The development of usable, functional and attractive software products is not a matter of chance, but will be achieved according to plan by applying the appropriate methods and procedures. The inclusion of the later users and a consistent integration into the existing software and product development processes are central to this. Acquiring this competence and demonstrating it internationally is the goal of the basic certification.
The certificate of the SAQ Swiss Association for Quality is based on the successfully passed examination according to the requirement profile of the International Usability and UX Qualification Board UXQB. It certifies certificate holders that he or she is familiar with the basic terms and concepts from the field of usability and user experience in the following areas of competence:
- The human-centric design process
- Terms, concepts and guidelines
- Understanding and specifying the context of use
- Specifying the usage requirements
- Creation of design solutions
- Usability tests
- Inspections and user surveys
Attending courses is not a prerequisite for certification, but is recommended.
The SAQ CPUX Foundation Level certification is suitable for stakeholders who work with usability professionals and want to become familiar with the basic concepts and processes of usability engineering: Development managers, software developers, designers, users, product managers and marketing professionals.
At present, exams can be taken in German and English.
The exam consists of 40 multiple-choice questions and takes 75 minutes. The exam is considered passed if 28 out of 40 possible points are achieved.
The examinations can be arranged and taken at your discretion:
- At a training organisation (with - or without a course). Examination dates can be arranged directly.
- at the office of the SAQ Swiss Association for Quality.
Exams for individuals or small groups (maximum five persons).
- Via remote monitoring on your own computer at home.
You can find more information about the remote examination here.
You can register via our online appointment booking page.
Tablet and remote exams are evaluated immediately after submission and the percentage achieved is displayed on the screen. Written confirmation of the result is sent by post 10 to 15 working days after the exam.
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