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ISTQB Certification – The Definitive Guide

ISTQB Certification is an internationally recognized software testing certification which is an essential part of QA Trainings in many organizations. ISTQB certification is also important for candidates looking for a job as a Software Tester. This site contains everything you need to know about the ISTQB exam including the study material / study guide you need in order to successfully pass the ISTQB Foundation Level exam.

ISTQB has 3 levels of certification – Foundation Level, Advanced Level and Expert Level.

There is no educational or other pre-requisite for taking the Foundation Level exam. ISTQB recommends candidates to have 6 months of work experience before they take up the certification but this is not a requirement.

Check out the links below for more details regarding ISTQB:

ISTQB Certification Syllabus

Follow the links in the menu  titled “ISTQB Certification Exam Study Material” or choose a category below to go through each topic in that knowledge area.

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The ISTQB Certification syllabus for Foundation Level comprises of the following categories of knowledge areas that are part of the exam:

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ISTQB Dumps – Download mock tests and sample question papers from 2012 to 2014

If you are preparing for ISTQB Foundation level to become an ISTQB Certified Tester then it is good to solve a few ISTQB dumps and mock test papers before you take up the actual certification. This will help you evaluate your readiness to take up the ISTQB Certification, as well as judge your understanding of the topics.

Here are few of the sample question papers along with the answers. Every question paper consists of 40 questions and answers are given at the end. Each question is the multiple choice question with four options out of which one is the most appropriate answer.

First go through all the topics which are covered in this site then solve the attached sample question papers. This will be more than enough to clear the certification. These sample question papers covers almost all the topics. First solve the sample question paper and note the answers in a paper, after solving them compare your answers with the answers provided at the end of the question paper. This exercise will help you in understanding the topics in a better way.

Try to solve all the 40 questions in one hour. All the best for your ISTQB Foundation level certification.

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ISTQB 2014 Exam dates for Advanced Level and Test Center locations

Exam dates in 2014 for Advanced level ISTQB exam are given below along with the location of the Test Centers in India. Please check our other page for ISTQB Exam dates in 2014 for Foundation Level and their Test Center locations. Further details on how to apply for ISTQB Certification Exam are also available.

2014 ISTQB Exam Dates for Advanced Level and Test Center locations.   NSEiT Centres listed below are for ISTQB Advanced Level Online Examinations only.

City
Year-Month-Date Venue
Bangalore
2014-02-09

2014-04-13

2014-06-08

2014-08-03

2014-10-12

2014-12-07

St. Joseph’s Pre-University College
Opp. Good Shepherd Auditorium, Residency Road, Field Marshal Cariappa Road, Bangalore
Pin: 560025
Contact No: 9343494617
Contact Person: Mr. Pravesh Pugalia
Email: pravesh@indiantestingboard.com
Chennai
2014-02-09

2014-04-13

2014-06-08

2014-08-03

2014-10-12

2014-12-07

Meenakshi College For Women
363, Arcot Road, Kodambakkam, Chennai
Pin: 600024
Contact No: 1204236187
Contact Person: Sonal Garg
Email: sonal@indiantestingboard.com
Hyderabad
2014-02-09

2014-04-13

2014-06-08

2014-08-03

2014-10-12

2014-12-07

Mind Q
Mind Q Systems Pvt Ltd, 8-3-214/7, Srinivasa Nagar Colony (W), S.R.Nagar, Hyderabad
Pin: 500038
Contact No: 1204236187
Contact Person: Sonal Garg
Email: sonal@indiantestingboard.com
Kolkata
2014-02-09

2014-04-13

2014-06-08

2014-08-03

2014-10-12

2014-12-07

Vallabhram Mehta Boys Secondary School
6 Pollock Street, Kolkata-700001
Pin: 700001
Contact No: 0120-4355270
Contact Person: Miss Sonal Garg
Email: sonal@indiantesitngboard.com
Mumbai
2014-02-09

