Next on my professional qualification “to do” list is the Mercury Certified Instructor qualification.

From the Mercury Australia website:

The CI is an instructional certification intended for individuals who wish to teach official Mercury Interactive courses. This is a workshop-based class that focuses on understanding and using principles of learner-centred education to promote learning. The test at the end of the class will address your ability to:

  • Create a safe learning environment that fosters teacher-student and student-student interactions
  • Motivate participants
  • Use effective learner-centred instructional techniques
  • Demonstrate professionalism through effective presentation skills

The course content looks good, and it means that I should be able to get more training work, which I have found enjoyable so far. It probably won’t hurt to give my presentation skills a polish either.

Developing Adult Learners: Strategies for Teachers and TrainersThe pre-class study summary (which has some good presentation tips too) suggests that students should familiarise themselves with the following resources:

I haven’t been able to find any useful feedback from people who have completed the course. Gut-feel says that you would have to have no skills whatsoever to fail this course (how hard can it be?) but I like to have a “prepare for the worst, hope for the best” attitude, so I will be doing some reading and rehearsing before the course start date.

Update (January 14th, 2005)

I liked reading the sample chapter from Quick Training Tips! – How to Teach Computing Skills to Practically Anyone. This book would probably make a good study resource (as well as a valuable resource for professional trainers).


Published On: January 8, 2005Tags: ,


  1. Stuart Moncrieff June 19, 2005 at 6:03 pm

    I’m still waiting for this one. The next Certified Instructor Workshop/Exam is being held in Singapore on the 13th of July, with another session to be held on the 7th of December. Mercury has not yet held this course in Australia.

    I’m willing to fly anywhere in Australia to gain this qualification, but I’m not quite prepared to fly to Singapore.

  2. Stuart Moncrieff March 15, 2006 at 9:42 am

    I finally attended this course in December 2005. It was an eye-opening experiece. I will write about my experiences at the course sometime in the future.

  3. Tan Boon Tham October 25, 2007 at 4:16 pm

    I am certified both as CPC and CI for LoadRunner, QuickTest Professional and TestDirector, working as an independent consultant for many years. Email me at to share testing experiences.

  4. shashanksharma December 14, 2007 at 5:17 am

    I want to enquire u about certification from mercury for testing .I am science graduate know testing as i would get certification
    and how much it will cost
    kindly reply I am despret for that plz kindly send me information about that
    shashank sharma
    e-mail id

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