The ISTQB Foundation course covers the fundamentals of software testing, providing delegates with the necessary foundations for a career as a software testing professional. This three-day intensive tutor-led course includes exam preparation, revision and the examination on the afternoon of the third day or at later date. It is fully-accredited by UKTB on behalf of ISTQB.


Course Objectives

To provide an understanding of the fundamental principles of testing and explain different testing terminology. The course also provides an overview of different techniques, both dynamic and static, and how to apply them.

Who will benefit?

This 3-day course is suitable for anyone who is involved as well as interested 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.

People possessing an ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) certificate may use the Certified Tester Foundation Level acronym CTFL.

The entry criterion for the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) certificate is that candidates have an interest in software testing. However, it is recommended that candidates also:

Have at least a minimal background in either software development or software testing, such as six months experience as a system or user acceptance tester or as a software developer;

Take a course that has been accredited to ISTQB standards (by one of the ISTQB-recognized member boards).


Official Foundation Level Exam Contents

The Exam

The Foundation Certificate is awarded to those who pass a written one hour multiple-choice exam of 40 questions that is set, moderated, marked and invigilated by an ISTQB licensed Exam Provider. Candidates must score 65% or more to pass the exam.

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