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AppLabs and TalentSprint partner to create Certified Software Testing Professionals

07-13-2009 12:24 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

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AppLabs

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Hyderabad, India; Monday, July 13, 2009: AppLabs, the world’s largest software testing and quality management company and TalentSprint, an innovative provider of vocational learning and employability solutions, have entered into a strategic partnership to create an integrated, four-month program that will allow fresh engineering graduates to start their IT careers at AppLabs after completing a rigorous curriculum that involves learning, internship, and certification. TalentSprint will manage this program for AppLabs.
"Software testing is a high-growth sector within the IT industry and we are optimistic about a growing demand for certified software testing professionals within our increasing global customer base. Our partnership with TalentSprint will allow us to benefit from a steady supply of pre-certified professionals, as well as optimize our talent acquisition costs ", said Arun Rao, Vice President, Global HR, of AppLabs.
"TalentSprint is extremely pleased to join hands with AppLabs to build a supply chain of young and bright software testing professionals. The quality and cost advantage offered by such programs is very compelling. We want candidates selected for this program to receive the internationally-recognized ISTQB Foundation Certification and acquire the necessary personal effectiveness skills by the time they start their career at AppLabs", remarked Madhu Murthy Ronanki, co-Founder and Director of TalentSprint.
ISTQB stands for the International Software Testing Qualification Board, a leading international body that prescribes standards for learning and certification in the field of software testing and quality.
The four-month program involves one month of intensive formal training on software testing followed by three months of internship at AppLabs. Fresh engineering graduates in the fields of CSE/IT/ECE/EEE with minimum 70% marks are eligible to appear for the selection test. Selected candidates will receive provisional job offer letters at the start of the program and must meet all academic and internship requirements by the end of four months.

About AppLabs:
AppLabs is the world's largest software testing and quality management company. With over a decade of experience, AppLabs has become a trusted partner to more than 600 companies, providing both quality assurance and third-party validation. Customers include American Airlines, Royal Bank of Scotland, VISA, HP, Novell and SAP. AppLabs goes beyond technical expertise when it comes to IT services and offers customers rigorous risk mitigation processes, a singular focus on quality, expert project management, communication and global delivery capabilities. It is the first software testing company to get appraised at SEI CMMI Level 5, the highest quality standard attainable in software engineering. Headquartered in Philadelphia, USA, the company maintains advanced testing facilities in the US, UK and in India. For more information, visit www.applabs.com .

About TalentSprint:
TalentSprint is a young organization that partners with world-class companies to implement managed talent programs and integrated talent supply chains. Focused on growth sectors such as banking, financial services, insurance, and information technology, TalentSprint is currently engaged in a series of pilot programs with large corporations to experiment and design cost-effective and innovative solutions to the perennial problem of talent-supply gap. TalentSprint team members have built and led high-performance organizations within Virtusa, AppLabs, IBM, Accenture, OpenPages, and Max New York Life. For more information, visit www.talentsprint.com.

Press Contacts for AppLabs:
Vijayalakshmi K
AppLabs
Mobile: +91 98490 83391
vijaya.lakshmi@applabs.com

Shahnawaz Karim
Adfactors PR Pvt. Ltd.
Mobile: +91 9810748158
shahnawaz.karim@adfactorspr.com

Press Contacts for TalentSprint:
Agyeya Tripathi
TalentSprint
Mobile: +91 9298101645
agyeya@talentsprint.com

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