Certified Associate in Software Testing (CAST)

Certified Associate in Software Testing (CAST) - Foundation-level understanding of quality testing principles and practices. Theory based and designed to certify QA best practices.

Here are some of the topics covered:

  1. Software Testing Principles and Concepts
  2. Building the Test Environment
  3. Managing the Test Project
  4. Test Planning
  5. Executing the Test Plan
  6. Test Status, Analysis and Reporting
  7. User Acceptance Testing
  8. Testing Software Developed by Outside Organizations
  9. Testing Software Controls and the Adequacy of Security Procedures
  10. Testing New Technologies
Applicant Prerequisites: (CAST)
To qualify for candidacy, each applicant must meet ONE of three prerequisites listed below:
  1. A 3 year degree or 4 year degree from an accredited college-level institution
  2. A 2 year degree from an accredited college-level institution and 1 years experience in the information services field
  3. Three years experience in the information services field
An applicant for certification must adhere to the Code of Ethics that outlines the ethical behaviors expected of all certified professionals by the ISCB.

Depending upon a compliance sample selected according to program criteria, the applicant may be required to provide upon request detailed education, employment, and reference documentation supporting the information entered in the Customer Portal during the application process. If selected the applicant must supply the required documentation and those who fail to provide the requested documentation may be subject to decertification.

Initial Application & Fee: (CAST)
For those who qualify for the CAST certification and are prepared to establish candidacy must complete an online Certification Candidacy Application in the Customer Portal and pay the application fee.

The CAST application fee is: The application fee includes the following:

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