Chapter 4.3 in Advanced Level Syllabus 2012 - Test Manager: Defect Report Information

When a defect is detected (as part of static testing), or a failure is observed (as part of dynamic testing), data should be gathered by the person(s) involved and included in the defect report. This information should suffice for three purposes: 1. Management of the report through the defect lifecycle 2. Assessment of project status, especially in terms of product quality, and test progress 3. Assessment of process capability (as discussed in Section 4.4) Learn more and download the Syllabus here.

Chapter 4 in Advanced Level Syllabus 2012 - Test Manager: Defect Management

An organization's defect management process and the tool used to manage this work are of critical importance not only to the test team but to all teams involved in the development of software. Defects may be introduced at any point in the software development lifecycle and in any software-related work product. Therefore, each phase of the software development lifecycle should include activities to detect and remove potential defects. Learn more and download the Syllabus here.

The Winner of 2012 "ISTQB® International Software Testing Excellence Award" Dorothy Graham was awarded in London

ISTQB® awarded Dorothy for her notable contributions to the improvement of software quality and software testing. The ceremony was held on December 2012 in London with the presence of Marketing Working Group Chair, ISTQB® President and UKTB President. See the picture below and read more about the Award here.

 

graham ceremony

Taking shape! Career paths for testing (and how ISTQB® provides this career path)

Career paths for testers is a hot topic. As the demand for skills steadily increases, companies are looking for ways to get testing staff with top skills. As we all know, these skills don't just grow on trees; they have to be built up over time. Having a defined career path for testers to follow is a great way to encourage the development of these top testing skills. The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB®) provides this career path. Read the blog here.

Chapter 3 in Advanced Level Syllabus 2012 - Test Manager: Reviews

Since reviews are a form of static testing, Test Managers may be responsible for their overall success, particularly in respect of testware products. In the wider context of software projects, however, this responsibility should be a matter of organizational policy. Given the possible widespread application of formal reviews across many disciplines, both before and within software projects, the responsible party may be a Test Manager, or a Quality Assurance Manager, or a trained Review Coordinator. Learn more and download the Syllabus here.

Chapter 2 in Advanced Level Syllabus 2012 - Test Manager: Test Management

A central responsibility of a manager is to secure and utilize resources (people, software, hardware, infrastructure, etc.) to carry out value-adding processes. For software and IT managers, the processes are often part of a project or a program aimed at delivering software or a system for internal or external use. Learn more and download the Syllabus here.

Chapter 1 in Advanced Level Syllabus 2012 - Test Manager: Testing process

For each test level, test planning starts at the initiation of the test process for that level and continues
throughout the project until the completion of closure activities for that level. It involves the
identification of the activities and resources required to meet the mission and objectives identified in
the test strategy. See more about planning and other phases and download the Syllabus here.

Use Eligibility Grid For calculating your Partner Program Level!

The Program comprises four levels of partnerships (Silver, Gold, Platinum and Global) and the partnership level of an organisation is determined through the number of certification points it has accumulated. The Eligibility Grid will calculate your ISTQB® Partner Program level, based on the number of certifications in your organisation.
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The new 2012 ISTQB® Advanced Level consists an overview plus 3 different documents

The release consists of an overview document plus 3 separate, distinct syllabi for Advanced Test Manager, Advanced Test Analyst and Advanced Technical Test Analyst. An overview of the main changes in the 2012 version compared with the 2007 version can be found in the news document published in May 2012 regarding the new 2012 ISTQB® Advanced Level at www.istqb.org.

Read the Press Release here.

Who can become a Partner?

Organisations may be eligible to become ISTQB® Partners if they have employees or external consultants working for them who provided services for more than 70% of their time and have passed ISTQB® certification exams. This applies equally to training providers. See more here

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The release of the 2012 Advanced Level product represents a major milestone

Mike Smith, Chair of the ISTQB® Advanced Level Working Group (ALWG), says "the release of the 2012 Advanced Level product represents a major milestone, and is the culmination of a lot of hard work by many people across the world over the past 2 years. Business Outcomes are now the driver for the 2012 Advanced Level Syllabi. These provide clearly defined statements about the capabilities of anyone achieving Advanced Level Certification, enabling employers to match the profile of certified testers to their business requirements. These statements are verified by examinable Learning Objectives which are traceable to the Business Outcomes. Further to this, the careful scoping of Advanced between Foundation and Expert Levels in the ISTQB® scheme, enables businesses and testing professionals to map out career development paths".

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What are the benefits of the ISTQB® Partner Program?

The major benefits of the ISTQB® Partner Program include e.g. permission to use the ISTQB® Partnership Program logo (and other permitted marketing material) on organisation's website.
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What is the ISTQB® Partner Program?

