Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level

Certified Tester—Foundation Level Training - An ISTQB® Accredited Course with the ASTQB Proficiency Distinction™

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Accredited training for the ISTQB® Certified Tester—Foundation Level (CTFL) certification. Find out what it takes to be a successful software tester and gain practical knowledge you can apply now. 

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Groups Save Up to 20%

Have a group and want to save more? Groups always save with Coveros Training! Groups of 3–5 save 10% on Public and Live Virtual training, and groups of 6 or more save 20%. Group discounts are automatically applied when registering multiple attendees with the same initial path. For groups choosing a mix of classes, contact our Client Support Group at 929.777.8102 or email [email protected].

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Description
  • Learn the fundamentals of software testing including key concepts and context, testing principles and test process, and the human factors in testing.
  • Explore the relationship of testing to development in the software development lifecycle, compare test levels and test types, and understand the triggers and impact of maintenance testing.
  • Understand the value of static testing while exploring different static and dynamic techniques, and learn the most common review types and how to use these approaches to find defects.
  • Examine test design techniques including black-box testing, white-box testing, and experienced-based testing.
  • Delve deep into test management, exploring test organization, test planning and estimation, configuration management, risk-based testing, defect management, and more.
  • Explore tool support for testing including tool selection, benefits, risks, and classifications.

Developed and delivered by leading experts in the testing industry, Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level is an accredited training course to prepare you for the ISTQB Certified Tester—Foundation Level (CTFL) exam. Certification demonstrates a knowledge of software testing and is based on a Body of Knowledge and examination guidelines that are applied consistently across the world. It focuses on test concepts and techniques that can apply to all software projects, including agile projects, other types of iterative and incremental lifecycles, and in sequential lifecycles.

Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level goes above and beyond the ISTQB syllabus, giving you practical knowledge you can apply now. In addition to the fundamentals of software testing, you will also learn about the psychology of testing, test and review process, black-box test methods, white-box testing, experienced-based testing, test monitoring and metrics, the benefits and risks of test automation, and more. Gain the basic skills required of a software test professional and learn how testing adds significant value to software development projects.

The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) is a non-proprietary organization that has granted more than 500,000 certifications in more than 100 countries around the globe. This program is the only internationally-accepted certification for software testing accredited through its network of national boards. 

ISTQB certification is designed for software professionals who need to demonstrate practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts of testing—test designers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers, and developers—as well as those who need a basic understanding of software testing, such as project managers, quality managers, development managers, business analysts, IT directors, and management consultants.

In addition, CTFL holders with verifiable experience can extend their certification with the ISTQB's Advanced-Level certifications or qualify their competencies in agile testing, security testing, test automation, and more. Learn more about advanced-level certifications for Test Managers, Test Analysts, and Technical Test Analysts.

Who Should Attend?
This course is appropriate for individuals who recently entered the testing field and those currently seeking ISTQB® certification in software testing (CTFL). Common job functions include testers, test engineers, QA professionals, test managers, project leaders, quality analysts, and more.

ISTQB 2011 and 2018
Recently, the ISTQB released a new Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) syllabus. While the fundamental principles and best practices of testing remain, a number of areas have been updated to take into account modern industry trends. Beginning in November 2018, all of our On-SitePublic Classroom, and Live Virtual courses will be aligned with the 2018 syllabus and accompanying exam. For the immediate future, our self-paced eLearning course will remain aligned to the 2011 syllabus. 

CTFL certification is good in perpetuity. Once a professional has earned the certification, they retain the credentials even if the criteria are updated. Learn more about the changes.

Download the 2011 ISTQB Foundation Level syllabus.

Download the 2018 ISTQB Foundation Level syllabus.

Read our CTFL2018 FAQs.

