ISTQB Foundation Level Software Testing Certification (CTFL)

ISTQB Foundation Level software testing certification (CTFL) is a career essential for those testing software.

Whether you test software all day or just part-time through Agile, DevOps or Continuous Delivery, you need ISTQB Foundation Level testing certification – CTFL. The ISTQB CTFL certification gives you and your team a common testing vocabulary and principles, making your company’s testing more efficient, and opening a testing career path for you.

“My career has definitely improved a lot after taking the CTFL certification. I often get appreciation from my peers and manager when they see the CTFL certification in my office cube.”

Testing Path After ISTQB Foundation Level

See how the testing road map paves the way for promotion.

ISTQB Foundation Level certification is an easy first step. And ASTQB makes ISTQB CTFL easier by giving you free resources that help you get ready for the CTFL exam. They are at the bottom of this page.

NOTE: You must register for your ISTQB exam on this ASTQB site to appear on the Official U.S. List of Certified Testers. Employers check with us, ASTQB, to see if you are ISTQB certified. Managers tell us they want you to take ASTQB’s version of the ISTQB exam because that shows you will be able to communicate with the rest of the team.

If you want to make it even easier to prepare, take a proven ISTQB testing training course. Take a course that qualifies for ASTQB Proficiency Distinction™ and you’ll get extra recognition that makes you stand out for promotions and jobs.

“I believe that going through the certification process helped me grow tremendously as a software tester, which led to my current position as a Product Manager. Thank you for all that you do!”

Why should you get the career booster of ISTQB CTFL software testing certification?

  • It shows employers you have practical software testing knowledge.
  • It makes your company’s testing more efficient because everyone uses the same terms and principles.
  • It shows your commitment and puts you on a career path to promotion.

Where do you start? Begin by reviewing the free glossary, syllabus and sample ISTQB exam questions found below. Then just follow the easy steps to certification.


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Also click here to see the "5 reasons you should only register for ISTQB exams through ASTQB."

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