ISTQB Expert Level Information contained in this presentation may be re-used if credit is given to ISTQB Introduction and ...
<ul><li>Expert Level: Building on Success </li></ul><ul><li>What is an Expert? </li></ul><ul><li>Achieving Expert Certific...
<ul><li>200,000 certifications </li></ul><ul><li>50 National Boards </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits to businesses: </li></ul><u...
With the new Expert Level, ISTQB offers career paths for testers Test management path Test Analyst path Test Manager Test ...
<ul><li>Expert Level: Building on Success </li></ul><ul><li>What is an Expert? </li></ul><ul><li>Achieving Expert Certific...
<ul><li>“ A person with the special skills and knowledge representing mastery of a particular testing subject.  </li></ul>...
<ul><li>Expert Level: Building on Success </li></ul><ul><li>What is an Expert? </li></ul><ul><li>Achieving Expert Certific...
<ul><ul><li>Recommended: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At least 7 years of practical  testing experience </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Foundation Advanced Expert Test Management Improving the  Test Process Test Automation Security Testing TBD Test Manager T...
<ul><li>Duration:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading: ½ hour </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Answering: 2 hours </li></ul></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>A passed exam results in certification for a further 5 years. </li></ul>Repeat the exam <ul><ul><li>Expert certifi...
<ul><li>Expert Level: Building on Success </li></ul><ul><li>What is an Expert? </li></ul><ul><li>Achieving Expert Certific...
<ul><li>Higher level Learning Objectives in focus </li></ul><ul><li>“ Evaluate” and “Create”* </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis i...
<ul><li>Some learning objectives (mostly K5 and K6) may be performed at the student’s place of work instead of in the clas...
<ul><li>In this example, the Training Provider gives part 1 as a 5-day course. Participants then perform exercises in the ...
<ul><li>Expert Level: Building on Success </li></ul><ul><li>What is an Expert? </li></ul><ul><li>Achieving Expert Certific...
ISTQB: Guidelines &  Rules Released NB / Certifier: Exams & Markers available TP: Course  Materials  Created NB: Accredita...
ISTQB: Guidelines &  Rules Released NB / Certifier: Exams & Markers available TP: Course  Materials  Created NB: Accredita...
ISTQB: Guidelines &  Rules Released NB / Certifier: Exams & Markers available TP: Course  Materials  Created NB: Accredita...
ISTQB: Guidelines &  Rules Released NB / Certifier: Exams & Markers available TP: Course  Materials  Created NB: Accredita...
ISTQB: Guidelines &  Rules Released NB / Certifier: Exams & Markers available TP: Course  Materials  Created NB: Accredita...
ISTQB: Guidelines &  Rules Released NB / Certifier: Exams & Markers available TP: Course  Materials  Created NB: Accredita...
<ul><li>Expert Level: Building on Success </li></ul><ul><li>What is an Expert? </li></ul><ul><li>Achieving Expert Certific...
<ul><ul><li>Overview of current best   practices for a specific   topic. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to select the ...
<ul><ul><li>Demonstrates thought   leadership in testing. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates image of being   a trend sett...
ISTQB Expert Level Information contained in this presentation may be re-used if credit is given to ISTQB Any questions
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ISTQB Expert Level Overview (Sep 2011)

  1. 1. ISTQB Expert Level Information contained in this presentation may be re-used if credit is given to ISTQB Introduction and overview Version 1.0 June 2011 ISTQB Expert Level Working Group
  2. 2. <ul><li>Expert Level: Building on Success </li></ul><ul><li>What is an Expert? </li></ul><ul><li>Achieving Expert Certification </li></ul><ul><li>The Training Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Achieving Roll-Out </li></ul><ul><li>Summary of Benefits </li></ul>List of Contents
  3. 3. <ul><li>200,000 certifications </li></ul><ul><li>50 National Boards </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits to businesses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Standard language for testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing Body of Knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More professionalism in testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career paths for testers </li></ul></ul>ISTQB Certified Tester: a success story
  4. 4. With the new Expert Level, ISTQB offers career paths for testers Test management path Test Analyst path Test Manager Test Management Improving the Test Process Test Automation Security Testing Test Analyst, Technical Test Analyst More planned Foundations Advanced Expert
  5. 5. <ul><li>Expert Level: Building on Success </li></ul><ul><li>What is an Expert? </li></ul><ul><li>Achieving Expert Certification </li></ul><ul><li>The Training Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Achieving Roll-Out </li></ul><ul><li>Summary of Benefits </li></ul>List of Contents
  6. 6. <ul><li>“ A person with the special skills and knowledge representing mastery of a particular testing subject. </li></ul><ul><li>Being an expert means possessing and displaying special skills and knowledge derived from training and experience.“* </li></ul>For ISTQB, Expert really means Expert <ul><li>Clearly stated expectations and business outcomes are established for each subject covered at Expert Level. </li></ul>*ISTQB Expert Level Modules Overview (downloadable from www.istqb.org)
  7. 7. <ul><li>Expert Level: Building on Success </li></ul><ul><li>What is an Expert? </li></ul><ul><li>Achieving Expert Certification </li></ul><ul><li>The Training Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Achieving Roll-Out </li></ul><ul><li>Summary of Benefits </li></ul>List of Contents
