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Launch of Certified Software Testing Professional (CSTP) Certification based on 80% Practical and 20% Theory Examination



Launch of Certified Software Testing Professional (CSTP) Certification based on 80% Practical and 20% Theory Examination


The Singapore Computer Society (SCS), which is the largest local Infocomm professional body with more than 27,000 members, has launched the Certified Software Testing Professional (CSTP) in collaboration with Nanyang Polytechnic on 28 March 2013. The certification is managed by SCS and supported by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore. Furthermore, the CSTP is mapped to the National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF) and is also given Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme (CITREP) status, which will aid candidates in funding their application.


With the increasing importance of Software Testing as a profession across the globe, the Society recognises the crucial need to validate skilled professionals to test ever more complex IT systems which have a direct bearing on the success or failure of businesses.  To appreciate the impact and liabilities of quality and security exposures in the information systems and software in today’s business, CSTP is designed to meet the industry’s demand


CSTP is probably the first and only certification that provides a holistic approach that is largely based on practical aspects in the software testing methodologies and tools. The CSTP programme  cater to addressthe industry’s needs for practical knowledge in latest process, trends and technologies related to the improvement and maintenance of software quality and security.


This certification is for software testers, quality engineers, developers and ICT project managers who are looking for a certification that can prepare and enable them to acquire sound understanding of methods, processes, tools and technologies in  software testing with a focus on the software quality control and security assurance perspective. It can further enhance their career advancement.


Candidates who are successfully certified in CSTP will be able to:

• Understand the importance of software quality and security
• Understand and apply V model software testing method for software development life cycle (SDLC)
• Understand and apply effective software testing processes
• Set up and configure essential build-and test environment
• Perform test planning and test case design
• Generate and analyze software metrics for quality measurement
• Understand and apply white box testing techniques including static code analysis, dynamic code analysis, code coverage and unit testing


With the addition of CSTP, SCS now has six certifications covering IT Project Management, IT Outsourcing Management, Business Continuity Management and Software Quality and Software Testing.  The Society believes in professional development, continuous education and upgrading, and thus it has different avenues for the ICT workforce to develop professionally for IT professionals to gain recognition and career development through our certification programmes.


Says Chak Kong Soon, President, Singapore Computer Society, “SCS as the national body for IT professionals in Singapore, saw a critical need to raise the level of Software Testing professionals by ensuring that they are competent not only in theory but also in the practical aspect of their work. The CSTP certification is the first in the industry which has a certification exam based on 80% Practical and 20% Theory. With CSTP as the 3rd QA certification, SCS aims to be the leading body to raise the professionalism and certify professionals in the area of software testing.”


About the Singapore Computer Society

The Singapore Computer Society (SCS), established since 1967, is the premier professional body for IT practitioners and IT users in Singapore. It provides a wide range of events such as seminars and conferences, publications and access to an invaluable network of specialists. It also administers various certification programmes that offer individuals the avenue to gain recognition and career development. Today, having a membership of over 27,000, the SCS is the largest local IT body with membership representative of the IT community. For more information, please visit SCS website at

Media Contact Persons:

1) Mr Francis Mahendran, President, QA Chapter

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2) Ms Quek Ser Choon, Vice President, QA Chapter

Head IT Project Management & Administration

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Singapore 499867

Tel: 6540 6200



3) Ms Yeo Sze Ying

QA Secretariat
Singapore Computer Society
Tel: 6226 2567 ext 15; Fax: 6226 2569


4)  Ms Tan Siow Peng
Corporate Communications Manager
Singapore Computer Society
Tel: 6226 2567 ext 16; Fax: 6226 2569


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