Through its partnership with iSQI, CSTB offers certifications in the following frameworks: ISTQB, TMMI, TMAP, A4Q, and ASQF
ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level
The 2018 Foundation Level qualification is suitable for anyone who needs to demonstrate practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts of software testing including people in roles such as testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers and software developers. It is also appropriate for individuals who need a basic understanding of software testing including project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, IT directors and management consultants.
For full details, visit https://isqi.org/en/14-istqb-certified-tester-foundation-level-ctfl.html
ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level – Test Manager
An Advanced Test Manager is able to manage a testing project by implementing the mission, goals and testing processes established for the testing organization. As such, the Advanced Test Manager organizes and leads risk identification and risk analysis sessions and uses the results of such sessions for test estimation; creation and implementation of test plans; and the monitoring and control the test activities to achieve project objectives. The Advanced Test Manager also manages the test team; identifies skills and resource gaps; creates related skill development and staffing plans; and leads test process improvement initiatives.
For full details, visit https://isqi.org/en/15-istqb-certified-tester-advanced-level-test-manager.html
ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level – Test Analyst
The Advanced Level Test Analyst qualification is aimed at people who wish to develop further their expertise in test analysis and design. The Advanced Test Analyst is able to determine the appropriate testing techniques and functional test types using a proper prioritization, to ensure that tests provide an adequate level of confidence, based on defined coverage criteria. The Advanced Test Analyst also effectively participates in requirements / user story reviews with stakeholders, and improves the efficiency of the test process with the use of tools.
For full details, visit https://isqi.org/en/16-istqb-certified-tester-advanced-level-test-analyst-ctal-ta.html
ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level – Technical Test Analyst
An Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst is able to recognize and classify the typical risks associated with the performance, security, reliability, portability and maintainability of software systems, and is able to provide technical elements to the implementation of tests to mitigate such risks. The Technical Test Analyst is also able to select and apply appropriate white-box test techniques and effectively participate in reviews with developers and software architects to improve the quality characteristics of code and architecture. Furthermore, the Technical Test Analyst is able to outline the concepts, technical issues and cost/benefit to be expected from test automation, and select appropriate tools to automate technical testing tasks.
For full details, visit https://isqi.org/en/17-istqb-certified-tester-technical-test-analyst.html
ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level – Agile Tester
Agile testing follows the principles of agile software development as outlined in the Agile Manifesto. A tester on an Agile project will work differently than one working on a traditional project. Testers must understand the values and principles that underpin Agile projects, and how testers are an integral part of a whole-team approach together with developers and business representatives.
For full details, visit https://isqi.org/en/11-istqb-certified-tester-agile-tester-ctfl-at.html
ISTQB Certified Tester Specialist – Gambling Industry Tester
The Foundation Level Gambling Industry Tester Specialist Certificate qualification is aimed at both junior and experienced testers who wish to further their expertise in the Gambling Industry environment, or at testing professionals required to implement test approaches, methods and techniques in Gambling Industry projects. It may also be appropriate for anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of software testing in the gambling industry.
For full details, visit https://isqi.org/en/75-istqb-ctfl-specialist-gambling-industry-tester.html
ISTQB Certified Tester Specialist – Acceptance Tester
The acceptance testing qualification is aimed at anyone involved in software acceptance testing activities. This includes people in roles such as product owners, business analysts, testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers, and software developers. The Acceptance Tester understands the concepts, methods and practices of collaboration between product owners / business analysts and testers in acceptance testing.
For full details, visit https://isqi.org/en/71-istqb-foundation-level-acceptance-testing.html
ISTQB Certified Tester Specialist – Automotive Tester
The Foundation Level Automotive Software Tester qualification is aimed at people who wish to develop further their expertise in Automotive Software Testing. They will be able to adapt suitable test techniques known from the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL®) to the specific automotive project requirements with consideration of relevant automotive standards (Automotive SPICE®, ISO 26262, etc.).
For full details, visit https://isqi.org/en/61-istqb-certified-tester-foundation-level-automotive-tester.html
ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level – Agile Technical Tester
The Advanced Level Agile Technical Tester qualification is aimed at people who have already achieved an advanced point in their careers in software testing and wish to develop further their expertise in technical testing aspects in an agile context.
