Advanced Certification - Online Exams

Get Noticed: 3 Tips for ISTQB Advanced & Specialty Certifications

We've seen an increase in testers getting ISTQB specialty and advanced certifications. Why? Because they get you noticed

If you want to increase your value to your company, start adding ISTQB specialty and advanced certifications to your resume.

Here are 3 tips to help you:
  1. It's easier than you think. We've interviewed testers with multiple certifications and they all agree that you shouldn't be afraid to go for ISTQB advanced and specialty certifications. You do want to be prepared, however. We highly recommend this article entitled "Advance (Level) Your Way to Promotion".
  2. If you can't decide on a certification, you'll find the Testing Career & Skills Path to be very helpful. The Testing Career & Skills Path divides the certifications into "skills" versus "career" groups. 
  3. Here are some recommendations based on recent job postings:
    1. Agile (very popular, and a relatively easy next step after the Foundation Level prerequisite)
    2. Test Automation Engineering (advanced, very hot) 
    3. Test Analyst (advanced, important for advancement)
    4. Test Manager (advanced, puts you on the manager track)
A bonus tip? After you add your first certification, keep the momentum going. Based on our interviews, the top testers seem to get several certifications over a short period of time. They tell us they are "in the groove" with studying and exam-taking, so it gets easier as they do more certifications. See the list of ISTQB certifications.

ISTQB Exam Discounts for Groups

Are members of your meetup or testing group planning to take the ISTQB exam?

If you have a large group of individuals who wish to take their ISTQB exam in the next year, ASTQB may be able to give you a discount on your ISTQB exam vouchers.

Learn more about ISTQB exam discounts from ASTQB.

Take Your ISTQB Exam at Home from Any Country

  • You can take the ISTQB exam at home. This is available for only a limited time, so register for your exam soon.
  • You can take the ISTQB exam from ASTQB (ISTQB in the U.S.) from any country in the world. When you take your ISTQB exam from ASTQB or AT*SQA, we'll add you to both when you pass:
    • ASTQB's (ISTQB in the U.S.) List of Certified Software Testers™ that we advertise to U.S. employers
    • The ISTQB Successful Candidate Register
Register Now at AT*SQA to Take Your ISTQB Exam at Home

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