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ISTQB Certified Tester: Achieving Foundation Certification

COURSE TYPE

Foundation

Course Number

316

Duration

3 Days

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Prepare for and pass the ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level Exam with this training course. As an ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester, you will be able to evaluate static testing, utilise test design techniques, incorporate test management practices within an organisation, and build testing methods to correctly design functional and maintainable products.

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
  • 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:
    • 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 familiarise yourself with the glossary.
    • Attempt the first practice exam paper.

Exam Information:

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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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.

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