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ISTQB Certification Exam Prep Tips

How Should You and Your Team Prepare for ISTQB Exams?

A common question from those preparing for ISTQB exams: "Is it better to self-study or work with a training provider?"

The answer: There is no single defined path for ISTQB exam preparation by an individual or teams. 

Companies and individuals have been successful with several approaches when preparing for ISTQB:
  • Individually study using the free resources available on the ASTQB website
  • Individually study using the free ASTQB resources, books, and online resources*
  • Group study as a team using the free resources and/or books, reading them individually and then meeting weekly to discuss the new sections and ask questions of experienced testers
  • Individually study with a training provider course online or in-person
  • Group study with a training provider course together on-site or via a remote, live instructor
ASTQB also has some additional study tips when preparing for your exams.

Remember, the path you and/or your company choose really depends on the abilities and experience of the individuals on the team, as well as your corporate approach to learning.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We are always happy to help.

*Be careful with online resources and training courses – they can vary greatly in their quality. For this reason, ASTQB has accredited select courses from training providers. This means we have reviewed the training materials to ensure they adequately cover the content in the syllabus for that certification. See the accredited training providers

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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, especially when testing services RFPs include a requirement that testers appear on the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™.
  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!

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.
Official U.S. List of Certified Testers

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.
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