Certified Manager of Software Testing: (CMST)
The Certified Manager of Software Testing (CMST) certification establishes a worldwide standard for the assessment of the capabilities and competencies of software testing professionals that are working at, or soon will work at, the software testing management level.
Acquiring the designation of CMST indicates a level of professional competence in both the principles and practices of software testing, demonstrating the skills and capabilities necessary to manage the software test function. The CMST certification provides IT upper management a necessary tool to predict the likelihood of success of individuals applying for management level positions. The CMST certification also provides the IT professional with an objective assessment of their management skills.
Applicant Prerequisites: (CMST)
To qualify for candidacy, each applicant must:
- Be working in the software testing field
- Be prepared to take the required manager's level examination
AND meet one of the following three prerequisites:
- A bachelor's degree from accredited college-level institution & 4 years experience in the software testing field
- An associate degree & 6 years experience in the software testing field
- Eight years of experience in the software testing 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.