High quality syllabi: all syllabi are developed and reviewed by leading testing professionals from academia and industry.
Global recognition: certifications are recognised globally because of the consistent application of ISTQB® policies and procedures by the member boards.
Common language: the ISTQB® Glossary provides a common vocabulary for the profession.
Objectivity: the assessment of tester capabilities is conducted independently by ISTQB® and provides objective verification of competencies.
Adherence to a Code of Ethics: all ISTQB® certified testers adhere to the Code of Ethics defined by ISTQB®.
Public Availability: ISTQB® glossary and syllabi are made freely available on the ISTQB® website and on the Member Board websites in local languages.
Openness: ISTQB® materials are developed on a voluntary basis and are open to contributions from anybody interested in joining ISTQB® working groups.
Independence: the non-profit nature of ISTQB® ensures that content is not constrained by particular methodologies or technologies and is able to draw on best practices from a wide variety of sources.
Continuous improvement: syllabi and other documents are continuously being improved to meet the needs of Business Organisations around the world and to keep pace with the development of the profession.
Professional standing: being certified provides advantages for individuals and organisations by ensuring that testing professionals meet the high standards set by the ISTQB®.