What is Difference Between Quality Assurance And Quality Control?

Are QA and QC same terms? No, this both the terms are different. Most of the time we use both terms randomly, Let us understand both here –
What is Quality Assurance:
Quality Assurance is process oriented and focuses on defect prevention. Quality Assurance is a set of activities for ensuring quality in the processes by which products are developed.
Quality Assurance focuses on Quality Assurance aims to prevent defects with a focus on the process used to make the product. It is a proactive quality process. It identifies weakness in processes to improve them.
Goal of Quality Assurance The goal of Quality Assurance is to improve development and test processes so that defects do not arise when the product is being developed.
Responsible for QA Everyone on the team involved in developing the product is responsible for Quality Assurance.
What is Quality Control:
Quality Control is product oriented and focuses on defect identification. Quality Control is a set of activities for ensuring quality in products. The activities focus on identifying defects in the actual products produced.
Quality Control focuses on Quality Control aims to identify and correct defects in the finished product. It is a reactive process.
Goal of Quality Control The goal of Quality Control is to identify defects after a product is developed and before it’s released.
Responsible for QC Quality Control is usually the responsibility of a specific team that tests the product for defects.
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