ISTQB Foundation Level

(32 Hours) | 4 Days
Training Objectives
The ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) is one level. 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 qualification 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. Holders of the Foundation Certificate will be able to go on to a higher level software testing qualification. 

Training Outline

Fundamentals of software testing
  • Software context—Why does software fail?
  • Principles, scope, and focus of testing
  • Debugging vs. testing
  • Understanding risk
  • Identifying and analyzing project and product risks
  • Goals of testing
  • Basic testing process
  • Test psychology—viewpoints on testing
  • Code of ethics 

Testing Throughout Software Development
  • Testing and development
  • Early testing
  • Models and testing
  • The “V” model
  • Verification and validation
  • Test levels—unit, integration, system, acceptance
  • Understanding regression testing
  • Understanding test types
  • Maintenance Testing

Static Techniques
  • What is static testing?
  • Reviews, inspections, walkthroughs, etc.
  • General review process
  • Common types of reviews
  • Roles and responsibilities in reviews
  • Success factors for reviews
  • Limits of reviews
  • Understanding static analysis tools

Test Design Techniques
  • Overview of test design and the design approach
  • Documentation decisions
  • Types of test design techniques
  • Human/experience-based methods
  • Black-box (functional) techniques
  • White-box (structural) techniques
  • Experience-based techniques
  • Selecting the appropriate test technique

Test Management
  • Team organization
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Understanding the test manager
  • Understanding the tester
  • Test planning and strategy
  • Configuration management and testing
  • Defect/incident classification and management

Tool Support for Testing
  • Selection process
  • Introduction
  • Benefits
  • Risks and concerns
  • Classifications


Training Handouts
  • Soft Copy Material
  • 90 sample exam questions

Schedule for this course
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