQB course previously, and while I found the content interesting, I really struggled to stay engaged. Throughout the entire 2 days John was able to deliver the information in a way that has really 'stuck'. It was a great balance between information delivery, and real world application.
I will be doing an additional ISTQB course this year and will be checking if John delivers the course. If so, I will be signing up again.
I felt like the slides were the only part of the course that I struggled with, a lot of the time there were large amounts of information on the slides and it all came on to the slide at once with no order to the information sometimes. The speaking also did not match the amount of information on the screen sometimes which meant that while taking notes, the slides would change quite quickly.
Other than those I think the course was good, I think the questions in preparation for the exam were good and the mock exams will prove useful.
Covered the course content at a nice pace, made sure that we were engaged and if we had any questions.
Covered not only what were the correct answers, but why.
Had some issues with mismatched materials between what we were given and what John had, but he managed to sort it out as soon as we brought it to his attention.
Very Relevant. Well structured with discussions around key points. I am taking away some useful actions for my scrum. Rosie is a good facilitator making us all feel inclusive & engaging with us. Relaxed atmosphere aided learning. My only point of recommendation would be to correct the Question/ answers in the mock exam as I found this confusing
I found that the course content was easily digestible and gave optimal opportunities to practice.
Very useful, informative and clarifying.
I found the course really informative, and helped clarify a lot. Only advice I have is to maybe query if anyone needs any reasonable adjustments to take into account, such as needing more time on the practice questions etc, as I found it hard to keep up at times and process the information given due to my Dyslexia. All in all was great, thank you!
The course gave me a greater understanding of Agile and a testers role within the framework. Rosie is a great trainer and is able to convey effectively. Having done the foundation course recently I did feel that the slides were a little less engaging with a lot of bullet points compared to the foundation course were there was a bit more colour in the slides.
Course was ok, learnt some new things and it was a good jumping off point for learning more about agile. Maybe would have prefered a more general approach rather than a tester focused course though.
John was excellent in his explanation of the theory and explaining in a variation of ways so that everyone understood.
Course was well presented with lots of real life examples woven in. There was good break spacing prevent students from getting overloaded. Rosie was open to questions and created a very open environment for students to chime if needed. Exam questions were sprinkled in throughout to add small activity aspects to the course. It would be fun to include a second activity aspect (like the garden/house sizing on day one), possibly a risk/impact activity to keep it in line with the course?
One area of improvement (for the materials) would be to make the PDF editable for students who make want to make notes on downloaded copies
Overall, very informative and well presented.
Rosie was friendly and helpful. The course was structured and well organised however I felt that there should have been more interactive activities involved in the course, this may be difficult due to the larger amount of people on the course.
Very well presented and good explanations throughout. A good pace and constant feedback during, great sessions.
Appreciated John's patience in leading me through this course on a 1-2-1 basis.
John also gave me insight on how I can implement the course content in my own workplace as well as how the syllabus relates to the exam questions.
John also gave me tips in preparation for the associated exam.
Interesting course. John have explained the concepts, exercises and questions well. Any mistakes made from practice questions were explained until it made sense.
Constant sense check with the group was nice when explaining the theory.
Some improvements can be to offer 1 hour lunch break, sometimes going through the theory slides pace was quick for my liking.
Interesting, concise & friendly tutor. Learnt a lot over the short space of two days, and felt easy to follow and understand.
An excellent introduction to the subject with an engaging trainer who used real scenarios and experience to add context to the course.
The course tutor was very articulate and brilliant at maintaining interest in the topic.
Good foundation to help prevent fraud in this area.
A certain amount of hubris in thinking we will get to a fifth industrial revolution that is anything other than Sustainable Technology to Avoid Extinction.
It would have been interesting to know how many uk software providers have signed up to any of the organisations delivering ethical guidelines.
I found the whole course profoundly depressing, particularly when you look at the UN 17 sustainable goals, I don't believe we are moving forward (globally) on any of the 17 goals. Just looking at the UK I can think of recent examples for each of the first 6 where we are going backwards. I don't think AI is a silver bullet to either UK or global problems (To be fair the course does say this) I think that AI may prove to be a serious misdirection where human resource and the earth's resources are funnelled into research areas that have little utility and may draw resource away from other critical areas that need timely action.
I thought the SWOT matrices could have been improved by putting a letter in each box. I don't personally find them useful, particularly with the External/Internal Origin Attribute labels, as each could have a threat or opportunity.
I would not have used the word Gestalt (Gestalt is a German word. The closest translation is ‘whole’, ‘pattern’ or ‘form’.) unless it is commonly used in AI
For the VR slide I would have added, how safe they are is unknown.
I don't like quotations on slides (personal preference) - here is something someone said, probably out of context that is being used to reinforce or validate some words that are not enough on their own.
I would have a whole slide related to 85% of AI projects won't deliver...eg "96% of organizations face data-related problems including silos and inconsistent datasets when it comes to AI implementation.
