The ISTQB Certified Tester exam is based on the respective ISTQB syllabus. The exact topics covered by the exam are precisely defined in the Learning Objectives set forth in the curriculum. Consequently, the Learning Objectives provide the framework for the exams. The testing format is multiple choice.
Candidates eligible to participate in an ISTQB exam either have attended an accredited course or they are participants of an open exam (no prior course attendance required).
However, gasq recommends participants attend a training program with an accredited provider prior to taking the exam.
If you should be interested in arranging for an open exam for a group of more than 7 individuals who do not require accredited training, we will be pleased to conduct such an exam nationwide in Germany on your premises. To make such arrangements, please complete our exam form and submit it to email@example.com. We will contact you to arrange the details as soon as possible.
ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level exam: 60 minutes plus 25% for non-native speaker
ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Manager exam: 180 minutes plus 25% for non-native speaker
ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Analyst exam: 180 minutes plus 25% for non-native speaker
ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst exam: 120 minutes plus 25% for non-native speaker
Every ISTQB Certified Tester has to apply to the ISTQB Code of Ethics.
ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level exams: 40 questions, 4 options with 1 correct.
ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level exams: 65 questions, multiple options possible.
To pass the exam 65% are necessary.
The exam candidate must leave the exam room immediately after delivering the exam paper.
The exam candidate is not allowed to keep any exam paper for notes. The paper must be delivered to the proctor.
A form of identity with photo (personal identity pass, passport, driving license) must be presented on submitting the exam paper.
The exam paper must be submitted in any case.
Results will also be notified by e-mail regularly within one week.
The certificate will be sent by post regularly within 6 weeks of receipt of payment.
With starting the exam the exam candidate promises that he/she will answer the questions alone and without the assistance of any forbidden materials.
With starting the exam the exam cadidate swears to keep the contents of the questions and their corresponding answers secret for an indefinite period of time and not to divulge them to any third parties.
For Advanced Level it is necessary to have passed the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level exam.