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 Level certifi cate will be able to go on to a higher level software testing qualification.
The Foundation Level deals with exercises, methods and techniques of software testing. The participants learn all steps of the software testing process, from the planning and specification to the conducting and monitoring of tests.
- 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
- 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
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