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Certification Full Name: Certified Software Tester (CSTE)

Certification Provider: Software Certifications

Exam Code: CSTE

Exam Name: CSTE Certified Software Test Engineer (CSTE)

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"CSTE Certified Software Test Engineer (CSTE) Exam", also known as CSTE exam, is a Software Certifications certification exam.

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The Certified Software Tester (CSTE) certification is intended to establish a base set of standards and provide direction for the testing functionality through a rigorousinstructive program. By obtaining the designation of a Certified Software Tester (CSTE), it indicates that a professional level of knowledge in the ideology and practice of IT quality controls. Certified Software Testers become members of a globally recognized professional group and they receive recognition of their competence by their business and professional peers. This canlead to better career advancement, and greater acceptance in the role as an advisor to the IT management team.

Exam information:

In previous years, the CSTE exam was only available at fixed locations and times. This is no longer the case, and students can take this exam at any Pearson VUE Testing Center. Seats for this exam are based on the availability at each site. This depends on when you plan to schedule the exam. Available can be checked online at

This exam is multiple-choice, consisting of 100 questions. A passing score of 70% is required, and you will have 75 minutes to complete the exam.

There are prerequisites required for this certification, which are outlined below:

To qualify, each applicant must meet ONE of the following prerequisites listed below:

  1. A four year degree from an accredited college or university with an additional 2 years of experience in the information services (IS) field.
  2. A three year degree from an accredited college or university with an additional 3 years of experience in the information services (IS) field.
  3. A two year degree from an accredited college or university with an additional four years of experience in the information services (IS) field.
  4. Six years or more of experience in the information services (IS) field


You must be currently working, or have worked at any time within the last 1.5 years, in the information services (IS) field.

All candidates will be tested on the current Certified Associate in Software Testing (CAST) skill categories outlined below:

  • Topic 1: Software Testing Principles and Concepts
  • Topic 2: Building the Test Environment
  • Topic 3: Managing the Test Project
  • Topic 4: Test Planning
  • Topic 5: Executing the Test Plan
  • Topic 6: Test Status, Analysis and Reporting
  • Topic 7: User Acceptance Testing
  • Topic 8: Testing Software Developed by Outside Organizations
  • Topic 9: Testing Software Controls and the Adequacy of Security Procedures
  • Topic 10: Testing New Technologies

Benefits of CSTE Certification

The CSTE certification program aids in the following:

  • Motivate professionals by taking on software testing responsibilitiesso that they are able to maintain their professional capability.
  • Assist professionals in improving and augmenting the software testing programs within an organization.
  • Define the tasks associated with software testing duties in order to evaluate the necessary software testing sills.
  • Demonstrate an individual's willingness to improve their career professionally.
  • Acknowledge the fulfillment of a globally recognized standard of professional competency.
  • Aid organizations in selecting and promoting qualified job candidates.

The Quality Assurance Institute (QAI) was founded in 1980 to represent the software quality assurance (QA) industry. The first certification began development in 1985 and the first formal certification exam was launched in 1990. Since its inception, this institute has certified over 37,000 IT professionals in over 45 countries spanning 6 different continents.

Expert Review

When I first got hired at my new firm, I was really struggling at work. For years, I repeatedly got passed over for promotions and got assigned to less than glamorous projects. Then I decided to become a Certified Software Tester, even though this was not mandatory and not even expected from me at the time. I found that I learned a lot through my studies during the certification process, and my manager took notice as well. I was a more knowledgeable, capable, and confident employee. The following year, I received that promotion and I am now enjoying working on much more prestigious and important assignments.

Lisa Andrews, Senior Quality Assurance Analyst, The Core Group, LLC.

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