The TMMi model looks at software testing at different maturity levels, with the starting assumption that all organizations start at TMMi level 1 of the maturity ladder. The more mature an organization’s testing practices, the higher level of maturity the organization fullfils.
The TMMi Professional qualification 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.
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.
The TMMi Foundation provides this overview of the TMMi Professional and Test Process Improver Certifications, including progression between levels, competencies demonstrated and how they fit into the TMMi Model
The TMMi Professional certification is aimed at anyone involved in using the TMMi model.
This includes people in roles such 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.
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.
Preparing for the TMMi Professional Exam
There is no formal requirement to attend a preparatory course before taking the TMMi Professional exam. If you are interested in taking a course, the TMMi Foundation recommends courses conducted by TMMi Professional recognized training providers. All currently recognised TMMi Professional Training Providers are listed by the TMMi Foundation
Whether or not you choose to attend a preparatory course, a good place to begin preparing for the TMMi Professional exam is the TMMi Foundation’s Documents Page. This contains the latest versions of the TMMi Model, syllabus and a sample exam paper.
Candidates looking to prepare themselves more thoroughly might be intereted in the books officially recommended by the TMMi Foundation.
Certible also offers the TMMi Test Process Improver certification. Unlike TMMi Professional, TMMi Test Process Improver has no theory exam. Interested candidates fulfilling the requirements should contact us by email.
Holders of the Certified TMMi test process improver qualification have demonstrated competence and knowledge in four key areas:
- The TMMi Model
- Testing processes, roles and practices
- Process improvement
- Process assessments
Among the prerequisites for the TMMi Test Process Improver Certificate are the TMMi Professional certification, as well as two ISTQB Certified Tester certificates (excluding Certified Tester: Foundation Level)
For those who prefer to take exams in person Certible offers a number of alternatives to remote exams.