In this issue of ASTQB News, we look at "What’s On (And Beyond) the Testing Horizon."
Learn about cyber-physical systems, machine learning, and quantum computing below.


Software Testing



What’s On (And Beyond) the Testing Horizon?

Cyber-physical systems. Machine learning. Quantum computing. See what’s next.

Take Your ISTQB and ASTQB Exams While at STPCon
If you're going to STPCon, stop by the ASTQB booth to say "Hi!" And if you are ready to take any ISTQB or ASTQB exam, you can do so on Wednesday, April 11th: we will have two sessions (9 AM and 1 PM). Register online at the ASTQB website. Schedule your choice of times - write in "STPCon" and enter "9 AM" or "1 PM" as the Exam Location and Date.
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ASTQB Webinar: Introducing BDD and TDD
If you missed the free ASTQB webinar on "Introducing BDD and TDD," you missed some great information! Fortunately, you can view the free recording. This webinar covers how business requirements are used to drive development using Behavior Driven Development (BDD) and its predecessor Test Driven Development (TDD). During the webinar our presenter, Tauhida Parveen, Ph.D., CTFL, CTFL-AT, CTAL-TM, walks through the steps of taking a user story, applying BDD or TDD on that user story to develop it, and recognizing in every step how the development is testing focused.
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Are You a Veteran? Use the GI Bill for ASTQB Certification
Virtually all of ASTQB's exams are approved for student reimbursement for veterans. That includes certifications for:
  • ISTQB Foundation Level Testing
  • ASTQB Mobile Testing
  • ISTQB Agile Testing
  • ISTQB Advanced Level Testing
    • Test Analyst
    • Technical Test Analyst
    • Test Manager
    • Test Automation Engineer
    • Security Testing
  • ISTQB Expert Level Test Management
ASTQB will be happy to provide proof of payment and exam results to any student veterans who need this paperwork to apply for the reimbursement. Learn more about the GI Bill and find instructions for the GI Bill on the ASTQB "Steps to Certification" page.
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Gain Extra Recognition with ASTQB Proficiency Distinction™

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ASTQB Proficiency Distinction™ recognizes that you have taken your certification to a higher level. How? By attending and participating in a highly interactive ASTQB accredited training course as part of your certification preparation.

Proficiency Distinction™ is available only from ASTQB. This is yet another reason why you should only register for the ISTQB exam through ASTQB.

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Performance Testing Certification: Improve your software performance testing – and your career.

Introducing the new ASTQB Performance Testing Certification. This is perfect for:

  • Anyone involved in software testing who wishes to broaden their knowledge of performance testing
  • Anyone who wishes to start a specialist career in performance testing
  • Anyone involved in performance engineering who wishes to gain a better understanding of performance testing
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News and Offers from Accredited Trainers
SQE Training
Accelerate your team's technical capabilities in 2018 with a custom training plan. SQE Training will partner with your organization to design a plan that meets your team's learning and development objectives, creating training and certification roadmaps for your critical Agile, Mobile, DevOps, and Security roles. Experienced subject matter experts deliver hands-on training at your location with On-Site Training. Learn more about SQE Training's custom solutions by emailing
Rice Consulting Services
Rice Consulting Services is offering a special bonus on ISTQB Advanced Level Security Tester e-learning. Use code "ISTQBADV9" to save $100 when purchasing the ISTQB Advanced Level Security Tester e-learning individual course. This offer expires on March 15, 2018.
Enroll in RBCS's ISTQB Foundation Level course at STPCon in Costa Mesa, CA April 8-10, 2018 or the course/conference combo April 8-12, 2018 and receive a 15% discount on your tuition! Visit the RBCS Marketplace and add the course or the course/conference combo to your cart and enter the discount code STPRBCS18 into the discount code field. Offer expires March 15, 2018.
Nopmark Consulting and Training now offers practical test case creation 1 day workshop with a date in April. Perfect compliment to your ISTQB training. Get 25% discount when combined with any ISTQB courses. Reminder to claim your referral bonus. Just simply send the name of the person you wish to refer and upon attendance of the class you will receive $100 Amazon gift card.
Learning Tree
Learning Tree International, Inc. is now offering complimentary live webinars. Visit their resources website to listen to Experts in their field discuss issues relevant to IT Organizations. Upcoming topics include: the investment required to commit to an Agile transformation, the best practices PMI is now sharing in the PMBOK® Guide-Version 6, and how to maximize your management in a world of disruptive technology. Have your questions answered during the live Q&A session.
New Certification Classes: Test Automation Engineering & Usability Testing! ASTQB/ISTQB: Foundation, Agile, Mobile, Advanced Level! Open Source Tools: Appium, Selenium, Cucumber, and JMeter Workshops! MicroFocus: QC ALM, BPT, UFT, LoadRunner, Performance Center, SiteScope; Microsoft: TFS, Test Manager, Coded UI, Load Test. Contact Training for GROUP DISCOUNTS and details at or by calling (301) 654-9200 ext. 403.