ISTQB – What ? Why ? To Whom ?

ISTQB® –  This might be the most widely used word in QA community, probably after ‘bug’ ( or ‘Automation’ ) 🙂


What is ISTQB?


ISTQB stands for International Software Testing Qualifications Board. They are offering a set of examinations to evaluate QA professionals across the world.


So basically, It’s like SCJP OCJP for Java Developers or MCTS for.NET developers.


Why people prefer to do ISTQB examination?


Apart from using the title after your name, there are some actual benefits that you could gain by doing this examination.


How does It work? 


Right, This is the examination path defined by ISTQB. There are two main categories/ exam types. Foundation Level and Advanced Level.  Advanced level has 03 different categories ( Test Manager / Test Analyst / Technical Test Analyst )



Right, Sounds Interesting. How much Do I need to pay?


You have to pay around 15,000 Rs (For the foundation level exams) and around 25,000 Rs (for the Advanced level examinations). Please note that examination cost is subject to change.


The registration procedure is pretty is simple.

  1. Contact agent from Sri Lanka Software Testing Board
  2. Pay for exam
  3. Study & do the exam
  4. Wait for the results ( This may take around 2 weeks )
  5. Get the certificate


Okay, What QualityHolics is offering to you ( The Interesting Part )


We know that everyone wants/likes to do the ISTQB exam. We also know that it is a bit hard to allocate a time to study with our busy schedule. That’s where we come in 🙂


Qualityholics will offer a weekly crash course for ISTQB Foundation level. There are 06 modules to cover and each week we will cover one topic from ISTQB Foundation level syllabus. We know that you are busy, so this will cover the basics of what you need to know for each topic.


Qualityholics – ISTQB Foundation Level Crash Course


  1. Week #0 – Introduction
  2. Week #1 – Fundamentals of Testing
  3. Week #2 – Testing Throughout the Software Life Cycle
  4. Week #3 – Static Techniques
  5. Week #4 – Test Design Techniques
  6. Week #5 – Test Management
  7. Week #6 – Tools Support for Testing
  8. Week  #7 – Exam Preparations


Chamal Asela Perera

Chamal Asela Perera is a software quality assurance engineer working in 99X Technology. He has over 05 years of experience in the field.

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