For full details, visit https://isqi.org/en/72-istqb-certified-tester-al-agile-technical-tester.html
ISTQB Certified Tester Specialist – Model-Based Tester
Model-based testing is an innovative test approach to improve effectiveness and efficiency of the test process. A model-based tester on a project uses models to drive test analysis and design, and keeps advantage of the models for other testing activities such as test implementation and reporting. ISTQB® Model-Based Tester certification complements the core foundation level as a specialist module. It provides a practical and easy entry to the MBT approach.
For full details, visit https://isqi.org/en/13-istqb-certified-tester-model-based-tester-ctfl-mbt.html
ISTQB Certified Tester AI Testing (English)
The Certified Tester AI Testing is for individuals who want to expand their skills in testing AI based systems and/or AI for testing. This includes people in roles such as testers, test analysts, data analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers and software developers. This certification is aimed at improving and attesting to a basic understanding of testing AI-based systems and/or AI for testing.
For full details, visit https://isqi.org/en/88-istqb-certified-tester-ai-testing-ct-ai.html
ISTQB Certified Tester Specialist – Usability Tester
The Foundation Level Usability Testing qualification is aimed at people who wish to develop further their expertise in Usability Testing. The Foundation Level Usability Tester understands concepts of usability and usability testing, is able to identify and classify usability risks and potential accessibility violations, and set up a test plan and procedures to verify stated usability, user experience and accessibility goals. The Usability Tester is also able to explain the rationale, process and results of usability, user experience and accessibility evaluations to non-specialist stakeholders.
For full details, visit https://isqi.org/en/59-istqb-certified-tester-foundation-level-usability-testing.html
ISTQB Certified Tester Expert Level – Test Management
The expert test manager is to utilize and adapt all available methods to define and meet testing objectives. Furthermore, an expert test manager is expected to select or create, evaluate and improve the most appropriate approach for a given situation, which implies that several right approaches can occur simultaneously, of which no individual approach stands out significantly. It is up to the expert test manager to find a suitable approach or combination of approaches which fit the organization in order to meet or exceed the given objectives. The expert test manager manages the test team and the testing process throughout the organization, including the performance of risk management, evaluation of results, and presentation of metrics through Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
For full details, visit https://isqi.org/en/21-istqb-certified-tester-expert-level-test-management.html
ISTQB Certified Tester Expert Level – Improving the Testing Process
There are a number of different (model-based and analytical) approaches which can be applied to improve the test process. An expert in this field will be expected to select the right approach for a given situation, based on various consideration factors and the relative benefits of each approach. Using a test improvement process with critical success factors, the expert will be expected to manage the change of rolling out improvements into projects and organizations, in particular the human factors and the related required skills.
For full details, visit https://isqi.org/en/20-istqb-certified-tester-improving-the-testing-process.html
TMMI® Test Maturity Model Integration Professional (English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Brazilian Portugese)
TMMi (Test Maturity Model Integration) describes a model that can be used to check software quality, even at the higher levels of the software lifecycle. This continually improves not only the quality of the software, but also that of the tests. The internationally recognized TMMi® Test Maturity Model Integration Professional certification attests to your comprehensive knowledge in the field of software testing.
For full details, visit https://isqi.org/en/36-tmmi-professional.html
TMMI® Test Process Improver (English)
Organizations seeking to improve their level of test maturity using the TMMi Model depend on experienced and qualified individuals to effectively assess and facilitate test improvement. The expectation is that a certified TMMi test process improver will be able to provide thorough support within their organization or project to initiate, implement, and support TMMi based improvements to testing such that business value is provided to sponsors and stakeholders. This qualification is intended to support career path development and create visibility for those involved in TMMi based test process improvement.
For full details, visit https://isqi.org/en/10731-tmmi-test-process-improver.html
TMAP®: Quality For Cross-Functional Teams (English)
In today’s IT world cross-functional teams are expected to deliver business value with the right quality at speed. TMAP® supports this new way of working towards built-in quality which goes beyond just testing. The internationally recognized TMAP®: Quality for Cross-Functional Teams certification attests all people in a high-performance IT delivery team, such as in DevOps or Scrum, the required knowledge and skills that are important for building quality in their IT system and gaining confidence that the pursued business value can be achieved.
