ISTQB Foundation Level certification (CTFL) is your easy first step toward better software testing, software testing jobs, and promotions. ISTQB Foundation Level makes your company more efficient because it reduces software defects and risks by improving communications and standards. See the 5 easy steps to prepare for your ISTQB Foundation Level exam below. Register now for your ISTQB Foundation Level Exam through our official ISTQB exam provider AT*SQA The ISTQB Foundation Level Certification (CTFL) exam from ASTQB is required for everyone who tests software because it: Gives everyone on your software development team a common testing vocabulary and principles that improve communication and efficiency to save time, reduce defects, and lower costs. Begins your testing skills path that leads to software testing jobs and software QA promotions. Is required for all other ISTQB certifications. Adds you to both the ISTQB successful candidate register and the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™. Plus it adds points toward your Testing Tiers® software tester ranking! Note: You must take your ISTQB exam through ASTQB or our official global ISTQB exam provider AT*SQA to get on both lists and earn points toward your Testing Tiers™ software tester ranking. Learn more below. What if I have no experience in software testing? Can ISTQB Foundation Level help me get a software testing job? Yes! ISTQB Foundation and ISTQB Agile testing certifications from ASTQB (ISTQB in the U.S.) can be as valuable as experience. For example, this United States job posting accepts ISTQB certification from ASTQB in place of experience in their testing job requirements: “At least 1 year of progressive experience in the validation of software systems. Foundation Level with Agile Tester ISTQB certification can substitute for this experience.” Important: American employers ask us, ASTQB (ISTQB in the U.S.), and our official global ISTQB exam provider AT*SQA if you are on the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™. To appear on that official U.S. list and get points toward your Testing Tiers® software tester ranking, you must register here through ASTQB or our official global ISTQB exam provider AT*SQA. Of course, we will also add you to the ISTQB Successful Candidate Register. Subscribe to the free ASTQB newsletter for news about U.S. software testing jobs How to prepare for the ISTQB Foundation exam in 5 easy steps: Watch our free tips for how to pass ISTQB Foundation Level (CTFL). Also learn the answer to this question about ISTQB Foundation Level: “Is the ISTQB Foundation Level Exam Easy or Hard?“ Download our free ISTQB Foundation Level (CTFL) study materials below. Study the ISTQB Foundation Level (CTFL) syllabus, sample exams and glossary, plus related information in books or websites. Or use the easier, faster route of taking a software testing training course. Register for your ISTQB Foundation (CTFL) exam through ASTQB and our official ISTQB exam provider, AT*SQA. ONLY ASTQB & AT*SQA can add you to BOTH the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™ and the ISTQB successful candidate register – plus give you points toward your Testing Tiers™ software tester ranking. Pass your exam! We’ll then add you to the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™ and the ISTQB Successful Candidate Register. Plus you will have earned points toward your Testing Tiers® software tester ranking! “My career has definitely improved a lot after taking the CTFL certification. I often get appreciation from my peers and manager when they see the CTFL certification in my office cube.” ISTQB Foundation (CTFL) Preparation Resources Syllabi ISTQB Foundation Level Certification Syllabus v3.1.1 PDF Sample Exams ISTQB Foundation Level Sample Exam 1 Questions (PDF) Answers (PDF) ISTQB Foundation Level Sample Exam 2 Questions (PDF) Answers (PDF) Glossary Glossary of Software Testing Terms View Glossary Options Exam Format 40 questions | 60 minutes (75 minutes if English is not your primary language) ISTQB Foundation Level certification is an easy first step. ASTQB makes ISTQB CTFL easier by giving you free resources that help you get ready for the CTFL exam (see above). NOTE: You must register for your ISTQB exam through ASTQB or our official ISTQB exam provider AT*SQA to appear on the Official U.S. List of Certified Testers. Employers check with us, ASTQB, to see if you are ISTQB certified. Managers tell us they want you to take ASTQB’s version of the ISTQB exam because that shows you will be able to communicate with the rest of the team. We will also award you Testing Tiers™ software tester ranking points and add you to the ISTQB successful candidate register (SCR). If you want to make it even easier to prepare, take a proven ISTQB testing training course. Take a course that qualifies for ASTQB Proficiency Distinction™ and you’ll get extra recognition that makes you stand out for promotions and jobs. “I believe that going through the certification process helped me grow tremendously as a software tester, which led to my current position as a Product Manager. Thank you for all that you do!” Why should you get the career booster of ISTQB CTFL software testing certification? It shows employers you have practical software testing knowledge. It makes your company’s testing more efficient because everyone uses the same terms and principles. It shows your commitment and puts you on a career path to promotion. Get started today on ISTQB Foundation Level CTFL certification. Be sure to register for your ISTQB exam through ASTQB and our official ISTQB exam provider AT*SQA so you can get the extra, free benefits!