ISTQB® International Testing Award

ISTQB® announce the creation of an ISTQB® International Testing Award that will be assigned yearly starting from 2012 to a prominent person in the field of software testing; more details on the eligibility process will be made available in due course.

ISTQB® TBOK (Test Body of Knowledge)

ISTQB® kicks-off activities for the creation of a comprehensive and consistent TBOK, by packaging/ enhancing the existing Glossary and Syllabi as well as incorporating the Syllabi undergoing development and additional sources of information. It is expected that the TBOK will be publicly available within two years.

The ISTQB® Glossary is kept aligned to the evolution of syllabi

The Glossary Working Group is enhancing the ISTQB® Glossary by adding new terms coming from the Expert Level syllabi as well as fine tuning existing terms; the new Version 2.2 is planned to be published in June 2012.

ISTQB® enhances Exam Rules and Structure

The ISTQB® General Assembly in Shanghai approves an enhanced set of rules related to the Exam Structure and the Exam Question Writing Rules and Recommendations; the adoption of such rules by the Member Boards and Exam Providers will further enhance the consistency of exams at international level.

ISTQB® Certified Tester Expert Level Test Manager sample Exam

ISTQB® publishes a sample exam for the Certified Tester Expert Level Test Manager; the document is intended for public availability and is aimed at providing to the candidates an example of what is expected from them in order to achieve the Expert Level certification. For the first time, an ISTQB® exam includes also essay-type questions in addition to the multiple-choice format of Foundations and Advanced level.

To access the Certified Tester Expert Level Test Manager sample exam documents please click here.

ISTQB® Expert Level Syllabus “Test Manager”

The ISTQB® Expert Level "Test Manager" syllabus is approved for official release as version 2011.

ISTQB® Expert Level Syllabus “Improving the Testing Process”

The ISTQB® announces the full release of the Expert Level Syllabus "Improving the Testing Process"; it is foreseen that training and exams will start during 2012.

The ISTQB® Advanced Level new syllabus makes further steps ahead

The ISTQB® Advanced Level Working Group defines the structure, contents, learning objectives, entry requirements and training duration of a new version of the Advanced Level Syllabus, whose general availability and deployment is planned for 2012. The ISTQB® will publicly issue within short time a summary document giving an overview of the 2012 Advanced Level Syllabus and the main differences with respect to the current version.

ISTQB® strengthens the activities on Product Definition

The ISTQB® institutionalizes a Product Development Steering Committee (PDSC) aimed at defining the roadmap for the ISTQB® overall Product Architecture roadmap (Syllabi and their relationships) as well as its deployment plan; the PDSC will gather together the ISTQB® Executives, the Chairs of the Working Groups working on Glossary and Syllabi, as well as Marketing and Exam WG Chairs; ISTQB® expects that this will lead to an optimized evolution of syllabi and other ISTQB® key deliverables in accordance with market needs.

ISTQB® refines the definition of its Core Values

The ISTQB® General Assembly in Shanghai approves an enhanced definition of the ISTQB® Core Values, that are summarized as follows: Professionalism; Knowledge sharing; Continuous learning; Openness; Non-profit independency; Integrity; Active member boards; Consistency; International presence.

ISTQB® details its “Mission” Statement

The ISTQB® General Assembly in Shanghai approves a more focused definition of the ISTQB® Mission, consisting of 10 activities that can be read in details on the ISTQB® Web Site.

ISTQB® enhances the definition of its “Vision”

The ISTQB® General Assembly in Shanghai approves an enhanced definition of the ISTQB® Vision: "To continually improve and advance the software testing profession by defining and maintaining a Body of Knowledge which allows testers to be certified, based on best practices, connecting the international software testing community, and encouraging research".

ISTQB® strengthens its presence in Social Networks.

Following the increasing demand by the Testing Community to interact with and discuss on ISTQB® related topics, ISTQB® strengthens its presence on some of the most used Social Networks and Communication Channels world-wide, including: Facebook, Linkedin, XING, YouTube, SlideShare and Twitter. By joining them, you will be able to receive official updates from ISTQB®, interact directly with ISTQB® officers and members, contribute to further development of the ISTQB® scheme and be informed about events and other news.


ISTQB® 10 Years Celebration

ISTQB® will celebrates its 10 Year Anniversary in 2012. In this period the "ISTQB® Certified Tester" scheme has become the de facto reference for certification of software testing professionals world-wide. ISTQB® would like to thank all the Certified Testers and the principal stakeholders of the scheme (Member Boards, Training Providers, Exam Providers, IT and user companies) for having contributed to such a remarkable result. ISTQB® will take the opportunity during its 10 Years Anniversary to organize a series of special activities that will be announced throughout 2012 and that are expected to pave the way towards new achievements; stay tuned on the ISTQB® Web Site and Social Networks to be promptly informed about the upcoming events.

ISTQB® Expert Level - Road Map & Principles

ISTQB® publishes a slide set summarizing the principles and road map of the Expert Level. To view the slide presentation please click here.

ISTQB Partner Program
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ISTQB International Conference Network
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