Foundation is just the start. Which popular ISTQB Certification should you choose next?
ISTQB Specialty Certifications
ISTQB specialty certifications are always a popular choice
ISTQB Test Automation Engineering certification is always a popular choice for your career. It might be the next great certification to add to your portfolio of knowledge.
Test Automation Engineering certification is aimed at people who wish to build on the knowledge and skills acquired at the Foundation Level and further their expertise. A Test Automation Engineer is one who has a broad knowledge of testing in general and an in-depth understanding of test automation.
They must have sufficient knowledge of test automation theory and practice to be able to influence the direction that an organization and/or project takes when designing, developing, and maintaining test automation solutions for functional tests.
Future-proof your career by building your testing skills
ISTQB Foundation Level is the entry point to software testing, not the endpoint. If you stop with just Foundation Level, you could quickly be passed by other testers (see the recent Testing Tiers™ points gainers) and fall behind on software QA best practices.
How do you keep your testing skills sharp after Foundation Level? We highlighted Test Automation Engineering above, but there are lots of testing skill areas that are growing in popularity, so it can be difficult to decide!
That's why we created the software testing road map. It makes it easy to visualize your career path and learn about the different testing skill options. See the full version of the software testing road map. Then read the short descriptions and click on a type of testing that interests you. It's easy and is the first step toward future-proofing your career.
When you take your ISTQB exam through ASTQB, you can appear on both the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™ and the ISTQB Successful Candidate Register. Only ASTQB & AT*SQA can add you to both!