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Hiring Managers: Check the Validity of an ISTQB Certification or AT*SQA Micro-Credential

Anyone can claim on their resume that they have an ISTQB certification or an AT*SQA micro-credential. These certifications and credentials are so important for jobs that people might try to create fake certificates. 

That's why hiring managers know to check the Official U.S. List of Certified and Credentialed Software Testers™. We advertise the list millions of times per year. The list gives you the recognition you deserve and it gives hiring managers confirmation that a job candidate has the certification or credential they claim.

Check the Official U.S. List
Official U.S. List of Certified and Credentialed Software Testers™

Why Micro-Credentials Help Your Career

Software testing certifications will always be important for software QA jobs, but micro-credentials are also valued by employers. For example, we recently saw a job posting that required two AT*SQA Micro-Credentials in addition to certification.

Why are AT*SQA Micro-Credentials a good fit for your career? An experienced software tester told us:

"For anyone new to testing, they provide a great introduction and overview of the world of software testing. They are also broken up into bite-size chunks that are easier to understand and not as overwhelming as the larger full certifications."

But AT*SQA micro-credentials aren't just for new testers. He went on to say:

"For experienced testers, the AT*SQA Micro-Credentials provide a great way to brush up on fundamentals, plus possibly identify areas of interest or potential improvement for some of the more advanced topics.”

Why is this important? A quarter of employers recently surveyed said that due to technological advances, a skills gap is impacting their business, and almost half said it would affect them within the next two years. 

This is an opportunity for you: Nearly 9 out of 10 U.S. employers agree that earning an industry micro-credential strengthens a candidate's job application. And U.S. employers are 76% more likely to hire a candidate who has earned a micro-credential.

AT*SQA makes it easy for you to build your career, earn promotions, and advance to higher-level jobs. See our full list of AT*SQA Micro-Credentials and get started on one or two today.

Which Micro-Credential Will You Choose?

Choose From Two Ways to Obtain Your Testing Essentials Certification

You can take two different paths to obtain the AT*SQA Testing Essentials Certification.

Some testers opt to self-study using the free syllabus or the AT*Learn™ Essentials of Software Testing course, then take the AT*SQA Testing Essentials certification exam.

Others earn their AT*SQA Testing Essentials Certification by building their AT*SkillStack™. How does that work?

It's simple. Just earn the 8 AT*SQA's Micro-Credentials below and you will also automatically earn your AT*SQA Testing Essentials certification:

  1. Test Approaches
  2. Testing Techniques
  3. Test Automation
  4. Performance Testing
  5. Cybersecurity Testing
  6. Usability Testing
  7. Testing for IOT and Mobile
  8. DevOps Testing

Don't forget: You'll be added to the Official U.S. List of Certified & Credentialed Software Testers™ when you earn your first AT*SQA Micro-Credential. Plus you'll keep earning Testing Tiers® software tester ranking points with each new AT*SQA Micro-Credential and certification!

Please feel free to contact us for volume discounts if you have 5 or more in your company taking AT*SQA Micro-Credential exams.

See All of the AT*SQA Micro-Credentials
Testing Tiers® Software Tester Ranking

Are You on the List? What is Your Level?

As a professional on the Official U.S. List of Certified & Credentialed Software Testers™, you have shown your commitment to working efficiently with U.S. companies and their software development teams by:

  • Demonstrating your American English ability through the exam registration process
  • Passing AT*SQA's official American English version of your certification exam
  • Building your level in the Testing Tiers® software tester rankings
The only way you can appear on the Official U.S. List and Testing Tiers is by taking your ISTQB certifications, AT*SQA certifications, and AT*SQA micro-credentials through AT*SQA. Learn more now.
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