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Group Studying for ISTQB

How Should Teams Prepare for ISTQB Exams?

A common question from companies preparing for ISTQB is "Should our team self-study as individuals, as a group, or work with a training provider?"

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

Companies 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, plus books, plus 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
The path your company chooses really depends on the abilities and experience of the individuals on the team, as well as your corporate approach to learning. Do you have questions? We are 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

Register for On-Site Group or Online Individual ISTQB Exams
Proctored Exam

Schedule Now for Online Proctored Exams

ASTQB's ISTQB online exams are more popular than ever, so the available times for taking these exams can be limited between now and the end of the year.
Here are recommendations that will help you:
  • Schedule in advance: If you know you are taking your exam before the end of the year, decide when you want to take an exam and schedule it early.
  • If you know you will not be able to take your previously scheduled exam on the planned date, log in and reschedule your appointment now. Do not wait until the last minute.
  • If you have been tasked to take your exam before the end of the year and/or you are not seeing available days and times, please contact the AT*SQA support team. AT*SQA has more than one online proctoring system and can help transfer you to another system if you are taking an online exam.
Good luck on your ISTQB exams!
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.
Register Now: Take Your ISTQB Exam at Home

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