Update: Friday 13 July – Now received my certificate from ISEB/BCS. Full title is ISTQB – ISEB Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL). Well pleased with my score, which was 37 out of 40, 92.5% – so all the study and practice was worthwhile.

The other day – last Friday 6 July – I passed my ISEB/ISTQB certification exam, Foundation Level. The exam was an online one, at a VUE Pearson test centre, near Aldgate East tube. The test lasts for an hour and at the end you get a printout telling you if you passed the exam. I passed it and am now awaiting the full results, which will be sent in the post to me, by ISEB.

The book I’ve mentioned before on DevBlog – ‘Software Testing: An ISTQB-ISEB Foundation Guide’ – was very useful in learning the syllabus and getting through the exam. Also, the example tests available from ISTQB and other places also really helped.