ISTQB® Certification Courses

Become an ISTQB® certified software tester online

Fast-track your career with ISTQB® certification

Looking to get certified in ISTQB® software testing? Get the training needed to sit your ISTQB® exam online and start working.

CG Spectrum offers several courses to help you become a certified software tester or test manager. Under the personalized mentorship of an industry expert, you'll learn testing principles, methodologies and techniques used globally across several industries; feel confident working within agile and non-agile environments; and develop your competitive edge with ISTQB® certification. 

Get your ISTQB® certification online at CG Spectrum:

  • Live call with your mentor each week
  • Small group classes
  • 100% online, worldwide
  • ISTQB exam cost included

Internationally recognized certification

ISTQB® certification is globally recognized and respected. Our expert-led online ISTQB® courses offer a solid foundation for anyone wanting to pursue a career in software testing and quality assurance.


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Career-training to advance your career in software testing and quality assurance

ISTQB® Certification Courses

Dive into the world of software testing and quality assurance. Each two-week long course includes a live weekly 60-minute Q&A call with your mentor each week, and your ISTQB® exam fee.


The ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) certification covers basic concepts, principles and methodologies of software testing, as well as the management of test processes. CTFL is relevant across software delivery approaches and practices including Waterfall, Agile, DevOps, and Continuous Delivery. 

The ISTQB® Foundation Level Agile Tester (CTFL-AT) certification enables testers to contribute to Agile projects based on the principles of agile software development as per the Agile Manifesto. Testers will understand the values and principles that underpin Agile projects, and how testers are an integral part of a whole-team approach. 

What you'll learn:

  • How and why testing is used and the psychological factors influencing testing success
  • Differences between iteration and release planning, and how testers add value to each
  • How to work within agile and non-agile development environments


Duration: 2 week course with one 60-minute live Q&A call with your mentor each week.

Course fee: US $1,999 (includes first exam).

New intakes every month. Fill out the form below to apply.


The ISTQB® Advanced Level Test Analyst (CTAL-TA) certification goes beyond the basics, covering software testing techniques that can be used throughout all stages of the development life cycle. Develop a good understanding of the test analyst’s role and responsibilities in every step of a standard test process, expanding on critical test techniques. 

What you'll learn:

  • How and why the timing and level of involvement for the test analyst varies when working with different software development lifecycle models
  • How to participate in risk identification, perform a risk assessment and propose risk mitigation
  • The principles of experience-based test techniques and the benefits and drawbacks compared to black-box and defect-based test techniques
  • The usage and types of test tools applied in test design, test data preparation and test execution


Duration: 2 week course with one 60-minute live Q&A call with your mentor each week.

Course fee: US $1,999 (includes first exam).

A Certified Tester Foundation Level certificate is a prerequisite for this course.

New intakes every month. Fill out the form below to apply.


The objective of the ISTQB® Advanced Level Test Manager (CTAL-TM) certification is to upskill Software Test Analysts to prepare them for a supervisory role in software testing. The course prepares students to run all activities related to managing testing activities across the software development lifecycle, including designing appropriate approaches based on an organization’s strategic goals, building test teams, or improving individual skills to complete work effectively.

What you'll learn:

  • How to analyze the stakeholders, circumstances, and needs of a software project or program, including the software development lifecycle model, and identify the optimal test activities
  • How software development lifecycle activities and work products affect testing, and how testing affects software development lifecycle activities and work products
  • How to develop a defect management process for a testing organization, including the defect report workflow 
  • Analyzing and reporting test results in terms of the residual risk, defect status, test execution status, test coverage status, and confidence to provide insight and recommendations to stakeholders


Duration: 2 week course with one 60-minute live Q&A call with your mentor each week.

Course fee: US $1,999 (includes first exam).

A Certified Tester Foundation Level certificate is a prerequisite for this course.

First intake for this course starts October 2022. Fill out the form below to apply.

Meet your mentor

Joseph Morrone

Joseph began his career in Quality Assurance in educational game software at a startup. He has since had the opportunity to work with major companies such as Phosphor Games, Epic Games, and Zynga. Over a decade later, he still enjoys QA and is currently the QA Lead at Studio 369.

Joining CG Spectrum from Illinois, USA, Joseph brings years of QA experience with video games and cloud based micro services. He has held leadership roles with local and vendor QA teams, and is experienced working in agile environments for live products.

Joseph looks forward to helping others grow their own skillsets by sharing his experiences and knowledge.

Why study with us

Personalized training to get you job-ready

Get a high quality education with feedback and support, and stand out at your next interview.


Futureproof your career

Build in-demand software testing and quality assurance skills

Industry Mentor

Learn from a QA expert who has worked with major video game companies

Quality Education

Progress faster with personalized feedback and support

Small Group Classes

Learn online in a fun, collaborative environment with max 4 students

Student successes

80% employment success rate

We’re proud to say that the majority of our advanced graduates are now working in the highly competitive film & games industry.

Our courses and in-house career services are created to give you the essential skills to be job-ready after graduation. Still wondering if CG Spectrum is right for you? Chat with our student ambassadors.

Course structure

Pathway 1

Dive right into the full study pathway to become a certified QA test manager in 6 weeks.

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Frequently asked questions

ISTQB Certification Course FAQs

What is ISTQB® and why should you get certified?

ISTQB® (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) is a global non-profit organization that provides accreditation for software testing qualifications. Getting ISTQB certified can help you boost your career in the software testing field, as it is globally recognized and shows employers that you have the skills and knowledge to do the job.

There are many different levels of ISTQB certification, from Foundation to Expert. The level you choose will depend on your experience and expertise. CG Spectrum offers ISTQB courses for several levels of ISTQB certification, so whatever your level, we can help you prepare for the exam.

How much does the ISTQB® exam cost?

The ISTQB® exam cost can cost up to US $575 depending on the country you are in and the level of certification you are taking.

If you take the course with CG Spectrum, the cost of your ISTQB exam (which can be taken online) is included in your course fee. Retaking the exam will be at your own cost.

Will taking this course guarantee me a job?

ISTQB certification does not guarantee you a job. However, holding an ISTQB certification can give you a competitive edge when applying for jobs in the software testing field, as it demonstrates your commitment to professional development and your dedication to best practices in software testing.

While CG Spectrum's students enjoy a strong job success rate, the industry is competitive and there is no way of knowing what the market will demand.

The students who experience the greatest success are those who take responsibility for their career, put in the hard work to get their skills up to industry standard, leverage their mentor's invaluable expertise and the networking opportunities provided through the CG Spectrum community, and take advantage of every opportunity to excel.

If you have any questions about your personal career goals or which course is right for you, get in touch and we'll be happy to help!