Some 90% of companies are working on AI projects, but they are only successful one-third of the time. Databricks, 2018"
Interesting course, good detail & nice practical uses
maybe update some of the slides to more relevant examples/ applications
Really useful and interesting
Trainer has been informative, provided good examples related to theory, and helped me go over where I went wrong in the past paper.
Perhaps more organised setup for delegates in installing and using Android Studio, before course started.
Course was interesting, but practical work didn't always seem to align with the examinable content - on day 1 a lot of the content was gone over relatively quickly in favor of doing practical work around drawing diagrams. What was implemented on day 2 was better, theory was taught first and then backed up by relevant practical work afterwards.
Course was great, Rosie was very helpful and always explaining everything in detail.
I thought that our trainer was very good, she was very helpful and the amount of information was a good amount and not overpowering.
It was very enjoyable and insightful, the information from the trainer helped relate the course information into real world scenarios easily to help understand the details of the course.
The course was interactive and fun
Lots of information but was not overwhelming
I found the course straight forward and very informative - The only improvement feedback I have is around the presentation slides.
The mind map is extremely useful, however 3 days of viewing slides showing only various snippets of it felt extremely repetitive and I found it hard concentrating as every slide looked extremely similar. This also made it difficult understanding what section we where learning and what level of a particular topic we were in.
Very good detail, lots of information. The trainer was easy to understand and get along with. Information was as expected, high level of information and detail, all relevant to the course. Regular breaks throughout the day helped a lot with comfort and retaining information. Excited for the next course I'm already booked onto.
really enjoyed the course and learning all the aspects of test automation
Excellent speaker/instructor. Thank you Rosie!
Very easy to follow and the analogies that were given were really helpful.
Course really interesting and helped build a foundation to some of the things that I've been doing in my career.
Enjoy the use of mind maps to break the slybus and trainer very helpful
Good course. The trainer Rosie Sheldon was excellent, I liked how she engaged with everyone and their testing experiences as well as bringing her own personal experiences as examples.
John was an excellent trainer. The virtual class was very engaging and very thorough. John was great at explaining even the dry topics precisely and has been very helpful in getting points across and clearing any confusion I had with certain areas/topics.
Very well presented
Good examples with detailed explanation, made many concepts clear.
Due to only one sample paper, maybe a additional revision session could have been planned for more confidence and more practise.
A good trainer and well-organised course
It was a great course, very detailed by presented in an engaging way. The course is intense with the amount of topics required for the exam.
Excellent, really well presented, John is very thorough and knowledgeable
John is really sincere and dedicated and happy to explain the details until you get it , highly satisfied
Good Course material structured really well with good discussion points to bring the theory to light. It has helped me re assure me that I know a fair amount of theory but has helped me bring that to practice.
John is a very knowledgeable trainer, full of different examples to help illustrate the point and bring it to life/make it relatable. He is also very patient at working through answers to scenarios, and is very thorough in making sure everyone understands the solution and the logic which leads you to that answer.
his was my first on-line course which i found refreshing. It was better than i anticipated. John was very through in the way he explained things and various examples and really life scenarios he shared with the class made things much clearer for me.
I really enjoyed his class and look forward to my next course, hopefully with him.
Interactive course, enthusiastic trainer, had appropriate timed breaks, engaging and answered all questions.
Her training pattern was excellent and very detailed
The course content was very thorough and went into details about all areas of knowledge required. Angelina was excellent. Explained everything very well, answered all questions and took her time with people. Related parts in the course to real life situations to make it more understandable. Give her a pay rise! 🙂
Angelina was very helpful. She broke the course into easily understood pieces. She gave great examples of reasoning on approaching exam questions and she made time for questions and never made anyone feel rushed.
Angelina made the course so interactive and interesting. She is clearly super knowledgeable and her delivery is excellent. I find zoom training can be very boring and she did a great job of making it engaging.
Only thing I can point out is that it would be nice to have an issued schedule of lunch and such beforehand.
Angelina delivered the course well, allowing us to have discussions and explained anything we were unsure of. Her energy kept the course flowing well and provided real-world examples to help us link the course content to our job roles
It was very informative and John was very approachable with any questions.
It was a great learning experience from Angelina
Really enjoyable and engaging course from Angelina. Made it interesting and had some fun conversations aside. Well put together slides and great access to resources.
I've found this to be a very informative and eye-opening course - John was an excellent trainer and I was very fortunate to be the only participant in this course. Excellent referencing of the course materials and personal experience/references as well to put information into context.
Really enjoyed being back in the classroom, so much better than being online. I would recommend Rosie as a trainer. She was really clear and happy to answer questions as we went along. She also addressed concerns as if they were her own. Excellent.
I found the course engaging, interesting and helpful. A big takeaway for me was the boost in confidence that I am ready for promotion. In fact I appear to be doing at least 3 peoples jobs simultaneously.
Rosie was just great in person and I hope to find occasion to train with her again.
