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Whether you test software full-time or part-time, ISTQB software testing certifications from ASTQB build your path to jobs and promotions.

Logo of the Official US List of Certified TestersASTQB is the official United States Certification Board for ISTQB, so to appear on the Official U.S. List of Certified Testers you must register for your ISTQB exam through ASTQB and our ISTQB exam registration provider AT*SQA. ASTQB will also add you to the ISTQB Successful Candidate Register.

If you aren’t sure where to start, you should choose ISTQB Foundation Level Certification (CTFL) because it is required before you take the other certifications. After CTFL, there are many interesting certification options, so the Software Testing Career Road Map is very helpful!

Foundation Level Certification (CTFL)

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ISTQB Foundation Level software testing certification (CTFL) is a career essential for those testing software. Whether you test software all day or just part-time through Agile, DevOps or Continuous Delivery, you need ISTQB Foundation Level testing certification (CTFL). ISTQB Certification is the most popular software testing certification in the world with more than 570,000 testing certificates awarded across 100+ countries.

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Agile Testing

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The Agile Tester Foundation Level Certification demonstrates that you understand Agile testing concepts, communicate effectively with others in an Agile software team, and are committed to improving your professional knowledge as a software tester. Appropriate for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of software testing in the Agile world.

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Advanced Agile Technical Testing

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ISTQB Advanced Level Agile Technical Tester (CTAL-ATT) builds upon the ISTQB foundation level Agile testing certification so you can demonstrate that you:

  • Have mastered basic Agile testing concepts and are ready to show your advanced knowledge
  • Are developing technical testing skills in an agile context
  • Are ready to take the lead in an Agile testing environment

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Advanced Test Analyst

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Build your career with ISTQB Advanced Level Test Analyst Software Testing Certification. Demonstrate you have advanced software testing skills because you understand what it takes to be a top notch test analyst.

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Advanced Technical Test Analyst

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Prove you have the desire to move higher in your career and your organization. You have the advanced skills that companies want to keep and promote. This certification shows you have a strong commitment to the testing profession and self-improvement. You enjoy working in the code and solving problems.

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Advanced Test Manager

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Advanced Level Test Manager certification shows you have a strong commitment to the testing profession, self-improvement, and leadership. Demonstrate you have advanced software testing skills and are ready to lead others.

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Expert Test Management

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Are you a leader in software testing in your company? Then it’s time to step up to an Expert Level Certification. ISTQB Expert Level Software Testing Certification proves that you not only have the vision for great software testing, you have the credentials to back it up.

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Advanced Security Testing

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Build your career with ISTQB Advanced Level Security Testing Certification. Make a difference for your company. According to research by the Ponemon Institute, the average cost of a data breach was $3.62 million.

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Advanced Test Automation Engineer

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Advanced Test Automation Engineering Certification shows you have a strong commitment to the testing profession and self-improvement. You understand a key testing component: test automation. This proves you have the desire to move higher in your career and your organization.

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Gambling Industry Tester

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Being a gambling industry tester means that you must understand both testing in general, and the unique set of skills for the gambling industry ecosystem. This ecosystem is filled with proprietary, complex, multifaceted gambling software, hardware, platforms, firmware and operating systems. The objective of this syllabus is to provide Certified Tester Foundation Level graduates with the specific knowledge that is required for a career in gambling industry testing.

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Mobile Testing

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Mobile Testing Certification: Show you are ready to test mobile apps, mobile phones and mobile devices with the global standard in mobile testing, ASTQB Certified Mobile Tester. If you don’t have Mobile Testing Certification yet, you are missing out on jobs and promotions. Exam now available online!

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Model-Based Testing

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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.

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Usability Testing

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Usability Testing Certification: build and prove your usability testing skills. The Certified Usability Testing Foundation Level (CTFL)-UT is an entry level software testing certification that helps you build usability testing skills and prove your readiness to employers.

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Performance Testing

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The new ISTQB Performance Testing Certification is important for anyone involved in software testing who wishes to broaden their knowledge of performance testing and wishes to start a specialist career in performance testing.

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Business Analysis

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Get the globally-recognized IQBBA Business Analyst Certification from ASTQB to get a job or a promotion writing, reviewing or maintaining requirements. While excellent on its own, IQBBA is the ideal business analyst certification if you and your company are involved in any way with software testing.

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Automotive Software Tester

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The increasing complexity in the development of software-based automotive systems and a share of the software at more than 50% of the added value of a vehicle lead to a growing importance of testing of software-based automotive systems in vehicles.

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Proficiency Distinction

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The new ASTQB Proficiency Distinction™ program is designed to extend the value of your standard ISTQB and ASTQB certifications by recognizing the value of intensive hands-on interactive training as part of the certification experience.

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Prerequisites

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Please note the following prerequisites apply to ISTQB certifications:

  • ISTQB Foundation Level Certification is a prerequisite for all other ISTQB certifications.
  • ISTQB Foundation Level Extension Agile Testing Certification is a prerequisite for Advanced Level Agile Technical Tester.
  • ISTQB Advanced Level certifications require sufficient practical experience of three years.
  • ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager is a prerequisite for ISTQB Expert Level Test Management and requires at least 5 years of practical testing experience as well as at least 2 years of industry experience in the specific Expert Level topic.