Certified Software
Quality Analysts: (CSQA)

The Certified Software Quality Analyst (CSQA) certification is intended to establish standards for initial qualification and provide direction for the software quality assurance function through an aggressive educational program. Acquiring the designation of Certified Software Quality Analyst (CSQA) indicates a professional level of competence in the practice of quality assurance in the IT profession. CSQA’s become members of a recognized professional group and receive recognition of their competence by business and professional associates, potentially more rapid career advancement, and greater acceptance in the role as advisor to management.
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Certified Software Quality Analysts: (CSQA)

$ 350.00

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Applicant Prerequisites: (CSQA)

To qualify for candidacy, each applicant must meet ONE of four prerequisites listed below:
  • A 4 year degree from accredited college-level institution & 2 years experience in the information services field
  • A 3 year degree from accredited college-level institution & 3 years experience in the information services field
  • A 2 year degree from accredited college-level institution & 4 years experience in the information services field
  • Six years experience in the information services field
AND
  • Must be working, or have worked at any time within the prior 18 months in the software quality field.
An applicant for certification must adhere to the Code of Ethics that outlines the ethical behaviors expected of all certified professionals by the International Software Certification Board.
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.

Examination Availability: (CSQA)

With the move to Pearson VUE Testing Centers as its partner for the administration of certification examinations worldwide there will no longer be a fixed schedule posted with dates / locations as in previous year.
Exams are offered daily at Pearson VUE Testing Centers and seats for the exams are based on availability at each site which depends on when you are planning to schedule an exam. The farther out you attempt to schedule an exam the better the chances are of finding a seat so plan accordingly.
As a general rule most Pearson VUE Testing Centers are open Monday – Friday, however in some locations that may vary. The majority of test centers are open in the morning and late afternoon and a handful have opted to stay open on the weekends.

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: certify@softwarecertifications.org

Applicant Prerequisites: (CSQA)

To qualify for candidacy, each applicant must meet ONE of four prerequisites listed below:
1. A 4-year degree from accredited college-level institution & 2 years experience in the information services field
2. A 3-year degree from accredited college-level institution & 3 years experience in the information services field
3. A 2-year degree from accredited college-level institution & 4 years experience in the information services field
4. Six years experience in the information services field

AND

Are working, or have worked at any time within the prior 18 months, in the field within covered by the certification designation.

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: (CSQA)

For those who qualify for the CSQA certification and are prepared to establish candidacy must complete an online Certification Candidacy Application in the Customer Portal and pay the application fee.The CSQA application fee is:
  • $350 or $420 ~ 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 Quality CBOK (551 pages) which is a useful tool to help prepare for the exam. After payment go to the CBOK Manuals page of Customer Portal for access. The $420 fee also includes a book of the CBOK materials (same content as found on the PDF).
  • 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 CSQA 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.

Exam Scheduling: (CSQA)

For details on how to schedule a CSQA exam visit the Examination Scheduling information page.
You will also find details and instructions on how complete various things with Pearson VUE such as Locating a Testing Center, Scheduling, Confirming Appointments, Rescheduling / Cancelling a Scheduled Examination, Admission Policy, and much more.
If you have any questions please feel free to email us at certify@softwarecertifications.org.
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