As an ISO/IEC 17024 certified certification body, Brightest offers certification examinations for professionals around the world in various language options. We are proud to offer the current ISTQB® portfolio, among others.
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International Software Testing Qualifications Board
ISTQB® (the International Software Testing Qualifications Board) has created the world's most successful standard for the knowledge and skills of software testers. The growing ISTQB® portfolio is divided into 3 tracks: Core (the standard skills that remain relevant in all working environment), Agile (for testers looking to grow or prove their existing knowledge of best practices in Agile environments) and Specialist (for those whose jobs involved in-depth understanding of certain topics).
“CTFL” is the abbreviation of “Certified Tester Foundation Level”
“CTAL” is the abbreviation of “Certified Tester Advanced Level"
International Function Point Users Group
The International Function Point Users Group (IFPUG) serves to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and ideas for improved software measurement techniques and seeks to provide a composite environment that stimulates the personal and professional development of its members. IFPUG also hosts the International Software Measurement and Analysis (ISMA) Conferences as well as periodic educational workshops and seminars.
IFPUG is a non-profit user-supported group that has gained worldwide recognition as a top-class organization providing very valuable service to the software industry that endorses two types of standard methodology for software sizing. Its members are committed to developing and implementing a highly professional and sound certification program.
The mission of the International Function Point Users Group is to be a recognized leader in promoting and encouraging the effective management of application software development and maintenance activities by providing software sizing standards and other software measurement techniques.
One of the standards is defined in the Function Point Counting Practices Manual (CPM), the recognized industry standard for Function Point Analysis (FPA). It provides a forum for networking and information exchange that promotes and encourages the use of software product and process metrics This standard is ISO Certified.
As companies use Function Point Analysis (FPA) more and more in their contracts, IFPUG, as the body who certifies an individual’s capability, must ensure that the certified individual does indeed have the required expertise. Therefore, ongoing renewal that includes active testing is required to maintain the current high status of the CFPS/CFPP designation and to maintain IFPUG’s reputation as the certifying body. There is great demand in the industry for qualified function point counters. As such, it will be of great benefit to you to be recognized as an IFPUG Certified Function Point Specialist (CFPS) or IFPUG Certified Function Point Practitioner (CFPP).
The other standard are an evolving industry standard defined in the Software Non-functional Assessment Process (SNAP Assessment Practices Manual (APM). IFPUG also has certification related to SNAP – Certified SNAP Practitioner (CSP). The Certified SNAP Practitioner (CSP) designations recognize the initial level of knowledge and skills in the Software Non-functional Assessment Process (SNAP).
SNAP stands for Software Non-functional Assessment Process
CFPP stands for Certified Function Point Practitioner
CFPS stands for Certified Function Point Specialist
International Software Architecture Qualification Board
The iSAQB (International Software Architecture Qualification Board) is committed to the promotion of vocational education and training. In particular, its goal is to standardize training to become a Certified Professional for Software Architecture (hereinafter referred to as "CPSA"). The basis is the CPSA model developed by the iSAQB, which represents an international standard for the education and training of software architects. The model defines successive training stages, also called levels (CPSA-F – Foundation Level; CPSA-A – Advanced Level; CPSA-E – Expert Level), whereby each level can be characterized and subdivided by curricula. At the end of each individual level, an examination can be taken, which enquires the contents contained in the individual curriculum and the correspondingly assigned learning objectives.
Focus is education and training of the following skills:
Discuss and reconcile fundamental architectural decisions with stakeholders from requirements, management, development, operations and test
understand the essential activities of software architecture, and carry out those for small- to medium sized systems
document and communicate software architectures based upon architectural views, architecture patterns and technical concepts.
In addition, such trainings cover:
the term software architecture and its meaning
the tasks and responsibilities of software architects
the roles of software architects within development projects
state-of-the-art methods and techniques for developing software architectures.
“CPSA” is the abbreviation of “Certified Professional for Software Architecture”
Automation is our passion and we’re here to support software testing professionals around the world in becoming test automation engineers and achieving new levels of testing excellence: www.selenium-united.com
What makes SeU Certified Selenium Engineer (CSE) unique?
3-day hands-on conceptual course
Un-diluted Selenium experience
Utilizing real-life scenarios
Developed by an international team of experts
Who should take SeU Certified Selenium Engineer (CSE)?
Testers focused on manual testing and want to step into the world of test automation.
Test automation engineers who has just started with Selenium or you have done test automation with other tools, and now want to explore Selenium.
Engineers with an intermediate level of Selenium knowledge, requiring further insights on how the Selenium components best fit together for professional Selenium-based automation.
