How ISTQB & ASTQB Help Software Testing Consultants
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:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
See Why Consultants Should Have ISTQB from ASTQB

How to Pass Your ISTQB Certification Exams

ISTQB exams are challenging, but with preparation and knowledge, you can succeed!

ASTQB has asked testers and trainers for their advice when preparing for ISTQB exams. Some key points are:
  • Preparation is key: Give yourself enough time to prepare for your ISTQB exam before you schedule your ISTQB exam date
  • Download the free syllabi and glossary: The free syllabi and glossary that are provided for the ISTQB exams are very important. 
  • 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.
Read more study tips for any ISTQB exam from ASTQB.
Advice On How to Pass Any ISTQB exam

Are You Preparing for ISTQB Foundation Level? Do You Know These?

The ISTQB Foundation Level syllabus includes seven testing principles:
  1. Testing shows the presence of defects, not their absence
  2. Exhaustive testing is impossible
  3. Early testing saves time and money
  4. Defects cluster together
  5. Beware of the pesticide paradox
  6. Testing is context-dependent
  7. Absence-of-errors is a fallacy
Do you know what these mean? See the descriptions.

If you know and understand these seven testing principles, you will be one step closer to success with your ISTQB Foundation Level exam from ASTQB.
Learn More about the 7 Testing Principles

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