2014-04-13

2014-06-08

2014-08-03

2014-10-12

2014-12-07

Cosmopolitan’s Valia College of Commerce
Near Versova Police Station D N Nagar, Cosmopolitian Education Society Road, Andheri(West) Mumbai
Pin: 400053
Contact No: 1204236187
Contact Person: Sonal Garg
Email: sonal@indiantestingboard.com
Noida
2014-02-09

2014-04-13

2014-06-08

2014-08-03

2014-10-12

2014-12-07

Indian Testing Board
A-108B, Sector-58 Noida
Pin: 201301
Contact No: 1204236187
Contact Person: Miss Sonal Garg
Email: sonal@indiantestingboard.com
Pune
2014-02-09

2014-04-13

2014-06-08

2014-08-03

2014-10-12

2014-12-07

SQTL
SQTL, Dayaprabha House, Opp. Sulzer India, Near ICICI Bank, ITI Road Aundh, Pune – 411 007
Pin: 411001
Contact No: 1204236187
Contact Person: Sonal Garg
Email: sonal@indiantestingboard.com
Trivandrum
2014-02-09

2014-04-13

2014-06-08

2014-08-03

2014-10-12

2014-12-07

TIME Shiv Bhavan
Opp SBI,Kannamoola, Medical College P.O., Trivandrum
Pin: 695011
Contact No: 1204236187
Contact Person: Sonal Garg
Email: sonal@indiantestingboard

Note: The examination dates/Venue may change. The applicants will be informed about the changes, if any.

Please verify the exam dates here

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ISTQB 2014 Exam Dates for Foundation Level and Test Center Locations

2014 ISTQB exam dates for Foundation level exam and test center locations in India are below. Exam dates for Advanced Level ISTQB Exams in 2014 are different.  You can find details on the how to apply for ISTQB Certification Exam in our other post.

2014 ISTQB Exam Dates  and Test Center locations for Foundation Level.  NSEiT Centres listed below are for ISTQB Foundation Level Online Examinations only.

Get in touch with the contact person listed for your center, for any questions regarding your registration.

CITY
DATE VENUE
AHMEDABAD
10-05-2014
14-06-2014
12-07-2014
09-08-2014
10-09-2014
NSEiT
401, Saffire Complex, 4th Floor, C.G Road, Opp. Times Square, Near Bodyline Char Raasta, Ahmedabad – 380019. India Landmark : Opp. Times Square.
Pin: 380019
Contact No: 1204236187
Contact Person: Sonal Garg
Email: sonal@indiantestingboard.com

BANGALORE
03-05-2014
10-05-2014
17-05-2014
24-05-2014
14-06-2014
21-06-2014
05-07-2014
12-07-2014
19-07-2014
02-08-2014
09-08-2014
16-08-2014
23-08-2014
06-09-2014
10-09-2014
17-09-2014
27-09-2014
NSEiT
Azeem Gold, 13, 2nd Floor, Mosque Road, Frazer Town, Bangalore – 560005 Landmark : Above Mc Donalds
Pin: 560005
Contact No: 9343494617
Contact Person: Pravesh Pugalia
Email: pravesh@indiantestingboard.com

BARODRA
10-05-2014
14-06-2014
12-07-2014
09-08-2014
10-09-2014
NSEiT
201, Taksh Classic, Vasna Road, Off Old Padra Road, Baroda – 390007, Gujarat Landmark: Opp. BIG 92.7 FM office .
Pin: 390018
Contact No: 1204236187
Contact Person: Sonal Garg
Email: sonal@indiantestingboard.com

BHUBANESHWAR
10-05-2014
14-06-2014
12-07-2014
09-08-2014
10-09-2014
NSEiT
“1st Floor, Kar Tower, Bhomikal, Rasulgarh, Cuttack Puri Road Besides Indian Overseas Bank and Opposite of Santoshi Maata Mandir Bhubaneshwar – 751010 Orissa”
Pin: 751010
Contact No: 1204236187
Contact Person: Sonal Garg
Email: sonal@indiantestingboard.com

