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IREB

Procedure of the CPRE Foundation Level Exam and RE@Agile Primer

The exam regulations for the CPRE FL define the process of the exam including the assignment of points for evaluation of the final score.

  • The CPRE FL exam consists of 45 multiple choice questions. You have 75 minutes for answering them.
  • The RE@Agile Primer exam consists of 22 multiple choice questions. You have 40 minutes for answering them

Depending on the difficulty, each question yields 1 to 3 points. The achievable points are given in the header of the question. To pass the exam you have to score at least 70 percent of the points. During the exam it is not allowed to use aids, nor to take breaks outisde the exam room.

The joint exam regulations of the CPRE FL and RE@Agile Primer can be found here:

Download exam regulations CPRE FL & AP

Procedure of the CPRE Advanced Level Exam

The exam regulations for CPRE AL define the two parts of the exam:

  1. a multiple choice test, which has to be passed before the second part of the exam
  2. a practical work as a requirements engineer and a paper describing the practical work

Download exam regulations CPRE AL

Procedure of the CPRE Expert Level Exam

The exam regulations for the CPRE EL define the three parts of the exam:

  1. Written application: shall demonstrate that the candidate fulfils the prerequisites
  2. Written assignment: shall demonstrate that the applicant has in-depth knowledge in Requirements Engineering
  3. Oral examination: is a face-to-face meeting or a video conference at a dedicated place, takes 90 minutes, and comprises three parts of equal length:
    1. Case (30 minutes after 2 hours of preparation). The candidate has to make suggestions and share thoughts on a given case.
    2. Questions on Requirements Engineering in the context of the candidate’s projects (30 minutes).
    3. General questions on Requirements Engineering (30 minutes).

Download exam regulations CPRE EL

ISTQB

Procedure of the Certified Tester Exam

You can find the exam procedures and regulations directly in the according website sections of the ISTQB:

ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level

The ISTQB Certified Tester – Foundation Level exam has no prerequisites and is open to all. The multiple-choice examination consists of 40 questions, which you have 60 minutes to answer. In case of time extension (for non-native speakers of the exam language) the duration can be extended to 75 minutes.

More details on the examination structure and regulations can be found directly from the ISTQB.

ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level – Agile Tester Extension

The ISTQB Certified Tester – Foundation Level Agile Extension exam requires candidates to first hold Certified Tester Foundation Level certification. Similarly to CTFL, the multiple-choice examination consists of 40 questions, which you have 60 minutes to answer. In case of time extension (for non-native speakers of the exam language) the duration can be extended to 75 minutes.

More details on the examination structure and regulations can be found directly from the ISTQB

ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level

The length of Certified Tester Advanced Level exams depends on which advanced level certificate you are pursuing, as well as according to which syllabus version.

Currently it is possible to take Certified Tester Advanced Level certification exams according to either the 2012 or 2019 syllabus version. The new version also brings a reduction in the length of the Test Analyst examination.

Examinations can be taken according to either syllabus version until 4th February 2021 in English. After this date, only the new examination version will be available. In other languages both versions are available until 4th August 2021.

ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level: Test Analyst

The 2012 version of the CTAL-TA exam consists of 60 questions and lasts up to 180 minutes (225 minutes in case of time extension), whereas the 2019 version has been reduced to 40 questions in 120 minutes (150 minutes in case of time extension).

ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level: Technical Test Analyst

The CTAL-TTA (Advanced Level: Technical Test Analyst) examination format remains unchanged, consisting of 45 questions and lasting up to 120 minutes (or 150 with time extension) both with the new (2019) and old (2012) syllabus versions.

ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level: Test Manager

A new version of the CTAL-Test Manager Syllabus has not yet been released – 2012 remains the current version. The CTAL-TM examination consists of 65 questions, which you have 180 minutes to answer (225 minutes in case of time extension).

Exam Regulations (link)

ISTQB Certified Tester Expert Level

Exam Regulations (link)

ISAQB

CPSA-F (Foundation Level) Exam

The regulations for the CPSA-F exam define the process and assignment of points for evaluation. The  CPSA-F examination consists of a multiple-choice test with approximately 60 questions (depending on which randomized questions are drawn). You have 75 minutes to answer the questions and are awarded points for every correct answer. In order to pass the exam you have to score at least 60 percent of the examination’s maximum possible points. During the exam the use of aids is not allowed.

