ISTQB® – The new CTFL-2018 and the global evolution plan
ISTQB® (www.istqb.org) – International Software Testing Qualifications Board – is the world-wide leader in certification of professionals in software testing, with over 570,000 certificates issued in more than 120 countries as of December 2017.
In the last years, ISTQB® has significantly expanded its product portfolio, by enriching the existing “Core” modules with two additional streams: “Agile” and “Specialist”; as a consequence several new syllabi and certifications have become available and more will be issued in the forthcoming years.
All certifications have as a pre-requisite the achievement of the “Foundation” Core certification (CTFL); in June 2018 ISTQB® has published a new version of the syllabus, with significant changes wrt the previous one
The goal of this speech is to give an overview of the current and prospective ISTQB® product portfolio with special emphasis on the changes made on Foundation Core.
He has been involved in quality matters applied to software since 1990.
His experience can be split in three parts:
- Industrial experience: he was the founder and Managing Director of a company very active in the domain of quality assurance and control; the company was sold in 2009 to the Alten Group (www.alten.com), for which Gualtiero became responsible for business in Southern Europe, that currently accounts to about 4,000 FTE
- ISTQB® management: he has been involved with ISTQB® since 2007, when he formed the Italian chapter; later, he got responsibilities at global level, first as Marketing Manager and later acting for over three years as President of the Association; he is currently member of the Executive Committee
- Publications: He has authored a book and over 60 papers at international conferences/ magazines on software quality related aspects