A4Q Design Thinking Foundation Level


Certification is aimed at anyone who wants to understand the theory of Design Thinking and how to apply this human-centred approach to achieve real business value. This includes:

  • Product Owners,
  • Scrum Masters,
  • Product Managers,
  • Software Engineers,
  • UX Designers,
  • Designers,
  • Anyone involved in coaching or training teams seeking to implement design thinking,
  • Managers seeking to understand how design thinking can add value in their organisation,
  • Business Analysts working with design thinking teams.


There are no specific entry requirements to be eligible for this certificatione.

The exam covers the following issues:

  1. Design thinking Background
  2. Design thinking approach
  3. Design thinking in practice

online exam price
246 gross
60 min.*
Pass mark grade:
*60 min. for natives, 75 min. for non-natives.


  • You will apply the core principles of design thinking and use design thinking approaches to identify, and evaluate, creative and practical outcomes to real-life problems and business challenges
  • You will be able to apply design thinking approaches and tools to a variety of challenges and problems
  • You will be able to explain the design thinking approach to solving problems
  • You will be able to participate positively in collaborative ideation and evaluation


To take exam you will need:

Desktop or laptop with a webcam and microphone

It is allowed to use Windows 7 and higher, Mac OS X and higher, ChromeOS and most Linux distributions (64-bit Ubuntu 14.04+, Debian 8+, openSUSE 13.3+, or Fedora Linux 24+).

Google Chrome browser

The Google Chrome extension is required to share your screen. Please remember that it is not compatible with mobile devices. Please make sure that you have the administrator rights in order to add the extension to your browser.

Tablet or smartphone with a camera

You might be required to use the camera of your smartphone or tablet. You will need to download an app (34MB) which is compatible with any Android 4.1 or higher and iOS (Apple) 8.0 or higher.

Stable internet connection

In order to run the exam without any problems, you need to have a steady internet connection (Wi-Fi will be required for mobile streaming) with a minimum upload speed of 1MB/sec.

Photo ID

You will need to identify yourself before starting the exam. You can use your ID card, driver’s license, student card or passport.

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