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ISTQB Certified Tester: Achieving Foundation Certification



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

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

Important Course Information

Recommended Experience

  • Prior knowledge of the software development process
  • Prior knowledge of project management activities
  • Programming 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:
    • If possible, read one of the books on the reading list before class
    • Evening study (1-2 hours per evening) will be essential to your success.
    • Read through the ISTQB syllabus and familiarize yourself with the glossary.
    • Attempt the first practice exam.

Exam Information

Depending on the location of your event, you will receive an exam recognized by your Local ISTQB Member Board (for example: BCS and UKTB in the UK, ASTQB in the USA, and CTQB in Canada).

Certification Information

  • This course is eligible for 15 AXELOS My PRINCE2 CPD points. Learn more now — PRINCE2 CPD Information ›

    BCS Associate Membership 

  • Candidates receive free of charge BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, Associate Membership for 1 year on successfully passing their first BCS certification. Associate membership.
  • Course Outline

    • Fundamentals of Software Testing
    • Recognize what testing is and is not
    • Understand why testing is necessary
    • Recall the seven testing principles
    • Address the psychological factors of testing
    • Testing throughout the lifecycle
    • Distinguish between the software development models
    • Understand the test levels
    • Classify tests into different test types
    • Characterize maintenance testing
    • Static Testing
    • Assess the importance of static testing
    • Understand the review process
    • Discussing the types of review
    • Test Techniques
    • Categorize the test techniques
    • Apply black-box test techniques
    • Explain white-box test techniques
    • Implement experience-based test techniques
    • Test Management
    • Distinguish the test organization roles and responsibilities
    • Implement and understand test planning and estimation
    • Monitor and control the progress of testing
    • Relate configuration management to testing
    • Understand risk and testing
    • Generate a defect report
    • Tool support for testing
    • Explore types of testing tools
    • Assess effective use of tools
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    Course Tuition Fee Includes:

    After-Course Instructor Coaching
    When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

    After-Course Computing Sandbox
    You'll be given remote access to a preconfigured virtual machine for you to redo your hands-on exercises, develop/test new code, and experiment with the same software used in your course.


    Training Hours

    Standard class hours:
    9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

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