Press Releases - ISTQB® International Software Testing Qualifications Board
ISTQB® releases new Certified Tester Foundation Level 2018 (CTFL) Syllabus
Mon, 04 Jun 2018 13:15:06 +0000

Brussels, June 4, 2018

The ISTQB® General Assembly has approved the new 2018 version of the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level syllabus for general release. Foundation Level is core to the ISTQB® Certified Tester Scheme providing essential understanding and knowledge to anyone involved in testing. The updates reflect market feedback and the current state of the software testing industry.

The release consists of the ISTQB® Foundation Level 2018 syllabus, an Overview document, Accreditation guidelines, Glossary items and terms, Release Notes including traceability on Learning Objectives level from the 2011 to the 2018 syllabus, Exam Structure and Rules and 2 Sample Exams.

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Knowit announces Global Partner status with ISTQB®
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:00:11 +0000

Brussels, February, 2018

Knowit and ISTQB® are pleased to announce that Knowit has achieved Global Partner Status with ISTQB®, International Software Testing Qualifications Board (www.istqb.org).

The ISTQB® Global Partner status demonstrates Knowit's commitment to the field of software testing and the company's willingness to contribute to the promotion of the testing profession all over the world, by means of certifying its employees in accordance to the "ISTQB® Certified Tester" career path within the ISTQB® portfolio.

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ISTQB® launches the Official ISTQB Glossary App
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 11:29:06 +0000

Brussels, December 18, 2017

ISTQB® has published its Official Glossary app in Google Play Store. We would like to encourage everyone using an Android device, and are interested in testing, to install and use it on their mobile devices. With this app, you can now use the popular features of the ISTQB® Glossary web app in your mobile devices (see comment below on iOS version).

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Collaboration between ISTQB® and iSQIon mobile app testing certification announced!
Mon, 29 May 2017 10:35:20 +0000

Brussels, May29, 2017

SQI’s Certified Mobile App Professional (CMAP) has become awell established qualification around the world and is already recommended by a number of ISTQB’s Member Boards.

On the 24th March, 2017 the ISTQB® General Assembly (in Lima, Peru) confirmed that iSQI‘sCMAP Mobile App Testing –Foundation Level certification will become part of the ISTQB® product portfolio.

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ISTQB® elected new Executive Team
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 05:06:39 +0000

Brussels, April 20, 2017

During the General Assembly meeting of ISTQB® - the International Software Testing Qualifications Board - held in Lima, Peru on Friday 24th of March 2017, elections for the new Executive Committee for ISTQB® were conducted.

ISTQB® has confirmed Mr. Gualtiero Bazzana, chairman of ITA-STQB – the Italian Testing Board and a respected figure in software testing internationally, to continue acting as President for a new term, covering the period 2017-2019.

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ISTQB® announces Successful Candidate Register to launch in 2017
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 06:27:48 +0000

Brussels, January 10, 2017

ISTQB® is pleased to announce that a new central register of successful candidates will be available on the ISTQB® website from June 2017. The Successful Candidate Register will list individuals who pass an ISTQB® certification examination (at all levels and across all modules) and who have given their consent to be included.

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Imbus Announces Global Partner Status with ISTQB®
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 07:29:09 +0000

Brussels, November 29, 2016

Imbus and ISTQB® are pleased to announce that imbus has achieved Global Partner Status with ISTQB®, International Software Testing Qualifications Board (www.istqb.org).

The ISTQB® Global Partner status demonstrates imbus’ commitment to the field of software testing and the company’s willingness to contribute to the promotion of the testing profession all over the world, by means of certifying its employees in accordance to the “ISTQB® Certified Tester” career path within the ISTQB® portfolio.

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ISTQB® releases Advanced Level Test Automation Engineer Certification syllabus
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 13:52:52 +0000

Brussels, November 8, 2016

At the ISTQB® General Assembly meeting in Seoul, Korea (October 2016), the ISTQB® Advanced Level Test Automation Engineer Certification syllabus (CTAL-TAE) was approved for general availability release.

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BMM Testlabs Announces Global Partner Status with ISTQB
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 09:52:37 +0000

August, 2016

BMM Testlabs and ISTQB® are pleased to announce that BMM Testlabs has achieved Global Partner status with!ISTQB®, the International Software Testing Qualifications Board.

ISTQB® Global Partner status demonstrates an organization’s commitment to the field of Software Testing and its willingness to contribute to the promotion of the testing profession all over the world, by means of certifying people in accordance to the “ISTQB® Certified Tester” path within the ISTQB® Portfolio.

