Software risk management starts with software testing certification. It’s how companies protect their reputation and profit … and you protect your career. ISTQB certification is the #1 choice in the U.S. and globally with more than 570,000 software testing certifications issued across 100+ countries.
As the non-profit organization that leads ISTQB software testing certification in the U.S., the American Software Testing Qualifications Board (ASTQB) makes it easy to certify your testing professionals – and protect your company. Save time with test automation, reduce costs and programming errors with agile testing, and help prevent data breaches with security testing. ASTQB has the comprehensive software testing skills path to achieve your goals.
ISTQB software tester certification offers a compelling quality and return on investment. Studies estimate the cost of a post-production software defect in the range of $4,000 to $5,000.  If ISTQB certification helps your software tester eliminate just one extra post-production defect in his or her career, the return on investment for their ISTQB certification could exceed 1500%.
Moreover, certified software testers are proven to be far better at eliminating software bugs compared to developers or other “ordinary” personnel. See below for the amazing quality improvements that you can achieve with certified testers or download the free white paper entitled “Cut Software Development Costs”.
Keep Your Software Out of the Headlines. Reduce costs. That’s why Fortune 500 companies, governmental agencies, and small organizations alike utilize ISTQB software tester certification. It promotes software quality that makes financial sense. Learn more below and request your free consultation. See the 5 easy steps to get started with software testing certification in your organization.
Analysis shows that “a synergistic combination of defect prevention, pre-test defect removal, and formal testing by certified personnel can top 99% in defect removal efficiency while simultaneously lowering costs and shortening schedules.” That same analysis shows that “Untrained amateur personnel such as developers themselves seldom top 35% for any form of testing. Also the ‘bad fix injection’ rate or new bugs added while fixing older bugs tops 7% for repairs by ordinary development personnel.”  That’s why you should pair your software developers with certified professional testers for better testing that avoids embarrassing bugs.
In addition to the analysis noted above, test managers report that broad use of the ISTQB Certification body of knowledge and glossary of software testing terms leads to better communication and greater efficiency among and across teams.
With more than 570,000 testing certifications issued across 100+ countries, ISTQB software tester certification is the de facto global standard, by far the #1 global software tester certification. It is available in multiple languages, and the American-Engish exam created by ASTQB is available at test centers around the world.
ISTQB software tester certification focuses on practical applications of software testing that your testers need every day. Covering everything from Agile testing to risk based testing to security testing, ISTQB software tester certification is a smart choice for every organization.
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