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Exam fee information

Dear Examinee!

We would like to inform you that the HTB Association only requests the payment of exam fees in the case of completed exams!

Unfortunately, we have been notified that on several occasions, in previous months our partners asked our examinees for the exam fee, even though it was not possible to take the exam. Examinees were not adequately informed about further options or possible refunds.

Therefore, we consider it important to clarify and emphasize that the Hungarian Testing Board only asks for the examination fee to be paid in the case of an examination that is definitely to be held!

You can find information about the planned exam days in our calendar: https://hstqb.org/vizsgak/
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Find out more about the online exams at examination@hstqb.org to get updated!

Information about exams

Dear Examinee!

We are very pleased to announce that from June, besides the online exams with remote supervision, the in-class exams are also available!

We would like to emphasize that we do our best during in-class exams to protect the health of our examinees and colleagues! In accordance with the prescribed regulations, it is the examinee's responsibility to understand the risks involved and to take the necessary precautions to protect their health while completing the exam.

Our cleaning staff clean and disinfect all areas before the exams.
Everyone who enters the building will be required to wear a cloth face mask or covering.
Our team measure the examinee’s body temperature before allowing them to start the exam. Temperature checks should happen before the individual enters the facility.
Important information: the deadline for applications are as stated in the exam rules.

In addition to the in-class exams, our online exam options are still available in the usual way!

Please check our exam calendar: https://hstqb.org/vizsgak/

If you have any further questions regarding the exams, please feel free to contact us at examination@hstqb.org address.

We look forward to seeing you soon!
#socialdistancing

10.000. Examinee

We had great joy this week and we want to share that with you!

We are very happy because of the 10,000. we were able to greet our candidate! Congratulations again and thank you for choosing our Association for the exam!

If you feel like celebrating with us, come and play with us on our Facebook page!
You can find more details at the link below:
https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=3023609571085621&set=a.484444315002172

If you will the lucky respondent, your prize will be 1 ISTQB or IREB or TMMI exam opportunity! The game end date on 7th June, 2020. until midnight, don't miss out!

Please note, our exam timetable for June and July is now available!

If you are interested in the online exams, please check our exam calendar: https://hstqb.org/vizsgak/

We have received positive initial feedback to new Online Examination System. Positive highlights include:
• You can take the exam in your home environment without pre-exam nerves.
• The exams are available several times a week – on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, start at 9 a.m and 2 p.m.
• Our ability to quickly provide you with the exam result.

We look forward to seeing you soon!
#SocialDistancing

General Assembly

Dear Board Members and Partners!

The Hungarian Software Testing Council Association (headquarters: 1117 Budapest, Gábor Dénes u. 2./D) holds a General Assembly.

Date of the assembly:
Friday, May 29, 2020, 16:00-17:30
Location of the assembly:
online/electronic assembly (Google Meet)

An invitation letter has been sent to all members and partners of the association regarding the details.

Online Exam!

Dear Examinee!

We are very pleased to announce that from the 15th of May our online exams with remote supervision, are available!

The exams are available several times a week.
We kindly inform you that we have reduced the application deadline, so our candidates must register no later than the 14th day before the exam day.
At the end of the exam the result is immediately available.

If you are taking the exam online with remote supervision, please make sure to familiarize yourself with the points below:
- You must provide the appropriate technical requirements (working webcam, laptop/computer, internet connectivity).
- You cannot access any resources during the exam. This means no resources of any kind are allowed, including external websites, other software applications, dictionary, calculator or any other hardcopy resources.
- The examiner is responsible for overseeing the enrolled member’s conduct during the exam. The examiner should be present via webcam and microphone until the enrolled member submits the exam. As a process of best practice, all exams are recorded by the examiner.
- You should plan to be logged in to the exam system at least 15 minutes before the scheduled testing time. Besides taking important documents on the exam day, it is essential to dress appropriately for an exam.

You can find information about the planned exam days in our calendar: https://hstqb.org/vizsgak/
Other important information about the exam process can be found in our Exam Rules.

Find out more about the online exams at examination@hstqb.org to get updated!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

#socialdistancing

Information about online exams

Dear Examiner!

Since the Coronavirus global health emergency, we are asking employees to work from home in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus and for the safety of our partners and colleagues.

Our team is working intensively to introduce the new Online Examination System as soon as possible.
We hope we will be able to hold the first online exams with remote supervision in May 2020!

Find out more about the online exams on the News page to get updated.

In addition to the online exam option, in constant consultation with the government offices, we are trying to find a safe solution that allows the usual classroom exams. We will make up for missed exams as soon as possible! Thank you for your understanding and patience!

If you are interested in the online exams or have any further questions regarding the exams, please feel free to contact us at examination@hstqb.org!

We look forward to seeing you soon!
#SocialDistancing

HOW COVID-19 AFFECTS OUR EXAMS

Updated: 17 June 2020

The HTB constantly monitors the international and domestic epidemiological situation We do our best to meet the requirements of official bodies and authorities and to protect the health of our candidates!

In the light of the measures taken by the Hungarian Operational Staff, HTB postpones the following on-site supervised (classroom) examination dates:
2020.03.27
2020.04.17
2020.04.24
2020.05.29

Pursuant to the regulations contained in the Government Decrees on measures to be taken during an emergency, it will not be possible to conduct classroom examinations to be organized by HTB until the declared emergency situation has ended.

Restrictions do not apply to remotely supervised (online) exams, so we will hold them according to the dates announced in the exam calendar.

In case of cancellation of an exam date, the applicants for the given exam will be notified via email and will have the opportunity to postpone the exam without further costs until the end of 2020. The invoice for the exam fee will only be filled out once we are convinced that the exam is feasible and the exam can be transacted.

A similar situation can arise for the exams in the following months, where it might be necessary to postpone the exam dates to a later date, or even change the location of the exam. We will keep this post updated to reflect these changes.

Generally, according to our regulations, the exam can be canceled or rescheduled without costs before the application deadline. In addition, as long as the current epidemiological situation does not change, we will also accept overdue unscheduled exam cancellations without any cost.

Of course, candidates will be notified of any changes to the exam in a separate email in each case.

Starting from the 19th of June 2020, HTB will conduct all examinations announced in the examination calendar. Additional safety measures have been initiated for our exams. You can find further information in our post from the 10th of June.

NEW IREB MODULE!

HTB’s portfolio includes the IREB CPRE FL and IREB RE @ Agile Primer exams from January 2020. We recommend these primarily to those who work on requirements. We have taken a decisive step towards one of HTB's general objectives, which is to help increase the quality of IT developments not only by supporting the testing profession but also by supporting other areas. Advanced and Expert level exams will also be available soon.

CTAL-TA and CTAL-TTA 2019
In February 2020, ISTQB published a revised, improved version of the CTAL Test Analyst and CTAL Technical Test Analyst curricula. Both Syllabi contain significant changes including learning objectives, course structure, and exam regulations.
HTB will provide both the 2012 and 2019 Syllabi CTAL-TA and CTAL-TTA exams in parallel until the end of 2020. From 2021, it will only be possible to take exams from both modules according to the 2019 Syllabus.
The new curricula are available on the ISTQB website: here.