Certified Manager of Software Testing (CMST)

The Certified Manager of Software Testing (CMST) certification establishes a worldwide standard for the assessment of the capabilities and competencies of software testing professionals that are working at, or soon will work at, the software testing management level.

The Certified Manager of Software Testing (CMST) certification establishes a worldwide standard for the assessment of the capabilities and competencies of software testing professionals that are working at, or soon will work at, the software testing management level.

Acquiring the designation of Certified Manager of Software Testing (CMST) indicates a level of professional competence in both the principles and practices of software testing, demonstrating the skills and capabilities necessary to manage the software test function. CMST certification provides IT upper management a necessary tool to predict the likelihood of success of individuals applying for management level positions. The CMSTcertification provides the IT professional with an objective assessment of their management skills.

 

Checking Prerequisites

 

To qualify for candidacy, each applicant must:

•             Currently hold an active CSTE Certification (recommended, not required)

•             Be working in the field covered by the certification designation

•             Have the experience (described under the Real World Experience section) to demonstrate mastery of the skills identified in the current Software Testing Common Body of Knowledge

•             Be prepared to submit documentation that supports your real-world experience in the software testing field (described under the Real World Experience section)

•             Be prepared to take the required manager’s level examination

•             Meet one of the following three prerequisites:

1.            A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college-level institution plus a minimum of four years experience in the software testing field, or

2.            An associate degree plus a minimum of six years of experience in the software testing field, or

3.            Eight years of experience in the software testing field.

 


Depending upon a compliance sample selected according to program criteria, the applicant may be required to provide detailed education and/or employment documentation supporting the prerequisite option selected on the application. If selected for verification, the applicant must supply the documentation to the program. Applicants who fail to provide the requested documentation will not be allowed to sit for the exam or, if the exam has been taken and passed, may be subject to de-certification.

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