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The Importance of Standards 

How Can You Add External Testers Successfully?

Does your company utilize temporary testers or outside testing services? If so, it is important that you ensure their communication and testing principles mesh well with your current team. Otherwise, your team could find it stressful and confusing to work with outside testers who do not use your team's standards. 
Why is this important? The challenges of integrating temporary testers with your U.S.- based team can include a loss of efficiency, miscommunication, and, worst case, quality issues.
The solution? Require that the testers have passed ASTQB’s official American English ISTQB certification exam. You can confirm compliance by checking that the external testers appear on the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™.

Simply add this requirement to your RFP, and you’ll improve your odds of great communication and software quality. Here is simple RFP language that you can use
Add This Text to Your RFP to Protect Quality
ASTQB is an O*NET Ally

ASTQB Recognized by Career Program Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor

The O*NET Program is the United State's primary source of occupational information. O*NET is used by millions of individuals every year. It has proven vital in helping people find the training and jobs they need and helping employers find the skilled workers necessary to be competitive in the marketplace. O*NET is developed under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

ASTQB – ISTQB in the U.S. – and our official ISTQB exam provider AT*SQA have each been recognized as an O*NET Ally for supporting O*NET's efforts to define the occupation of software testing in the United States. As the official representative of ISTQB in the U.S., we are honored to have this role.

ASTQB's mission is to promote professionalism in software testing in the United States, and we do this through our support of O*NET, the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™, Testing Tiers™ software tester rankings, and many other ASTQB-exclusive resources that improve software quality both in the U.S. and globally.

Thank you to everyone who has supported the efforts of O*NET and made a positive contribution to this wonderful profession!

Enter AT*SQA's Micro-Credential Exam Giveaway to Help Choose Your Next ISTQB Certification

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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.
  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.
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.
Register Now: Take Your ISTQB Exam at Home

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