ISTQB® and IREB® are forming an Alliance

Brussels, December 1, 2020

IREB logoISTQB® and IREB® have established alignment between their respective Glossaries The International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB®) and the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB®) have allied to further promote the Requirements Engineering and Software Testing professions together.

The IREB® and the ISTQB® qualification schemes are closely related and each organization supports the qualification of professionals in their respective subject domains based on the current state of practice.

With both certification programs recognized throughout the world, many software quality professionals already obtain both the IREB® Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering (CPRE) and the ISTQB® Certified Tester (CT-FL) training and certifications. Hence, by aligning the terminology taught in the two qualification schemes, professionals will gain a consistent view of testing and requirements engineering.

The first joint project between ISTQB® and IREB® has been to establish alignment between their respective Glossaries - the list of terms and definitions used to underpin their subject domains.

ISTQB® and IREB® have successfully reviewed their Glossaries and aligned the terms that are used in each, and IREB® and ISTQB® are pleased to announce the publication of these newly aligned Glossary releases dated October 2020: the CPRE Glossary version 2.0 and the ISTQB® Glossary version 3.5.

“Together with IREB®, we have identified an overlap of 75 terms used in both Glossaries. To our great satisfaction, many of them were already consistent. At ISTQB®, we have adjusted the definitions of 6 quality terms, and removed 19 requirements engineering terms from our Glossary, referencing the IREB® Glossary instead. These changes are now implemented in English, other supported languages will follow soon.” – said ISTQB® Glossary Working Group Chair Matthias Hamburg.

“This alliance is of strategic importance for us because it supports professional excellence. I thank the joint team for the successful work in aligning the terminology. We are committed to further strengthen the compatibility of the two qualification schemes.” – said ISTQB® President Olivier Denoo.

“We are happy to have reached this important milestone in an excellent cooperation. The new CPRE Foundation training will be based on our new Glossary v2.0. But time does not stand still. We will keep in touch to maintain and improve compatibility.” – said IREB® Council Chair Prof. Dr. Martin Glinz.

Media Contact:
Sebastian Malyska, ISTQB® Marketing Working Group Chair, sebastian.malyska@istqb.org
Stefan Sturm, IREB Gmbh Managing Director, Stefan.Sturm@ireb.org

About IREB®

The International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB®) has joined forces with the vision to create an international and professional basis for Requirements Engineering, to give this discipline the importance and the orientation that corresponds to its added value for the industry.

IREB® is the developer and the holder of the CPRE® (Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering) certification scheme. The board was created in 2006 by leading RE representatives, from science, research, industry, and consulting, and today it is a worldwide renowned body of experts for the individual certification of professionals in requirements engineering.

In their effort to establish the CPRE® certification scheme internationally, IREB is highly successful. Today, over 70,000 exams have been performed, and almost 55,000 professionals have obtained the CPRE Foundation Level certificate in over 80 countries.

For more information about IREB®, their activities, and the certification model, see www.ireb.org.

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ISTQB® releases Advanced Level Syllabus (2019-1) Test Analyst (CTAL-TA) and Advanced Level Syllabus (2019) Technical Test Analyst (CTAL-TTA)

Brussels, February 4, 2020

The ISTQB® General Assembly has approved the new 2019 versions of the ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Analyst and Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst syllabi for general release.

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ISTQB® releases CTAL Agile Technical Tester Syllabus (CTAL-ATT)

Brussels, November 14, 2019

At the ISTQB® General Assembly in Bengaluru (India) on the 18th of October 2019 the ISTQB® Advanced Agile Technical Tester Syllabus (CTAL-ATT) was released.

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ISTQB® announces winner of the 2019 Software Testing Excellence Award

Bengaluru, India, October, 2019

The ISTQB® are delighted to confirm Mr. Richard Bender as the winner of the 2019 International Software Testing Excellence Award.

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ISTQB® Sunset dates and information regarding ISTQB® Foundation Syllabus 2011

Brussels, 2 October, 2019

ISTQB® Foundation Level (CTFL) 2011 in local languages by Member Boards who do not use English will be retired as a public syllabus including exams and training material in local languages by Member Boards who do not use English as of December 4th 2019.

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ISTQB releases Foundation Level Gambling Industry Tester Specialist Syllabus (CTFL-GT)

Brussels, 30 July, 2019

The ISTQB® General Assembly has approved the 2019 version of the ISTQB® Gambling Industry Tester Specialist (GT) Syllabus for general release.

The GT Syllabus provides essential understanding and knowledge to anyone involved in testing in the gambling industry. The syllabus reflects the current best practices and procedures for testing in the gambling industry.

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ISTQB® releases Foundation Level Specialist Acceptance Testing Syllabus (CTFL-AcT)

Brussels, 29 July, 2019

The ISTQB® General Assembly has approved the new Acceptance Testing – specialist module syllabus for general release.

This Acceptance Testing syllabus is joint effort between ISTQB® and IQBBA® - International Qualification Board for Business Analysis.

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ISTQB® releases Foundation Level Specialist Mobile Application Testing Syllabus (CTFL-MAT)

Brussels, 10 July 2019

At the ISTQB® General Assembly vote on 3 May 2019, the ISTQB® Foundation Level Specialist Mobile Application Testing Syllabus (CTFL-MAT) was released. The new module, which has been developed on basis of the iSQI Certified Mobile Application Professional (CMAP), seamlessly fits in within the ISTQB® product portfolio specialization modules.

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ISTQB® sunset dates and information regarding ISTQB® Foundation Syllabus 2011 (CTFL-2011)

Brussels, 4 June, 2019

ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) 2011 in English will be retired as a public syllabus, including exams and training material in English, as of June 6th 2019.

This means that starting on June 6th 2019 the only English version of the Foundation Level Syllabus provided by ISTQB® will be the 2018 version.

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ISTQB® elected new Executive Team

Brussels, May 20, 2019

During the General Assembly meeting of ISTQB® - the International Software Testing Qualifications Board - held in Yerevan, Armenia on Friday 3rd of May 2019, elections for the new Executive Committee for ISTQB® were conducted.

ISTQB® has confirmed Mr. Olivier Denoo, President of the French Testing Board (CFTL), as President for the period 2019-2021. Olivier Denoo has been active in ISTQB® since 2012, as the ISTQB® Governance officer from 2016 to 2019.

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