More than 300,000 certifications achieved

The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB®) is proud to announce that, as of June 2013, it has issued more than 300,000 software testing certifications world-wide.

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2013 Award Winner is Harry Sneed!

ISTQB® is proud to announce that the Winner of 2013 "ISTQB® International Software Testing Excellence Award" is Harry Sneed for his outstanding contribution to the software quality and software testing.

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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®.

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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.

Release of the Beta Version of the new Advanced Level (CTAL2012) Syllabus

The ISTQB® Advanced Level Syllabi 2012 is on track to be released during Fall 2012; The beta version is now available for download. Read the Press Release for more details.

More than 200.000 certifications achieved

ISTQB® announces to have issued more than 200.000 certificates world-wide.

The document can be found here.

BCS withdraws ISEB Test Practitioner scheme in favor of ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced level certification scheme

As a consequence of the Agreement signed in March 2010 between UKTB and ISEB, the ISEB Practitioner qualification scheme has been phased out and the two ISEB Practitioner exams (Test Management and Test Analysis) have been withdrawn from the 1st February 2011. ISTQB® have defined a Grandfathering scheme between the ISEB Practitioner certificates and the ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level certifications that is explained in details in the attached Mapping Document.

UK Testing Board and BCS sign agreement

UK Testing Board (UKTB) has signed an agreement with BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT which promotes qualifications for professionals. The agreement will see the two organizations working more closely together to promote and support Software testing accreditation and certification internationally. UKTB will become the preferred supplier for the Institute's software testing exams at Foundation and Advanced levels in accordance with the international ISTQB® program.

New equivalence mapping between the ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level certifications and the ISEB Practitioner certificates also come into effect at this date.

The agreement will also see BCS working more closely with an increasing number of ISTQB® boards around the world. For more details, refer to the Press Release.

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