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ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level (English/French)
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.
ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level – Agile Tester (English)
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.
ISTQB® Certified Tester Specialist – Automotive Tester (English)
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.).
ISTQB® Certified Tester Specialist – Model-Based Tester (English)
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.
ISTQB® Certified Tester Specialist – Mobile Application Tester (English)
The Foundation Level Mobile Application Testing qualification is aimed at people who wish to develop further their expertise in Mobile Application Testing.
ISTQB® Certified Tester Specialist – Acceptance Tester (English)
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.
ISTQB® Certified Tester Specialist – Performance Tester (English)
The Foundation Level Performance Testing qualification is aimed at people who wish to develop further their expertise in Performance Testing.
ISTQB® Certified Tester Specialist – Usability Tester (English)
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.
ISTQB® Certified Tester Specialist – Gambling Industry Tester (English)
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.
ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level – Test Manager (English/French)
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.
ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level – Test Analyst (English/French)
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.
ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level – Technical Test Analyst (English/French)
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.
ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level – Agile Technical Tester (English)
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.
ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level – Security Tester (English)
The Advanced Level Security Tester qualification is aimed at people who wish to develop further their expertise in security testing.
ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level – Test Automation Engineer (English/French)
The Advanced Level Test Automation Engineer qualification is aimed at people who wish to develop further their expertise in automation testing.
ISTQB® Certified Tester Expert Level – Test Management (English)
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).
ISTQB® Certified Tester Expert Level – Improving the Testing Process (English)
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.