ISTQB Exam: Why You Should Only Register Through ASTQB

3 reasons you should only register for the ISTQB exam through ASTQB

Did you know that more than one version of the ISTQB exam exists? If you will ever work for an American company as an employee or contractor, even from another country, you must register for the ISTQB exam through this, the ASTQB website because:

  1. The ISTQB exam questions in the ASTQB-created exam are fair with no misleading or easily mistaken wording.
  2. The only way to get access to ASTQB-only benefits such as the ASTQB Career Center and job postings is if you register for the ISTQB exam through this, the ASTQB website.
  3. If you will ever work for an American company as an employee or contractor, regardless of which country you live in, you want to be in the ASTQB database. American companies check with ASTQB, not ISTQB for our ASTQB official list of ISTQB certified testers.

If you want more information about the quality of ASTQB’s ISTQB exam, keep reading below. But no matter what you do, only register for the ISTQB exam here on this site. We look forward to your success!

ISTQB exams are created by the national boards and some exam boards to provide easy access to exams worldwide. The ASTQB exams are built by the American board and must meet the following criteria:

  1. Each question is written by a person who has successfully completed an examination writing course and holds at least one Advanced level certification.
  2. Each question is reviewed and approved by at least two other examination writers.
  3. 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).
  4. Each question is matched to the specific learning objective in the syllabus.
  5. Questions are balanced among the learning objectives of the syllabus.

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ISTQB Certification is the de facto international standard. However, with the exam offered in so many languages, translating it could 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.

This 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.

As a bonus, taking your ISTQB Certification exam through ASTQB gives you access to ASTQB-only benefits. Examples include:

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As one tester said, “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.

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