Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level (3–Day)
- Fundamentals of software testing—key concepts, context, risk, goals, process, and people issues
- Lifecycle testing—relationship of testing to development, including different models, verification and validation, and types of testing
- Test levels—system, acceptance, unit, and integration testing
- Test design techniques—black-box test methods, white-box testing, and exploratory testing
- Static testing—reviews, inspections, and static analysis tools
- Test management—team organization, key roles and responsibilities, test approach and planning, configuration management, defect classification and tracking, test reporting
- Testing tools—selection, benefits, risks, and classifications
Are you looking for an internationally recognized certification in software testing? Delivered by top experts in the testing industry, Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level is an accredited training course to prepare you for the ISTQB® Certified Tester—Foundation Level (CTFL) exam.
The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) is a non-proprietary organization that has granted more than 450,000 certifications in more than 100 countries around the globe. Certification demonstrates a knowledge of software testing and is based on a Body of Knowledge and examination guidelines that are applied consistently across the world. This program is the only internationally-accepted certification for software testing accredited through its network of national boards. Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level is an ISTQB-accredited course that prepares you for the CTFL (Certified Tester—Foundation Level) exam.
CTFL certification is designed for software professionals who need to demonstrate practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts of testing—test designers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers, and developers—as well as those who need a basic understanding of software testing, such as project managers, quality managers, development managers, business analysts, IT directors, and management consultants. Holders of the Foundation Level Core certificate are also eligible to continue on to advanced-level software testing qualifications and to qualify their competencies in agile testing.
Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level goes above and beyond the ISTQB syllabus, giving you practical knowledge you can apply now. In addition to the fundamentals of software testing, you will also learn about the relationship of testing to development, test levels, black-box test methods, white-box testing, exploratory testing, static analysis tools, and configuration management. Gain the basic skills required of a software test professional and learn how testing fits into software development. Find out what it takes to be a successful software tester and how testing can add significant value to software development projects.
Who Should Attend?
This course is appropriate for individuals who recently entered the testing field and those currently seeking ISTQB® certification in software testing (CTFL). Common job functions include testers, test engineers, QA professionals, test managers, project leaders, quality analysts, and more.
Course registrants who do not pass the exam within 60 days of completing either the online or public course will be provided 45 days of free access to our online eSoftware Tester Certification—Foundation Level course for additional learning.
Test Design Techniques
Overview of test design and the design approach
Types of test design techniques
Black-box (functional) techniques
White-box (structural) techniques
Selecting the appropriate test technique
Roles and responsibilities
Understanding the test manager
Understanding the tester
Test planning and strategy
Configuration management and testing
Defect/incident classification and management
Tool Support for Testing
Risks and concerns
Morning Session 8:30am–12:00pm
Afternoon Session 1:00–5:00pm
Times represent the typical daily schedule. Please confirm your schedule at registration.
At the conclusion of the course, the ISTQB® Certified–Foundation Level exam will be given. The exam process begins at 3:30 p.m. on the third day of the course. The ISTQB® Certified–Foundation Level certification exam is independently administered by the American Software Testing Qualifications Board, Inc. (ASTQB) or the Canadian Software Testing Board (CSTB) depending upon course location. To learn more about this certification program or to download the syllabus, visit www.astqb.org or www.cstb.ca.
• ISTQB® Certified–Foundation Level exam fee
• Course notebook
• Continental breakfasts and refreshment breaks
• Letter of completion