ASTQB Proficiency Distinction™
ASTQB Proficiency Distinction courses are accredited to include intensive, well defined, hands-on interactive exercises based on realistic scenarios. These exercises must go above and beyond what is required by ISTQB so that candidates are exposed to the concepts in a deep and meaningful way. Because our course has earned this distinction, participants who earn their ISTQB CTFL by passing the ASTQB exam will be included in the ASTQB List of Certified Testers with Proficiency Distinction. To learn more about the ASTQB Proficiency Distinction, visit ASTQB.org

Exam Guarantee
Course registrants who do not pass the exam within 60 days of completing either an On-Site, Public Classroom, or Live Virtual course will be given free access to a Live Virtual course for additional learning. Contact Client Support for more information. 

Questions? 929.777.8102 [email protected]
Course Outline
Fundamentals of Testing
What is testing?
Why is testing necessary?
Seven Testing Principles
Test Process
The Psychology of Testing
 
Testing Throughout the Software Development Lifecycle
Software Development Lifecycle Models
Test Levels
Test Types
Maintenance Testing
 
Static Testing
Static Testing Basics
Review Process
 
Test Techniques
Categories of Test Techniques
Black-box Test Techniques
White-box Test Techniques
Experienced-based Test Techniques
 
Test Management
Test Organization
Test Planning and Estimation
Test Monitoring and Control
Configuration Management
Risks and Testing
Defect Management
 
Tool Support for Testing
Test tool consideration
Effective use of tools
 
 
Dates
Mode
Location
Event
Venue
Dec 03Dec 05, 2018
Virtual Classroom
Atlanta
Anywhere
Apr 28Apr 30, 2019
Virtual Classroom
Orlando
Anywhere
Price: $2,195 USD
Course Duration: 3 Days
Ways to Save

Groups Save Up to 20%

Have a group and want to save more? Groups always save with Coveros Training! Groups of 3–5 save 10% on Public and Live Virtual training, and groups of 6 or more save 20%. Group discounts are automatically applied when registering multiple attendees with the same initial path. For groups choosing a mix of classes, contact our Client Support Group at 929.777.8102 or email [email protected].

Description
  • Learn the fundamentals of software testing including key concepts and context, testing principles and test process, and the human factors in testing.
  • Explore the relationship of testing to development in the software development lifecycle, compare test levels and test types, and understand the triggers and impact of maintenance testing.
  • Understand the value of static testing while exploring different static and dynamic techniques, and learn the most common review types and how to use these approaches to find defects.
  • Examine test design techniques including black-box testing, white-box testing, and experienced-based testing.
  • Delve deep into test management, exploring test organization, test planning and estimation, configuration management, risk-based testing, defect management, and more.
  • Explore tool support for testing including tool selection, benefits, risks, and classifications.

Developed and delivered by leading experts in the testing industry, Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level is an accredited training course to prepare you for the ISTQB Certified Tester—Foundation Level (CTFL) exam. Certification demonstrates a knowledge of software testing and is based on a Body of Knowledge and examination guidelines that are applied consistently across the world. It focuses on test concepts and techniques that can apply to all software projects, including agile projects, other types of iterative and incremental lifecycles, and in sequential lifecycles.

Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level goes above and beyond the ISTQB syllabus, giving you practical knowledge you can apply now. In addition to the fundamentals of software testing, you will also learn about the psychology of testing, test and review process, black-box test methods, white-box testing, experienced-based testing, test monitoring and metrics, the benefits and risks of test automation, and more. Gain the basic skills required of a software test professional and learn how testing adds significant value to software development projects.

The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) is a non-proprietary organization that has granted more than 500,000 certifications in more than 100 countries around the globe. This program is the only internationally-accepted certification for software testing accredited through its network of national boards. 

ISTQB certification is designed for software professionals who need to demonstrate practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts of testing—test designers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers, and developers—as well as those who need a basic understanding of software testing, such as project managers, quality managers, development managers, business analysts, IT directors, and management consultants.

In addition, CTFL holders with verifiable experience can extend their certification with the ISTQB's Advanced-Level certifications or qualify their competencies in agile testing, security testing, test automation, and more. Learn more about advanced-level certifications for Test Managers, Test Analysts, and Technical Test Analysts.

