Malaysian Software Testing Board (MSTB) is a national body representing the industry interests in promoting Software Quality Assurance (SQA) and software testing as core competencies in the development of IT-dependent quality products and services.
As a member of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB), MSTB regulates the accreditation and certification processes for Malaysia. The certification programs offered by ISTQB syllabus are built upon the best practices and collective testing knowledge contributed by the testing practitioners worldwide. Certifications offered by MSTB are Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) and Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) that are recognised in all member countries of ISTQB. Unlike some other professional certification, there is no requirement to renew one’s certification as it is for a life time.
MSTB also offers the Certified Professional in Requirements Engineering (CPRE) through its partnership with the International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB), that provides the core syllabi and guidelines for accreditation and examination in requirements engineering.
MSTB is also a member of the Asian Software Testing Alliance (ASTA), a regional alliance comprised of member countries of ISTQB. The regional headquarters for ASTA is based in Malaysia with MSTB functioning as its secretariat.