ISTQB Certified Tester, Agile, Business Management

ISTQB Certified Tester Foundations Level

Duration: 5 half days Date: June 21-25th Location: ___ Categories: , Tag: N/A


Product Description

This course provides test engineers and test team leaders with the main ideas, processes, tools and skills they need in order to set themselves on a path for true testing professionalism. This hands-on course covers the major test design techniques with lecture and exercises. The course provides the methodology behind the testing and covers issues both individual testers related as well as the whole testing team related. The testing process is presented through theory and hands-on exercises that follow an example project (which was developed for the purpose of presenting this course, and is adjusted to current technology), including the challenging tasks of tracking, analyzing and presenting tests results. Test environment and test automation issues are also covered, along with system development relevant lifecycles and how they affect testing. Class solutions are presented for the exercises performed in the class. This course is aimed at test engineers and test team leaders preparing for ISTQB foundation level certification. It is based on the International Software Testing Qualifications Board Foundation Syllabus (,

Audience: This course is intended for Test engineers, Test Team Leaders, individuals within a Quality Assurance.


  • Explain the reasons from maintenance testing an how maintenance testing differs from progression (new application) testing
  • Understand the value, importance and use of static techniques and static analysis and the difference between static and dynamic techniques
  • Explain the phases, roles and responsibilities of a typical formal review and contract different types of reviews
  • Understand the key success factors for a successful review
  • Understand and perform a quality risk analysis to serve as the basis for testing , using the factors of probability and impact to determine the level of risk
  • Experience writing test designs, cases and procedures, relate them to each other and trace these items to the test basis.
  • Explain the characteristics, differences and reasons for the specification –based (black-box), structured based (white box) and experienced –bases tests
  • Write test cases using equivalence partitioning, boundary value analysis, decision tables and state transition diagrams, understanding the main purpose of each technique and what sufficiency of coverage for each technique
  • Write and measure test cases using control-flow test design techniques like coverage statement and decision coverage
  • Understand the importance of independent testing team within organization, but also the disadvantages of it
  • Know the tasks of typical test leader and test engineer
  • Understand, use and interpret common metrics to monitor test preparation and execution
  • Explain how configuration management supports testing
  • Know typical and potential risk for testing
  • Differentiate between project and quality (product) risks
  • Write a good bug report, with proper content
  • Know the different types of test tools, including a programmers test tools
  • Explain different scripting techniques for test execution, including data driven and keyword driven
  • Know the potential benefits and risks of test automation
  • Tips on Introducing a toll into an organization



Why is Testing necessary?

Software systems context

Causes of SW defects

Roles of Testing in software development

What is testing?

General testing principles

Fundamentals of test process

Test planning and control

Test Analysis and Design

Test Implementation and execution

Evaluating exit criteria and reporting

Test closure activities

Psychology of Testing


Testing throughout the life cycle

Software development models


Iterative development models

Testing throughout the lifecycle


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