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ISTQB® has released the 3rd increment of the Advanced Level (CTAL) Agile Test Leadership at Scale (ATLaS) version 0.6. This is the third of the five increments planned in the CTAL-ATLaS certification. CTAL-ATLaS is an “Agile” module within the ISTQB® Certified Tester Scheme and an in-demand next step after the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) and ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level Agile Tester (CTFL-AT).
The release consists of the first (Quality Assistance), second (Improve Quality and Flow in a Value-Driven Organization) and third (Continuous Improvement of Quality and Testing) chapters of the ISTQB® Advanced Level Agile Test Leadership at Scale syllabus (v0.6), body of knowledge (v0.6) and sample exam questions and answers (v0.6).
Because of the incremental model the “Release Notes” will not be available until the very end of development of the complete ATLaS product.
This is the first time that ISTQB® has developed and released a certification incrementally. According to Agile principles, iterations ensure better quality through early feedback and continuous improvement.
We are planning to have it available by Q4 2022 (current estimation).
More information can be found in the CTAL-ATLaS FAQ section.
Product Owner of the CTAL-ATLaS Mette Bruhn-Pedersen said:
“With the modern demand for business agility there is an even greater need for accelerated quality. This is not achievable if all responsibility for quality remains in individual teams or specific roles such as testers. Therefore, test management becomes quality management and organizations need to adopt lean principles across the organization as well as within delivery teams. This changes the role of quality assurance and test professionals to be closer to agile test leadership and to fostering a quality culture and mindset.
The ISTQB® is offering a new certification at Advanced level to complement the existing Test Manager certification and help people build the competencies needed to effectively contribute to such demanding business environments. The certification is called Agile Test Leadership at Scale (ATLaS) and the third increment is now available for download on ISTQB®’s website
As in the previous two increments the focus in ATLaS is on the organizational level. In this third increment you will learn the why and how for the Continuous Improvement of Quality and Testing.
The certification introduces Structured Problem-Solving and certain associated techniques as an approach for supporting Testing and Quality activities across a value stream. It explores System Thinking and the analysis of Root Causes from a quality and testing perspective that improves the value stream as a whole and not just testing. It proposes using Causal Loop Diagrams as a key technique for identifying root causes in a complex environment, leading to the optimization of processes and procedures. This increment further covers conventional stages in causal loop diagramming and how to map the cause and effect of different variables in a system or process flow using basic visualization techniques.
Implementing these techniques in your organization brings value by:
By releasing the third increment the ISTQB® continues the agile approach to certification adopted in the first increment (see link to increment 1 news). We will continue to release each increment as it is developed so that member boards can disseminate this to their customers to gain interest; for training providers to start building courseware and so that exam providers can build exams. We also want to gain early feedback direct from our customers to help us tailor this certification to market demands.
This is a new way of releasing for the ISTQB®, using an iterative method building assets up until the final full launch when all materials, including exams will be ready. You will also see a new look syllabus format which focuses on the learnings you will gain, supported by a Body of Knowledge giving you rich examples and walking you through each learning objective in detail.
The Agile Test Leadership at Scale qualification is aimed at people who work in an organization which is pursuing agility at scale or business agility and already have a basic understanding of agile and agile testing. The ISTQB® Foundation Level certificate and Foundation Level Agile Tester certificate are prerequisites for taking the Advanced Level Agile Test Leadership at Scale certification exam.”
Thank you to all who have supported the update including Michael Pilaeten (Working Group Chair); Mette Bruhn-Pedersen (Product Owner); Jean-Luc Cossi, Richard Green, Michael Heller, Leanne Howard, Ebbe Munk, Francisca Cano Ortiz, Samuel Ouko, Tal Pe’er, Murian Song, Marcelo Chanez, Ilia Kulakov, Peter Jetter and Salinda Wickramasinghe (Authors) and Loyde Mitchell and many other from long reviewer list (incl. into syllabus), Exam & Marketing Work Groups.
ISTQB® has released the Certified Tester AI Testing (CT-AI) version 1.0. This is the first CT-AI certification and is part of the specialist stream within the ISTQB® Certified Tester Scheme. It is an in-demand next step after the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL).
The release consists of the ISTQB® Certified Tester AI Testing Syllabus (v1.0), Sample Exam Questions and Answers (v1.0), CT-AI Overview (v1.0) and Accreditation Guidelines (v1.0) each supported by ISTQB® Glossary keyword items and Business Outcomes with full Learning Objectives traceability. The combined Exam Structure and Rules has been updated to v1.1 and Exam Structure Table to v1.2.
An overview of the product as well as sunset and grandfathering are in the Release Notes on the ISTQB® website.
The content of the new syllabus addresses 7 business outcomes via 68 learning objectives.