CHENNAI
03-05-2014
10-05-2014
17-05-2014
14-06-2014
21-06-2014
05-07-2014
12-07-2014
19-07-2014
02-08-2014
09-08-2014
16-08-2014
06-09-2014
10-09-2014
17-09-2014
NSEiT Chennai
KAVERI COMPLEX (Ground Floor) No.96-104, Nungambakkam High Road Opp to Sterlng Road Bus Stop Nungambakkam Chennai ? 600 034 Tamil Nadu
Pin: 600034
Contact No: 1204236187
Contact Person: Sonal Garg
Email: sonal@indiantestingboard.com

COCHIN
10-05-2014
14-06-2014
12-07-2014
09-08-2014
10-09-2014
NSEiT Cochin
39/4609, Ground Floor A-1,K.G Oxford Business Center, Sreekandath Road, Ravipuram, Land Mark – Below Axis Bank Kochi-682016 Kerala.
Pin: 682016
Contact No: 1204236187
Contact Person: Sonal Garg
Email: sonal@indiantestingboard.com

COIMBATORE
10-05-2014
14-06-2014
12-07-2014
09-08-2014
10-09-2014
NSEiT
NSEIT Ltd., Office No.: 65 & 66, I Floor, AARPEE Center, 320N, NSR Road, Saibaba colony, Coimbatore – 641011. Landmark : Near Karur Vysya Bank
Pin: 641012
Contact No: 1204236187
Contact Person: Sonal Garg
Email: sonal@indiantestingboard.com

HYDERABAD
03-05-2014
10-05-2014
17-05-2014
14-06-2014
21-06-2014
05-07-2014
12-07-2014
19-07-2014
02-08-2014
09-08-2014
16-08-2014
06-09-2014
10-09-2014
17-09-2014
NSEiT
: NSEiT Limited, 403, 4th Floor, Moguls Court, 5-9-60, Basheerbagh, Hyderabad – 500001, Andhra Pradesh. Landmark: Above Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri / Next to LB Stadium / Adjacent to Babukhan Estates
Pin: 500029
Contact No: 1204236187
Contact Person: Sonal Garg
Email: sonal@indiantestingboard.com

INDORE
10-05-2014
14-06-2014
12-07-2014
09-08-2014
10-09-2014
NSEiT Indore
Office No:303, 3rd Floor, The Mark,20/A, Near Saket Square, Old Palasia, Indore-452018 Landmark: Above Dominos
Pin: 452007
Contact No: 1204236187
Contact Person: Sonal Garg
Email: sonal@indiantestingboard.com

JAIPUR
10-05-2014
14-06-2014
12-07-2014
09-08-2014
10-09-2014
NSEiT Jaipur
109-110, 1st Floor, Tambi Tower, Sansar chand Road, Landmark: Opp. AMBER TOWER. Jaipur – 302001.
Pin: 302001
Contact No: 1204236187
Contact Person: Sonal Garg
Email: sonal@indiantestingboard.com

JODHPUR
15-03-2014
Verity Management Software Pvt Ltd
CYB6, RIICo Cyber Park Heavy Industrial Area Near Saras Dairy Jodhpur-342003 Contact person: Rajesh kumar
Pin: 342003
Contact No: 1204236187
Contact Person: Sonal Garg
Email: sonal@indiantestingboard.com

KOLKATA
10-05-2014
14-06-2014
12-07-2014
09-08-2014
10-09-2014
NSEiT
54/1/A 1st Floor, Nav-Jeevan Apartments, Hazra Road,Kolkata – 700019, Landmark: Opp. Hazra Law College / HDFC Bank Building
Pin: 700019
Contact No: 1204236187
Contact Person: Sonal Garg
Email: sonal@indiantestingboard.com

LUCKNOW
10-05-2014
14-06-2014
12-07-2014
09-08-2014
10-09-2014
NSEiT Lucknow
Office no. 401, 4th Floor, Block A, Rohit Bhawan, 4 sapru Marg, Landmark : Near By SSP Niwas. Lucknow – 226001
Pin: 226001
Contact No: 1204236187
Contact Person: Sonal Garg
Email: sonal@indiantestingboard.com

