Prime minister’s information and communication technology affairs adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy on Thursday inaugurated Software Quality Testing and Certification Centre at the ICT division at Agargaon in the city to build world standard software industry.
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Joy said, ‘Bangladesh has advanced one step forward through the setting up of the Software Quality Testing and Certification Centre.’
There had been no software testing lab in the country, he said adding, ‘In the past, we used to obtain certificates after testing the software in foreign countries.’ The establishment of the Software Quality Testing and Certification Centre is a milestone for the software industry, Joy added.
The main aim of establishing such a centre was to verify and validate the software system in government offices, to create awareness and elevate the software testing industry in the country, to build capacity of resources to support desired growth in the software testing arena, the ICT division sources said.
At the minimum, the centre could conduct training programmes that would produce functional testers, test automation engineers, performance test engineers, security test engineers, mobile test engineers, test managers, and project and programme managers, they added.
They said the SQTC Center would also be very useful in the area of software testing, software development life cycle, software project management and agile project management.
Alongside the opening of the SQTC centre, Joy also inaugurated an accelerator computer incident response team lab for startups aiming to develop 1000 innovative products by 2021, an official release said.
Joy said that the first ever accelerator computer incident response lab would supplement efforts of the government to develop entrepreneurs and help create employment opportunities for the young population of the country.
Posts, telecommunications and information technology minister Mustafa Jabbar, state minister for ICT division Zunaid Ahmed Palak, secretary of ICT division Juena Aziz, executive director of Bangladesh Computer Council Partho Protim Dev, senior officials of the ICT division and IT experts, among others, were present at the function.
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