The TMMi Professional certification is aimed at anyone involved in using the TMMi model.
This includes people in roles such as as test process improvers, test consultants, TMMi (lead-)assessors, business stakeholders, test managers, and members of a Test Process Group.
TMMi Professionals are individuals who have demonstrated an understanding of the TMMi model and its application to a standard defined in the TMMi Professional syllabus. In order to illustrate this, candidates must pass a formal exam.
Procedure of the TMMi Professional exam
The TMMi Professional exam is comprised of 40 multiple-choice questions. Each correctly answered question is worth one point. A score of at least 65% (26 or more points) is required to pass.
Candidates have up to one hour to complete the exam if doing so in their native language. Candidates taking the exam in a language other than their native language are allowed an additional 25% (15 minutes), giving a total duration of 75 minutes. The TMMi Professional exam is available in the following languages: English, Spanish, French, Chinese.
Procedure of the TMMi Test Process Improver certification
The TMMi Test Process Improver (TPI) certification does not have a formal exam. Interested persons need simply submit all relevant evidence for review and, if accepted, certification will be awarded. All requirements of TMMi Test Process Improver certification are available directly on the TMMi Website.
Preparing for the TMMi Professional exam
Candidates looking to prepare for TMMi Professional certification should consult the syllabus and sample exams, of which the latest version is available to download directly from TMMi.
For those looking for a more in-depth preparation for the exam and familiarisation with TMMi and its application, there are some books officially endorsed by TMMi. A relatively compact overview is offered in The Little TMMI, Objective-Driven Test Process Improvement by Erik van Veenendaal and Jan Jaap Cannegieter, available in English, Dutch and Chinese.
For a more comprehensive overview, also consider the more extensive book Test Maturity Model integration TMMi (Guidelines for Test Process Improvement), by Erik van Veenendaal and Brian Wells.