Because this is an Advanced Level exam, you must first submit proof of CTFL certification and a resume and/or employer verification of 3 years experience to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the cover email, the examinee must state that the information contained in the resume or employer verification is accurate and complete to the best of his/her ability.
Register for the exam only here on the ASTQB website so you can appear in the list that U.S. employers check. (Another important reason to only take the ASTQB versions of the ISTQB exams: They are written to be fair and understandable, without any trick questions.)
Why you shouldn’t fear the Advanced Level exam. As the tester said in hindsight, “Why did I wait so long to take my first Advanced exam? I realized it really wasn’t that scary – it wasn’t that bad. And so then I got my next one, and my next one.”
How to prepare for the exam, including two very important tips. After taking the Advanced exams, he concluded, “The exams are just made to try to determine, ‘Have you learned the material?’ Well if you learn the material, you’re going to pass the exam. Then you’re going to look back and go, ‘Well it wasn’t that tough.'” Learn his two tips, plus his thoughts on taking a training class.
Why it’s important for your career – and your company – that you become Advanced Level certified. As a tester noted about his own career, “When I first came here, I was hired to be a test lead for our web enterprise and e-commerce side. But as I developed and got more certifications, they thought, ‘Well, maybe he could do this, too.’ And so I took on more responsibilities and worked my way up, so that now I’m managing the test efforts for five major enterprise level areas that are critical areas.”
See the ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager syllabus and sample exam questions and answers below. We recommend that you utilize an accredited training provider to prepare for this advanced certification.
Certified Tester Advanced Level – General Information
ISTQB Advanced Level Certification Syllabus – Test Manager