ISTQB certification from ASTQB can give you an advantage on consulting projects for U.S. companies.
How ISTQB & ASTQB Help Software Testing Consultants
Software Testing Consultants: 3 Reasons ISTQB & ASTQB Can Help
When a company considers supplementing their QA team with a consulting company, there are 3 reasons they should seek companies whose testers have ISTQB certification from ASTQB:
It builds trust in their software testing knowledge. ISTQB software tester certification is the most popular software testing certification in the world, making it a common standard. As the official representative of ISTQB for the U.S., ASTQB's official American English exam gives U.S. companies peace of mind.
It ensures a standard in their communication and principles. By utilizing ISTQB certification from ASTQB, consulting companies have proven standards for American English communication and software testing principles. This is critically important to integrating well with their clients’ internal U.S.-based test teams.
It demonstrates their professionalism. When a consulting company's testers have ISTQB advanced and specialty certifications, this shows their commitment to a higher level of software testing that ASTQB helps to provide. This is part of ASTQB's mission of promoting professionalism in software testing in the United States.
Importantly, American companies check the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™ and can compare consulting company testers to others through their Testing Tiers® software tester rankings. ASTQB and AT*SQA advertise the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™ and Testing Tiers® to decision-makers millions of times per year, making it the go-to source for U.S. companies.
Study the sample exams – but not just the sample exams: The free ISTQB sample exams are useful but don’t rely on them completely. Just because you know those ISTQB sample exam answers doesn’t mean that you know the answers to the exact questions on the exams. Again, study the syllabus, the glossary, and other high-quality resources and training.