ISTQB® President Olivier Denoo stated:
“AI has moved into high gear. From a simple writer's dream, from a filmmaker's fantasy, it has become a reality and invites itself today in many aspects of our daily life, whether we are aware of it or not. It sorts, advises, guides our decisions, entertains us or even corrects our mistakes sometimes.
It is also, more and more often, our ally to better test these ever more complex and ever more present software.
This new ISTQB® syllabus and the accompanying certification are designed to help you test AI better (because yes, of course, AI can be tested too) or to understand how to test better with AI. It is the result of a long collaboration with world-renowned experts from service companies and academia.
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the members of this multidisciplinary task force who have worked hard to bring the best of AI to you.
Enjoy your reading!”
Chair of ISTQB® Marketing Working Group Sebastian Małyska, noted:
“AI, Machine Learning and/or Deep Learning is not a new concept. Over the years people were more or less enthusiastic about this technology. However a strong mathematical background and increasing power of our processors caused us to witness real productization of such technology which gives real benefits to its users. Those have many implications and, as an example, software needs to be designed and tested with new approaches. We are defining new quality characteristics. AI can be part SUT as well as an everyday tool used in testing activities. And many, many more. One of the manifestations of the wide interest in this topic was several syllabuses launched into the market in recent times. Three independent organizations developed three different syllabuses targeting the same area of knowledge. Thanks to ISTQB®, the certification standard for testing related to AI has been stabilized and unified allowing, in my opinion, for further development of the testing knowledge base on the widely understood AI systems. I personally see a greater advantage in such unification that allows tests to find one complementary source of information allowing us to make our testing even more advanced than before.”
Thank you to all who have supported this syllabus. Especially the task force team Klaudia Dussa-Zieger (chair), Werner Henschelchen, Vipul Kocher, Qin Liu, Stuart Reid, Kyle Siemens, and Adam Leon Smith. Also authors of the three contributing syllabi:
The team thanks the Exam, Glossary and Marketing Working Groups for their support throughout the development of the syllabus.
Check out the Flip Card Quiz in the new version of the official ISTQB® Glossary App - now including a “Keywords only” search and language selection!
Use it to practice terminology as part of your exam preparation!
Only the official ISTQB® Glossary App directly accesses the central ISTQB® glossary database and the quiz is the only one guaranteed to provide the right answers and terms for those preparing for ISTQB® certification!
The official ISTQB® Glossary is available at the iOS App Store for Apple mobile devices and the Google Play Store for Android mobile devices. Both are provided by ISTQB® free of charge and without advertising.
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ISTQB® has released the Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) Technical Test Analyst (TTA) Version 4.0. This is a major update to the CTAL-TTA certification. CTAL-TTA is a “Core” module within the ISTQB® Certified Tester Scheme and an in-demand next step after the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL).
The release consists of the ISTQB® Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst Syllabus (v4.0), Sample Exam Questions and Answers (v4.0), CTAL TTA Overview (v4.0) and Accreditation Guidelines (v4.0) each supported by ISTQB® Glossary keyword items and Business Outcomes with full Learning Objectives traceability. The combined Exam Structure and Rules has been updated and released also (v1.1).
An overview of the main changes in the new 4.0 version compared with the 3.0 (2019) version can be found in the Release Notes on the ISTQB® website. Overall v4.0 updates impact 8 out of 40 Learning Objectives.
Please note the year of the syllabus release is no longer specified in the version control naming convention for CTAL-TTA meaning:
From June 30th 2021 the following will apply
ISTQB® President Olivier Denoo stated:
"The ISTQB® is proud to release a major update to Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst (CTAL-TTA).
This update was required in order to address important and relevant issues in the 2019 version reported by Member Boards and other stakeholders.
A timely response was required to protect the reputation of ISTQB® and to improve the acceptance of the CTAL-TTA syllabus in the testing community.
Therefore, the Advanced and Expert Level Working Group has spared no effort to make the necessary changes to make this syllabus an even better and even stronger international reference.
I would like to thank the entire team for having been able to make these corrections quickly and effectively in these times troubled by the health crisis.
I hope that you will immediately start using these updated materials as part of the career development programs in your organizations to accelerate your technical testing skills.
I wish you all a happy reading. Stay tuned and take care..."
Chair of ISTQB® Marketing Working Group Sebastian Małyska, noted:
"Our organization is never giving up on our journey to quality. We are committed to the QA community and always open for constructive feedback. If this occurs we react. Never forgetting the need for business continuity which is very important for our partners and those aiming for certification."
Thank you to all who have supported the update including Mette Bruhn-Pedersen (ISTQB Advanced & Expert Level Working Group Chair), Armin Born, Adam Roman, Christian Graf, Stuart Reid (Authors) and many others from Exam & Marketing Work Groups.