Core Study Materials

For the required study materials, such the Foundation Level Syllabus, Advanced Level Syllabus and the Glossary of Terms used for the examination, refer to the ISTQB Downloads Section Here.

Additional Resources

The following reference material is available to help you pass the ISTQB exams:

Foundation Level Books

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Foundations of Software Testing1) Foundations of Software Testing: ISTQB Certification
by Dorothy Graham, Erik van Veenendaal, Rex Black
List Price $53.95 US
Publisher:  RR Donnelley
Language:  English
ISBN13:  978-1-4080-4405-6
Year Published: 2012
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Software Testing Foundations2) Software Testing Foundations, 4th Edition: A Study Guide for the Certified Tester Exam
by Andreas Spillner, Tilo Linz, and Hans Schaefer
List Price $46.95 US
Publisher:  Rocky Nook, Inc.
Language:  English
ISBN13:  978-1-937538-42-2
Year Published: 2014
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Software Testing and Quality Assurance

3) Software Testing and Quality Assurance
by Kshirasagar Naik and Priyadarshi Tripathy
List Price: $79.99 US
Publisher: A John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Language: English
ISBN13: 978-0-471-78911-6
Year Published: 2008
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4) Les tests logiciels fondamentaux
by Bernard Homès
List Price:  79 euros
Publisher:  Lavoisier
Language:  French
ISBN:  978-2-7462-3155-9
Year Published:  2011
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Certified Agile Exam Books

Software Testing BookTesting in Scrum: A Guide for Software Quality Assurance in the Agile World
by Tilo Linz
List Price $39.95 US
Publisher:  Rocky Nook
Language:  English
ISBN13:  978-1-937538-39-2
Year Published: 2014
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Advanced Level Books

Software Test Engineer's HandbookThe Software Testing Engineer’s Handbook
A Study Guide for the ISTQB Test Analyst and Technical Test Analyst Advanced Level Certifications 2012
by Graham Bath and Judy McKay
List Price $51.95 CDN
Language: English
ISBN 978-1-937538-44-6
Year Published: 2014
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Advanced Software Testing Vol. 1Advanced Software Testing Vol. 1
Guide to the ISTQB Advanced Certification as an Advanced Test Analyst
by Rex Black
List Price $49.95 CDN
Language:  English
ISBN-13:978-1-933952-19-2
Year Published: 2009
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Advanced Software Testing Vol. 2Advanced Software Testing Vol. 2
Guide to the ISTQB Advanced Certification as an Advanced Test Manager
by Rex Black
List Price $57.95 CDN
Language:  English
ISBN-13:978-1-937538-50-7
Year Published: 2014
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Advanced Software Testing Vol. 3val3
Guide to the ISTQB Advanced Certification as an Advanced Technical Test Analyst
by Rex Black
List Price $63.95 CDN
Language:  English
ISBN-13:978-1-937538-64-4
Year Published: 2015
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Expert Level Books

The Expert Test Manager
Guide to the ISTQB Expert Level Certification
by Rex Black, Leo van der Aalst and James L. Rommens
List Price $187.48
Language: English
ISBN 978-1-93395-294-9
Year Published: 2017
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