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How to pass ISTQB exam easily


ISTQB is very important for any software tester. It is not mandatory to pass if you are working as software tester. But if you clear ISTQB exam successfully then surely it will make your resume strong.

We would like to share some very helpful tips that how you can pass ISTQB exam in first attempt and easily.

  • Read & Understand syllabus before do anything regarding exam preparation. It always recommended that nothing is important than syllabus for ISTQB exam. Once you understand whole syllabus properly then you will be able to pass exam easily. You can start to solve practice paper after syllabus understanding. So focus on syllabus as much as possible. You can download latest syllabus from ISTQB Syllabus.
  • You should understand every topic of ISTQB syllabus in very depth. To understand topics in depth use external software testing books which are available on market. This book will help you to get things in very easy way with examples.One book which we suggest : For ex : Foundations of Software Testing: ISTQB Certification, 2E by Dorothy Graham
  • Do not cram anything from syllabus. If you will cram then in exam it will be difficult to find correct answers. Generally ISTQB exam paper does not have same question which you read. In exam there is always less or more tricky questions. So you will be able to attempt correct answers only if you have understood syllabus properly. Cram will not give you success here.
  • Do Planning before exam date. There are total 6 chapters in ISTQB foundation level exam syllabus and every chapter has fixed mark weight. So make sure to do planning according to mark weight. Do not spend more time for chapters which have less mark weight. According to us 3 weeks are really enough to complete preparation for ISTQB exam and then in 1 week you can solve practice papers. So total 1 month is enough to get success in ISTQB if you prepare well with planning.
  • Remove exam fear from you mind. As in above points we are repeating importance of syllabus , you should not be worry about exam if you have read and understood syllabus properly.In ISTQB exam everything comes from syllabus only. So be confident to clear exam with top marks.
  • There is not negative marking in exam. It is very beneficial that in ISTQB exam there is not negative marking so try to attempt all question’s answers. If it will be wrong then also you will have not effect of any negative marking.
  • Be alert when solve practice papers which are available on internet. All online papers do not contain correct questions and answers. There are many practice papers available on internet which have wrong answers can can divert you in wrong way. So where ever you solve practice paper make sure you mind actual syllabus and give answer according to syllabus specifications.
  • Time is very important during exam. Remember that you will have 75 minutes to attempt 40 questions during ISTQB exam. This time is very enough if you have well prepared. First give answers of all questions for which you are 100% confident. Then go for remaining questions. Choose always closest answers. Before do final submit for all questions verify again all answers ticked by you and make sure you have done perfect!!

And Finally once you pass ISTQB exam successfully then do not forget to add ISTQB certified tester logo to your resume. You can download logo from here at second last FAQ : Istqb certification logo download


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