5 reasons you should only register for the ISTQB exam through ASTQB
ASTQB’s list can help you get a U.S. job. American companies check with us, ASTQB – not ISTQB – via ASTQB’s official list of ISTQB certified testers. If you want to work in the U.S. or work for an American company, you need to be in our ASTQB list of ISTQB certified testers.
ASTQB exams are fairer for you. ASTQB’s ISTQB exam questions are designed to be fair, with no misleading or easily mistaken wording.
Additional Information About ISTQB Exams
ISTQB exams are created by the national boards and some exam boards to provide easy access to exams worldwide. ASTQB’s ISTQB exams are built by the American board to be user-friendly and must meet the following criteria:
Each question for ASTQB’s ISTQB exam is written by a person who has successfully completed an examination writing course and holds at least one Advanced level certification.
Each question is also reviewed and approved by at least two other examination writers.
ASTQB’s ISTQB exam question performance is carefully monitored via psychometric analysis to ensure:
The question is performing correctly (the right proportion of people are getting it right).
The question is fair with no misleading or easily mistaken wording.
Each distractor (wrong answer) is fair and clear.
The question is a valid test of the examinee’s knowledge and is matched to the material in the syllabus and the learning objective.
The correct answer is indisputable (not based on opinion).
Each ASTQB’s ISTQB exam question is matched to the specific learning objective in the syllabus.
Questions are balanced among the learning objectives of the syllabus.
ISTQB Certification is the de facto international standard. However, with the exam offered in so many languages, translating it can make for some challenges. That’s why the ASTQB version of the exam is created by native speaking American English technical experts. You don’t have to worry about second-guessing odd translations – the ASTQB version of the exam is clear and understandable. When you pass ASTQB’s ISTQB exam, potential employers know you understood the English in it. If you want to work as an employee or contractor for an American company, that’s why you want to register for the ISTQB exam now through ASTQB.
ASTQB’s professional approach to exam development has resulted in the ASTQB’s exams consistently performing well and resulting in the proper certification of the examinees. The ASTQB has exams for all Foundation and Advanced level certifications and the Expert level Test Management certification, so you can take all of your testing certification exams through ASTQB.
As a bonus, taking your ISTQB Certification exam through ASTQB gives you access to ASTQB-only benefits. Examples include:
Read what this tester wrote to us: “Getting involved with the ASTQB has been a great opportunity for my organization and for me personally. Gaining exposure to industry standards, receiving information via email and from the newsletters, and learning more about the software testing community have all been benefits reaped by working with the ASTQB. My organization learned about an opportunity to improve our communication, both internally and externally, and we are excited to take the next step in our never-ending journey of continuous improvement!”
Choosing an ASTQB-created ISTQB Certification exam is smart in so many ways! Get started on your ASTQB path to ISTQB Certification at our Steps to Certification / FAQ page.