The ISTQB® Partner Program recognises organisations with a demonstrated commitment to software testing certifications. The Program comprises four levels of partnerships (Silver, Gold, Platinum and Global) and the partnership level of an organisation is determined through the number of certification points it has accumulated. Benefits among others are:

  • Permission to use the ISTQB® Partnership Program logo (and other permitted marketing material) on organisation's website
  • Recognition of the organisation's testing professionalism, both in the local and international market
  • Official Recognition Letter, indicating identity/location, validity and level

See more in www.istqb.org/partner/

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The release of the new 2012 ISTQB® Advanced Level includes several updates

ISTQB® Advanced Level product release includes updates to the Glossary, Accreditation Process, and the Exam Structure and Rules as well as sample exam questions for all syllabus learning objectives. It is important for all current Advanced Level Training Providers to note that the scale of the changes in the 2012 Advanced Level means that full re-accreditation of courses will be required. To ensure a smooth transition between the 2007 version and 2012 version, there will be a transition  period during which the 2007 version will be phased out. The earliest availability of exams against the 2012 version will be December 2012 with local ISTQB® Member Boards being able to advise on exact dates.  For more details: www.istqb.org

The new 2012 Advanced Level brings another important step to the community and the industry

Yaron Tsubery, President of ISTQB® says "The new 2012 Advanced Level brings another important step to the community and the industry, moving the ISTQB® one step ahead towards the future. I believe this new version is in line with the industry and the practitioners needs and will ensure the growth of professionalism in the software testing domain. The new 2012 Advanced Level is enabling those who took the Foundation Level to move forward and expand their knowledge, while advancing and aligning their career paths following a unified, international standard."

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ISTQB® General Assembly will meet in San Francisco in March 2014

The ISTQB® Spring 2014 GA will take place in San Francisco, USA.

Modularization of the Expert Syllabi

The ISTQB® GA approved the modularization of the Expert Level Syllabi making them more flexible. It will be possible to get certified on specific parts of the Syllabi. The overall structure and content of the published Expert Syllabi is not affected by this modularization.

ISTQB® approves the extension of its current scheme with add-ons

The ISTQB® approved in Cape Town the extension of the current scheme with add-ons. The add-ons will extend the current syllabi (mainly the Foundation one) with specific content focused on specific processes (eg: "agile testing"), specific methodologies (eg: "model based testing") or on specific domains (eg: "testing automotive systems").

Chapter 6 in Advanced Level Syllabus 2012 - Technical Test Analyst: Test Tools and Automation

An ideal toolset should eliminate the duplication of information across the tools. It takes more effort and it is more error-prone to store test execution scripts both in a test management database and in the configuration management system.
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Chapter 5 in Advanced Level Syllabus 2012 - Technical Test Analyst: Learn about reviews

Technical Test Analysts must be active participants in the review process, providing their unique views. They should have formal review training to better understand their respective roles in any technical review process. All review participants must be committed to the benefits of a well-conducted technicalreview.

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Special Award Winner is Boris Beizer!

As a special celebration for the 10Years Anniversary of ISTQB®, the Award Panel has decided to issue also a "Special Award for Lifelong Contribution to Software Testing" that has been awarded to Boris Beizer.
Read more in the Award Web site

2012 Award Winner is Dorothy Graham!

ISTQB® is proud to announce that the Winner of 2012 "ISTQB® International Software Testing Excellence Award" is Dorothy Graham for her notable contributions to the improvement of software quality and software testing.
Read more in the Award Web site.

Release of the 2012 Advanced Level Syllabus

The ISTQB® General Assembly meeting in Cape Town (October 2012) approved the release of the 2012
Advanced Level Syllabus that consists of three separate, distinct syllabi for Advanced Test Manager, Advanced Test Analyst and Advanced Technical Test Analyst.

For more information, read the Press Release and download the Syllabi here.

Release of the ISTQB® “standard glossary of Testing terms”, version 2.2

The ISTQB® General Assembly meeting in Cape Town (October 2012), approved the release of the ISTQB®
"standard glossary of Testing  terms", version 2.2. The glossary uses the principle of backwards compatibility as much as possible, this version can be used today by all stakeholders and formally replaces glossary version 2.1.You can download the new glossary version 2.2 here and read the Press Release for more details.

Chapter 4 in Advanced Level Syllabus Beta version 2012 - Technical Test Analyst: Learn about Quality Characteristics for Technical Testing

In general, the Technical Test Analyst focuses testing on "how" the product works, rather than the functional aspects of "what" it does. These tests can take place at any test level. For example, during component testing of real time and embedded systems, conducting performance benchmarking and testing resource usage is important.

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Chapter 3 in Advanced Level Syllabus Beta version 2012 - Technical Test Analyst: Learn about Analytical Techniques

There are two types of analysis: static analysis and dynamic analysis.

  • Static analysis (Section 3.2) encompasses the analytical testing that can occur without executing the software. Because the software is not executing, it is examined either by a tool or by a person to determine if it will process correctly when it is executed.
  • Dynamic analysis (Section 3.3) requires the actual execution of the code and is used to find coding faults which are more easily detected when the code is executing (e.g., memory leaks).

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Chapter 2 in Advanced Level Syllabus Beta version 2012 - Technical Test Analyst: Learn about structure-based test design technique

Chapter 2  principally  describes  structure-based  test  design  techniques,  which  are  also  known  as white  box  or  code-based  test  techniques.  These  techniques  use  the  code,  the  data  and  the architecture  and/or  system  flow  as  the  basis  for  test  design.
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Why Expert?

The Expert Level extends the knowledge and experience obtained at the Advanced Level by providing in-depth, practically-oriented certifications in a range of different testing subjects. With Expert Level ISTQB® offers career paths for testers with clearly defined business outcomes. The Expert Level currently has four modules; two released and two in development:

  • Improving the Test Process
  • Test Management
  • Test Automation (in progress)
  • Security Testing (in progress)

See more information here.

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