ASTQB Software Testing News

ASTQB Software Testing News

Interested in becoming a test manager? Learn the top 10 takeaways for becoming and being the best possible test manager in this issue of ASTQB Software Testing News.

10 Takeaways for Becoming a Test Manager

10 Takeaways for Becoming and Being a Test Manager

Is the role of “test manager” in your future? We asked a successful test manager, Debbie Friedenberg CTFL, CMT, CTFL-AT, CTAL Full, for her top 10 takeaways on how to become – and be – the best possible test manager.

You can hear her advice in our latest ASTQB podcast, "10 Takeaways for Becoming and Being a Test Manager." Some of the topics include:
  • Why you may think that you are ready to be a manager, but others may not.
  • Why you need to be patient.
  • Which management skills you should work on.
  • What you should do that Debbie did not.
  • Why you shouldn't get hung up on titles.
  • What you may find hard to learn as a manager.
  • What you should not be afraid of as a manager.
Learn about these insights and many others in "10 Takeaways for Becoming and Being a Test Manager." 
AT*SQA ISTQB Exam Provider

Updates for End-of-Year Planning

Remember, thanks to our official ISTQB exam provider, AT*SQA, you can now easily:
  • Download your certificates in high-resolution PDF versions. (They look great when printed, suitable for framing!)
  • Add an alternate email address in case your primary email changes. (You can log in with either email address.)
  • Register for exams at test centers. (Is your company global? No worries – we have test centers around the world.)
  • Get a discount on the purchase of 20+ vouchers at one time. (No rush to use them – the vouchers are valid for 365 days.)
To do any of the above, simply visit AT*SQA

ASTQB Booth Photos
Getting ready before the show floor opens: Scott (left) at Agile + DevOps East, and Andrew (right) at STARWEST.

ASTQB Volunteers Have Been Busy!

We love meeting you and seeing so many friendly faces at every show! Our ASTQB volunteers were busy visiting STARWEST, Agile + DevOps East, and the ITEA Symposium recently and were at many other shows earlier this year.

If you see the ASTQB booth at a show, be sure to stop by and say "Hi!" Our volunteers are great resources for advice about building your software quality skills and your career through ISTQB, ASTQB & IQBBA certifications. We'll be at several shows in 2020, so stop by, ask questions, and grab a free giveaway!

Retake Your ISTQB Advanced Exam for Free

Get Peace of Mind With ASTQB’s Exclusive, Free ISTQB Advanced Level Exam Retake Offer.

We, at ASTQB, are so confident of the quality of our exams and our Accredited Training Provider courses that we’ll let you retake your ISTQB Advanced Level exam for free one time for that certification if you meet the following criteria:
  • You passed our ASTQB version of the ISTQB Foundation Level (CTFL) exam;
  • You took a training course from an ASTQB Accredited Training Provider for the ISTQB Advanced Level certification; and
  • You took, and unfortunately failed, our ASTQB exam for that ISTQB Advanced Level certification between November 1, 2018 and December 31, 2020.

This is an ASTQB-exclusive offer that is available only if you take your ISTQB Foundation Level and Advanced Level exams from ASTQB and through our official exam provider, AT*SQA.

Retaking the ISTQB Advanced Level Exam for free provides peace of mind that you can only get from ASTQB. See our website for the full details.

News and Offers from ASTQB-Accredited Training Providers

An ASTQB-accredited software testing training course offers you several advantages when you take your ISTQB exam from ASTQB and AT*SQA:
  • The training course is shown to thoroughly cover the content in the syllabus / body of knowledge for a given certification, helping to adequately prepare you for the exam.
  • The training course typically contains a high number of practical exercises, making it useful for your real-world testing challenges.
  • If you received your ISTQB  Foundation Level exam from ASTQB via AT*SQA, take an Advanced Level course from an ASTQB Accredited Training Provider, and don’t pass the ISTQB Advanced Level exam from ASTQB, you may be eligible to take the ISTQB Advanced Level exam again for free! Important: You must have taken both your Foundation Level and Advanced Level exams from ASTQB/AT*SQA. See the full criteria.
  • Many of the ASTQB-accredited Foundation Level training courses, including those offered by the training providers below, offer something extra: ASTQB Proficiency Distinction.™ This is something that sets you apart when it comes to jobs and promotions.
See the helpful offers below from a few of our accredited training providers:

ALPI: Welcome 2020 courses with 20% off ANY PUBLIC CLASS when registering with code 20PERCENT. Promotion expires December 31, 2019. Contact us for Group/Onsite discounts. Applies to: ISTQB Usability and Model-Based Testing; Advanced Test Automation Engineering, Test Analyst, Test ManagerAppium, Selenium, JMeter, LeanFT, and UFT Workshops! Contact us at or by calling (301) 654-9200 ext. 403.

Coveros Training: Experience the power of a team of certified professionals. Coveros partners with your organization to design a plan to meet your team’s learning and development objectives, creating training and certification roadmaps for the different roles and areas of expertise—Foundation Level, Agile, Mobile, Advanced Level. Coveros experts and engineers then deliver the courses at your location or within the interactive virtual classroom. Learn more about custom solutions by contacting Coveros or emailing

Nopmark: Experience Live Virtual courses held simultaneously with a live public class; get the benefits of a classroom class with interaction, participation, and questions from your peers. NOPMARK is the only provider offering Live Virtual classes held in conjunction with public classes. Save 15% off any ISTQB Foundation Level course with promo code YA4BM8N. Save 10% off any ISTQB Agile Tester course with promo code 7ET4C3C. Register before December 31st to lock in these savings.

RBCS: 20% off of software testing training and more!  One day only!  Visit RBCS Marketplace on November 29, 2019 and enter the code THANKS19 at checkout.  Offer runs November 29, 2019 from 12:01 am to 11:59 pm.  Offer cannot be combined with any other offer.

Rice Consulting Services: Rice Consulting Services is offering a 20% discount on all ISTQB Advanced certification e-learning courses (including ISTQB Advanced Security Tester and ISTQB Test Automation Engineer), plus two ISTQB Specialist courses (Performance Tester and Agile Tester certification courses). Use code ASTQB20 at checkout. Visit our website for more details and to register. This offer expires on December 31, 2019.

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