Entry Level Compliance is best achieved by using the IfSQ Level-1 Standard, An Entry-Level Standard for Computer Program Source Code. Software which complies with the standard is more stable, easier to understand, and less expensive to fix than non-compliant software.

A Level-1 Assessment takes about 1 minute per page and can be performed by any I.T. professional (programmers, project managers, I.T. Architects, EDP auditors...). The following research findings influenced the content of the standard: