Introduction to new Foundation Level Agile Tester Add-on

The Foundation Level Agile Tester Certification is aimed to bring knowledge to the testers and test leaders who are working within Agile environments or that are (or their company is) planning to start implementing Agile in the near future. The certification is providing an advantage for those who would like to know the required activities, roles, methods, methodologies of Agile environment specific for their role. This includes people in roles such as Testers, Test Analysts, Test Engineers, Test Consultants, Test Managers, User Acceptance Testers and Software Developers.

Foundation Level Agile Tester Add-on qualification is also appropriate for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of software testing in the Agile world, such as Project Managers, Quality Managers, Software Development Managers, Business Analysts, IT Directors and Management Consultants.

Agile Tester Add-On will be released in early 2014. Visit www.istqb.org to get latest information.

ISTQB® welcomes XDIN to its Partner program!

 XDIN AB has joined the program at the Platinum partnership level.

ALTEN becomes first ISTQB® Global Partner

ISTQB® is pleased to announce that ALTEN has become the first organisation to achieve the Global Partner status with ISTQB®.

Read the Press Release or visit www.istqb.org/partner for more details about the Partner Program

ISTQB® welcomes Maint Cia Ltda. to its Partner program!

Maint Cia Ltda. has joined the program at the Silver partnership level.  

Develop an ISTQB® recognized mobile app!

ISTQB® created the “ISTQB® Recognized App” concept in order to promote mobile device applications based on ISTQB® referenced information. Anyone can submit a mobile device app for consideration as an ISTQB® Recognized App and, if successful, will be entitled to use the “ISTQB® Recognized App” logo. To find out more, read http://www.istqb.org/about-istqb/istqb-recognized-mobile-app.html

ISTQB® welcomes Steria Mummert Consulting AG to its Partner program!

Steria Mummert Consulting AG has joined the program at the Platinum partnership level. Visit the Partner program page for more information.

Global pass-rate of ISTQB® exams

ISTQB® exams are designed and monitored according to strict, internationally consistent, criteria. They are based on a precisely defined number of questions, varying depending on certification level, and a distribution of questions across the syllabi, according to topics and K-Levels. The global pass-rate of ISTQB® exams (world-wide average since inception) as of March 2013 is reported here http://www.istqb.org/exams-root.html

ISTQB® welcomes System Verification Sweden AB to its Partner Program!

System Verification Sweden AB has joined the program at the Platinum partnership level.

Visit the Partner Program page for more information.

Winner of 2013 "ISTQB® International Software Testing Excellence Award" to be announced in Portugal in November

Each year the ISTQB® awards a prize to somebody who is recognised as having made an outstanding contribution to the field of software quality through professional practice, innovation, or research. The next winner will be announced in Lisbon, Portugal, in November. For more information please visit http://awards.istqb.org/.

ISTQB® would like to welcome SQS AG to its Partner program!

SQS AG has joined the program at the Platinum partnership level. Visit the Partner program page for more information.

New ISTQB® Add-on under development: Agile Testing

To meet the demand for testing certification within specific domains, ISTQB® has introduced the concept of an “add-on”. The first of these will be focused on Agile Testing and is planned for release in early 2014.

ISTQB® welcomes Sogeti Deutschland GmbH to its Partner program!

Sogeti Deutschland GmbH has joined the program at the Platinum partnership level. For more information visit the Partner Program page.

Member Board update – ISTQB® excludes Saudi Arabian Board

The ISTQB® General Assembly on 23 August at Helsinki voted and approved the exclusion of Saudi Arabian Board. See more information about member boards.  

ISTQB® welcomes sepp.med GmbH to its Partner program!

sepp.med GmbH has joined the program at the Platinum partnership level. Visit the Partner Program page for more information.

