ISTQB® is a non-profit organization responsible for defining various guidelines such as examination structure and regulations, accreditation, certification etc. Working groups within the ISTQB® are responsible for developing and maintaining the syllabi and exams. The ISTQB® comprises representatives from each existing National and Regional Board.
"To be certified, you must successfully pass the ISTQB® certification exams. In order to pass the test you must acquire professional knowledge in the field of testing, and be familiar with the basics and work processes of software testing.
To get a list of accredited training providers by ESTB, please visit: www.estb.org.eg/Training_Providers_List.asp
The Foundation Level exam tests for knowledge, not skill. It provides information about the certificate holder's level of familiarity with the most common concepts of software testing and the associated terminology. It does not require work experience. The Foundation Level exam is a stepping stone toward the Advanced Level, which is more in-depth and much more practice-oriented. Information on the knowledge and skills that need to be demonstrated in order to get the certificate can be found in the syllabi of the Levels.
More than 200,000 testers worldwide
"This certificate is recognized in multiple countries in multiple continents. Hardly any other certification has adoption in as many countries as this one. Please see ISTQB® Worldwide.
Yes, it is an internationally recognized certification program.
The Foundation Level exam is a 60-minute multiple choice, closed-book exam. The 40 questions making up the exam are designed to evaluate a candidate's knowledge and understanding of the entire Foundation syllabus. A grade of 65% must be attained in order to pass.
The exam is based on the ISTQB Software Testing Syllabus which can be downloaded at: www.estb.org.eg/Syllabi.asp
No. The questions come from a pool of questions and are being combined differently such that the exam itself changes constantly while the level of difficulty remains comparable.
You need to score 65% or better to pass (i.e. 26 questions out of 40)
Questions relate to the syllabus but you will need to learn the glossary as well.
No. but the courses can be taken to prepare for the exam.
The ISTQB Certified Tester-Foundation Level certificate is valid for life. The ISTQB® Certified Tester-Advanced Level certificate is valid for 3 years.
You can use "CTFL" for "Certified Tester Foundation Level" and "CTAL" for "Certified Tester Advanced Level".
The ESTB does not supply study material for examinations. Please see the resources page for syllabus: www.estb.org.eg/Syllabi.asp.
Online exams are not yet available in Egypt. Exams are held only at the premises of the Software Engineering Competence Center (SECC) located at Smart Village, Building (B121) - Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Giza, Egypt.
Please visit: www.estb.org.eg/Training_Providers_Info.asp.