ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level Automotive Tester


A certified ISTQB® Automotive Software Tester can demonstrate knowledge of the most important test procedures and standards used as part of testing E/E systems in an automotive environment.

How do I obtain this certification?

To be certified you must pass the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level Automotive Software Tester exam.

You can prepare for the exam by attending an accredited training course for ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level Automotive Software Tester; participants will have relevant content and topics clearly explained and taught to them.

The syllabus includes topics relevant to anyone involved in testing E/E systems in an automotive environment and who wants to learn or demonstrate they can:

  • Consider the basic requirements of the relevant standards for the selection of suitable test techniques specifically:
  • Automotive SPICE (ASPICE)
  • ISO 26262
  • AUTOSAR
  • Apply virtual test methods:
  • Test environment in general (motivation for test environments in the automotive industry, general parts of a test environment, difference between Closed Loop and Open Loop, essential interfaces, databases, and communication protocols of control units)
  • Testing in XiL test environments (Model in the Loop (MiL), Software in the Loop (SiL), Hardware in the Loop (HiL))
  • Apply specific static and dynamic testing methods
  • Static methods (MISRA-C:2012 programming standards)
  • Dynamic testing methods (condition testing, multiple conditions testing, modified condition decision testing, back-to-back testing, fault injection testing, requirements-based testing, context-dependent selection of testing methods)

The exam will be available on Pearson Vue for anyone wishing to self-study.

What are the entry requirements?

In order to take the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level Automotive Software Tester; exam, you will need the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level certificate.

How does this certification benefit me?

With the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level Automotive Software Tester certification:

  • You will have an independent, internationally recognised certification as proof of skills in the field of software testing with a specialisation in testing E/E systems in an automotive environment.
  • You can demonstrate that you can perform the principle tasks of a tester in an automotive environment using knowledge of the applicable standards.
  • You can add value to your organization\'s automotive testing.

Who is this certification for?

ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level Automotive Software Tester is aimed at anyone who wishes to broaden their knowledge of testing E/E systems in an automotive environment or anyone who wishes to start a specialist career in automotive testing.

It is particularly suitable for:* Systems and software testers* systems and software developers* project managers and quality managers in the environment of automotive development.

What other certifications can you recommend?

Other ISTQB® certifications that may be of interest:

ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level – Agile Tester

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