Who Should Attend?
This course is appropriate for individuals who recently entered the testing field and those currently seeking ISTQB® certification in software testing (CTFL). Common job functions include testers, test engineers, QA professionals, test managers, project leaders, quality analysts, and more.

ISTQB 2011 and 2018
Recently, the ISTQB released a new Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) syllabus. While the fundamental principles and best practices of testing remain, a number of areas have been updated to take into account modern industry trends. Beginning in November 2018, all of our On-SitePublic Classroom, and Live Virtual courses will be aligned with the 2018 syllabus and accompanying exam. For the immediate future, our self-paced eLearning course will remain aligned to the 2011 syllabus. 

CTFL certification is good in perpetuity. Once a professional has earned the certification, they retain the credentials even if the criteria are updated. Learn more about the changes.

Download the 2011 ISTQB Foundation Level syllabus.

Download the 2018 ISTQB Foundation Level syllabus.

Read our CTFL2018 FAQs.

ASTQB Proficiency Distinction™
ASTQB Proficiency Distinction courses are accredited to include intensive, well defined, hands-on interactive exercises based on realistic scenarios. These exercises must go above and beyond what is required by ISTQB so that candidates are exposed to the concepts in a deep and meaningful way. Because our course has earned this distinction, participants who earn their ISTQB CTFL by passing the ASTQB exam will be included in the ASTQB List of Certified Testers with Proficiency Distinction. To learn more about the ASTQB Proficiency Distinction, visit ASTQB.org

Exam Guarantee
Course registrants who do not pass the exam within 60 days of completing either an On-Site, Public Classroom, or Live Virtual course will be free access to a Live Virtual course for additional learning. Contact Client Support for more information. 

Questions? 929.777.8102 [email protected]
Course Outline
Fundamentals of Testing
What is testing?
Why is testing necessary?
Seven Testing Principles
Test Process
The Psychology of Testing
 
Testing Throughout the Software Development Lifecycle
Software Development Lifecycle Models
Test Levels
Test Types
Maintenance Testing
 
Static Testing
Static Testing Basics
Review Process
 
Test Techniques
Categories of Test Techniques
Black-box Test Techniques
White-box Test Techniques
Experienced-based Test Techniques
 
Test Management
Test Organization
Test Planning and Estimation
Test Monitoring and Control
Configuration Management
Risks and Testing
Defect Management
 
Tool Support for Testing
Test tool consideration
Effective use of tools
 
 
Class Schedule
Sign-In/Registration 7:30–8:30am
Morning Session 8:30am–12:00pm
Lunch 12:00–1:00pm
Afternoon Session 1:00–5:00pm
Times represent the typical daily schedule. Please confirm your schedule at registration.
 
At the conclusion of the course, the ISTQB Certified Tester–Foundation Level exam will be given. The exam process begins at 3:30 p.m. on the third day of the course. The ISTQB CertifiedTester–Foundation Level certification exam is independently administered by the American Software Testing Qualifications Board, Inc. (ASTQB) or the Canadian Software Testing Board (CSTB) depending upon course location. To learn more about this certification program or to download the syllabus, visit www.astqb.org or www.cstb.ca.
 
Class Fee Includes
• Tuition
• ISTQB® Certified Tester–Foundation Level exam fee
• Course notebook
• Continental breakfasts and refreshment breaks
• Lunches
• Letter of completion
 
Instructors
Claire Lohr
Lohr Systems
Dawn Haynes
PerfTestPlus, Inc.
Mike_Sowers
Coveros
Dates
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Location
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Venue
Dec 03Dec 07, 2018
Virtual Classroom
Virtual Classroom
Anywhere
Price: $1,995 USD
Course Duration: 5 Days
Description
  • Learn the fundamentals of software testing including key concepts and context, testing principles and test process, and the human factors in testing.
  • Explore the relationship of testing to development in the software development lifecycle, compare test levels and test types, and understand the triggers and impact of maintenance testing.
  • Understand the value of static testing while exploring different static and dynamic techniques, and learn the most common review types and how to use these approaches to find defects.
  • Examine test design techniques including black-box testing, white-box testing, and experienced-based testing.
  • Delve deep into test management, exploring test organization, test planning and estimation, configuration management, risk-based testing, defect management, and more.
  • Explore tool support for testing including tool selection, benefits, risks, and classifications.

