CERTIFIED TESTER FOUNDATION LEVEL (CTFL)
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.
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).
THE ISTQB CTFL SYLLABUS 2018;
Official Foundation Level Exam Contents
Fundamentals of Testing
Why is Testing Necessary?
What is Testing?
Seven Testing Principles
Fundamental Test Process
The Psychology of Testing
Code of Ethics
Testing Throughout the Software Life Cycle
Software Development Models
Static Techniques and the Test Process
Static Analysis by Tools
Testing Design Techniques
The Test Development Process
Categories of Test Design Techniques
Specification-based Techniques (black-box)
Structure-based Techniques (white-box)
Choosing Test Techniques
Test Planning and Estimation
Test Progress Monitoring and Control
Risk and Testing
Tool Support for Testing
Types of Test Tools
Effective use of Tools: Potential Benefits and Risks
Introducing a Tool into an Organization
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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