How should you prepare for ISTQB exams?

A common question we receive from companies is “Should we do self-study (as a group) or work with a training provider to prepare for our ISTQB exams?”

The answer: There is no single defined path when studying for ISTQB exams.

How you prepare for an ISTQB exam really depends on your team and their individual software testing experiences, not to mention how they prefer to study. To get ready for an ISTQB exam:

  • Some people will simply download the free ISTQB study resources, self-study, and do very well on the exam.
  • Others purchase software testing books.
  • Some people study by themselves or in a group.
  • And some companies choose to have their team take a class through a training provider.

ASTQB and AT*SQA must stress this point: we can only ever 100% stand behind ASTQB accredited training providers should you choose the training provider option. Why is this? ASTQB accredited training providers have had their materials reviewed by ASTQB’s testing experts to ensure that the training materials adequately cover the content in the syllabus for that ISTQB certification.

If you are interested in one of our ASTQB-Accredited ISTQB exam training providers, see their website for full course information.

Now, can your team do well without an ASTQB accredited training provider?

Yes, we’ve seen it’s possible to successfully self-study. See tips on how to prepare for and pass your ISTQB Foundation Level exam.

Also, see how you get extra benefits for free when you register for your ISTQB exam through AT*SQA and ASTQB.