How Do You Prepare For An ISTQB Exam?

A common question we receive from companies is “Should we do self-study (as a group) or work with a training provider to prepare for our ISTQB exams?”

The answer – There is no single defined path when studying for ISTQB exams.

It really depends on the team and their individual software testing experience, not to mention how they prefer to study. To get ready for an ISTQB exam:

  • Some people will simply download the free resources, self-study, and do very well on the exam.
  • Others purchase books.
  • Some people study by themselves or in a group.
  • AND some companies choose to have their team take a class through a training provider.

ASTQB and AT*SQA must stress this point: we can only ever 100% stand behind ASTQB-Accredited training providers should you choose the training provider option. Why is this? ASTQB-Accredited training providers have had their materials reviewed by ASTQB’s testing experts to ensure that the training materials adequately cover the content in the syllabus for that ISTQB certification.

Need more ideas? Here is one tester's story on how to prepare for and pass ISTQB Foundation Level on the first try. We can't guarantee that it will work for you, but it may give you ideas as you prepare for your ISTQB exam.