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Game Testing
Game Tester

Level Up to Game Testing!

Everyone who wants to be a game tester or is ready for the next level in game testing should get their ISTQB Game Testing certification through ASTQB and AT*SQA. This certification provides shared principles and terminology that make game testing teams more efficient in building high-quality games.

ISTQB Game Testing certification from ASTQB covers these topics:

  • Game Testing Basics, Roles, and Activities
  • Testing Game Mechanics
  • Graphics Testing
  • Sound Testing
  • Game Level Testing
  • Game Controllers Testing
  • Localization Testing
Download the free syllabus, sample questions and answers, and study the free online glossary. Then level up your career with ISTQB Game Testing certification so you can appear in the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™ and if you're looking for work, appear in the AT*Work™ directory of testers available for hire. 

Get started on your ISTQB Game Testing certification right now!
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Are You Ready for Changes in the Economy? Preparing Now is Key for Testers & Managers

Recessions catch many testers – and managers – off guard. Projects can evaporate overnight. Layoffs are hard on everyone, including those left behind.

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, resumes need to improve. What does this mean for you?
  • Trend #2: When everyone wants a job, getting an interview can be frustratingly difficult. How can you gain an advantage?
  • Trend #3: Staff numbers go down, but the workload remains. How can you protect yourself as a manager?

Get full details on steps you can take with our article "3 ways you can recession-proof your testing career and team."

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

Year-End Reminders: Budgets and Scheduling

Two reminders as we approach the end of the year:
  1. If you have budget still available, purchasing ISTQB exam vouchers is the smart option. The voucher from our official ISTQB exam provider AT*SQA can be used to take your exam anytime in the next 365 days.
  2. If you want to take your exam before the end of the year, we recommend you schedule it now. Proctoring schedules fill quickly toward the end of the year, so schedule early if you want a specific date or time.
Contact us if you need assistance or have questions. 
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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!
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.

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