Model-based testing is an innovative test approach to improve effectivity and efficiency of the test process. A MODEL-BASED on a project uses models to drive test analysis and design, and keeps advantage of the models for other testing activities such as test implementation and reporting.
ISTQB® MODEL-BASED certification complements the core foundation level as a specialist module. It provides a practical and easy entry to the MBT approach.
To be eligible to undertake the Agile Tester Foundation Extension certification exam, candidates must first hold the ISTQB® Foundation Certificate.
To further establish MBT as a leading edge solution in industrial software testing, a common glossary and aid to overcome the "fear of new technology" is needed. The ISTQB® MBT course is designed as an exact means to provide the so far lacking de facto standard for MBT and the necessary support for transferring the topic into the projects and taking it to the people who want to get into it in order to work efficiently and effectively with MBT.
Advanced level is valid for life time.
The following picture summarizes the contents of the Model-Based Tester syllabus:
This section lists the Business Outcomes expected of a candidate who has achieved the Foundation Level Extension – Model-Based Tester certification.
In general, an ISTQB® Model-Based Tester has acquired the necessary skills to successfully contribute to MBT projects in a given context.
Similar to the Foundation Level Certification exam, the Model-Based Tester Certification exam will comprise of 40 multiple choice questions, with a pass mark of 65% to be completed within 60 minutes.
Exams may be taken as part of a course delivered by an Accredited Training Provider or taken independently at an examination center or in a public exam.
The typical duration of the Model-Based Tester Certification Training offered by an Accredited Training Provider is 3 days. Completion of an accredited training course is not a prerequisite for participating to the exam.