Students pass ISTQB certificate exam
Quality assurance is an important part of software development. With the help of software testing and processes, it is to be ensured that the software fulfills its requirements. Within the scope of the master lecture "Software Quality Assurance and Software Testing", ten students at KIT have for the first time taken the Foundation Level Tester certificate examination recognized by the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB).
The lecture is based on the worldwide recognized education and training scheme of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) and prepares the students for the Foundation Level certificate.
In the first part of the lecture "Software Quality Assurance and Software Testing" a large part of the contents is taught, therefore no additional training for the certificate examination has to be attended. In the second half of the lecture, this is built upon and more research-related topics are covered.
Students have the opportunity to take the associated certificate exam after the lecture, which is administered by local companies.
The certificate is highly recognized in the software testing field and provides students with an advantage when applying to companies in this industry, as it demonstrates that they understand the basic concepts and techniques of software testing. The Foundation Level certificate can serve as a basis for further qualifications. Building on this, further certificates such as Advanced Level, Automotive Software Tester or Model-Based Tester, can be obtained.
The course thus offers students a unique opportunity to acquire sound knowledge in the area of quality assurance of software systems and to qualify with a recognized ISTQB certificate. It is planned to offer the certificate examination annually for interested students in order to prepare them in the best possible way for the job market.