The ASTQB and Quality American Software
Since the early days of software, giants like Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, and Intel have set industry standards not just in America, but around the world. However, without objective evaluation of the quality of software, none of them would have risen to lead the market today. Organizations like the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) were created to help set quality standards for software. In the United States, the American Software Testing Qualifications Board (ASTQB) is the official representative of this organization, managing quality assurance certifications for American IT professionals. Here’s what you might need to know about the ASTQB and the value of training before you register for training or a test.
Why Does ASTQB Certification Matter?
The ASTQB prepares software quality assurance professionals to handle their roles responsibly and thoroughly. The certifications that students earn from the ASTQB prove to employers and clients alike that the employee knows the basics of testing theory and best practices. Higher-level certifications prepare testers to work specifically in Agile environments or focus on elements like application security or test automation.
It’s essential that quality assurance testers in the United States register to test for these certifications through the ASTQB, since they are the ones who keep records of certified testers in the United States and will be asked to confirm certification by employers. Though subject matter and material is the same as the ISTQB tests, the questions are worded specifically for American students to understand.
What is Software Quality Assurance Training Like?
The ASTQB provides certification to students based on their performance on multiple choice tests. To prepare professionals for those tests, the organization has created do-it-yourself study guides, and has also accredited many training programs nationwide. Over the course of 3-5 business days, information technology professionals can learn about quality assurance testing and prepare to receive a certification. With that small investment of time and effort, new career doors open right away.
What ASTQB Training is Available?
The ASTQB has a list of accredited training programs on their website so that people from any region of the United States can find a physical program near them. iLAB is proud to be accredited by the ASTQB as well as the ISTQB, supporting our neighbors near Indianapolis and other places in the world as they learn about quality assurance.