Why a Model-Based Tester certification at foundation level?

Model-based testing is an innovative test approach to improve effectivity and efficiency of the test process.
A model-based tester on a project uses models to drive test analysis and design, and keeps advantage of the models for other testing activities such as test implementation and reporting.
ISTQB® Model-Based Tester certification complements the core foundation level as a specialist module. It provides a practical and easy entry to the MBT approach.

Model-Based Testing Foundation Extension Syllabus will be published on this year. Stay tuned and follow our news on www.istqb.org

ISTQB® General Assembly - Next Stop, Shanghai

ISTQB® General Assembly will meet in October 23rd 2015 in Shanghai, China. The meeting will be preceded by working group meetings as well as an international testing conference.

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ISTQB® General Assembly - Next Stop, Denmark

ISTQB® General Assembly will meet in June 12th 2015 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The meeting will be preceded by working group meetings as well as an international conference.

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ISTQB® is happy to welcome ITWORKERS to its Partner program!

ITWORKERS has joined the program at the Silver Partnership level.

See http://itw.mx/index.html

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ISTQB® is happy to welcome Blizzard Entertainment China to its Partner program!

Blizzard Entertainment China has joined the program at the Platinum Partnership level.

See www.blizzard.com

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The Beta Release of the Model-Based Testing Foundation Extension Syllabus

The ISTQB® General Assembly meeting of Copenhagen 12 June has approved the Beta Release of the Model-Based Testing Foundation Extension Syllabus, along with the supporting Documentation.

ISTQB® is happy to welcome Bilbomática S.A. to its Partner Program!

Bilbomática S.A. has joined the program at the Gold Partnership level.

See www.bilbomatica.es

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ISTQB elects new leaders to Marketing Working Group and Governance

The ISTQB General Assembly in Copenhagen elected new leaders to head the Marketing Working Group and Governance.

Kaspar Loog was elected as Interim Chair for the Marketing Working Group. Mr Loog is from Estonia and running a testing technology startup Browserbite. He is also serving as the Estonian Board representative in ISTQB.

Oliver Denoo from the French Testing Board was elected as Interim Vice Chair for Governance. Mr Denoo is currently serving as Managing Director for ps_testware SAS in France.

More than 540,000 software testing certification exams worldwide

The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB®) is proud to announce that, as of March 2015, more than 540,000 software testing certification exams has taken place worldwide.

ISTQB® has issued 400,000 certifications in 100 countries worldwide

As of March 2015, ISTQB® has issued almost 400,000 certifications in 100 countries world-wide.

The scheme relies on a Body of Knowledge (Syllabi and Glossary) and exam rules that are applied consistently all over the world, with exams and supporting material being available in many languages.

See more facts & figures

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Learn everything about ISTQB® Certifications

First of all, find out why it is important choosing ISTQB® Certification through the description of its features and benefits.
Then, discover all the ISTQB® Certifications.

See more in www.istqb.org/certification-path-root.html

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FiSTB TESTING ASSEMBLY 23.–24.9.2015, Helsinki

FiSTB Testing Assembly is a two-day event this year at Hotel Presidentti (http://www.sokoshotelpresidentti.fi/).

We expect to get 200+ people to the seminar on Thursday 24.9. Theme of the seminar is Agile Testing – What can we learn from agile testing in startup companies. Keynote speakers will be Janet Gregory and Pekka Hyysalo!

On Wednesday 23.9 we will organize a tutorial day with Janet Gregory, where participants are limited to 30 people. You have a possibility to take an ISTQB® certification exam after the seminar on 24.9.

Seminar is for free for FiSTB members, ISTQB®/ISEB-certificate holders and TestausOSY/FAST-members.

For others the participation fee is 100€. The tutorial and exams have separate pricing.

Location: Helsinki, Finland

More info in testingassembly.fistb.fi

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Italian Software Testing Forum 2015 on 15-17 June 2015

The Italian Software Testing Forum is the only event in Italy dedicated to Software Services and Quality, where international experts from the industry and the academia will share experiences, knowledge and ideas.


The event is organized during three days: the first two days are dedicated to Tutorials held by international Gurus on the most interesting and innovative topic in the field of Software Testing and Quality. 

During the third day, the Conference and Expo will take place with the participation of important product companies, as well as system integrators/consulting providers and training/exam providers.

Location: Milan, Italy

More info at www.swtestingforum.org

 

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ANZTB Test 2015: Advancing Testing Expertise Conference on 22 May 2015

ANZTB Test 2015 is a single day conference featuring international and local guest speakers sharing their experience and thoughts on current software testing topics relevant to today's industry.

With a focus on gaming, mobility and usability, this year's conference will be an event not to be missed.

The conference is suitable for all IT professionals who have an interest in software testing, and anyone looking to advance their skills and knowledge in these currently trending areas of technology.

Location: Rendezvous Grand Hotel, Auckland - Australia

More info in http://anztb.org/eventdetails.php?event=111

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ISTQB® is happy to welcome CN Group CZ s.r.o to the Platinum Partnership level!

