ISTQB’s Certified Model-Based Tester Training

Nov 3, 2015 | Press Releases

Model-Based Testing Certification Marks a Major Advance for the Software Test Community

SAN JOSE, CA. November 3, 2015. Conformiq welcomes the release of the new Certified Model Based Tester Foundation Level syllabus and exam for certification by the International Software Testing Quality Board (ISTQB®), which was recently overwhelmingly approved in the ISTQB General Assembly in Shanghai, China. This represents an important milestone for the software testing industry in general, and the model-based testing (MBT) community specifically.

Model-based testing is an innovative software testing approach which can dramatically improve effectiveness and efficiency in the overall test process. It uses models as a basis to drive test design and analysis, and automates test generation, test implementation, documentation and coverage reporting. The ISTQB Foundation Level Model-Based Tester training module and certification provides a practical and easy entry to the MBT approach.

Stephan Schulz, Chief Technology Officer at Conformiq, has been actively contributing for two years as part of ISQTB. He led the review group of the ISTQB MBT working group which developed the Foundation Level “Certified Model-Based Tester” syllabus.

Dr. Schulz commented, “Last year ISTQB announced it certified more than 397,000 testing professionals worldwide across various certifications. So this new Certified Model Based Tester certification marks a huge step forward in MBT becoming standard industrial testing practice. The syllabus is tool-independent, but training providers can and will use real MBT tools as part of preparing testers for the certification exam. I encourage people to look at the presentation from the User Conference on Advanced Automated Testing (UCAAT) 2015 available at to get a first overview.”

Michael Mandahl, CEO of Conformiq, stated “We are delighted to see the increased adoption of model-based testing along with ISTQB’s certification initiative. This positive force will only accelerate Conformiq’s mission to transform software testing across enterprise IT, communications and embedded software markets.”

Model-based testing is just one of the enabling technologies included in Conformiq 360 Test Automation, the most sophisticated and comprehensive automated test design solution in the industry.


ISTQB was founded in 2002, as a non-profit organization, to continually improve and advance the software testing profession by defining and maintaining a body of knowledge which allows testers to be certified based on best practices; connecting the international software testing community; and encouraging research. ISTQB certifies at 3 levels: Foundation, Advanced and Expert.

About Conformiq

Conformiq is transforming software testing with Conformiq 360Test Automation™, providing the most sophisticated and comprehensive automated test design solution in the industry. The unique Conformiq 360Test Automation technology enables the next generation of testing: transforming, streamlining and automating even the most complex system-level testing environments.  Conformiq 360Test Automation improves efficiency with a 40% faster test case development cycle; enables delivery of higher quality code through 50% more defects found;  increases manageability with 50% better collaboration: and reduces costs with a 400% return on investment. Conformiq serves enterprise IT, communications and embedded software markets worldwide. Privately-held Conformiq is headquartered in San Jose, California, with a worldwide delivery and support organization including offices in Finland, Germany, Sweden, and India. Visit Conformiq at