MADURAI
10-05-2014
14-06-2014
12-07-2014
09-08-2014
10-09-2014
NSEiT Madurai
Bharath Tower Kuruvikaran Salai, Anna Bus Stand, Landmark : Near Star Residency Hotel. Madurai-625020,
Pin: 625020
Contact No: 1204236187
Contact Person: Sonal Garg
Email: sonal@indiantestingboard.com

MOHALI
01-03-2014
19-04-2014
31-05-2014
05-07-2014
23-08-2014
27-09-2014
01-11-2014
27-12-2014
Pure Trainings
Puretrainings Chanidgarh Center SCF 63-64, Top Floor, Near PCA Cricket Stadium, Phase X, SAS Nagar, Mohali.
Pin: 000000
Contact No: 1204355270
Contact Person: Sonal Garg
Email: sonal@indiantestingboard.com

MUMBAI
03-05-2014
10-05-2014
17-05-2014
14-06-2014
21-06-2014
05-07-2014
12-07-2014
19-07-2014
02-08-2014
09-08-2014
16-08-2014
06-09-2014
10-09-2014
17-09-2014
NSEiT Mumbai
Trade Globe, Ground Floor, Opposite Hotel VITS/ Apna Dhaba, Behind Trade Star Building, Andheri-Kurla Road, J B Nagar, Andheri (E), Mumbai 400059
Pin: 400059
Contact No: 1204236187
Contact Person: Sonal Garg
Email: sonal@indiantestingboard.com

NAGPUR
10-05-2014
14-06-2014
12-07-2014
09-08-2014
10-09-2014
NSEiT Nagpur
Office No 146, 147 & 148, 1st Floor, Honey Archana Complex, Untkhana, Nagpur, Landmark: Above Raymond?s Showroom. Maharashtra ? 440009.
Pin: 440009
Contact No: 0120435527
Contact Person: Sonal Garg
Email: sonal@indiantestingboard.com

DELHI
03-05-2014
10-05-2014
17-05-2014
14-06-2014
21-06-2014
05-07-2014
12-07-2014
19-07-2014
02-08-2014
09-08-2014
16-08-2014
06-09-2014
10-09-2014
17-09-2014
NSEiT Delhi
N2E/22, 3rd Floor, Jhandewalan Extension, Opp. Bank of India – Jhandewalan Extension Branch Land Mark: Jhandewalan Metro Station, New Delhi – 110055
Pin: 110055
Contact No: 1204236187
Contact Person: Sonal Garg
Email: sonal@indiantestingboard.com

PUNE
03-05-2014
10-05-2014
17-05-2014
14-06-2014
21-06-2014
05-07-2014
12-07-2014
19-07-2014
02-08-2014
09-08-2014
16-08-2014
06-09-2014
10-09-2014
17-09-2014
NSEiT Pune
4th Floor, C-Block, Vega Centre, Shankar Sheth Road, Landmark: Next to Income Tax Office(Swargate). Pune – 411042
Pin: 411042
Contact No: 1204236187
Contact Person: Sonal Garg
Email: sonal@indiantestingboard.com

THIRUVANANTAPURAM
10-05-2014
14-06-2014
12-07-2014
09-08-2014
10-09-2014
NSEiT Trivandrum
TC 15/320, Ground Floor, Gangothri, Vazhuthacaud, All India Radio Road, Opp. to National Academy of Pre Recruitment Training, Landmark: Below Union Bank Of India. Trivandrum – 695 014 Kerala.
Pin: 695001
Contact No: 1204236187
Contact Person: Sonal Garg
Email: sonal@indiantestingboard.com

TIRUNELVELI
10-05-2014
14-06-2014
12-07-2014
09-08-2014
10-09-2014
NSEiT
NSEiT Limited, BALAN COMPLEX, Second floor, No.5,6, Managavalan Pillai Hospital Street, Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli – 627002,Bus Stop : Palaymkottai Market, Opp to Jawahar Grounds.
Pin: 627001
Contact No: 1204236187
Contact Person: Sonal Garg
Email: sonal@indiantestingboard.com

Note: The examination dates/Venue may change. The applicants will be informed about the changes, if any.

