Is this course accredited?
Yes, it is accredited by BCS.
What is the experience of the Instructor(s) delivering my course?
All of our instructors are fully accredited and have over ten years of experience in ISEB methodologies
What do The Knowledge Academy provide me on the course?
We provide The Knowledge Academy courseware folder, official certificates and refreshments.
Does the course include exams?
Yes, the course includes the exam.
Are there any prerequisites for the ISEB/ ISTQB Software Testing Foundation examinations?
There are no prerequisites for the exam.
What is the structure of the exams?
It is a written exam.
What time shall I arrive at the venue?
Please arrive at your training venue for 08:45am
The Knowledge Academy
This course has two complementary objectives: to give participants a good understanding of the basic principles of software testing; and to prepare participants for the ISTQB-ISEB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing. To further these aims, the course features a significant number of exercises and tests and also includes a mock examination.
The ISTQB-ISEB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing examination takes place at the end of the course. It is a one hour, closed book, multiple choice question examination. 40 questions. 4 possible answers to each only one right answer). Pass mark is 26/40.
The Fundamentals of Testing
Why is testing necessary?
How much testing is enough?
What is testing?
Static testing v dynamic testing
The seven testing principles
The fundamental test process
The psychology of testing
Testing code of ethics
Testing Throughout the Lifecycle
Software development models
Component integration testing
System integration testing
Alpha and Beta testing
Retesting v regression testing
Static Test Techniques
Dynamic Test Techniques
The test development process
Black-box v white-box testing
Boundary value analysis
State transition testing
Decision table testing
Use case testing
Statement testing v decision testing
Test estimation, monitoring and control
Tool Support for Testing
Types of test tool
Effective use of tools
Tool selection and implementation
- The Knowledge Academy ISEB/ ISTB Software Testing Foundation courseware folder
- Experienced Instructors
- “Very intense course made (almost) enjoyable by a packed agenda and a very interesting engaging teacher.”By Elma Daniel (Margaret Edwards) from Manchester
- “The Knowledge Academy provided a great service and a great trainer. Would recommend.”By Brandon Edwards (Software Tester) from Bristol
- “Good course and material.”By Agnes Hogen (Software Developer) from Milton Keynes
- “I have undertaken three courses with TKA in recent months and cannot fault the organisation and administration they display at every stage. Of course the backroom work is just one part when it comes to the training the three tutors were the most knowledgeable people I have ever met and their input enabled me to successfully pass all three courses which will surely enhance my prospects in my future career. I would not hesitate to use TKA in the future.”By Jacob Watt (Software Tester) from London
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Classroom Based Training
Whilst online base training has many advantages there are also several hindrances to taking this approach. The most common being the lack of direct and immediate access to an instructor. Should you find yourself unable to progress or need clarification on an aspect of your course you would have to start an email correspondence and wait for a reply. This can be incredibly interrupting to your learning, especially if you find yourself motivated, enthusiastic and raring to go only to find yourself sitting around hoping for a swift response from your instructor.
Consequently, this is the biggest advantage to classroom training. In a classroom environment there is an element of teamwork and interaction that online teaching cannot replicate. The fact that there are others around you in the same situation can be a fantastic motivator, giving you instant access to the instructor and the opportunity to take part in debates and discussions about your course, reinforcing what you are learning along the way.
Unfortunately these advantages can pass by some students. It can sometimes be difficult for an instructor to recognise and engage some people, especially those that may be shy or introverted. Those who are more vocal can dominate discussions and potentially drown out the quieter members of a classroom, partly negating the advantages of the social aspect of classroom learning.
The biggest difference between the two, and the main reason that online courses have received a boom in popularity is that unlike classroom training, online courses can reach hundreds to even thousands more people at once in a swift and effective manner. This method ensures consistency in the course content, and for the companies training, a steady stream of data that helps them ascertain what is and isn’t working in their courses, helping them to develop, adapt, and provide a better service moving forward.
Ultimately, the decision of which approach to choose is entirely down to the customer. If you think that you have the desire and motivation to milk every last drop of learning possible from an online course, then it may just be the best approach for you.
However, if you prefer a social aspect to your learning and the possibility to bounce ideas off others in the same position as you, as well as instant and constructive advice from a tutor, perhaps a classroom based approach is the optimal route.
Fortunately at The Knowledge Academy we offer expert training in both approaches to learning. We have an efficient customer service department we do our best to ensure that you get the best result possible from whatever course you decide to take. When all is said and done, our priority is that you receive first-rate training that enables you to move forward better prepared and in a far better position than which you first contacted us in.