In Reply to Parent Post by gauravp_87
hello everyone,gaurav here from India..23 of age, a graduate mechanical engineer (a new comer to this forum) and is working in QMS Field for last 15mons
.I want to stand out distinguished and gain specialised knowledge to have a healthy discussion and probably its right time for me to start off as my career has just started to shape up. COming to point I'll highly appreciate u guys if u help me out
" Will it be ok for a beginner like me to go through Juran's Quality Handbook" and secondly Should i go for CQPA-ASQ given the minimum experience needed for it is 2 years adn i'll be having this 2 years experience by the time i'll be prepared for it. Will this certification make a difference to my profile?
It would be good to start a new discussion for answering your questions, perhaps a mod can move your reply and my answer there... Until then I will try to answer your questions.
The Search function of the board is excellent. I answer about 80% of the questions I have about Quality just looking there. So as you study and look for more information it would be good to remember this resource. Juran's book is the best attempt to put all the major quality tools in one place, reading it at any level of experience is valuable. Your first read may be difficult and you may only get a small part of the overall message - it is still worth it. If you have questions while reading the book then try to find the answer and if you still have problems ask Elsmar for specifics.
Most people agree that holding an ASQ certification will not get you a job. The certification is just a piece of paper, what you need to develop for your resume is how you use to tools of Quality to solve problems. You need to show how you can put to use the skills the certification requires. That being said just about anyone with a certification still puts it on there resume becasue at some level those that pass are proud of what they learned to get there.
So that brings me to my major point. Don't look at the ASQ certification as the destination, studying and preparing for the exam is a path to learn about Quality. I have read many stories of people who have taken the exam and they all generally say that learning the skills and tools while studying for the exam mean more than the test itself. Here is my advice, look at the Certification BOK (Body of Knowledge - this should be easy to find on the ASQ website) and study. Even if you don't plan to take the test for certification, the insights you will gain from knowing the source material will help you.