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.
Examination venue and dates
- At the office of the SAQ Swiss Association for Quality
Exams for individuals or small groups (maximum five people).
Exam dates can be arranged by or by telephone (+41 31 330 99 14).
- In case of a training organisation (with - or without course). Examination dates can be arranged directly.
- Via remote monitoring on your own computer at home.
You can find more information about the remote examination here.
Examination dates can be arranged by e-mail or by telephone (+41 31 330 99 00).
The examination is carried out and evaluated by the SAQ Personal Certification in Information Technology. The written confirmation of the result is issued 10 to 15 working days after the examination.
Attending courses is not mandatory for certification, but recommended.
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