ISTQB (ISEB) Foundation Course in Software Testing - Live Online Instructor-led

Course Description

A three day course plus examination. Most organisations require ISTQB certification as a minimum skill requirement for software testers and therefore fundamental when applying for roles. In this course, you will use a standardised approach to software testing that will be immediately applicable to your projects. In order to attain the certification you will be required to pass a 60-minute exam. Our trainers will fully prepare you by employing scenarios that mirror the exam questions in a mock exam session, and by focusing the three day course delivery with a balance of theory and practice. Once you have completed the course and passed the exam you will be an ISTQB Certified Tester - Foundation Level. You will then have the opportunity to extend your knowledge and certification as a Test Manager, Test Analyst and/or Technical Test Analyst.
3 days


The ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level course is appropriate for everyone involved in software testing. Pre-course notes are available for those attendees unsure of the relevance of their background.

Course objectives

On completion of ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level, attendees will be able to:
Promote efficient and effective communication by using a common vocabulary for software testing
Demonstrate understanding of fundamental software testing concepts and optimising test practices
Use established techniques for designing tests at all test levels, and interpreting tests from test specifications
Report on test results, including defect reports
Understand test management principles, and project factors, for resources, strategies, and planning
Understand the value that software testing brings to stakeholders, and contribute effectively in reviews
Assist in the selection and implementation process of testing tools

Who should attend?

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 and Test Consultants.

Fundamentals of Testing to include

What is testing
Why is testing necessary?
Seven Testing Principles
Test Process
The psychology of testing

Testing throughout the Software Development lifecycle

Software development models
Test levels
Test types: the targets of testing
Maintenance testing

Static techniques including

Reviews and test process
Review process
Static analysis by tools

Test design techniques

Test conditions and designing test cases
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 organisation
Test planning and estimation
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 organisation


Mock examination
Official examination - usually taken at 16.00 on the final day of the public course, when delivered in-person.
For online courses, participants are registered and receive an exam voucher, to schedule an exam at a time suitable to them.

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