ISTQB Software Testing Foundation

ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Course Description

Duration: 3.00 days (24 hours)

This is a foundation-level course designed to provide participants with an understanding of some of the fundamental principles of testing. You will learn how testing activities support development activities across different software development models as well as the common testing terminology. The course provides an overview of both static and dynamic testing techniques and how to apply them; introduces test management issues including test planning and estimation, risk-based testing and incident management; and covers tool support for testing, describing many types of tool support, the benefits and potential risks of tools and an effective process for introducing them into an organization.

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

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Intended Audience for this ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Course

  • » The Foundation Level qualification is primarily aimed at professionals who need to demonstrate practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts of software testing. This includes people in roles such as test designers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers and IT Professionals.
  • » The Foundation Level qualification is also appropriate for anyone who needs a basic understanding of software testing, such as project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, IT directors and management consultants.
  • » Others include: Test Programme Manager, Test Manager, Requirements Engineer, Developer, Functional Tester, Agile Tester, User Acceptance Tester, Test Automation Specialist, Performance Test Specialist, Test Environments Specialist, Security Testing Specialist

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Course Prerequisites for ISTQB Software Testing Foundation

  • » The ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level course is appropriate for everyone involved in software testing. However, it is strongly recommended by ISTQB that candidates also have a minimal background in either software development or software testin

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ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Course Objectives

  • » 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 by using established techniques; analyze both functional and non-functional 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.
  • » Effectively participate in reviews of small to medium-sized projects.
  • » Be familiar with different types of testing tools and their uses; assist in the selection and implementation process.

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ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Course Outline

      1. Fundamentals of Testing
        1. Why is Testing Necessary?
        2. What is Testing?
        3. Seven Testing Principles
        4. Fundamental Test Process
        5. The Psychology of Testing
        6. Code of Ethics
      2. Testing Throughout the Software Life Cycle
        1. Software Development Models
        2. Test Levels
        3. Test Types
        4. Maintenance Testing
      3. Static Techniques
        1. Static Techniques and the Test Process
        2. Review Process
        3. Static Analysis by Tools
      4. Test Design Techniques
        1. The Test Development Process
        2. Categories of Test Design Techniques
        3. Specification-based or Black-box Techniques
        4. Structure-based or White-box Techniques
        5. Experience-based Techniques
        6. Choosing Test Techniques
      5. Test Management
        1. Test Organisation
        2. Test Planning and Estimation
        3. Test Progress Monitoring and Control
        4. Configuration Management
        5. Risk and Testing
        6. Incident Management
      6. Tool Support for Testing
        1. Types of Test Tools
        2. Effective Use of Tools: Potential Benefits and Risks
        3. Introducing a Tool into an Organisation

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ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Course Benefits

  • » Prepares participants for the ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Certificate examination.

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This training prepares students for the following exam(s):

  • » : ISTQB Software Testing Foundation

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We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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Great trainer. Delivered the course clearly and provided many real world scenarios how to apply Agile methods. Awesome job with the presentation.

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