ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) Training

Level: Foundation
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Prepare for and pass the ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) Exam with this ISTQB Foundation Level Certification training course. As an ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester, you will learn the importance of static testing activities, utilise test design techniques and incorporate test management practises within an organisation. This course has been accredited for the ISTQB CTFL 2018 Syllabus.

Key Features of this CTFL Certification Training:

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included

You Will Learn How To:

  • Prepare for and pass the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level Exam
  • Apply general software testing principles and fundamental test processes
  • Implement test levels and types to various software development models
  • Conduct static techniques using proper roles, responsibilities, and tools
  • Manage testing, planning, estimating, monitoring, and controlling



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  • 3-day instructor-led training course
  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included
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Note: This course runs for 3 Days

  • 16 - 18 Mar 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM GMT Online (AnyWare) Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

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CTFL Certification Course Information

  • Recommended Experience

    • Prior knowledge of the software development process
    • Programming languages and concepts
  • Course Preparation

    • There will be a substantial amount of information to cover during the course days. To successfully prepare for the exam, you will need to do some preparation before and after each day of class:
      • Evening study (1-2 hours per evening) will be essential to your success.
      • Read through the ISTQB syllabus and familiarise yourself with the glossary.
      • Attempt the first practise exam paper.
  • Exam Information

    • The course includes the ISTQB exam session for in class attendees. Online attendees will be provided with an exam voucher.

CTFL Certification Course Outline

  • Fundamentals of Software Testing

    • Assessing the goals of testing
    • Identifying causes of software defects
    • Organising testing processes
    • Planning
    • Controlling
    • Analysing
    • Designing
    • Implementing and executing
    • Evaluating exit criteria and reporting
  • Ensuring Testing throughout the Software Life Cycle

    Key objectives of testing

    • Defining the inspection process
    • Implementing test levels
    • Component
    • Integration
    • System
    • Acceptance
    • Regression

    Recognising key concepts in maintenance testing

    • Identifying reasons for maintenance testing
    • Performing maintenance testing

    Comparing the four test types

    • Functional
    • Nonfunctional
    • Structural
    • Retesting

    Coping with the psychology of testing

    • Contrasting the mindset of developers and testers
    • Deciphering levels of independence
  • Implementing Static Techniques

    Determining when to apply each technique

    • Communicating assignments during reviews
    • Comparing formal and informal reviews
    • Discussing the types of review
    • Walkthrough
    • Inspection
    • Technical

    Differentiating various "specifications"

    • Evaluating test design
    • Creating test cases
    • Testing procedure
  • Leveraging Test-Design Techniques

    Applying specification-based techniques

    • Equivalence partitioning
    • State transition
    • Boundary value analysis
    • Use case
    • Decision table

    Utilising structure-based techniques

    • Analysing statement co-coverage
    • Comparing decision co-coverage vs. condition co-coverage

    Deploying experience-based knowledge

    • Detecting problems based on intuition
    • Leveraging experience and knowledge
  • Test Management

    The importance of a test policy

    • Defining goals and objectives
    • Assigning roles and responsibilities
    • Independence
    • Test leader
    • Tester

    Structuring a test plan

    • Writing a test plan
    • Identifying objectives
    • Assessing the entry and exit criteria
    • Assigning appropriate resources
    • Resolving defects

    Interpreting a test summary report

    • Evaluating summary report content
    • Applying common metrics

    Managing incidents

    • Recording issues
    • Analysing defects
    • Closing the incident

    Addressing project and product risks

    • Contractual
    • Organisational
    • Technical
    • Assess
    • Determine
    • Implement
  • Adopting Test Support Tools

    Classifying different types of test tools

    • Test management
    • Static testing
    • Testing plan and report specification
    • Executing and logging
    • Performance and monitoring

    Introducing a tool into an organisation

    • Recognising potential benefits and risks
    • Considering special circumstances

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CTFL Certification Training FAQs

  • How do I achieve the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level?

    After attending this ISTQB Certified Tester training course, you will receive an exam voucher to take the ISTQB exam at a Kryterion Testing Centre in your area.

  • Can I take this CTLF Certification Training online?

    Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want, including online training.

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