ISTQB Courses

ISTQB Foundation Level

Set yourself on a path to becoming a true testing professional with our ISTQB Foundation Level Training.

Course overview:

The ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) certification is the cornerstone of essential testing knowledge that can be applied to real-world scenarios. With almost a million certified testers worldwide, this course provides a comprehensive understanding of the terminology and concepts used in the testing domain worldwide. It is relevant for all software delivery approaches and practices, including Waterfall, Agile, DevOps, and Continuous Delivery. CTFL certification is recognized as a prerequisite to all other ISTQB® certifications where Foundation Level is required.

Major takeaways:

➜   Understand what testing is and why it is beneficial 
➜   Understand fundamental concepts of software testing
➜   Identify the test approach and activities to be implemented depending on the context of testing
➜   Know risks and benefits related to test automation
➜   Understand the factors that influence the priorities and efforts related to testing
➜   Write and communicate clear and understandable defect reports
➜   Understand test management principles
➜   Align the test process with the software development lifecycle
➜   Increase the effectiveness and efficiency of testing
➜   Assess and improve the quality of documentation
➜   Identify essential skills required for testing
➜   Understand the impact of risk on testing
➜   Effectively report on test progress and quality

Best suited for:

The ISTQB Foundation Level certification is suitable for anyone who needs to demonstrate practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts of software testing. It is relevant for individuals in roles such as testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers, and software developers. Additionally, it is appropriate for those who require a basic understanding of software testing, including project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, IT directors, and management consultants.

Course outline:

Day 1

1. Fundamentals of Testing
  • Why testing is necessary
  • What is testing
  • General testing principles
  • Fundamental test process
  • Psychology of testing
  • Software development models
  • Test levels
  • Test types
  • The targets of testing
  • Maintenance testing
  • Reviews and the test process
  • Review process
  • Static analysis by tools
  • Identifying test conditions and designing test cases
  • Categories of test design techniques

Day 2

1. Test design techniques
  • Specification‐based or black‐box techniques
  • Structure‐based or white box techniques
  • Experience‐based techniques
  • Choosing test techniques
  • Test organization
  • Test planning and estimation
  • Risk and testing
  • Incident management
  • Test progress monitoring and control
  • Configuration management
  • Types of test tool
  • Effective use of tools: potential benefits and risks
  • Introducing a tool into an organization
  • Two mocks papers would be utilized for assessment within the training program



What is the duration and timings of this course?

This is a 2 full day course which will start at 09:30 AM and end at 05:30 PM on all the 2 days.

No. We do not provide any tools with this course.

Yes this certification is valid for lifetime.

No, we do not provide placement.

The maximum batch size is 20 members in one batch.

Yes post training support will be provided, you can contact the trainers for any queries which you may have.

No, coding is not a prerequisite.

We strongly recommend that the participants attend the batch which they have specifically registered for. There can be exceptions in case of emergencies but the difference in fee(if any) will have to be borne by the participant.

No we do not provide refunds upon cancellation.

Yes we can arrange for an in-house batch for your company given there are a minimum of 10 participants per batch.

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