CPSA-A (Advanced Level)

The CPSA-A Exam Regulations are defined by the iSAQB. Persons fulfilling the eligibility criteria are required to first submit an application containing the necessary evidence. We are currently accepting applications by email to cpsa@certible.com

A complete application comprises the following documents:

  • iSAQB CPSA-F Certificate
  • Tabular overview documenting a minimum of three years’ full-time professional experience in the IT industry, including activities and relevant IT systems. List key features as bullet points (system & project scope, sector, technologies, products used, frameworks, operating systems, methods, patterns)
  • Certificates of attendance of CPSA-A-licensed training (or equivalent recognised training or certificates) with a total of at least 70 credit points gained in all three different skills areas and at least 10 credit points in each skills area
  • Non-disclosure agreement (available on request)

For further information on CPSA-A or to request the non-disclosure agreement, send us an email to register your interest

Further information is available in the ISAQB FAQ section

UXQB

Procedure of the CPUX Foundation Level Exam

The process for the CPUX Foundation Level exam and its evaluation are defined as follows: The exam always contains 40 multiple choice questions with 6 choices and a varying number of correct answers. You have 75 minutes to answer these questions. To pass the exam you have to score at least 70 percent, which equates to 28 points of 40 possible points. Each question scores 1 point if all correct answers are chosen. Depending on the number of correct answers per question, each correct choice represents an equal part of that point, which add up to one point but are also substracted if wrong. Though the total score of one question can never be negative. During the exam the use of aids, such as electronic devices or textbooks, is not allowed.

Procedures of the CPUX Advanced Level Exams

The exam regulations for CPUX Advanced Levels define two parts of the exam:

  1. a theroretical examination with a duration of 90 minutes. In the CPUX-UR certification this needs to be passed before the practical test, while in the CPUX-UT certification it can also be taken afterwards.
  2. a practical examination of varying duration depending on type of setting and certification. In the CPUX-UT certification the exam needs to be passed within a timeframe of 6 months, in the CPUX-UR one of 3 months.

In order to pass the exam, candidates must score at least 70 percent of both the theoretical and practical examination parts. To be accredited as a CPUX trainer a score of at least 80 percent is required in each.  For detailed information see also:

ICPMSB

Procedure of the CPMS Exam

The ‘Certified Professional for Medical Software’ exam comprises the complete CPMS curriculum and is regulated by the ICPMSB.

  • The CPMS exam covers all six chapters of the curriculum and consists of 32 questions, which are defined by the ICPMSB regarding their form, number, and difficulty per chapter.
  • You have a timeframe of 60 minutes to take the exam. To pass the exam, at least 60 percent of the answers have to be correct.

If you wish to take insight into your exam after receiving the results, we are happy to arrange this with you. However, in case of the CPMS exam, a timeframe of 30 days after having received the results (by email) applies and has to be considered.

itedas

Procedure of the CSP Scrum Master and Scrum Foundation Level

The exam regulations for the CSP Scrum Master and Scrum Foundation Level define the process of the joint exam including the assignment of points for evaluation of the final score.

  • The CSP Scrum Master and Scrum Foundation Level exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions, each with 4  possible options and one correct answer. You have 60 minutes to answer them.
  • To pass the exam on the CSP Scrum Master Level you have to score at least 75 percent, equivalent to 38 correct answers.
  • If you score between 50-74 percent, i.e. 26-37 correct answers, you achieve the CSP Scrum Foundation Level.
  • itedas CSP exams are currently only available in German.

This exam has no prerequisites. The joint exam regulations of the CSP program can be found in the syllabus, downloadable here:

itedas Certified Scrum Practitioner Curriculum

Procedure of the CSP Product Owner Level

The exam regulations for the CSP Product Owner Level define the process of the exam including the assignment of points for evaluation of the final score.

  • The CSP Product Owner Level exam consists of 30 multiple choice questions, each with 4  possible options and one correct answer. You have 40 minutes to answer them.
  • To pass the exam on the CSP Product Owner Level you have to score at least 60 percent, equivalent to 18 correct answers.
  • itedas CSP exams are currently only available in German.

A formal requirement for taking the CSP Product Owner Level exam is a CSP Scrum Master Level certificate, or an equivalent certificate that assures an understanding of the relevant terminology.

Combined exam: Scrum Master / Product Owner

Candidates who do not yet possess a Scrum certification and wish to become certified as Product Owner can do so with just one combined exam.

  • Candidates have 100 minutes to answer 80 questions.
  • Each question has four possible answers, one of which is correct
  • The certification level attained can be deduced from the pass rates for the individual Scrum Foundation / Master and Product Owner exams
  • itedas CSP exams are currently only available in German.

The exam regulations of the CSP program can be found in the syllabus, downloadable here:

itedas Certified Scrum Practitioner Curriculum

TMMi

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.