ISTQB® Software Testing Foundation

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This course provides an understanding of basic fundamental principles of testing including the fundamental test process and testing terminology. It explains how testing activities support…

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Certificate ISTQB® Software Testing Foundation Certification
Duration 3 Days
Delivery Blended, Classroom, Virtual Classroom
Accreditor iSQI
Languages English

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Course Description

This course provides an understanding of basic fundamental principles of testing including the fundamental test process and testing terminology. It explains how testing activities support development activities across different software development models. The course provides an overview of both static and dynamic testing techniques and how to apply these. It introduces you to test management issues including test planning and estimation, risk-based testing, and incident management. It also covers tool support for testing, benefits and potential risks of tools, and an effective process to introduce these into an organization.

Holders of the Foundation Certificate will be able to go on to a higher-level software testing qualification.

Course Information

Certification: ISTQB® Software Testing Foundation Certification

Duration: 3 Days

Domain: Solution Development and Deployment

Delivery Method: Blended, Classroom, Virtual Classroom

Accreditor: iSQI

Available Languages: English

Purchase Options: Pay Per Use Courseware


  • Software Developers and Testers

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Use a common language for efficient and effective communication with other testers and project stakeholders.
  • Understand established testing concepts, the fundamental test process, test approaches, and principles to support test objectives.
  • Design and prioritize tests using established techniques.
  • Analyze functional and nonfunctional specifications, such as performance and usability, at all test levels for systems with a low to medium level of complexity.
  • Execute tests according to agreed test plans, and analyze and report on the results of tests.
  • Write clear and understandable incident reports.
  • Participate effectively in reviews of small to medium-sized projects.
  • Describe different types of testing tools and their uses, and assist in the selection and implementation process.

Course Outline

Fundamentals of Testing

  •     Why is testing necessary?
  •     What is testing?
  •     Seven Testing Principles
  •     Fundamental Test Process
  •     The Psychology of Testing
  •     Code of Ethics


Testing Throughout the Software Life Cycle

  •     Software Development Models
  •     Test Levels
  •     Test Types
  •     Maintenance Testing


Static Techniques

  •     Static Techniques and the Test Process
  •     Review Process
  •     Static Analysis by Tools


Test Design Techniques

  •     The Test Development Process
  •     Categories of Test Design Techniques
  •     Specification-Based or Black-Box Techniques
  •     Structure-Based or White-Box Techniques
  •     Experience-Based Techniques
  •     Choosing Test Techniques


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: Potential Benefits and Risks
  •    Introducing a Tool into an Organization

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