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Usability Testing & Evaluation (CPUX-UT)

3-day seminar (plus optional certification afterwards)

10% Early Bird discount*
Writing of CPUX-UT in front of a group of people

In this advanced-level seminar, you will learn how to evaluate design solutions for interactive systems systematically and early on, in order to ensure good usability and a great user experience. For example, you will learn:

  • how to plan, execute, and document professional usability tests in development projects, and how to communicate the results so that the findings are actually implemented,
  • how to execute usability inspections independently and
  • how to survey users professionally.

The seminar is based on the CPUX-UT curriculum of the International Usability and User Experience Qualification Board (UXQB), which is recognized by 5 professional associations of usability professionals: German UPA, UX Switzerland, UXpro Austria, UXPA UK and UX Danmark.


Depending on event location and date this seminar is available in German or English.

Target Audience

Product managers, user interface designers, software testers, quality assurance staff, and all those interested in professional testing of products from the user's point of view.

A prerequisite for taking this seminar is having succeeded in the certification test for Certified Professional for Usability and User Experience – Foundation Level (CPUX-F).

What You Will Learn

  • Overview on usability evaluation:
    • Usability evaluation in the design process
    • Evaluation methods overview
    • General quality criteria
  • Usability tests:
    • Introduction
    • Plan and prepare a usability test:
      • Usability test plan
      • Usability test script
      • Recruiting suitable test participants
    • Test tasks
    • Conduct usability test sessions:
      • Prepare a usability test session
      • Briefing
      • Pre-session interview
      • Test tasks execution and moderation
      • Post-session interview
    • Analyse and communicate results:
      • Analyse and identify usability findings
      • Involve stakeholders
      • Usability test report
      • Video summary
    • Quantitative usability tests
    • Further variants of usability tests
  • Usability inspections:
    • Inspection criteria
    • Variants
    • Procedure
    • Heuristic evaluation
    • Cognitive Walkthrough
  • User surveys:
    • Procedure
    • Standard questionnaires
  • Ethics in evaluation
  • Legal aspects of evaluation
  • Hints for the certification exam CPUX-UT

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3 days

  1. Day 1: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  2. Day 2: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  3. Day 3: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Certification Test (optional)

After the training there is the possibility to acquire the CPUX-UT certificate. This requires passing both a theoretical and a practical examination. The exam is conducted by the independent certification body iSQI (International Software Quality Institute).

The "CPUX-UT" certificate is awarded to all participants who pass both the theoretical exam and the practical exam and receive at least 70% of the achievable points in each exam. The prerequisite for participation is the successful completion of the Certified Professional for Usability and User Experience - Foundation Level (CPUX-F) exam.

The theoretical exam is designed as an online exam, which takes place some time after the seminar. The examination date can be arranged individually by the seminar participant with the certification body.

The practical exam also takes place some time after the seminar and is executed as a homework within 6 months. The practical exam consists of planning, executing and documenting three usability test sessions with real users. The workload for the practical exam is typically 10 to 30 hours.

The maximum number of participants for a seminar is 10.


For the 3-day seminar:

  • Early Bird*: EUR 1,700 plus VAT
  • Regular: EUR 1,890 plus VAT

The certification test fee is an additional EUR 615 plus VAT (EUR 553.50 plus VAT for members of the German UPA).

* If you book up to 8 weeks before the start of the seminar, you will receive an early booking discount of 10% on the seminar costs (without examination fee).


This seminar is held at different locations and can also be booked as an inhouse seminar at your company. Please refer to the listing of dates for further details.

Dates for Seminar Usability Testing & Evaluation (CPUX-UT)

Our seminars are also available as in-house training, in English or German.  Get quote

Date Duration Location Early Bird
23. Sep - 25. Sep 2024 3 days
ProContext Consulting GmbH Köln
10% discount
24. Feb - 26. Feb 2025 3 days
ProContext Consulting GmbH Köln
10% discount
08. Sep - 10. Sep 2025 3 days
ProContext Consulting GmbH Köln
10% discount


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