Certible regularly offers public ISTQB exams
Certible is commissioned by the Austrian Testing Board as a Certification Body for the ISTQB Certified Tester Scheme on all levels:
ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level Qualification is aimed at professionals who need to demonstrate practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts of software testing.
The Foundation Level Curriculum extensively covers foundational knowledge which is expected by a Software tester or professionals of quality assurance. The content of the curriculum includes the core tasks of software testing within the life cycle of a project as well as a methodical approach and the correct process of testing. Testing is more than “just clicking as many buttons as possible“!
Prior experience in software testing can be helpful for the CT-FL but is not necessary. The curriculum addresses both people that are new to software testing and those with prior experience who intend to improve their international language skills and improve their methodical knowledge.
The components of The Certified Tester Foundation Level are:
- fundamentals of testing
- testing throughout the software life cycle
- statistic techniques
- testing design techniques
- test management
- tool support for testing
The latest version of the Foundation Level syllabus is available for download in the ISTQB Foundation Level Documents section. The ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level is a prerequisite for the Advanced Level ISTQB certificates as well as the Foundation Level Extension.
Self Study: Preparing for the Certified Tester Foundation Level
The ISTQB helps you in taking the CT Foundation Level exam by providing you all the essential and latest documents in its download section. It offers you the exam structure and rules, as well as the Foundation Level syllabus, which is also available as an E-Book in two formats – free of charge. Independent of format, the syllabus covers all the relevant training topics, making it an ideal resource for your self-study.
For candidates wanting an even more in-depth preparation for the CT Foundation Level exam we recommend reading into Software Testing Foundations, A Study Guide for the Certified Tester Exam by Andreas Spillner, Tilo Linz, and Hans Schaefer. This study guide is ISTQB compliant and also mentions the latest updates to the Certified Tester syllabus.
The ISTQB Glossary is an essential part of the Certified Tester certification scheme – please use the latest version of the curriculum and glossary for the exam preparation.
This module teaches foundations of agile methodologies and focuses on all aspects of testing in agile projects. A detailed overview is given in “Agile Tester in a Nutshell“.
Self Study: Preparing for the Certified Tester FL Agile Extension
Just like for the Foundation Level the ISTQB enables you to prepare for the Agile Extension exam by providing you the syllabus for the Agile Extension. Being also the source for trainers to structure their courses, it serves candidates very well in their exam preparation – whether individually or accompanying a training.
For an in-depth learning guide that covers the ISTQB syllabus for Agile Software Testing we recommend Testing in Scrum, A Guide for Software Quality Assurance in the Agile World by Tilo Linz. The book is relevant for both students preparing and trainers structuring courses for an Agile Extension exam.
The Advanced Level certifications are aimed at professionals who have experience in software testing and would like to strengthen their knowledge.
The Advanced Level has three core parts:
- ISTQB CTAL-TM Test Manager
- ISTQB CTAL-TA Test Analyst
- ISTQB CTAL-TTA Technical Test Analyst
The Advanced Level Modules are independent and build on the Foundation Level Certificate. Professional testers choose their module according to their professional field and the role they want a deeper understanding or want to work in the future.
This Advanced Level qualification is also suitable for anyone who seeks a deeper understanding of software testing. To receive the Advanced Level certification, candidates must hold the Foundation Certificate will be required to proof practical experience (a minimum of 18 months) in software testing.
The contents of the Foundation and Advanced Level syllabus are defined in the Certified Tester Curriculum. The ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level is a necessary prerequisite for the Advanced Level ISTQB certificates.
Self Study: Preparing for the Certified Tester Advanced Level certification exam
If you are a holder of a CT Foundation Level certificate you are eligible to continue on to the Advanced Level certifications, of which there are currently three in the core part. For each of them the ISTQB provides a comprehensive syllabus, which is available free to download here. Additionally, the ISTQB enables you to advance your preparation for an Advanced Level exam with sets of sample questions for each of the three core Advanced Levels:
- Sample questions CTAL Test Manager
- Sample questions CTAL Test Analyst
- Sample questions CTAL Technical Test Analyst
Also candiates preparing for a CT Advanced Level exam have a selection of in-depth learning guides at hand that are aligned with the corresponding ISTQB syllabus. Each of the following books also includes sample questions at the appropriate level of difficulty to advance your self-study as efficient as possible.
For the CTAL Test Manager we recommend reading into Advanced Software Testing Vol. 2, 2nd Edition, Guide to the ISTQB Advanced Certification as an Advanced Test Manager by Rex Black.
For the CTAL Test Analyst we recommend reading into Advanced Software Testing Vol. 1, 2nd Edition, Guide to the ISTQB Advanced Certification as an Advanced Test Analyst by Rex Black.
For the CTAL Technical Test Analyst we recommend reading into Advanced Software Testing Vol. 3, 2nd Edition, Guide to the ISTQB Advanced Certification as an Advanced Technical Test Analyst by Rex Black and Jamie L Mitchell.
Please use the latest version of the curriculum and ISTQB Glossary for the exam preparation.
To prepare for your ISTQB Certified Tester exam you have a choice of Training Providers as well as a body of official Self-Study literature to use individually or in addition to a training.
Upcoming Exam Dates:
Prometric Test Centre Vienna
For even more flexibility, our exams are also available in Prometric Test Centers, with locations worldwide including in Vienna.
Test Centre Location
Währinger Gürtel 97
Upcoming Exam Dates
Regus Salzburg Flughafen West
Other ways to get Certified
Depending on location and number of candidates we offer a number of alternative ways to become an ISTQB Certified Tester.