Please verify the exam dates here.

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Mobile application development and testing checklist – 17 points to remember before developing an app

Recently, we have been involved in mobile application development and testing. The below checklist ensures that both developers and testers have covered these high level scenarios during their requirements discussion, development and testing activities. Mobile application development and testing checklist also helps you refine your requirements to ensure that your scope of work is clearly defined. These are high level questions and not very specific to the application functionality (we will cover that in the next article in the series).

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How to apply for ISTQB Certification in India?

Make sure you enroll for the ISTQB certification well in advance to the date when you plan to take the certification.

  • First find the ISTQB exam dates and test center location for your city
  • Then complete the online enrollment form with your details
  • Instructions will be sent immediately on completion of enrollment process, to your personal email id
  • The course fee for the Foundation level exam is currently (in 2014) Rs. 4,500 for the public exam and Rs. 4,000 for corporate exam (if there are more than 10 candidates from the same company for the exam, then the exam can be conducted in the company by ITB – this is called corporate exam. You can speak to the ITB contact person regarding this.)
  • Send a Demand Draft with the amount specified through postal maill, in favour of SOFTWARE TESTING CERTIFICATION BOARD, payable at ‘NEW DELHI’ to the ITB office in Noida or the Bangalore Office at their address. Be sure to mention your registration details and contact information on back of the DD.
  • The timing and procedure of the exam will be intimated to you
  • You can register and pay for the online exam up to 11 days before the exam.
  • On the scheduled date and time for the exam, appear for the exam
  • When appearing for the certification, ensure that you carry a photo identity card like Driving License, Voter Id, Passport etc.
  • You will be informed of the results of the Foundation level exams immediately after the exam since they are online. For other exams, you will be informed of the results in 2 weeks and you will get the certificate in 8 weeks.
  • If you have any questions regarding your registrations, you can reach out to the contact person for your test center

Indian Testing Board Address

Head Office:

INDIAN TESTING BOARD 
A-108B,  Sector 58
NOIDA – 201301
UTTAR PRADESH

Phone: +91-120-4355270, +91-120-4236187

Other Location :

INDIAN TESTING BOARD
No. 201, 2nd Floor, Tulsi Manor,
Opp. Cuppa Coffee Shop,
HMT Layout, RT Nagar,
BANGALORE – 560032

Contact Person- Pravesh Pugalia

Phone: +91-9343494617

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ISTQB Certification – Foundation Level syllabus

Knowing the ISTQB certification examination pattern makes it easier to prepare for the software testing certification. The exam pattern for ISTQB is given below

  • Total number of questions in the exam: 40
  • Each correct answer carries 1 point
  • Minimum percentage for passing : 65% (26 or more points)
  • Total exam time: 75 minutes
  • Questions are multiple choice in nature
  • There is no negative marking in the exam
  • This is an online exam
  • All questions are taken from the syllabus
  • Complete syllabus is split into cognitive level of knowledge:
  • 40% K1 (remember, recall type)
  • 35% K2 (Understand, Compare, contrast type)
  • 20% K3 (Apply type, Numerical type as well)
  • 5% K4 (Analyse type)

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ISTQB Member board contact details in other countries

ISTQB has 46 member boards that operate in various countries across the globe. Find out the details of your country’s member board below: [Read more...]

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ISTQB software testing certification – Is it worth it? – Its Benefits

ISTQB certification is one of the best online testing certification that you can have on your resume. Its conducted by a non profit organization which is made of up industry experts worldwide, who have several decades of experience in Software Testing.

Some of the benefits / advantages of ISTQB software testing certification are: [Read more...]

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What is ISTQB certification? Is it a good Software Testing Certification?

ISTQB Certification is an internationally accepted software testing certification that is conducted online by its Member Boards through a testing Exam Provider. An Exam Provider is an organization licensed by a Member Board(s) to offer exams locally and internationally including online testing certification. Candidates who successfully pass the exam are given the ISTQB Certified Tester certificate. This website provides all the QA Training material needed to pass the ISTQB Foundation level exam. [Read more...]