IT ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level

Course Code: ISTQB3FND



3 Day(s)

Course Type

Private only

Max Delegates


Delivery Style


The International Software Testing Qualifications Board software testing certification program

Everyone has experienced software failures at some point, which can range from minor inconvenience to loss of reputation, confidence, customers, business - even loss of life!  And yet the root cause of all these failures could have been easily detected through proper testing...

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Who is this course for

The Foundation Level qualification is aimed at anyone involved in software testing. This includes people in roles such as testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers and software developers.

This Foundation Level certificate is also appropriate for anyone who wants a basic understanding of software testing, such as project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, IT directors and management consultants.

Purpose of the course

This course takes the individual through the iSQI-certified ISTQB Certified Tester (Foundation Level), an established qualification and an industry-recognised standard for companies and individuals to prove knowledge of the fundamentals of software testing.

You will learn how to

Understand testing as an activity within software development lifecycles
Understand the value of the Fundamental Test Process
Project-manage testing as a valued discipline
Demonstrate a contribution to quality assurance
Use tools and techniques to perform static and dynamic testing
Appreciate different roles and responsibilities during testing
Prepare for the 'ISQTB Certified Tester - Foundation Level' examination


The candidate should have at least a minimal background in either software development or software testing, such as six months' experience as a system or user acceptance tester or as a software developer.

Benefits for you as an individual

You will hold an internationally-recognised certificate which demonstrates familiarity with the most common concepts of software testing and the associated terminology.  No other certification program has adoption in as many countries as this one, it is truly International.

Benefits for your organisation

The organisation will gain an individual holding a certificate is recognised in multiple countries in multiple continents, demonstrating that they not only understand how important testing is, but how it adds value to both product and project, and how to carry out the best testing available within time and cost constraints.

Fundamentals of Testing

  • Why is Testing Necessary?
  • What is Testing?
  • The Seven Testing Principles
  • The Fundamental Test Process
  • The Psychology of Testing

Testing Throughout the Software Life Cycle

  • Different Software Development Models
  • Different Levels of Testing
  • Types Of Testing
  • Maintenance Testing

Static Test Techniques

  • Techniques Used Within Testing
  • Formal/informal Review Processes
  • Using Tools For Static Analysis

Test Design Techniques

  • The Test Development Process
  • Categories of Test Design Techniques
  • Specification-based (Black-box) Techniques
  • Structure-based (White-box) Techniques
  • Experience-based Techniques
  • Which Technique To Use?

Test Management

  • Test Organization
  • Test Planning and Estimation
  • Test Progress Monitoring and Control
  • Configuration Management
  • Risk and Testing
  • Incident Management

Tool Support for Testing

  • Types of Test Tools
  • Effective Use of Tools
  • Introducing a new Tool

Additional Exam Information

Delegate will be given an exam voucher after the course to allow them to sit the ISTQB® Certified Tester - Foundation Level exam which is offered in over 5,200 Pearson VUE Locations globally. 

The exam consists of 40 questions, multiple-choice, 60 minutes (25% time extension for non-native speakers available on request), minimum score 65%.

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