Software Certifications

Software Certifications has been recognized worldwide as the standard for information technology quality assurance professionals. Software Certifications offers eleven Professional Certifications that covers five major domains listed below. The certifications offered by ISCB are administered by QAI global Institue(QAI).The Software Certifications offered by International Software Certifications Board(ISCB) are as follows

Software Certifications-Software Quality Assurance

  • Certified Associate in Software Quality (CASQ)
  • Certified Software Quality Analyst(CSQA)
  • Certified Manager of Software Quality (CMSQ)

Software Certifications – Software Testing

  • Certified Associate in Software Testing (CAST)
  • Certified Software Tester(CSTE)
  • Certified Manager of Software Testing (CMST)

Software Certifications – Business Analyst

  • Certified Associate Business Analyst(CABA)
  • Certified Software Business Analyst(CSBA)

Software Quality Assurance Certifications – Certified Associate in Software Quality (CASQ)

  • CASQ Certification demonstrates a foundation level understanding of quality assurance principles and practices.
  • CASQ indicates professional level competence in the principles and practices of quality assurance in IT profession.

To qualify for candidacy, each applicant must meet ONE of three prerequisites listed below:

  • A 3-year degree or 4 year degree from an accredited college-level institution
  • A 2-year degree from an accredited college-level institution and 1 year experience in the information services field
  • Three years’ experience in the information services field
  • CASQ is a foundation level Certification of Software Engineers and Fresh Engineering Graduates.

Exam Details for this Certification

  • (CASQ)Candidates are tested on their knowledge and practice of the skill areas defined in the CASQCBOK. The exam itself consists of one part:
  • Part 1 – Multiple choice (100 questions each – objective / 75 minute time limit)

Software Certifications – Certified Software Quality Analyst(CSQA)

  • CSQA indicates a professional level competence in the principles and practices of quality assurance in the IT profession.

To qualify for candidacy, each applicant must meet ONE of four prerequisites listed below:

  • A 4-year degree from accredited college-level institution & 2 years’ experience in the information services field
  • A 3-year degree from accredited college-level institution & 3 years’ experience in the information services field
  • A 2-year degree from accredited college-level institution & 4 years’ experience in the information services field
  • Six years’ experience in the information services field
  • CSQA is the practitioner level Certification for experienced Quality Analyst,SQA team members,SEPG Team members and Team Leads.

Exam details for this Certification : On Software Quality CBOK.

  • Parts 1 – Multiple choice (100 questions each – objective / 75 minute time limit)
  • Parts 2 – Short answer / essay (12 questions each – subjective / 75 minute time limit).

Software Quality Assurance Certifications- Certified Manager of Software Quality (CMSQ)

  • CMSQ indicates a level of professional competence in both the principles and practices of software quality assurance, demonstrating the skills and capabilities necessary to manage the software quality assurance function

To qualify for candidacy, each applicant must –

  • Currently hold an active CSQA Certification (recommended, but not required).
  • Be working in the field covered by the certification designation.
  • Be prepared to take the required manager’s level examination.

The exam tests the candidate’s practical knowledge in the following four areas:

  • Quality Leadership
  • The Quality Assurance Function
  • Quality Planning and Execution
  • Communications and Relationships
  • Part 1 – Constructed response / essay (6 questions each – subjective / 75 minute time limit).
  • Part 2 – Constructed response / essay (6 questions each – subjective / 75 minute time limit).

AND meet one of the following three prerequisites:

  • A bachelor’s degree from accredited college-level institution & 4 years experience in the software quality assurance field
  • An associate degree & 6 years experience in the software quality assurance field
  • Eight years of experience in the software quality assurance field.
  • CMSQ is a managerial level Certification for SQA Leads, SEPG Managers, SEPG Lead ,Project Managers and Process Managers.

Software Testing Certifications – Certified Associate in Software Testing (CAST)

  • CAST indicates a professional level of competence in the principles and practices of software testing in the IT profession.

