ISTQB®

INTRODUCTION TO ISTQB®

WHAT THE ISTQB®?

  • ISTQB®: International Software Testing Qualifications Board (www.istqb.org):

    • Non-profit association

    • Founded in 2002

    • Headquartered in Belgium

    • Has own constitution, rules and regulations

    • Composed of volunteer international Testing Experts

    • Responsible for the “ISTQB® Certified Tester” scheme worldwide

  • ISTQB® is the world’s leading organization for Software Testing Certification

ISTQB® VISION

  • “To continually improve and advance the software testing profession by:
    Defining and maintaining a Body of Knowledge which allows testers to be certified based on best practices, connecting the international software testing community, and encouraging research.”

ISTQB® MISSION

  • We promote the value of software testing as a profession to individuals and organizations.

  • We help software testers to be more efficient and effective in their work, through the certification of competencies.

  • We enable testers to progress their career through a Professionals’ Code of Ethics and a multi-level certification pathway that provides them with the skills and knowledge they need to fulfil their growing responsibilities and to achieve increased professionalism.

  • We continually advance the Testing Body of Knowledge by drawing on the best available industry practices and the most innovative research, and we make this knowledge freely available to all.

  • We set the criteria for accrediting training providers, to ensure consistent delivery of the Body of Knowledge, worldwide.

  • We regulate the content and coverage of exam questions, the examination process, and the issuing of certifications by official examination bodies.

  • We are committed to expanding software testing certifications around the world, by admitting member boards into the ISTQB®. These boards adhere to the constitution, bylaws, and processes defined by the ISTQB®, and participate in regular audits.

  • We nurture an open international community, committed to sharing knowledge, ideas, and innovations in software testing. We foster relationships with academia, government, media, professional associations and other interested parties.

  • We foster relationships with academia, government, media, professional associations and other interested parties

  • We provide a reference point against which the effectiveness of testing services can be evaluated, by maintaining our prominence as a respected source of knowledge in software testing.

ISTQB® VALUES

ISTQB® VALUE CHAIN

ISTQB® ECO-SYSTEM

ISTQB® WORKING GROUPS (WGS)

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