It was a fun course that even with my experience I was able to learn some new techniques
I really enjoyed the course and found it informative.
Rosie was very knowledgeable on the subject matter.
The course was very well managed and ran. I got all the information via email on how to join and the material, as I was attending the course remotely. Rosie walked us through each area and checked if we had questions. She also took feedback from the delegates on questions which weren't clear or had mistakes to improve the pack for future training courses.
I have gained a good understanding of the material from attending the course.
Course covered a wide range of topic in good detail and had enough exercises to go through the differnet approaches and methods to testing.
Well run, but felt it would have been useful to spend more time on the exam questions and learning just the theory of the course rather than trying to relate it back to current working practices.
I believe this was the third time that I met Rosie and like the two previous courses, I felt that Rosie did a great job of delivering the course content. I now feel more comfortable about identifying and discussing risks having taken this course.
Informative, lots of information to go through though
The course was in-depth introduction across all the aspects of security testing. As such it was purposeful. I would appreciate more expert-level course almost solely focusing on discussions and exercises of real-life scenarios with intent of exchanging expert-level know-how.
Great and insightful course. It was a heavy amount of content was was presented well over the 4 days. Thanks for John for being a great trainer and bringing the examples to life.
The course was very informative to give a good grounding/confirmation of agile methods.
Rosie was very knowledgeable and worked comfortably through the content adding good personal facts. With the audience this helped engage with those who had previous experience.
The course was planned well to deliver the material in a logical and easy to understand format. I have left the course confident that I will be able to pass my exam.
Material was broken down well, in particular the format and pace of the course was good. Trainer very knowledgeable.
Great course, lectures were well thought out with plenty of detail. John was really patient and extremely knowledgable, willing to answer questions in great detail. I feel very prepared for the exam!
The course provided a lot of information even about the upcoming exam.
Thorough and helpful discussion of the syllabus, John went through it logically and it was easy to follow. Doing the questions during the course was really beneficial as well.
the course was rely good Rosie Sheldon was rely good at explaining how things work
John was really thorough in making sure we understood the context and theory behind UAT without delving too far into the technical side. He provided real life examples and helped us relate the theory to our own situations, which was super helpful. Thank you John!
I thought it was informative and John had a wealth of experience and knowledge that he was able to relate to our own business perspectives. He also made the course relevant to our current project circumstances. There were plenty of opportunities for interaction and to ask questions. I am much clearer about my role in the upcoming project testing we have; the course has prepared me well.
Rosie was very good at going through the training material with us and was very enjoyable - she explained concepts well and got us involved in activities to ensure we were able to fully understand what we were doing.
She also managed to deal with 3 people on cameras whilst keeping an eye on 1 person without a microphone - which is difficult to do.
I loved the teaching methods, very interactive and good fun to complete. Easy to work in a small group and things were very well taught. I feel like I learnt a lot from this course and have a lot of information I can use later on in my career
The course was very well-delivered, and the trainer was very knowledgeable and friendly. The content, pace and level of interactivity felt like it was at the right level. Overall, highly recommended.
Angelina is a fantastic trainer and is very good at engaging students in the lessons. Although the course seemed more up to date than the foundation, some parts seemed misleading. e.g. rules on whether QAs or Developers should be maintaining unit tests
It was quite interactive and helped me understand Agile processes.
Trainer was great, really energetic and knows their stuff!
Material itself does seem a bit outdated with not working from home etc
Still find it hard to understand some of the multiple choice and difficultly worded questions
Very informative, enjoyed being able to discuss freely and really enjoyed the course.
A little bit out dated
Very detailed and educational course covering a wide range of topics centered around being a test manager. The course knowledge has been very helpful and I look forward to trying to apply the lessons in a practical manner at my office.
The trainer Rose has been very helpful in teaching the course and clear in explaining concepts. In addition they provided good anecdotes and example to to help with understanding the content while applying it to the real world.
Very thorough explanations of all the concepts and test techniques covered, plenty of class engagement and applications and realisation of labelling the techniques to what we do already in our day-to-day testing lives on projects
The course was very informative and helped me increase my knowledge in relation to Agile development cycles.
Excellent course with great examples
A little too much talking about real world as opposed to sticking purely to the syllabus
I have gone through 2 days of online course. I really liked the course syllabus and the order they covered both Day1 and Day2. Liked the exam questions we take in between the courses. Would like to have more sample questions and answers, which will help us more, in terms of clearing the exam.
Training content is good and Rosie did impart the training effectively.
She did clear all the doubts we had.
This has increased my confidence in taking the exam.
Thank you Rosie.
Excellent course. Very informative, interactive and fun. Really enjoyed the learning from Angelina.
Angelina is very knowledgeable and had expertise in all areas. Angelina engaged everyone at all times which kept everyone interested, I am sure I speak on behalf of everyone here.
Well paced and very informative.
Course was really fun and interactive with an open discussion which helps in real world
Found it interesting and informative and useful to help support future projects I work on