Developed and delivered by leading experts in the testing industry, Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level is an accredited training course to prepare you for the ISTQB Certified Tester—Foundation Level (CTFL) exam. Certification demonstrates a knowledge of software testing and is based on a Body of Knowledge and examination guidelines that are applied consistently across the world. It focuses on test concepts and techniques that can apply to all software projects, including agile projects, other types of iterative and incremental lifecycles, and in sequential lifecycles.

Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level goes above and beyond the ISTQB syllabus, giving you practical knowledge you can apply now. In addition to the fundamentals of software testing, you will also learn about the psychology of testing, test and review process, black-box test methods, white-box testing, experienced-based testing, test monitoring and metrics, the benefits and risks of test automation, and more. Gain the basic skills required of a software test professional and learn how testing adds significant value to software development projects.

The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) is a non-proprietary organization that has granted more than 500,000 certifications in more than 100 countries around the globe. This program is the only internationally-accepted certification for software testing accredited through its network of national boards. 

ISTQB certification is designed for software professionals who need to demonstrate practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts of testing—test designers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers, and developers—as well as those who need a basic understanding of software testing, such as project managers, quality managers, development managers, business analysts, IT directors, and management consultants.

In addition, CTFL holders with verifiable experience can extend their certification with the ISTQB's Advanced-Level certifications or qualify their competencies in agile testing, security testing, test automation, and more. Learn more about advanced-level certifications for Test Managers, Test Analysts, and Technical Test Analysts.

Who Should Attend?
This course is appropriate for individuals who recently entered the testing field and those currently seeking ISTQB® certification in software testing (CTFL). Common job functions include testers, test engineers, QA professionals, test managers, project leaders, quality analysts, and more.

ISTQB 2011 and 2018
Recently, the ISTQB released a new Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) syllabus. While the fundamental principles and best practices of testing remain, a number of areas have been updated to take into account modern industry trends. Beginning in November 2018, all of our On-SitePublic Classroom, and Live Virtual courses will be aligned with the 2018 syllabus and accompanying exam. For the immediate future, our self-paced eLearning course will remain aligned to the 2011 syllabus. 

CTFL certification is good in perpetuity. Once a professional has earned the certification, they retain the credentials even if the criteria are updated. Learn more about the changes.

Download the 2011 ISTQB Foundation Level syllabus.

Download the 2018 ISTQB Foundation Level syllabus.

Read our CTFL2018 FAQs.

ASTQB Proficiency Distinction™
ASTQB Proficiency Distinction courses are accredited to include intensive, well defined, hands-on interactive exercises based on realistic scenarios. These exercises must go above and beyond what is required by ISTQB so that candidates are exposed to the concepts in a deep and meaningful way. Because our course has earned this distinction, participants who earn their ISTQB CTFL by passing the ASTQB exam will be included in the ASTQB List of Certified Testers with Proficiency Distinction. To learn more about the ASTQB Proficiency Distinction, visit ASTQB.org

Exam Guarantee
Course registrants who do not pass the exam within 60 days of completing either an On-Site, Public Classroom, or Live Virtual course will be given free access to a Live Virtual course for additional learning. Contact Client Support for more information. 

Questions? 929.777.8102 [email protected]
Course Outline
Fundamentals of Testing
What is testing?
Why is testing necessary?
Seven Testing Principles
Test Process
The Psychology of Testing
 
Testing Throughout the Software Development Lifecycle
Software Development Lifecycle Models
Test Levels
Test Types
Maintenance Testing
 
Static Testing
Static Testing Basics
Review Process
 
Test Techniques
Categories of Test Techniques
Black-box Test Techniques
White-box Test Techniques
Experienced-based Test Techniques
 
Test Management
Test Organization
Test Planning and Estimation
Test Monitoring and Control
Configuration Management
Risks and Testing
Defect Management
 
