Is ISTQB the same as ASTQB? What is AT*SQA? Why does it matter to me?

We were recently asked, "Is ISTQB the same or different than ASTQB?"  Hear our answer including what AT*SQA is, and why it matters to you.

We've recorded quick answers to many of your questions about software testing and certification such as:

  • What software testing path should I follow?
  • Is ASTQB's ISTQB exam certification valid in India? 
  • How can I determine if a software tester's resume is truthful?

Find the answers in the AT*SQA education area. We add new questions and answers regularly. Do you have a question you would like us to answer? Let us know!

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Usability Testing Micro-Credential

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Usability Testing Micro-Credential

Usability and accessibility are important characteristics of software quality and may determine whether or not the software is successful. This micro-credential demonstrates that you have a base understanding of these highly important concepts.

Learn more and get noticed with an AT*SQA Micro-Credential in Usability Testing. You can prepare for this micro-credential with:

Take the next step in your career with software testing micro-credentials from AT*SQA. It's easy to learn and build credentials in 8 different software testing topics because AT*SQA Micro-Credentials are:
  • Inexpensive – just $49 per AT*SQA Micro-Credential – plus each voucher gives you two exam attempts
  • Open-book and open-note, so you can use the information you've learned
  • 10-question exams with 20 minutes for the exam
  • Part of your Testing Tiers™ software testing ranking
  • Shown as Micro-Credentials in your Official U.S. List™ profile

It's the easy way to explore software testing and build credentials before moving on to the full certification.

You can choose from the following 8 topics:

  • Test Automation
  • Performance Testing
  • Cybersecurity Testing
  • Usability Testing
  • Testing for IoT and Mobile
  • DevOps Testing
  • Test Approaches
  • Testing Techniques
Training is available through our $7.99/month Essentials of Software Testing course in AT*Learn, or you can self-study using the free syllabus for our Testing Essentials certification. Learn more about AT*SQA Micro-Credentials and get started today!
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Testing Tiers™ Software Tester Rankings

How Do You Compare to Other Testers?
See who is moving up in the Testing Tiers™
Software Tester Rankings

If you're not on the Official U.S. List of Certified & Credentialed Software Testers™, you should make that a goal. It shows U.S. companies that you are committed to working efficiently with their software development teams by:

  • Demonstrating your American English ability through the exam registration process
  • Passing ASTQB's official American English version of the ISTQB certification exam
In addition, the Official U.S. List™ displays your level in the Testing Tiers™ software tester rankings. This helps you understand how you compare to other software testers. You can increase your points with ISTQB certifications when you take them from ASTQB and AT*SQA, as well as by earning AT*SQA Software Testing Micro-Credentials and taking AT*SQA continuing education for those who test software.
See the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™
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