ISTQB® CTEL-ITP Part 1 Assessing the Test Process

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ISTQB® CTEL-ITP Part 1 Assessing the Test Process

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Note 1: Both ISTQB® CTEL-Improving the Test Process exams are available as multiple choice question (MCQ) only exams from 1st April 2022 to 31st December 2023 (with re-takes available until 31st March 2024) via the iSQI remote proctor platform.

Note 2: If you wish to take the ISTQB® CTEL-Improving the Test Process exam with multiple choice AND essay questions, please contact our team at for more information - the exam fee with essay will be ~650 Euros (in the applicable local currency for your country) per part.

The internationally recognized ISTQB® Certified Tester - Expert Level, Improving the Test Process (CTEL-ITP) certification, attests to your comprehensive knowledge in the field of software testing with a specialism in the field of test process improvement. You will be able to demonstrate that you can evaluate the testing process and integrate improvements into existing processes.

The ISTQB® Expert Level Improving the Test Process (CTEL-ITP) certification comprises 2 parts:

Part 1, Assessing the Test Process (ATP), covers the procedure for improving processes, conducting analytical process assessment and drawing up recommendations for improvement.

Find out more about ISTQB® Expert Level certification here.

How do I obtain this ISTQB® Certification

Each of the two parts of the ISTQB® CTEL-ITP has a separate certification exam. BOTH exams must be passed to gain full CTEL-ITP certification.

You can prepare for both CTEL-ITP exams by attending accredited training for ISTQB® CTEL-ITP; participants will have relevant content and topics clearly explained and taught to them.

You may also self-study using the syllabus and mock exams (we would also suggest you refer to the ISTQB® - Expert Level Exam Structure and Rules document).

An Expert Level certificate is valid for 7 years.

What are the entry requirements?

To obtain the ISTQB® CTEL-ITP certification, candidates must have:

Note: Local ISTQB® Member Boards may have specified other specific eligibility criteria - please contact us at for more information.

Who is this certification for?

Expert Level certification is aimed at those who have already achieved an advanced point in their careers in software testing and wish to develop further their expertise in a specific area. It is particularly suitable for software testers with a clearly defined professional goal.

How does this certification benefit me?

ISTQB® Improving the Test Process - Assessing the Test Process (CTEL-ITP-ATP) helps prepare individuals to fulfill the specific expert role within their organization or project, and more specifically to assess and advise on test process improvement. It covers the context of improvement, recognized models for improvement, analytic approaches, selection of an approach, and initiation of the process.

By passing BOTH the CTEL-ITP-ATP exam and the CTEL-ITP-ITPI exam, you can be awarded the full ISTQB® CTEL-ITP certification. You can find details of the Business Outcomes defined by ISTQB® for CTEL-ITP certification here.

What other certifications can you recommend?

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You will need: the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level & Advanced Level-Test Manager certificate; exam passes in BOTH parts of Certified Tester Expert Level-ITP; experience: at least 5 years in software testing & 2 years in process improvemen


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