In the fast-paced realm of software development, ensuring quality and reliability are of paramount importance. With complex systems and ever-evolving technologies, organizations worldwide are in constant pursuit of skilled professionals who can navigate the intricate landscape of software testing. This is where the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) steps in, providing a standardized framework that empowers individuals to enhance their testing prowess and elevate their careers.

In this article, we will unravel the mysteries of ISTQB software testing, shedding light on its significance, eligibility criteria, exam difficulty, validity, and most importantly, how to prepare for these coveted certifications. The ISTQB certifications provide a chance to hone your abilities and stay ahead in this cutthroat field, regardless you're a budding software tester eager to start your path or a seasoned expert hoping to enhance your knowledge.

Join us as we delve into the world of ISTQB, uncover its inner workings, and discover how these certifications can unlock a multitude of opportunities for you. Plus, we'll be unveiling our exclusive ISTQB Foundation Level Certified Software Tester Training and ISTQB Advanced Level Certified Software Tester Training, designed to equip you with the expertise required to excel in the realm of software testing.

What is ISTQB Software Testing?

ISTQB software testing refers to a standardized approach to testing software applications. It is a globally recognized certification that sets the foundation for individuals to develop their skills and knowledge in the field of software testing. ISTQB provides a common language and framework for software testers, ensuring consistency and effectiveness in testing practices across industries. By following the ISTQB guidelines, testers can identify defects, verify software functionality, and ensure that applications meet quality standards before they are released to users. In essence, ISTQB software testing plays a vital role in enhancing the quality and reliability of software systems, ultimately benefiting both users and organizations.

ISTQB Foundation Level Certified Software Tester Training

If you are getting ready for the ISTQB® Foundation Level International Certified Software Tester Certification exam, this course is perfect for you! In 3 days, you'll learn everything you need to know about the fundamentals of testing: definitions of testing standards, planning, managing the lifecycle, reviews and the tools available. Successful delegates will also gain the ISTQB Certified Tester - Foundation Level, a globally recognised qualification.

Who should attend this course?

Our foundation level ISTQB course is designed to cater to a wide range of individuals who are either already engaged in software testing or are preparing to transition into a testing role. Whether you're a seasoned professional looking to validate your skills or a newcomer eager to establish a solid foundation, this course offers immense value. Moreover, if your goal is to achieve the prestigious BCS Foundation Certificate in Software Testing or become an ISTQB Certified Tester at the Foundation Level, attending this course becomes essential. By participating in this comprehensive training, you'll gain the knowledge, insights, and practical techniques necessary to excel in the field of software testing, setting yourself up for success in your testing career.

After completing this training, you'll be able to:

  • Explain the terminology associated with the ISTQB understand the principles and psychology of testing,
  • Describe verification, validation and the steps in the testing lifecycle produce a project test plan,
  • Understand the test management lifecycle,
  • Produce test designs using equivalence partitioning, boundary value analysis and state transition techniques,
  • Use static techniques to assess quality and coverage appreciate the different tools available for automating testing.

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About the ISTQB Foundation Level Exam:

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Number of Questions: 40
  • Exam Type: Multiple-choice
  • Prerequisite: There are no prerequisites for taking the exam.

How hard is the ISTQB exam?

The ISTQB Foundation Level exam is a fair evaluation of fundamental knowledge in software testing; it is not that hard. Remember that the Foundation Level certification offered by the ISTQB is the first in the organization's certification hierarchy. Because the exam is concentrated on fundamental software QA knowledge, the name of the exam accurately defines the exam. You will be tested on vocabulary, concepts, and principles related to software testing. 

How long is ISTQB valid?

The ISTQB Certified Tester-Foundation Level certificate is valid for life.

ISTQB Advanced Level Certified Software Tester Training

To prepare candidates for the examination for the Advanced Certificate for Test Analysts, we offer this accredited training. This 2-day training extend understanding of software test analysis and enhance awareness of issues and constraints around software test analysis.

There are no prerequisites for this course, but we suggest delegates to consider taking the Foundation Level Certified Software Tester course first, because the advanced test analyst course is suitable for those actively involved in the analysis, specification, design and execution aspects of software testing.

After completing the Advanced Level course, you'll know:

  • The ISTQB Foundation syllabus,
  • Basic aspects of software testing,
  • Testing processes,
  • Test management,
  • Test techniques,
  • Test of software characteristiques,
  • Incident management,
  • Reviews,
  • Test tools and automation,
  • Team skills.

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About The ISTQB Advanced Level – Test Analyst Exam:

  • Duration: 150 minutes
  • Number of Questions: 40
  • Exam Type: Multiple-choice
  • Prerequisite: To be eligible to this exam, candidates must first hold the ISTQB® Foundation Certificate.
  • In order to achieve success, it is necessary to answer a minimum of 52 questions correctly, which accounts for 65% of the total 80 points. It's important to note that incorrect answers do not affect the counting of correct answers.

The Advanced Level certification is suitable for individuals seeking a more comprehensive knowledge of software testing. This qualification extends beyond testers and is relevant for professionals like project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, IT directors, and management consultants who desire a deeper understanding of the subject. To obtain the Advanced Level certification, candidates must already possess the Foundation Certificate and demonstrate to the Exam Board that they possess the necessary practical experience to be deemed qualified at the Advanced Level.

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