Model-Based Tester in a Nutshell

Why Model-Based Tester Extension?

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.

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Agile Level

What are the entry criteria?

To be eligible to undertake the Agile Tester Foundation Extension certification exam, candidates must first hold the ISTQB® Foundation Certificate.

Added value of ISTQB Model-Based Tester foundation extension certification

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.

Validity?

Advanced level is valid for life time.




Model-Based Tester Extension Contents




The following picture summarizes the contents of the Model-Based Tester syllabus:

Foundation Level



Model-Based Tester Extension Business Outcomes




This section lists the Business Outcomes expected of a candidate who has achieved the Foundation Level Extension – Model-Based Tester certification.

A Model-Based Tester can..

  • Collaborate in a model-based testing team using standard terminology and established MBT concepts, processes and techniques.
  • Apply and integrate model-based testing in a test process.
  • Effectively create and maintain MBT models using established techniques and best practices of model-based testing.
  • Select, create and maintain test artifacts from MBT models considering risk and value of the features tested.
  • Support the organization to improve its quality assurance process to be more constructive and efficient.

In general, an ISTQB® Model-Based Tester has acquired the necessary skills to successfully contribute to MBT projects in a given context.




Model-Based Tester Extension Learning Objectives




Certified model-based testers should be able to demonstrate their skills in the following areas:

  • Objectives and motivations for model-based testing
  • Activities specific to MBT and essential MBT artifacts
  • Integrating MBT into the software development lifecycle
  • MBT modeling (good practices, languages, types of MBT models)
  • Test selection criteria used in model-based testing
  • MBT test implementation and execution
  • Evaluating and deploying an MBT Approach



Model-Based Tester Extension exam structure




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.

Accredited training providers

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.

Please refer to the Web Sites of the ISTQB® Member Boards and ISTQB® Accredited Training Providers for exam and training availability.

Source:http://www.istqb.org/certification-path-root/model-based-tester-extension.html