Day 1: Web UI Automation, Selenium, Page Level Interactions, Element Identification in Depth
Day 2: Element Inquiry and Interactions, Advanced Automation Constructs, Refactoring - Creating Wrappers
With the current trends in technology and the growing incorporation of artificial intelligence and machine learning, Artificial Intelligence United (AiU) was created to support the understanding of implementation of these importance advancements. AiU - Certified Tester in Artificial Intelligence (AiU-CTAI) is a 3-day practical certification course, which goes beyond the fundamentals of AI and machine learning, to discover the differences associated with testing in this new world. Join the Artificial Intelligence United community and embark on your AI/ML journey today: www.artificialintelligence-united.com
Agile United - Certified Practitioner in Agile Testing (AU - CPAT)
A three-day intensive, hands-on and interactive training to help you develop skills and knowledge to survive as a tester in an agile context and grow your career in the testing & quality field. It will sharpen or change your paradigm of testing and quality in an agile context.
Our aim at DevOps United is to support you moving one step further into the Agile world, into the DevOps code-based work methodology and culture. You will learn how to use new tools and practices to reduce the traditional distance between programming and systems technicians, in order that they can build, test, and release software faster and more reliably. This new collaborative approach that is DevOps will allow your teams to work closer together, bringing greater agility to your business and notable increases in your productivity, ability to solve critical issues quickly, and to better manage unplanned work. Join the DevOps United community and embark on the DevOps journey today!
Performance testing is a type of testing intended to determine the responsiveness, throughput, reliability, and/or scalability of a system under a given workload. It is a generic term that can refer to many different types of performance-related testing (load, stress, endurance, etc.), each of which addresses a specific problem area and provides opportunities for improvement and to find out bottlenecks. There are several automated tools available to execute performance testing – JMeter is one of the most widely used tools to simulate the load generation. It is an open source software, designed to simulate a heavy load on a server, group of servers, network or object to test its strength or to analyze overall performance under different load types. With the increasing demands and requirements placed on the software products and projects, PtU aims to help pave the path to a global standard in performance testing and the JMeter area.
What is a Design Sprint? Based upon the original 5-day process created by Google Ventures - it's an ideal framework to validate ideas and solve problems - in just a matter of days!
The Design Sprint theory can help you if you:
seek to drive innovation and encourage user-centred thinking.
want to improve or adapt your products or services in a few days.
are looking to quickly create a tangible prototype to test with customers.
Earners of this badge understand the best practices of design thinking and innovation associated with Design Sprints. They have a strong command of the 5 Design Sprint phases (Understand, Collect Ideas & Sketch, Decide, Prototype and Validate), and have the ability to validate ideas and compile solutions while implementing the Design Sprint theory.
The cloud has changed the way applications are hosted and tested. The CU Certified Cloud Testing - Foundation Level certification course focuses on essential cloud characteristics and cloud specific tests that a tester needs to know. The certification itself is independent of any specific cloud provider; however, hands-on excercises will be performed on several of these providers. The certified cloud tester - foundation level will be able to perform various types of cloud specific tests and also understand the differences between testing the cloud and testing apps on the cloud. The course doesn't teach basics of general testing as it is expected that the examinee has that knowledge.
The key objective Blockchain United is to help you go from zero knowledge of Blockchain or Ethereum, to learn all the key concepts and get started with writing Eathereum smart contracts and DApps (distributed applications) within 3 days. After taking this course, you should be able to go beyond simple token contracts and focus on building DApps and smart contracts for different use cases.
The mission of the WITPM Alliance is to develop and promote a set of good practices to improve the execution and management of IT projects, gathering and analysing the accumulated experience of recognised experts who have been working in the IT sector for years.
We help real-world IT professionals by providing knowledge, insights and tools to prevent failure, embrace emerging trends and take advantage of the working context in which IT projects are developed.
WITPM Alliance currently offers a certification course named WITPM Course for implementers. This course is aimed at the project manager, the members of the technical team and the customer who actively participates in the IT project.
At Data & Analytics United, we recognize the importance and added value of (big) data and analysis in your business model. As the prioritization of data grows - we aim to increase the trust that can be enabled by testers when supplying and evaluating reliable, complete, and continuous on-time information delivery.
A Certified Data & Analytics Tester is not only able to define a vision and test strategy, but also apply it to an efficient test approach in data-oriented environments and projects. They are also familiar with the essential test specification techniques that are required in data and analytics projects.
Successful DAU - CDAT participants are able to distinguish between different data quality attributes, measure these differences and apply essential data profiling techniques. They will also understand the intricate privacy aspects of the data that is associated with the given test environments and apply this to their data and analytics testing.
DAU Certified Data & Analytics Tester has been designed for test engineers, test coordinators, business analysts, data leads, data warehouse developers and business intelligence consultants.
There are different ways in which you can get certified with Brightest. The first question is to know how to prepare for the certification exam. We generally recommend training through an Accredited Training Provider; however, if you have a lot of experience in the area you wish to get certified in, self-study can be a great option. You are also welcome to challenge an exam any time you like, provided you fill the potential experience or certification requirements.
Take a Training with one of our Accredited Training Provider Partners (exam will follow your training).