As software systems become increasingly commonplace, so too do software failures. Software failures can result in loss of money, time, business reputation, and - in extreme cases - life. Software testing is required to mitigate the risk of software failures and ensure confidence in systems.
The International/American Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB/ASTQB) and the Information Systems Examination Board (ISEB) are two certifying bodies who have aligned their software testing syllabi. Both bodies award a qualification to students who pass the ISEB exam BH0-004. The qualifications are: The ISEB Software Testing Foundation certification and the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level qualification.
- Working experience with computers; prior experience in either software testing or the software development cycle would be beneficial.
Software developers, technical and user acceptance testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, project managers, quality managers; anyone with an interest in testing.
- Students must pass the following exam to attain the ISEB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing, and the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level qualification:
- Foundation Certificate in Software Testing