Tool Support for Testing
Test tool consideration
Effective use of tools
 
Class Schedule
Day 1: 12:30pm-4:30pm ET/9:30am-1:30pm PT
Day 2: 12:30pm-4:30pm ET/9:30am-1:30pm PT
Day 3: 12:30pm-4:30pm ET/9:30am-1:30pm PT
Day 4: 12:30pm-4:30pm ET/9:30am-1:30pm PT
Day 5: 12:30pm-4:30pm ET/9:30am-1:30pm PT
Class Fee Includes
  • ISTQB® Certified Tester—Foundation Level exam voucher, a $250 value.
  • Easy course access: Attend training right from your computer and easily connect your audio via computer or phone. Easy and quick access fits todayís working style and eliminates expensive travel and long days in the classroom.
  • Live, expert instruction: Instructors are sought-after practitioners, highly-experienced in the industry who deliver a professional learning experience in real-time.
  • Valuable course materials: Courses cover the same professional content as our classroom training, and students have direct access to valuable materials.
  • Rich virtual learning environment: A variety of tools are built in to the learning platform to engage learners through dynamic delivery and to facilitate a multi-directional flow of information.
  • Hands-on exercises: An essential component to any learning experience is applying what you have learned. Using the latest technology, your instructor can provide hands-on exercises, group activities, and breakout sessions.
  • Real-time communication: Communicate real-time directly with the instructor. Ask questions, provide comments, and participate in the class discussions.
  • Peer interaction: Networking with peers has always been a valuable part of any classroom training. Live Virtual training gives you the opportunity to interact with and learn from the other attendees during breakout sessions, course lecture, and Q&A.
  • Convenient schedule: Course instruction is divided into modules no longer than four hours per day. This schedule makes it easy to get the training you need without taking days out of the office and setting aside projects.
  • Small class size: Live Virtual courses are limited in small class size to ensure an opportunity for personal interaction.
Instructors
Mike_Sowers
Coveros
Conrad Fujimoto
Intellectica Systems Inc.
Additional instructors for this course are:
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DEMO Click the demo button to experience our eLearning module
Price: $745 USD
Description
  • Fundamentals of software testing—key concepts, context, risk, goals, process, and people issues
  • Lifecycle testing—relationship of testing to development, including different models, verification and validation, and types of testing
  • Test levels—system, acceptance, unit, and integration testing
  • Test design techniques—black-box test methods, white-box testing, and exploratory testing
  • Static testing—reviews, inspections, and static analysis tools
  • Test management—team organization, key roles and responsibilities, test approach and planning, configuration management, defect classification and tracking, and test reporting
  • Testing tools—selection, benefits, risks, and classifications

Developed and delivered by leading experts in the testing industry, Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level is an accredited training course to prepare you for the ISTQB Certified Tester—Foundation Level (CTFL) exam. Certification demonstrates a knowledge of software testing and is based on a Body of Knowledge and examination guidelines that are applied consistently across the world. It focuses on test concepts and techniques that can apply to all software projects, including agile projects, other types of iterative and incremental lifecycles, and in sequential lifecycles.

Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level goes above and beyond the ISTQB syllabus, giving you practical knowledge you can apply now. In addition to the fundamentals of software testing, you will also learn about the psychology of testing, test and review process, black-box test methods, white-box testing, experienced-based testing, test monitoring and metrics, the benefits and risks of test automation, and more. Gain the basic skills required of a software test professional and learn how testing adds significant value to software development projects.

The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) is a non-proprietary organization that has granted more than 500,000 certifications in more than 100 countries around the globe. This program is the only internationally-accepted certification for software testing accredited through its network of national boards. 

ISTQB certification is designed for software professionals who need to demonstrate practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts of testing—test designers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers, and developers—as well as those who need a basic understanding of software testing, such as project managers, quality managers, development managers, business analysts, IT directors, and management consultants. In addition, CTFL holders with verifiable experience can extend their certification with the ISTQB's Advanced-Level certifications or qualify their competencies in agile testing, security testing, test automation, and more. Learn more about advanced-level certifications for Test Managers, Test Analysts, and Technical Test Analysts.

