Model-based testing is an innovative testing approach to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the test process. A model-based tester on a project uses models to drive test analysis and design and keeps the 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. Only ASTQB lets you retake this ISTQB exam for free when you meet the criteria! When you take this ISTQB exam through ASTQB and AT*SQA, you earn points toward your Testing Tiers™ software tester ranking.

ISTQB MBT Learning Objectives

Certified model-based testers should be able to demonstrate their skills in the following areas:

  • Objectives and motivations for model-based testing
  • Activities specific to MBT and essential MBT artifacts
  • Integrating MBT into the software development lifecycle
  • MBT modeling (good practices, languages, types of MBT models)
  • Test selection criteria used in model-based testing
  • MBT test implementation and execution
  • Evaluating and deploying an MBT Approach

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Preparation Resources

  • Syllabus
  • ISTQB Model-Based Tester Certification Syllabus
  • Sample Exams
  • ISTQB Model-Based Tester Certification Sample Exam
  • Glossary
  • Glossary of Software Testing Terms
  • Exam Format
  • 40 questions | 60 minutes