The Certified Usability Tester Foundational Level (CTFL)*-UT is a new foundation level software tester certification that has been created by the German Testing Board (GTB). Usability testing refers to evaluating software by testing it with representative users. Typically users will attempt to complete typical tasks while observers watch, listen and takes notes. The goal is to identify any usability problems, collect data and determine the users’s satisfaction with the product.
The Foundation Level qualification is aimed at anyone involved in software testing who wishes to broaden their knowledge of usability testing or anyone who wishes to start a specialist career in usability testing. The qualification is also aimed at anyone involved in usability engineering who wishes to understand usability testing.
See the recorded webinar, “Usability Testing in a Nutshell – Introducing the New ASTQB Certification” to learn much more about this new certification. You will also want to see the Usability syllabus and sample exam questions and answers below.
While not required, the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level (ISTQB CTFL) core certification is recommended.
*This testing certification is currently available as a joint GTB/ASTQB certification, and is in Beta for the ISTQB as it proceeds through the approval process. All successful candidates will receive certification through the ASTQB and will be awarded an ISTQB certification once the syllabus is approved.