Certified Software Quality Professional (CSQP)

This is a 4-month evening professional certificate program (6 pm -9pm, two days a week) in Karachi and four months weekend base program in Lahore that provides a professional foundation in the field of Software Quality Management. It is a core program for Software Professionals and/or persons working in allied fields, providing thorough in-depth coverage. The qualified participant will be able to effectively perform Quality Control, Quality Assurance and Quality Management in their organizations and departments. It is a fundamental program for the professionals of every Software House or those working in Software/IT Departments. They will develop capabilities to manage quality and productivity in their departments with a much broader vision and skills of software quality than just software inspection and/or testing.

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Intended Learning Outcomes

To develop software professionals who understand quality in detail and are capable of taking on the challenges of ensuring excellent quality in software products
To create the core capabilities to implement software quality management tools
To provide a professional credential to Software Professionals


Graduation in any field

Award of Certification

Qualified participants will be awarded with a Certification upon completion of course material, as well as qualifying the exam and the assigned project.

Course Contents

Module 1:

Software Quality Management: Quality Goals & Objectives, Principles of Quality Management System and Methodologies / Standards / Models

Module 2:

Software Engineering Process: Environmental Conditions, Requirements Management, Requirements Engineering and Analysis, Design & Development Maintenance Management

Module 3:

Program & Project Management: Risk Management, Planning, Tracking & Controlling and Lab Activities

Module 4:

Software Metrics: Metrics & Measurement Theory, Process & Production Measurement and Analytical Techniques

Module 5:

Software Verification & Validation: Reviews & Inspection, Test Planning & Design, Test Execution & Evaluation and Lab Activities

Module6: Software Configuration Management: Configuration Infrastructure, Configuration Identification, Configuration Control, Configuration Status Accounting Configuration Audits and Release & Distribution Issues

Module 7:

ISO / IEC 90003: Introduction to ISO/ IEC 90003

Module 8:

Software Audits: Program Development & Admin, Audit Preparation & Execution and Audit Reporting and Follow-up

The participants are required to work on real life projects on selected topics and tools, preferably from the organizations in which they are working. The projects will be of a practical nature and should be completed within the stipulated time frames. A project report will be submitted in accordance with the laid down criteria, format and coverage


The faculty is derived from a pool of qualified practitioners and academicians with sound track record and expertise in the field

Course Material

Course material, class notes and slides will be provided by trainers in hard form.

Teaching Strategies

This is a professional course and will involve a number of higher level teaching methodologies. The course is spread over four months to allow inter-session study. In this respect participants will have to carry out timely study, investigations, and assignments to grip the subject. Discussions in the class are focused on the key points, create critical thinking, share experiences of fellow professionals and build professional maturity

Venue: Lahore, Karachi.
Course Instructor: Experienced and Qualified Practitioners and Academicians

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