For full details, visit https://isqi.org/en/70-tmap-quality-for-cross-functional-teams.html
TMAP®: Organizing Built-In Quality at Scale (English)
Organizing quality aspects (QA) & testing requires orchestrating, arranging, planning, preparing and controlling the activities. This training course enables professionals that are responsible for organizing QA & testing to acquire necessary knowledge and skills to enable teams to achieve quality ownership. This training course is based on the book “Quality for DevOps teams” and the TMAP® body of knowledge.
For full details, visit https://isqi.org/en/81-tmap-organizing-built-in-quality-at-scale.html
TMAP®: High-Performance Quality Engineering (English)
The internationally recognized TMAP® High-Performance Quality Engineering certification confers and attests to the knowledge and skills that are essential for any individual responsible for or heavily involved in quality engineering. With the TMAP® High-performance quality engineering qualification you will have an independent, internationally recognized certification as proof of expertise in the field of QA and testing. You will learn about High-Performance IT delivery models (Scrum & DevOps), quality risk analysis & test strategy, CI/CD pipelines and capabilities, monitoring, reporting & alerting, clean architecture quality aspects, static code analysis & unit testing, non-functional testing, test design techniques and continuous improvement. You will have the opportunity to gain further certificates after completing this exam.
For full details, visit https://isqi.org/en/79-tmap-high-performance-quality-engineering.html
A4Q AI and Software Testing Foundation (English)
The A4Q AI and Software Testing Foundation certification attests to an individual’s knowledge and understanding of the use of Artificial Intelligence in relation to Testing of AI-based applications and AI for Software Testing. This Foundation Level course strives to provide a foundation of understanding that enables participation in projects that involve, and adoption of, AI and software testing concepts. *NOTE* The existing A4Q AI & ST course and exam will continue to be available only until 30th September 2022. Anyone who has an A4Q AI & ST certificate is grandfathered onto the ISTQB® CT-AI certification.
For full details, visit https://isqi.org/en/63-a4q-ai-and-software-testing-foundation.html
A4Q Testing Foundations for Developers (English, German)
The goal of the Testing Foundations for Developers (TF4D) certification is to impart basic testing skills to developers; it covers the essential knowledge from the test area that developers will find highly beneficial in their day to day work. TF4D is not intended to “retrain” developers as testers but to increase competence and confidence in effectively selecting and using relevant testing approaches, methods and techniques during the development lifecycle. TF4D applies no matter what lifecycle approach is being utilized and is applicable to developers working in environments that include individuals working in a more specific “tester” role.
For full details, visit https://isqi.org/en/82-a4q-testing-foundations-for-developers-tf4d.html
A4Q Selenium Tester Foundation (English, French, Spanish, German)
Selenium is an Open Source Tool for automating web browser/web application testing. Many organisations use proprietary tools from tools vendors that are integrated with Selenium so Selenium skills are very useful. The A4Q Selenium Tester Foundation certification is based on a practical training course aimed at test professionals who desire an understanding of how to design, implement and maintain automated solutions using Selenium WebDriver.
For full details, visit https://isqi.org/en/54-a4q-certified-selenium-tester-foundation.html
ASQF® Certified Professional for IOT (English, German)
As IoT connectivity rapidly expands and proliferates so do the challenges of integration of IoT interfaces. A robust Quality Engineering approach will be essential before the amalgamation of devices, sensors, and applications can be fully-integrated and released into the market. Not only do the technical frameworks need to be considered but also aspects such as the social issues, data protection and ethics. The ASQF® Certified Professional for IoT (CPIoT) focuses on Quality Engineering as a critical success factor for IoT development. The certification course will help build IoT competences and solid IoT expertise across the entire team. The certification exam from iSQI, an internationally recognized certifying body, will demonstrate knowledge and understanding.
For full details, visit https://isqi.org/en/53-asqf-certified-professional-for-iot-cpiot.html