Here's what some people have to say about ISTO...
Very valuable for consultants in supporting and demonstrating their understanding of the important aspects of the changes."
Alan A Griffin & Associates - UK
The ISTO Test of Understanding is a significant first step towards identifying people who can help managers apply ISO 9000 in ways which create powerful management systems..."
The Business Improvement Network - UK
I found the ISTO TEST to be an excellent diagnostic tool to measure my level of understanding of the standards."
Jose Rico Alonso
CONOCER; National Council for the Standardization and Certification of Competence of the Workforce; Mexico
ISTO was a great opportunity to apply continual improvement on a personal level."
Salvador C Andrade
IMP; Mexican Petroleum Institute - Mexico
Taking the ISTO Test of Understanding was a wonderful exercise, requiring the analysis and interpretation of the standards in a natural and professional way. The cases presented varied from everyday routine situations right up to very technical questions, which makes the exam as globally applicable as the standards themselves. I loved taking the exam!"
Alicia Robles Gomez
ISO 9000 and Standardization Manager; TELMEX Telefonos de Mexico
ISTO was a very good test to evaluate my understanding of ISO9000. While working as a consultant and a registrar auditor, I have seen many misunderstandings about ISO9000 by quality staff, consultants, and even registrar auditors... Understanding the standards is a most important factor, and ISTO is making a success by deploying that purpose in its TESTs."
Independent Consultant / Sub-contracted Auditor; Tokyo
...Having successfully passed the exam, I was able to confirm for my own benefit and that of my clients, that I was on the right track with my understanding of the changes to the ISO 9000 standard."
Quality System Specialists, Fremont, NE, USA
I found the test to be challenging. Thinking through some of the questions helped me clarify my understanding of the requirements and how they might be applied in ways that I had not thought about before."
Jean M. Fryer
Quality Systems Manager, Tektronix, Inc., Beaverton, OR, USA
It was rigorous and required that we exercise judgement... which is what an auditor is required to do. I liked the case studies that were used because they were realistic examples of what is encountered. The structure of the responses for the questions in Sections 2 and 3 really tested my reasoning abilities! It is a good test."
Long Beach, CA, USA
Even though I failed the exam, it was a stimulating experience for me... I know now where to concentrate my training."