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ISTQB® facts & figures in 2015
Wed, 11 May 2016 06:23:17 +0000

Brussels, May 9, 2016

ISTQB® - International Software Testing Qualifications Board, the most popular software testing certification authority in the world, released at the General Assembly held in Singapore updated info about its quantitative data as of December 31, 2015.

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ISTQB® releases Advanced Level Security Tester (CTAL-SEC) Syllabus
Thu, 05 May 2016 11:15:45 +0000

Brussels, May 5, 2016

At the ISTQB® General Assembly meeting in Singapore (March 2016), the ISTQB® Advanced Level Security Certification syllabus was approved for general availability release. The new module naturally fits into the Specialist Stream of the recently re-defined architecture of the ISTQB® Product Portfolio.

Training and exam providers worldwide can now start accrediting courses and releasing exams for ISTQB® CTAL-SEC.

The image below summarizes the contents of the Advanced Level Security Tester syllabus:
security tester contents

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ISTQB® prepares for additional syllabi to be released on Test Automation and Usability testing
Mon, 02 May 2016 06:36:28 +0000

Brussels, May 2, 2016

At the ISTQB® General Assembly meeting in Singapore (March 2016), ISTQB® approved for Beta Release two new modules:

  • Test Automation Engineering
  • Usability Tester (developed in co-operation with the German Testing Board)

The new modules fit naturally into the Specialist Stream of the recently re-defined architecture of the ISTQB® Product Portfolio.

The final review round will take place within the next months. It is expected that general availability will take place after the next ISTQB® GA, planned for October 2016.

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2016 ISTQB® Election results for Working Groups Chairs and Vice Chairs
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:00:00 +0000

An election for Chair and Vice Chair roles of all ISTQB® Working Groups was held at the ISTQB® General Assembly meeting in Singapore (March 2016).

Below are the elected members.

Role Elected Member (Board)
Foundation Working Group - Chair Klaus Olsen (Denmark)              
Foundation Working Group - Vice Chair Tauhida Parveen (USA)     
Advanced Working Group - Chair Mike Smith (UK)             
Advanced Working Group - Vice Chair Graham Bath (Germany)           
Expert Working Group - Chair Graham Bath  (Germany)          
Expert Working Group - Vice Chair Judy McKay  (USA)             
Glossary Working Group - Chair Matthias Hamburg (Germany)
Glossary Working Group - Vice Chair Judy McKay (USA)             
Exam Working Group - Chair Wojciech Jaszcz (Poland)        
Exam Working Group - Vice Chair Beata Karpinska (Sweden)      
TBOK Working Group - Chair Corne Kruger (South Africa)           
TBOK Working Group - Vice Chair Patrick Eichhorn (Switzerland)     
Marketing Working Group - Chair Alon Linetzki (Israel)          
Marketing Working Group - Vice Chair Luis Amaral  (Portugal)            
Process/Audit Working Group - Chair Tal Pe'er (Israel)                 
Process/Audit Working Group - Vice Chair Clive Bates (UK)              
Governance Working Group - Chair Olivier Denoo (France)          
Governance Working Group - Vice Chair Jen Leger (Canada)                  

“ISTQB® welcomes the elected Chairs and Vice Chairs”, said Gualtiero Bazzana, ISTQB® President” thanking them for their volunteer work and wishing them success for their term”

ISTQB® also wants to thank previous WG Chair/ Vice Chairs for their outstanding contribution to advancing the software testing profession; in particular (in alphabetic order):

  • Bertrand Cornanguer (France)
  • Carol Cornelius (New Zealand)
  • Eric Riou du Cosquer (France)
  • Kaspar Loog (Estonia)
  • Mette Bruhn Pedersen (Denmark)
  • Patricia Alves (Portugal)
  • Thomas Mueller (Switzerland)

MediaContacts:

Gualtiero Bazzana, ISTQB® President, bazzana@istqb.org

Alon Linetzki, ISTQB® Chair of Marketing Working Group, alon.linetzki@istqb.org

About ISTQB®

The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB®) was founded in November 2002 and is a non-profit organization, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, whose mission is to advance the software testing profession. ISTQB® has defined the "ISTQB® Certified Tester" scheme that has become the world-wide leader in the certification of competences in software testing. It is supported in its mission by 50 member boards. Thanks also to the Global Exam Providers, it has today a world-wide coverage and has administered as of December 2015 over 600.000, issuing over 440.000 certificates. ISTQB® is an organization based on volunteer work by hundreds of software testing experts around the world.


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