Welcome to SSTB - Swedish Software Testing Board

As the most widely recognized and fastest-growing software testing certification organization in the world ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) now has more than 500 000 certified testers in over 80 countries. SSTB is one of ISTQB's member boards. Besides in English, SSTB also offers a Swedish standard and Swedish testing certification according to the international standard.

FL 2011 will be discontinued and FL 2018 takes over

Last date for course and exam FL 2011 (English) was 2019-06-04. For Swedish the latest date is
2019-12-04.
FL 2018 exists already today and replaces FL 2011.
For finding by SSTB accredited training providers, se here. The list will be updated when new training providers are accredited.
See the Calendar for exams offered by SSTB

Is Model-Based Testing right for you?

Model-based testing is an innovative testing approach to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the test process. A model-based tester 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 Tester certification complements the core foundation level as a specialist module. It provides a practical and easy entry to the MBT approach.
Read more here

ISTQB Worldwide Software Testing Practices Survey 2017-18

As a nonprofit-organization with its mission of "advancing the software testing profession", ISTQB® regularly conducts surveys to assess the trends in testing industry world-wide. Such surveys are publicly available on the ISTQB® Web Site.....
Read more here
Download the survey here

SSTB exams

As an ISTQB member board, SSTB conducts examinations and certifications in most of the modules offered by ISTQB. Se product portfolio below.
SSTB conducts ISTQB examinations as follows:

  • Immediately following a course conducted by accredited course holders. See the Calendar tab. All course holders always have an exam connected to their course
  • Approximately once a month as an open exam in Stockholm and Gothenburg. See the
    Open SSTB Exams tab. On these occasions one can enroll in any of the ISTQB examinations offered by SSTB
  • At the request of a group or a company. Please contact SSTB for agreement.

Even if you haven’t participated in a course you can register for an exam if there are available places left. Which ISTQB modules you can sign up for at any time can be found in the Calendar tab

The examinations are carried out on paper and the results are posted to the address you provided during the examination; you usually have it after 4-5 days. If you have not received a result within two weeks, you will be contacted by SSTB

News

2018

ISTQB has released a new Syllabus onFoundation Level, Automotive Software Tester. 
It is a basis for a 2-day course with following exam.
Syllabus and overview are described here.
Please contact SSTB for more information or interest in examination.

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Alten Sweden is now accredited for ISTQB Foundation Level 2018 (FL 2018) with teaching material in English

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As a continuation of previous news, where the ISTQB Syllabus was presented, SSTB can now offer Examination for FL 2018 in Swedish and English in parallel with FL 2011.
The exam is the same as for today's Foundation Level, FL 2011. 40 questions, 26 pints for pass. One hour plus 15 minutes extra for non-native speakers. One difference is that some questions may be "choose two out of five options".
SSTB will continue to offer exams for FL 2011 in parallel with FL 2018. After 2019-06-04, exams for FL 2011 in English is not possible, and after 2019-11-04 the same in Swedish. After these dates, only FL 2018 is offered.
Since an ISTQB certificate is lifelong and both FL 2011 and FL 2018 are equivalent, there is no need to renew your certificate in the belief that it has become too old. It still has the same value in combination with professional activities.
You can aplly for exam via the calendar or, if open exam here.
 
Currently we have a Syllabus in English for FL 2018 länk and accredited courses with English material will soon be offered by accredited training providers. Kursplan FL2018 (Swedish) is coming soon, and accredited course holders with Swedish material will then begin their preparations for an updated course. Meanwhile, they offer courses in FL 2011.

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ISTQB has approved a new version of the Foundation Level Syllabus, 2018. The updates reflect market feedback and current status of the software testing industry.
For more information, see the press release.

As the ISTQB certificate on the Foundation and Advanced Level is lifelong, there is no requirement to take the  new course or certify again to keep you certified.

The purpose of the new syllabus is that newcomers in the testing world will get the training and/or certification corresponding to the environment they now will work in, and gain the knowledge that earlier certified people have learned during their practical work.

Training providers can now apply for accreditation for the new syllabus and courses may exist in the second half of 2018 in English and a little later in Swedish, when the Syllabus is translated into Swedish
SSTB will offer exam for FL 2018 in parallel with the current (FL 2011) in Swedish and English.

Current courses and examinations for FL 2011 will thus take place in parallel with FL 2018 until 2019-06-04 for English and 2019-12-04 for SWedish. After these dates, only FL 2018 is offered in English and Swedish.

Syllabus for FL 2018 (as well as changes) can be found here

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In addition to the open exams in Kista/Stockholm and Göteborg SSTB now can offer exams in Malmö and Umeå beginning of May 2018.
See here for dates and application

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ISTQB-SSTB Product Portfolio

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For complete ISTQB product portfolio, see here
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