Software Tester Certification - Foundation Level, 2018 Syllabus

Certified Tester—Foundation Level Training
ASTQB® Proficiency Distinction™ Course


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This is an Instructor-led ISTQB certification in Software Testing course. You will study and learn the basic skills of all aspects of software testing.

This course is designed for software professionals to acquire practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts of testing. It is intended for test engineers, test managers, and software engineers. The course also benefits those who need a basic understanding of activities and deliverables of software testing, such as project managers, quality engineers / managers, functional managers,  and business / requirements analysts.


Course Tuition Includes

  • Instructor-led three-day course

  • Course notebook with all slides

  • Hands-on interactive exercises and solutions based on real-life scenarios

  • Sample Foundation Level mock exams and solutions

  • Certificate of Completion

  • Tips and advice on how to prepare for the Certificaiton exam

  • One hour free practical consulting on your project (classroom only)

  • Live Virtual students receive a downloadable copy of course materials. Printed copies available as an add-on option

Course Outline

Fundamentals of Testing

  • Key Principles, Processes, and Focus of testing

  • General Testing Principles

  • Fundamentals that drive the Test Process, Activities and Tasks

  • Psychology of Software Testing

Testing Throughout the Software Development Lifecycle

  • Objectives and Targets for Software Testing

  • Development Models and Testing

  • Verification and Validation

  • Test levels—Unit, Integration, System, Acceptance

  • Test types—Functional, Non-functional, White-box

  • Maintenance and Regression Testing

Static Testing

  • Reviews, Inspections, and Static testing

  • Applying Review Techniques

  • Factors That Lead to Successful Reviews

  • Roles & Responsibilities in Reviews

Testing Techniques

  • Types of Test Design Techniques

  • Equivalence Partitioning, Boundary Value, Analysis, Decision Tables, State Transition Testing, Use Case Testing.

  • Statement and Decision Testing and Coverage

  • Experience-based Testing—Checklist-based testing, Exploratory testing

  • Selecting the Appropriate Test Technique

Test Management

  • Team organization, key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Independent Testing Benefits and Risks

  • Test Strategy, Planning, and Estimating

  • Test Progress Monitoring and Controlling Techniques

  • Risk Analysis and Risk Management Impact on Test Planning

  • Defect Classification and Management

Tools Support for Testing

  • Test Tool Classifications

  • Tools That Support Test Activities

  • Benefits and Risks Associated with Using Test Tools

  • Introducing a New Tool Into an Organization


ISTQB Exam Registration - The ISTQB Foundation Level exam fee of $229. is not included with the tuition. See ASTQB website for exam registration details.

Class Schedule

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First Day Sign-In 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Morning Session 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lunch 12:30 - 1:30 p.m
Afternoon Session 1:30 - 5:00 p.m.