Who Should Attend?
This course is appropriate for individuals who recently entered the testing field and those currently seeking ISTQB® certification in software testing (CTFL). Common job functions include testers, test engineers, QA professionals, test managers, project leaders, quality analysts, and more.

ISTQB 2011 and 2018
Recently, the ISTQB released a new Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) syllabus. While the fundamental principles and best practices of testing remain, a number of areas have been updated to take into account modern industry trends. For the immediate future, our self-paced eLearning course will remain aligned to the 2011 syllabus. Professionals who take the course and want to take the CTFL exam will take the 2011 exam. The 2011 exams will be offered until June 3, 2019. eLearning students who purchase an exam voucher will receive a voucher for the 2011 exam. CTFL certification is good in perpetuity, and once a professional has earned the certification, they retain the credentials even if the criteria are updated. Learn more about the changes

Download the 2011 ISTQB Foundation Level syllabus.

ASTQB Proficiency Distinction™
ASTQB Proficiency Distinction courses are accredited to include intensive, well defined, hands-on interactive exercises based on realistic scenarios. These exercises must go above and beyond what is required by ISTQB so that candidates are exposed to the concepts in a deep and meaningful way. Because our course has earned this distinction, participants who earn their ISTQB CTFL by passing the ASTQB exam will be included in the ASTQB List of Certified Testers with Proficiency Distinction. To learn more about the ASTQB Proficiency Distinction, visit ASTQB.org

Exam Guarantee
Course registrants who do not pass the exam within 60 days of completing the eLearning course will be provided 45 days of additional access for additional learning. Contact Client Support for more information. 

Questions? 929.777.8102 [email protected]
Course Outline

Self-Paced Course Outline
Introduction
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

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

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

Class Schedule
  • Self-paced format.
  • 90 days access to all course materials: Learners have unlimited access to online content for a full 90 days from the date of purchase.
  • Registrants may purchase a 45 day extension for $150. The extension must be purchased within 60 days of course completion - one extension per registrant.
Class Fee Includes
  • Access to expert test consultants and administrator
  • Powerful multi-media format which includes course materials
  • Interactive exercises
  • Letter of completion
Dates
Mode
Location
Event
Venue
Call to Schedule
Anytime
Virtual Classroom
Your Location
Anywhere
Course Duration: 3 Days
Ways to Save

Train Your Team at Your Location and Save

Bring any course to your location for team training. On-Site Training is both cost-effective and convenient for your team of six or more. Get a no-obligation quote and details about how easy it is to bring an on-site training course to your location. Call our On-Site Training Advocate at 929.777.8102, or email [email protected].

Description
  • Learn the fundamentals of software testing including key concepts and context, testing principles and test process, and the human factors in testing.
  • Explore the relationship of testing to development in the software development lifecycle, compare test levels and test types, and understand the triggers and impact of maintenance testing.
  • Understand the value of static testing while exploring different static and dynamic techniques, and learn the most common review types and how to use these approaches to find defects.
  • Examine test design techniques including black-box testing, white-box testing, and experienced-based testing.
  • Delve deep into test management, exploring test organization, test planning and estimation, configuration management, risk-based testing, defect management, and more.
  • Explore tool support for testing including tool selection, benefits, risks, and classifications.

Developed and delivered by leading experts in the testing industry, Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level is an accredited training course to prepare you for the ISTQB Certified Tester—Foundation Level (CTFL) exam. Certification demonstrates a knowledge of software testing and is based on a Body of Knowledge and examination guidelines that are applied consistently across the world. It focuses on test concepts and techniques that can apply to all software projects, including agile projects, other types of iterative and incremental lifecycles, and in sequential lifecycles.

Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level goes above and beyond the ISTQB syllabus, giving you practical knowledge you can apply now. In addition to the fundamentals of software testing, you will also learn about the psychology of testing, test and review process, black-box test methods, white-box testing, experienced-based testing, test monitoring and metrics, the benefits and risks of test automation, and more. Gain the basic skills required of a software test professional and learn how testing adds significant value to software development projects.