Testing Portugal 2013 - 26 November 2013, Lisbon (Portugal)

Join us for the Testing Portugal conference, now into its fourth year, and attracting testing professionals from all over the region. Organised by the Portuguese Software Testing and Qualifications Board, this annual event is presented in both Portuguese and English, and is free to attend. For more details visit the Conference Page

ISTQB® welcomes Quality House Ltd. to its Partner program!

Quality House Ltd. has joined the program at the Platinum partnership level. Visit the Partner Program page for more information.

Find out about ISTQB® certifications … in a Nutshell!

This short presentation is available on our website and answers questions including: What is the ISTQB®? How many questions are there in an Advanced Test Manager exam? What is an "add-on"? To obtain ISTQB® in a Nutshell, please visit ISTQB® in a Nutshell webpage.

Iqnite: the conference for software quality and testing, 14-15 October 2013, Sydney (Australia)

iqnite 2013 Australia will again be held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition centre and promises to be another exciting event, with over 200 software testing professionals and vendors gathering to share the latest thinking, industry trends, and more. For more details visit the iqnite conference website.

ISTQB® welcomes Method Park Software AG to its Partner program!

Method Park Software AG has joined the program at the Platinum partnership level. Visit the Partner Program page for more information. 

ISTQB® certifications exceed 295,000!

As of March 2013, ISTQB® has issued over 295,000 certifications in 70 countries world-wide, with a growth rate of approximately 12,000 certifications per quarter. For more details, visit www.istqb.org.

ISTQB® welcomes Logica Deutschland GmbH & Co to its Partner program!

Logica Deutschland GmbH & Co has joined the program at the Platinum partnership level. Visit the Partner Program Page for more information.

ISTQB® Survey has been extended until 30 September 2013!

This is your chance to provide us with direct feedback on how ISTQB® certification has worked for you or your staff. The 20 question survey only takes less than 10-minutes to complete and two versions are available: a Practitioners’ Survey (for test practitioners who hold at least an ISTQB® Foundation certificate) and a Managers’ Survey (for managers of software testing teams). Please find more information or  access the survey

ISTQB® welcomes Knowledge Department GmbH to its Partner program!

Knowledge Department GmbH has joined the program at the Platinum partnership level. Visit the Partner Program page for more information. 

Chapter 7.6 in Advanced Level Syllabus 2012 - Test Manager: Communication

The communication between testers and other stakeholders must be professional, objective and effective in order to build and maintain respect for the test team. Diplomacy and objectivity are required when providing feedback, particularly constructive feedback, on the work products of others. Learn more and download the Syllabus.

ISTQB® Smartshow available on YouTube!

ISTQB® smartshow gives you an introduction to ISTQB® and brings you to the new Advanced Level syllabi launched in 2012.
Look at ISTQB® smartshow on YouTube ISTQB® Channel.

Chapter 7.5 in Advanced Level Syllabus 2012 - Test Manager: Motivation

There are many ways to motivate an individual in a testing position. These include:

  • Recognition for the job accomplished
  • Approval by management
  • Respect within the project team and among peers
  • Increased responsibility and autonomy
  • Adequate rewards for the work done (including salary, increased responsibility, recognition).

Learn more and download the Syllabus from the following address: http://istqb.org/downloads/viewcategory/46.html

ISTQB® would like to welcome Knowit Oy to its Partner program!

Knowit Oy has joined the program at the Platinum partnership level. 
Visit the Partner Program page for more information.

ASTQB Software Testing Conference 24-26 March 2014, San Francisco (USA)

Learn from groundbreaking software testing discussions in a congenial atmosphere at the ASTQB Software Testing Conference, in San Francisco. This unique software testing conference will feature ISTQB Certified speakers from around the globe in an atmosphere of community, authenticity, and professionalism. A discount of 20% on the price will be offered to all ISTQB® Certificates Holders. See more details.

ISTQB® would like to welcome Kantega AS to its Partner program!

Kantega AS has joined the program at the Platinum partnership level. Visit the Partner Program page for more information.

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