  8. 8. <ul><ul><li>Recommended: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At least 7 years of practical testing experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Completion of Expert Level course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mandatory: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ISTQB Foundations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ISTQB Advanced (depending on Expert Level module) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Completion of Expert Level course (if a non-public exam is taken) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exam passed (75%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experience levels (may be achieved before or after passing the exam) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At least 5 years of practical testing experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At least 2 years of industry experience in the specific Expert Level topic </li></ul></ul>Achieving Expert Level: Criteria The Exam
  9. 9. Foundation Advanced Expert Test Management Improving the Test Process Test Automation Security Testing TBD Test Manager Technical Test Analyst Test Analyst Achieving Expert Level: Required Certificates Required Certificate Syllabus dependency (TTA has examinable LOs from TA)
  10. 10. <ul><li>Duration: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading: ½ hour </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Answering: 2 hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add ¾ hour for non-native speakers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Answer 4 questions out of 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Learning objectives covered: Mostly higher learning objectives (K5,K6) </li></ul><ul><li>Duration: 1 Hour </li></ul><ul><li>20 Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Learning objectives covered: K2, K3, K4 (like Advanced Level ) </li></ul>Multiple-Choice Section Essay Section <ul><ul><li>A certification scheme at Expert Level must meet the expectations and perceptions of its stakeholders and has to be seen to be truly “expert”. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The exam therefore consists of a multiple-choice section and a written “essay” section </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A score above 75% is required to pass </li></ul></ul>Achieving Expert Level: The Exam
  11. 11. <ul><li>A passed exam results in certification for a further 5 years. </li></ul>Repeat the exam <ul><ul><li>Expert certification is not for life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An Expert Level certificate is valid for 5 years. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expert certification must be renewed using one of the following two options </li></ul></ul>Maintaining Certification at Expert Level <ul><li>CECs may be achieved in a number of areas. For example: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Perform a professional testing activity </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Take a relevant training course </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Attend a testing conference </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Present at a testing conference </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching a relevant training course </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Write a testing article or book </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Actively participate in a Working Group (NB, SIGIST, ISTQB) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Verifiable evidence must be submitted to the certifier </li></ul><ul><li>The Certification Extension Program is published by ISTQB </li></ul>Achieve 200 „Certification Extension Credits“ (CEC)
  12. 12. <ul><li>Expert Level: Building on Success </li></ul><ul><li>What is an Expert? </li></ul><ul><li>Achieving Expert Certification </li></ul><ul><li>The Training Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Achieving Roll-Out </li></ul><ul><li>Summary of Benefits </li></ul>List of Contents
  13. 13. <ul><li>Higher level Learning Objectives in focus </li></ul><ul><li>“ Evaluate” and “Create”* </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis is on practical work </li></ul><ul><li>In-depth consideration of subjects introduced at Advanced Level </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: Mastery of the subject </li></ul><ul><li>As a result, Expert Level courses are 5 days or more </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improving the Test Process (8 days) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Test Management (9 days) </li></ul></ul>Focus on Practical education * also known as K5 and K6 learning objectives
  14. 14. <ul><li>Some learning objectives (mostly K5 and K6) may be performed at the student’s place of work instead of in the classroom. These are identified in each syllabus. </li></ul><ul><li>Workplace exercises are particularly useful for syllabi requiring more than 5 days of tuition. </li></ul><ul><li>Benefit for trainee : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Practical application in the workplace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tutor checks work and provides valuable feedback. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Benefit for sponsor : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spread of training budget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project-specific application of knowledge </li></ul></ul>Course Part 1 Workplace Exercises Course Part 2 Gain practical experience with workplace exercises
  15. 15. <ul><li>In this example, the Training Provider gives part 1 as a 5-day course. Participants then perform exercises in the workplace. At the start of part 2, a day of feedback (not mandatory) is given before completing the training. </li></ul><ul><li>Training Providers decide on the time between course parts planned for workplace exercises. They must make it known to potential particpants when they offer courses with workplace exercises. </li></ul>Workplace Exercises Course Part 1: 5 days Course Part 2: 4 days Example: A Test Management course using Workplace Exercises.
