Due to the limited attention given to testing in the various software process improvement models such as CMMI, the Test Maturity Model Integration (TMMi) was developed by the TMMi Foundation as an independent guideline and reference framework for test process improvement. It is positioned as complementary to CMMI and, just like the CMMI staged representation, TMMi uses the concept of maturity levels for process evaluation and improvement.
The structure of TMMi allows process improvements to be identified at every level, from the highest to the very lowest level of detail. There are 5 Levels that are split into 16 distinct Process Areas. These are made up of Specific and Generic Goals, which are in turn made up of Specific and Generic Practices. At the lowest level, there are 845 Sub-Practices that can be reviewed and assessed – giving an unrivaled in-depth view of an organisations test process maturity and a basis for test process improvement.
How to add your details to the Successful Candidate Register (SCR)
ISTQB® have implemented a fully searchable Successful Candidate Register.
You can search the register to verify a certificate. Certificate holders meeting the search criteria will be listed with an anonymised certificate number, meaning some digits are replaced by ***. This feature allows UKITB and ISTQB® to protect the certificate number from being misused but gives enough information to verify a certificate number that an individual has provided.
Inclusion in the register is voluntary so not all certificate holders will be included. The register is updated regularly but please allow some time for your details to appear – if you have any concerns please contact your certificate issuer.
Individuals holding an ISTQB® certification before the launch of the Successful Candidate Register may not yet be listed, please contact the Exam Provider, either BCS or iSQI who issued your certificate for information on how to be added (note: terms and conditions may vary by exam provider).
If you would like to withdraw or amend your information from the register please contact the Exam Provider, either BCS or iSQI who issued your certificate.
Certified Mobile App Tester
The UK and Ireland Testing Board are pleased to announce that they formally recommend the new iSQI Certified Mobile App Tester Certification, for more details check out the iSQI website.
Employment & Certificate Screening
If you need to undertake pre-employment and certificate screening on behalf of a client and have been asked to confirm that a candidate has obtained a professional qualification through the UKITB, you will need to contact the Exam Body that conducted the examination on behalf of the UKITB.
You can contact the exam partners for more details:
ISTQB® regularly reaches out to the testing community to understand the skills and competencies that are required by test professionals and employers. In response to market demand, ISTQB® have released Advanced Level certification in Test Security and Test Automation.
The security of our systems and applications is at the forefront of world news currently; building secure code is imperative, moreover, verifying that the security is implemented and is doing what it should, where it should is critical. ISTQB® Security Tester will help to develop essential advanced level skills in security testing.
With more organisations adopting a DevOps approach test automation is increasingly prevalent and important, ISTQB® Test Automation Engineer focusses on test automation theory and practice and how to influence the direction that an organization and/or project takes when designing, developing and maintaining test automation solutions for functional tests.
Check out the links for information and sample exam questions in ISTQB® Security and Automation.
Collaboration between ISTQB® and iSQI on Mobile App Testing certification announced!
iSQI's Certified Mobile App Professional (CMAP) has become a well-established qualification around the world and is already recommended by a number of ISTQB's Member Boards. On the 24th March, 2017 the ISTQB® General Assembly (in Lima, Peru) confirmed that iSQI's CMAP Mobile App Testing - Foundation Level certification will become part of the ISTQB® product portfolio. An ISTQB® working group has been established to support integration of the CMAP product and align documentation including the syllabus, exam and accreditation guidelines and glossary. ISTQB® President Gualtiero Bazzana welcomes this collaboration, "Mobile testing has been a top priority in the latest surveys that ISTQB® has conducted among the global testing community, hence, we are happy that the ISTQB® Product Portfolio will soon be extended in this direction. The CMAP Foundation syllabus will be totally aligned to all the ISTQB® rules and guidelines".
Stephan Goericke CEO of the iSQI Group stated "Establishing a common standard in mobile app testing certification is a positive step for test professionals. CMAP has been very well accepted by the market with its focus on practical skills and we are delighted that ISTQB® has recognised the value of this certification".
The UK and Ireland Testing Board had been recommending this product previously as complementary and will fully integrate with the ISTQB portfolio.
How do I replace a lost or missing certificate?
If you have lost or misplaced your ISTQB certificate, it is possible to apply for a replacement from your exam provider.
The UK and Ireland Testing Board partner with both BCS and iSQI for exam provision.
When you contact the exam partner that you took your exam through, please remember you will need to provide your name, training provider (if relevant), exam date and address.
You can contact the exam partners for more details:
Do Training Providers license training materials?
Some training providers prefer to license training materials rather than create there own course materials, examples, exam questions.
There can be benefits to licencing materials allowing a new training provider to setup and start delivering courses quickly.
A number of the UKITB accredited training providers will licence materials for others use, have a look at the accreditations page for contact details of the accredited providers and the levels they are accredited for.
Contact the training provider and enquire if they are willing to license.
If after discussing with other training providers that licencing is not the way to go and wish to create your own materials, speak to one of the UKITB Exam partners for details on the accreditation requirements and costs.
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