Software testing community celebrates the launch of the TTCN-3 Certificate

Sophia Antipolis,  14th March 2007

The 'Testing and Test Control Notation Version 3 (TTCN-3) Certificate' has been jointly endorsed by three of the leading champions of the language - The International Software Qualification Institute (iSQI), The German Testing Board (GTB) and ETSI.

Now that the first professional qualification in TTCN-3 is established along international quality criteria for qualification and certification, Anthony Wiles - the ETSI Protocol & Testing Competence Centre manager - hopes that International recognition will follow. Anthony Wiles said today:

'The use of the ETSI TTCN-3 Test Specifications is growing, to the extent that a professional qualification in its use will be of great value to technicians and to their employers.

The possession of the TTCN-3 Certificate - from the iSQI exam, the German Testing Board syllabus and based on ETSI's Standard for TTCN-3 - is set to become a valuable asset for engineers working in this area.'

TTCN-3 is a standardized language, specifically designed for testing software used in systems. The language is successfully used in the development of conformance tests for a variety of applications, including - Session Initiation Protocol for Voice over IP, the IPv6 Core, Digital Mobile Radio, HiperMAN / WiMax and for 3GPPTM IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS).

Now TTCN-3 is set to spread into new domains beyond telecom. In May 2007 the annual TTCN-3 User Conference will be presented with new Case Studies from the Transport and Financial sectors on the use of TTCN.

The first exams for the TTCN-3 Certificate are set to take place at the TTCN-3 User Conference, in Stockholm. Conference details are at


Notes to editors

About ETSI

ETSI unites over 650 members from 61 countries, including manufacturers, network operators, administrations, service providers, research bodies and users - in fact, all the key players in the ICT Standards arena.

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About TTCN

TTCN has been developed and is maintained by the Methods for Testing and Specification Technical Committee (TC-MTS) at ETSI. This group is composed of leading testing experts from industry and academia as well as members of ETSI's own Protocol Testing Competence Centre (PTCC). TTCN-3 was born out of TTCN-2 which had been maintained by the same group. TTCN testing technology has been applied widely and successfully in European industry, ETSI standardization, and certification for more than a decade.

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For further information about this news release, please contact:

Kevin FLYNN,
ETSI Press co-ordinator
Tel: +33 (0)4 92 94 42 58
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