The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) is a non-proprietary organization that has granted more than 500,000 certifications in more than 100 countries around the globe. This program is the only internationally-accepted certification for software testing accredited through its network of national boards. 

ISTQB certification is designed for software professionals who need to demonstrate practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts of testing—test designers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers, and developers—as well as those who need a basic understanding of software testing, such as project managers, quality managers, development managers, business analysts, IT directors, and management consultants.

In addition, CTFL holders with verifiable experience can extend their certification with the ISTQB's Advanced-Level certifications or qualify their competencies in agile testing, security testing, test automation, and more. Learn more about advanced-level certifications for Test Managers, Test Analysts, and Technical Test Analysts.

Who Should Attend?
This course is appropriate for individuals who recently entered the testing field and those currently seeking ISTQB® certification in software testing (CTFL). Common job functions include testers, test engineers, QA professionals, test managers, project leaders, quality analysts, and more.

ISTQB 2011 and 2018
Recently, the ISTQB released a new Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) syllabus. While the fundamental principles and best practices of testing remain, a number of areas have been updated to take into account modern industry trends. Beginning in November 2018, all of our On-SitePublic Classroom, and Live Virtual courses will be aligned with the 2018 syllabus and accompanying exam. For the immediate future, our self-paced eLearning course will remain aligned to the 2011 syllabus. 

CTFL certification is good in perpetuity. Once a professional has earned the certification, they retain the credentials even if the criteria are updated. Learn more about the changes.

Download the 2011 ISTQB Foundation Level syllabus.

Download the 2018 ISTQB Foundation Level syllabus.

Read our CTFL2018 FAQs.

ASTQB Proficiency Distinction™
ASTQB Proficiency Distinction courses are accredited to include intensive, well defined, hands-on interactive exercises based on realistic scenarios. These exercises must go above and beyond what is required by ISTQB so that candidates are exposed to the concepts in a deep and meaningful way. Because our course has earned this distinction, participants who earn their ISTQB CTFL by passing the ASTQB exam will be included in the ASTQB List of Certified Testers with Proficiency Distinction. To learn more about the ASTQB Proficiency Distinction, visit ASTQB.org

Exam Guarantee
Course registrants who do not pass the exam within 60 days of completing either an On-Site, Public Classroom, or Live Virtual course will be free access to a Live Virtual course for additional learning. Contact Client Support for more information. 

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Course Outline
Fundamentals of Testing
What is testing?
Why is testing necessary?
Seven Testing Principles
Test Process
The Psychology of Testing
 
Testing Throughout the Software Development Lifecycle
Software Development Lifecycle Models
Test Levels
Test Types
Maintenance Testing
 
Static Testing
Static Testing Basics
Review Process
 
Test Techniques
Categories of Test Techniques
Black-box Test Techniques
White-box Test Techniques
Experienced-based Test Techniques
 
Test Management
Test Organization
Test Planning and Estimation
Test Monitoring and Control
Configuration Management
Risks and Testing
Defect Management
 
Tool Support for Testing
Test tool consideration
Effective use of tools
 
Class Schedule
Sign-In/Registration 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Morning Session 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Times represent the typical daily schedule. Please confirm your schedule at registration.
 
At the conclusion of the course, the ISTQB Certified Tester–Foundation Level exam will be given. The exam process begins at 3:30 p.m. on the third day of the course. The ISTQB Certified Tester–Foundation Level certification exam is independently administered by the American Software Testing Qualifications Board, Inc. (ASTQB) or the Canadian Software Testing Board (CSTB) depending upon course location. To learn more about this certification program or to download the syllabus, visit www.astqb.org or www.cstb.ca.
 
Class Fee Includes
• Tuition
• Course notebook
• Letter of completion
 
Instructors
Claire Lohr
Lohr Systems
Dale Perry
Independent Consultant
Mike_Sowers
Coveros

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