To qualify for candidacy, each applicant must meet ONE of three prerequisites listed below:

  • A 3-year degree or 4 year degree from an accredited college-level institution

A 2-year degree from an accredited college-level institution and 1 years experience in the information services field

  • Three years experience in the information services field.
  • CAST is a foundation level Certification of Software Testers,Software Developers,System Analysts and fresh Engineering Graduates

Software testing Certification – Certified Software Tester (CSTE)

  • CSTE certification is intended to establish standards for initial qualification and provide direction for the testing function through an aggressive educational program.
  • Certified Software Tester (CSTE) indicates a professional level of competence in the principles and practices of quality control in the IT profession.

To qualify for candidacy, each applicant must meet ONE of four prerequisites listed below:

  • A 4-year degree from accredited college-level institution & 2 years experience in the information services field
  • A 3-year degree from accredited college-level institution & 3 years experience in the information services field
  • A 2-year degree from accredited college-level institution & 4 years experience in the information services field
  • Six years experience in the information services field.
  • CSTE is practitioner level certification for test engineer,test archietects,design analysts and test leads.

Exam Details for this certification

  • Parts 1 – Multiple choice (100 questions each – objective / 75 minute time limit).
  • Parts 2 – Short answer / essay (12 questions each – subjective / 75 minute time limit).

Software Testing Certification – Certified Manager of Software Testing (CMST)

  • CMST certification establishes a worldwide standard for the assessment of the capabilities and competencies of software testing professionals that are working at, or soon will work at, the software testing management level.

To qualify for candidacy, each applicant must:

  • Currently hold an active CSTE Certification (recommended, but not required).
  • Be working in the field covered by the certification designation.
  • Be prepared to take the required manager’s level examination.

AND meet one of the following three prerequisites:

  • A bachelor’s degree from accredited college-level institution & 4 years experience in the software testing field
  • An associate degree & 6 years experience in the software testing field
  • Eight years of experience in the software testing field.

The exam tests the candidate’s practical knowledge in the following four areas:

  • Test Management
  • Test Analysis
  • Test Planning and Execution
  • Communications and Relationships
  • Part 1 – Constructed response / essay (7 questions each – subjective / 75 minute time limit).
  • Part 2 – Constructed response / essay (5 questions each – subjective / 75 minute time limit).
  • CMST is a Managerial level Certification for test managers,Test Leads ,Architects and Project Managers.

Business Analysis Certification  -Certified Associate Business Analyst (CABA)

  • CABA indicates a professional level of competence in the principles and practices associated with the business analyst profession.

To qualify for candidacy, each applicant must meet ONE of three prerequisites listed below:

  • A 3-year degree or 4 year degree from an accredited college-level institution
  • A 2-year degree from accredited college-level institution & 1 years experience in the information services field
  • Three years experience in the information services field.

Exam Details for this Certification

The exam itself consists of one part:

  • Part 1 – Multiple choice (100 questions each – objective / 75 minute time limit).
  • CABA is a foundation level Certification for Software Developers ,System Analyst and fresh Engineers.

Business Analysis Certification – Certified Software Business Analyst (CSBA)

  • CSBA indicates a professional level of competence in the principles and practices associated with the business analyst profession.
  • CSBA Common Body of Knowledge (CBOK) for the practice of business analyzation, and evaluate an individual’s ability to apply that knowledge to practice.

To qualify for candidacy, each applicant must meet ONE of four prerequisites listed below:

  • A 4-year degree from accredited college-level institution & 2 years experience in the information services field
  • A 3-year degree from accredited college-level institution & 3 years experience in the information services field
  • A 2-year degree from accredited college-level institution & 4 years experience in the information services field
  • Six years experience in the information services field

AND

  • Are working, or have worked at any time within the prior 18 months, in the field within covered by the certification designation.

The exam itself consists of two parts:

Part 1 – Multiple choice (100 questions each – objective / 75 minute time limit)

Part 2 – Short answer / essay (12 questions each – subjective / 75 minute time limit).

  • CSBA is a Practitioner Level Certification for Business Analysts,Project Managers/Leads and Software Architects.

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