What Are the Requirements for ISTQB Certification?

ISTQB is an abbreviated form of International Software Testing Qualifications Board. It was created for software testers to proof their expertise and skill level. ISTQB allows professionals to different levels of software testing such as ISTQB Foundation Level, ISTQB Advanced Level, ISTQB Expert Level, Module-Based Tester and Security Tester.  Besides these levels of software testing, it also conducts a test for ISTQB Agile Extension and ASTQB Certified Mobile Tester.

Each of these certification exams has different costs, rules and regulations and minimum requirement. All of them are detailed as follows:

What are the costs for different ISTQB certification exams?

Certification Exam Cost
ISTQB Foundation Level exam $250
ISTQB Advanced Level $200
ISTQB Expert Level exam $375
ISTQB Agile Extension exam $150
ASTQB Certified Mobile Tester exam $150

 

What are the minimum requirement of these exams?

ISTQB Foundation Level (CTFL):

Requirements:

  Minimum Recommended
Experience None Basic to Mid-Level

 

How to do Preparation Advanced Level (CTFL)?

  Minimum Recommended
Resources ISTQB CTEL Syllabus ISTQB CTEL Syllabus
  ISTQB Glossary ISTQB Glossary
  Books
  Magazines
  Standards
  Learning
  Self Study
  Accredited ISTQB Training

 

ISTQB Advanced Level (CTAL):

Requirements:

  Minimum Recommended
Experience 3 Years More than 3 Years
Certification                                       ISTQB CTFL Basic to Mid-Level

 

How to do Preparation Advanced Level (CTAL)?

  Minimum Recommended
Resources ISTQB CTEL Syllabus ISTQB CTEL Syllabus
  ISTQB Glossary ISTQB Glossary
  Books
  Magazines
  Standards
  Learning
  Self Study
  Accredited ISTQB Training

 

ISTQB Expert Level (CTEL):

Requirements:

  Minimum Recommended
Experience 5 Years More than 5 Years
Certification ISTQB CTAL Advanced

 

Candidates must also have at least 2 years of industry experience in the specific Expert Level topic

How to do Preparation Expert Level (CTEL)?

  Minimum Recommended
Resources ISTQB CTEL Syllabus ISTQB CTEL Syllabus
  ISTQB Glossary ISTQB Glossary
  Books
  Magazines
  Standards
  Learning
  Self Study
  Accredited ISTQB Training

 

Foundation Level Extension – Agile Tester

Requirements:

Minimum Recommended
Experience None Basic to Mid-Level
Certification ISTQB CTFL ISTQB CTFL

 

How to do preparation for ASTQB Certified Mobile Tester exam?

  Minimum Recommended
Resources ISTQB Agile Syllabus ISTQB Agile Syllabus
  ISTQB Glossary ISTQB Glossary
  ISTQB Sample Exam ISTQB Sample Exam
  ISTQB books
  Magazines
  Standards
  Learning
  Self Study
  Accredited ISTQB Training

 

Passing any of the above-detailed exams is a very cumbersome task. However, if you get certified in these exams, you are bound to see growth in your career. After getting any of these certifications you will have salary increment, respect among peer professionals and management, improved career growth, increased benefits and more.

If you are finding it difficult in understanding all the concepts of these exams, you can consult software testing training provider. MindsMapped is one of such online instructor-led Quality Assurance and Quality Control training provider. It has been helping various NON-IT and IT professionals to get adequate training in software testing and later clear certification exam of their choice.

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