CN Group CZ s.r.o. has upgraded Partnership from Gold to Platinum level.
See www.cncz.cz

Become a partner? Get more information in www.istqb.org/partner

 

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There's still time to answer our survey until 15th of May!

ISTQB ® is proud to invite you to take part in a survey to assess the current trends in the testing industry.

By completing this survey, you will:

  • contribute to a better understanding of the software testing industry,
  • help decision makers make the right investments,
  • help you make more informed career decisions,
  • see the software testing trends in industry.

To thank you and to recognize your valuable contribution, you will receive an email with a summary of the results one month in advance of the report becoming publicly available.

Do you need help in terms of testing? Try our new ISTQB® Glossary Application

Try our new ISTQB® Glossary Application to find out the meaning of different testing terms.

Try it here http://astqb.org/glossary/

 

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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) is reported here: http://www.istqb.org/exams-root.html

 

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Remember our survey about the current trends in the testing industry

ISTQB ® is proud to invite you to take part in a survey to assess the current trends in the testing industry.

By completing this survey (http://sgiz.mobi/s3/WSTR2015), you will:

  • contribute to a better understanding of the software testing industry,
  • help decision makers make the right investments,
  • help you make more informed career decisions,
  • see the software testing trends in industry.

To thank you and to recognize your valuable contribution, you will receive an email with a summary of the results one month in advance of the report becoming publicly available.

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ISTQB® General Assembly will meet in October 23rd 2015 in Shanghai

ISTQB® General Assembly will meet in October 23rd 2015 in Shanghai, China.

The meeting will be preceded by working group meetings as well as an international conference.

 

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Gualtiero Bazzana from Italy is the new president of ISTQB®

The General Assembly meeting of ISTQB® - the International Software Testing Qualifications Board - was held in Tel-Aviv, Israel on Thursday 26th of March 2015.
During this meeting, elections for the new Executive Committee for ISTQB® were conducted.

ISTQB® has chosen Mr. Gualtiero Bazzana, chairman of ITA-STQB – the Italian Testing Board and a respected figure in software testing internationally, to be its new elected President for 2015-2017.
Gualtiero Bazzana has been active in ISTQB® since 2007, acting as the Chair of the Marketing Working Group since 2011.

Alongside the election of a new President ISTQB® also:

  • re-elected the former ISTQB® President Mr. Yaron Tsubery from the Israeli Testing Certification Board (ITCB®) as Vice President
  • elected Mr. Kari Kakkonen from the Finnish Software Testing Board (FiSTB) as Treasurer
  • elected Mr. Geoff Thompson from the UK Testing Board (UKTB) as Secretary.

Read the Press Release for more information

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More than 500,000 software testing certification exams worldwide

The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB®) is proud to announce that, as of December 2014, more than 500,000 software testing certification exams has taken place worldwide.

 

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ISTQB® has issued 380,000 certifications in more than 100 countries worldwide

As of December 2014, ISTQB® has issued 380,000 certifications in more than 100 countries world-wide, with a growth rate of more than 13,000 certifications per quarter.

The scheme relies on a Body of Knowledge (Syllabi and Glossary) and exam rules that are applied consistently all over the world, with exams and supporting material being available in many languages.

See more facts & figures: http://www.istqb.org/about-istqb/facts-and-figures.html

 

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Why Advanced Level?

The Advanced Level qualification is aimed at people who have achieved an advanced point in their careers in software testing. This includes people in roles such as testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers and software developers.

This Advanced Level qualification is also appropriate for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of software testing, such as project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, IT directors and management consultants.

To receive Advanced Level certification, candidates must hold the Foundation Certificate and satisfy the Exam Board which examines them that they have sufficient practical experience to be considered Advanced Level qualified. Refer to the relevant Exam Board to understand their specific practical experience criteria.

See more in http://www.istqb.org/certification-path-root/advanced-level/advanced-level-in-a-nutshell.html

 

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Why Agile Tester extension?

Agile testing is a relatively new approach to software testing that follows the principles of agile software development as outlined in the Agile Manifesto.

A tester on an Agile project will work differently than one working on a traditional project. Testers must understand the values and principles that underpin Agile projects, and how testers are an integral part of a whole-team approach together with developers and business representatives. There is a lot of confusion concerning agile testing – which means there's an educational opportunity as well.

The Agile Extension will give the tester the knowledge to be part of agile testing teams and achieve high performance.

See more in http://www.istqb.org/certification-path-root/agile-tester-extension/agile-tester-extension-in-a-nutshell.html

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Remember our survey about the current trends in the testing industry

ISTQB ® is proud to invite you to take part in a survey to assess the current trends in the testing industry.

By completing this survey (http://sgiz.mobi/s3/WSTR2015), you will:

  • contribute to a better understanding of the software testing industry,
  • help decision makers make the right investments,
  • help you make more informed career decisions,
  • see the software testing trends in industry.

To thank you and to recognize your valuable contribution, you will receive an email with a summary of the results one month in advance of the report becoming publicly available.

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ISTQB® is happy to welcome Belatrix Software to its Partner program!

Belatrix Software has joined the program at the Silver Partnership level.

See www.belatrixsf.com

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