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Be Ready for Any Economy
Testing the Tester

ASTQB's "Test the Tester"

How much do you know about different software testing topics? Our "Test the Tester" quizzes will help you gauge your knowledge and give you confidence that you can study and pass your ISTQB exam.

The most recent quiz had the question, "As with all scripting techniques, linear scripting starts with some manual test procedures. What is a con of linear scripting?" The answer was (3), "The amount of effort required to automate any given test procedure will be mostly dependent on the size (number of steps or actions) required to perform it." Learn more about ISTQB Test Automation Engineering.

This week our question comes from the ISTQB Advanced Test Manager syllabus:

Is a testing schedule required for a Test Manager to provide efficient test control?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Find the answer in Section 1.2.2 of the ISTQB Advanced Test Manager syllabus or see "Test the Tester" in an upcoming newsletter. 

See the Advanced Test Manager Syllabus
Tester and Test Manager

Are You Ready for Changes in the Economy? Preparing Now is Key for Testers & Managers

Economic changes catch many testers – and managers – off guard. Projects can evaporate overnight. Layoffs can occur. Workloads for those left behind can increase.

How do you get your testing career ready for a recession? If you are a manager, how do you prepare your testing team?

ASTQB has identified a few ways to stay ahead of the curve:

  • Trend #1: When the economy goes down, educational enrollment goes up. Why is that, and what does this mean for you?
  • Trend #2: When everyone wants a job, getting an interview can be exceptionally difficult. How can you move your resume to the top?
  • Trend #3: The amount of work doesn’t drop as quickly as the number of staff to do that work. How can you protect yourself as a manager?

Get full details on steps you can take with our article "3 Ways Testers and Test Managers Can Be Ready for Any Economy."

See the 3 Ways to Prepare
Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers

3 Ways the Official U.S. List Helps You 

The only way to appear on our Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™ and earn points toward your Testing Tiers® ranking is to register for your certification exam through ASTQB and our official ISTQB exam provider AT*SQA

No matter where you live in the world, being on our Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™ can help you and your employer in 3 ways:
  1. It can help you get jobs with American companies. American companies and governmental organizations check with ASTQB & AT*SQA to see if you are certified. Why? Because ASTQB is the official U.S. board for ISTQB certification and AT*SQA is our official ISTQB exam provider. If you're on this list, companies know you took the official U.S. Board's American English ISTQB exam
  2. It could help your company get contracts with American companies. Your inclusion on the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™ is a bonus for your company because it demonstrates your commitment to working with a U.S.-based software quality team. That's a big deal.
  3. It makes you and your company more prominent. AT*SQA and ASTQB promote the importance of hiring individuals on our Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™, and our ads have been seen more than 50 million times. That makes your certification accomplishment more well-known to U.S. employers and clients every day! Don't forget that ASTQB and AT*SQA will also give you Testing Tiers® points that increase your level on the list.

Of course, ASTQB & AT*SQA also add you to the ISTQB Successful Candidate Register! Register for your ISTQB exam through ASTQB or our official ISTQB exam provider AT*SQA now to get on both lists and earn Testing Tiers® ranking points.

Do You Have Questions About Taking ISTQB Exams?

Our official exam provider, AT*SQA, is always happy to answer your questions about registration, scheduling, and more! You can find answers to common questions such as these on their FAQ page:

  • How do I register for an exam?
  • How do I take an exam?
  • How do I reschedule an exam?
  • How do I prepare for an online exam from home? 

Take Your ISTQB Exam at Home Anywhere

Did you know you can take your ISTQB exam from ASTQB & AT*SQA anywhere in the world? You've always been able to do so through a testing center, but now you can also do so from home!

Make sure you're keeping up with other testers so your career stays strong. Register now at our exam provider AT*SQA to take your ISTQB exam at home

Contact us if you need assistance or have questions. We can make the process easy for you.
Official U.S. List of Certified Testers
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