Software Certifications Overview
Acquiring the designation of Certified Associate in Software Testing (CAST) indicates a professional level of competence in the principles and practices of software testing in the IT profession. CASTs become members of an acclaimed professional group, receiving recognition of their competence by business and professional associates, and are afforded potentially more rapid career advancement.
Examination Availability: (CAST)
Waiting until the last minute to try and schedule an exam is not recommended, especially if your application is about to expire as there is no guarantee you will be able to find a seat at a center before the application does expires. If you are unsure of the application expiration status email firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicant Prerequisites: (CAST)
Initial Application & Fee: (CAST)
- $100.00 ~ All fees to be paid in US Dollars (see Payment Policy).
The application fee includes the following:
- Instant access to a PDF file of the Software Testing Body of Knowledge (STBOK) for CAST (367 pages) which is a useful tool to help prepare for the exam. After payment go to the BOK Manuals page of Customer Portal for access.
The candidates Initial Exam which must be taken within one year from the date payment was processed or the application will expire (see Application Length).
To apply for the CAST certification candidates must first login to their Customer Portal account. If new to the Portal then they will need to create one by clicking on the Register Now link, and then the Register as a New User tab.
Make sure the first / last names entered when creating an account matches what is on your government issued photo ID (i.e. drivers license, passport). DO NOT abbreviate or use a nickname. If they do not match when presenting your ID at check-in you will NOT be granted entrance to the examination.
Examination Details / Format: (CAST)
Part 1 – Multiple choice (100 questions each – objective / 75 minute time limit)
The passing mark is 70%. All exams at Pearson VUE Testing Centers are computer-based.
Exam Scheduling: (CAST)
For details on how to schedule a CAST exam visit the Examination Scheduling information page
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