CERTIFICATION: Certified Software Test Professional (CSTP)
The International Institute for Software Testing (IIST) offers the Certified Software Test Professional (CSTP) certification. CSTP is an education-based certification, based on a Body of Knowledge that covers areas the most important software testing areas.
It was interesting to compare the information I found on this certification, with the previous ones I have written already. This certification is also for new testers, new to the testing field - the job requirement is at least one year of testing. The next requirement is studying - class attending and learning the course hte IIST provides. I like this - now, for me would be easier to learn in a class, not myself at home..
The graduation fee is $120, non-refundable.
The CSTP Body of Knowledge covers: priciples of software testing, test design, managing the testing process, test executions and bug tracking, area of requirements, test automation and static testing.
One more interesting thing is that CSTP Certification will expire 3 years after it was granted - everyone should be recertified then - update your knowledge. Good idea.
All action takes place in USA, although I liked one part in the website: IIST can offer any of its Software Testing courses at your site to maximize benefits and substantially reduce cost to your organization. well, for me would be difficult, but for the company in EU hope remains :)