ISTQB Certifications | What is ISTQB

ISTQB is responsible for the "ISTQB Certified Tester", which is an international qualification scheme and the qualifications in the scheme are based on a syllabus.

istqb certification what is istqbInternational Testing Qualifications Board or The ISTQB which is more popular name was officially founded as an  in Edinburgh in November 2002.

ISTQB is responsible for the “ISTQB Certified Tester”, which is an international qualification scheme and the qualifications in the scheme are based on a syllabus. There is an examination covering the contents of the syllabus. After the examination, each successful participant receives the “ISTQB-Certified-Tester” certificate.

ISTQB Certifications:

Exam

Foundation Level

Advanced Level

Prerequisite -None- For Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) Holders in Computer Science or related fields

  • Foundation Level Clearance
  • 24 Months of Testing Experience in IT, Testing, Development,
    QA, Engineering or related fields (For any 2 sub-levels)
  • Min. 36 Months of experience mandatory for Adv. Complete
    Certification(For all 3 sub-levels)

For Non Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) Holders in Computer Science or related fields

  • Foundation Level Clearance
  • 60 Months of Testing Experience in IT, Testing, Development,QA,Engineering,or
    related fields

ISTQB Syllabus Exam Patterns and Pass Percentage:

Exam

Foundation Level

Advanced Level

Syllabus and Passing Criteria
  • ·Basics of Software testing
  • Life Cycle Testing
  • Dynamic Test
  • Static Test
  • Test Management
  • Testing Tools

 

Pattern of Foundation Level

Total No. of Questions: 40

Passing Criteria: >65% or 26 Questions

 

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  • Basic Aspects of Software Testing
  • Testing Processes
  • Test Management
  • Test Techniques
  • Testing of Software Characteristics
  • Reviews
  • Incident Management
  • Standards & Test Improvement Process
  • Test Tools & Automation
  • People Skills – Team Composition

Pattern of Advance Level

  • Time Duration: 180 Min. for each sub-level
  • Total No. of Question: 65 for each sub-level
  • Total Marks: 100 Marks (1 Mark, 2 marks & 3 mark questions)(Distribution not pre-specified)
  • Passing Criteria: 65%

The Advance Level is aimed at experienced test professionals. This level shows that the person has detailed knowledge regarding testing and skills to apply this knowledge in practice. The requirements for this level are available through the detailed syllabus.

The exam has three sublevels:

Technical Test Analyst
Test Analyst
Test Manager

A single syllabus exists for all the three sublevels. There is an separate paper for each sub-level and each Paper is of 180 Minutes Duration. Sub-Levels can be taken up in any order. An individual Certificate is granted on successful completion of each sub-level.

 

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