Below are brief descriptions of the ISTQB Certified Tester, Foundation Level (CTFL) and ISTQB Certified Tester, Advanced Level (CTAL) certifications, as well as information regarding the respective examinations.
The Foundation qualification is aimed at anyone involved in software testing. This includes those who may be expected to go on to the advanced qualification such as Testers, Test Analysts, Test Engineers, Test Consultants, Test Managers, User Acceptance Testers, and Software Developers.
Those who require a basic grounding in software testing such as Project Managers, Quality Managers, Software Development Managers, Business Analysts, IT Directors and Management Consultants will also benefit from gaining the ISTQB Foundation Certification.
The Advanced Certificates are for experienced testing practitioners, and aim to demonstrate a depth of knowledge of testing topics and the ability to perform testing activities in practice.
The three modules/certificates are:
- ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst CTAL-TA
- ISTQB Advanced Test Manager CTAL-TM
- ISTQB Advanced Technical Test Analyst CTAL-TTA