  16. 16. <ul><li>Expert Level: Building on Success </li></ul><ul><li>What is an Expert? </li></ul><ul><li>Achieving Expert Certification </li></ul><ul><li>The Training Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Achieving Roll-Out </li></ul><ul><li>Summary of Benefits </li></ul>List of Contents
  17. 17. ISTQB: Guidelines & Rules Released NB / Certifier: Exams & Markers available TP: Course Materials Created NB: Accreditations performed ISTQB: Syllabus Released Module available at Expert Level Elements required for Roll-Out.
  18. 18. ISTQB: Guidelines & Rules Released NB / Certifier: Exams & Markers available TP: Course Materials Created NB: Accreditations performed ISTQB: Syllabus Released Module available at Expert Level Status of Syllabi. <ul><ul><li>Improving the Test Process: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Test Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Test Automation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security Testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Released (June 2010) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Released (June 2011) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In development (Beta March 2012) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In development (Beta October 2012) </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. ISTQB: Guidelines & Rules Released NB / Certifier: Exams & Markers available TP: Course Materials Created NB: Accreditations performed ISTQB: Syllabus Released Module available at Expert Level Status of other ISTQB documents. <ul><ul><li>Expert Overview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General Structure & Rules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EL Exam Rules & Recommendations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improving the Test Process: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Test Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Released March 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Released March 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Release October 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exam Guidelines (October 2011) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exam Guidelines (October 2011) </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. ISTQB: Guidelines & Rules Released NB / Certifier: Exams & Markers available TP: Course Materials Created NB: Accreditations performed ISTQB: Syllabus Released Module available at Expert Level Status of other ISTQB documents. <ul><ul><li>Improving the Test Process: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Test Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work in progress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work in progress </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. ISTQB: Guidelines & Rules Released NB / Certifier: Exams & Markers available TP: Course Materials Created NB: Accreditations performed ISTQB: Syllabus Released Module available at Expert Level Status of other ISTQB documents. <ul><ul><li>International group being formed to cooperate on accrediting english language courses </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. ISTQB: Guidelines & Rules Released NB / Certifier: Exams & Markers available TP: Course Materials Created NB: Accreditations performed ISTQB: Syllabus Released Module available at Expert Level Status of other ISTQB documents. <ul><ul><li>ISTQB: Practice exam for Test Management available November 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ISTQB: Practice exam for Improving the Test Process planned June 2012 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creation of exam questions is currently on the critical path </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Procedure for marking essay papers available but not yet implemente </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Expert Level: Building on Success </li></ul><ul><li>What is an Expert? </li></ul><ul><li>Achieving Expert Certification </li></ul><ul><li>The Training Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Achieving Roll-Out </li></ul><ul><li>Summary of Benefits </li></ul>List of Contents
  24. 24. <ul><ul><li>Overview of current best practices for a specific topic. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to select the best solutions for specific project contexts. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to assess the value of new trends & hypes. </li></ul></ul>From a Knowledge Perspective An Expert level certificate demonstrates mastery of a particular testing subject and brings several advantages for a professional tester. <ul><ul><li>Enables leadership for a topic. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensures that work is conducted to state-of- the-art and performed efficiently. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enables best practices to be adjusted according to project context. </li></ul></ul>From a Practical Perspective <ul><ul><li>Increases business value of employees. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrates high potential for a candidate. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Underpins continuous learning. </li></ul></ul>From a Self-Selling Perspective Summary: Advantages for a Professional Tester
  25. 25. <ul><ul><li>Demonstrates thought leadership in testing. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates image of being a trend setter with leading edge concepts. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strengthens high-quality perception in the professional testing market. </li></ul></ul>From a Marketing Perspective Providing Expert Level courses supports leadership in the market and brings several advantages for a Training Provider. <ul><ul><li>Additional trainings for inhouse as well as public offering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cross-selling (other trainings, services, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full-service providers covering complete career development paths. </li></ul></ul>From a Business Perspective <ul><ul><li>Increases in-house knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simplifies integration of experts into a carreer path </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates additional channel for staff with high-potential </li></ul></ul>From a Capability Perspective Summary: Advantages for Training Providers
  26. 26. ISTQB Expert Level Information contained in this presentation may be re-used if credit is given to ISTQB Any questions

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