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At The Knowledge Academy, our classroom-based training courses allow delegates to study and learn in a friendly, engaging, and interactive environment. We ensure the very best level of teaching, with first-rate instructors, resources, and state-of-the-art facilities. We provide courses of varying durations and can arrange weekend and residential courses in order to suit your requirements.

Furthermore, our classroom courses are carried out in thousands of locations worldwide, making training easily accessible wherever you are. Our courses typically begin at 9.00 am and continue until 5.00 pm each day, with breaks and refreshments provided. , As our most popular form of training available, we pride ourselves in continuously delivering an outstanding learning experience for our delegates in the classroom.

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  • Direct support from our experienced trainers throughout the course
  • Training courses available in thousands of locations globally
  • Partake in engaging and valuable activities in the classroom to boost your learning potential
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Online Training

Our online-based training courses aim to provide you with a complete training experience. Due to their flexibility, these courses are greatly suited to busy working professionals, or any individual who would prefer the convenience of an online training course.

Our Computer-Based Training (CBT) courses remove the time and cost associated with travelling to course locations. You can complete your chosen course in any location, and work at your own pace, as the learning portal can be accessed 24/7. All of our online training courses have technical and administrative support and mobile access. Furthermore, each course has been carefully designed to incorporate informative, instructive, and engaging content. In this way, online learning can guarantee a valuable and enjoyable training solution.

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  • Our flexible online courses provide you with 24/7 access
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  • Enjoy an engaging and interactive learning experience
  • Courses available through our easy-to-use learning portal

In-House Training

Our In-House training option allows you to select any of our courses and receive training at a venue of your choice, by any method of your choice.

In-House courses deliver training to multiple employees at once, thus reducing travel expenses and providing you with the ultimate convenience and value for money. In addition, this option allows you to receive a training course that has been specifically tailored to meet your business needs, ensuring first-class quality, applicability, and value.

By choosing to bring bespoke training to the office, you can improve business performance, and make your organisation more streamlined, resourceful, and profitable. With over 25 years’ of experience, we are the market-leaders of In-House training.

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  • Reduce the costs of employees taking time away from the workplace to train
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  • Maximise your training budget
  • Monitor your employees’ progress and ensure that they receive applicable qualifications

Virtual Training

Our Virtual training courses provide you with the option to learn using a specialised simulated virtual environment. In this environment, our expert training instructors will be able to convey information and provide you with the all the knowledge you require to earn your qualification with The Knowledge Academy. As the largest global training provider, this method of training allows us to extend our training scope to those who may not be able to attend a classroom course itself, but would like to receive direct training and support from an instructor.
Using this training delivery method, you would benefit from the convenience of remote access and the elimination of the time and cost associated with travelling to a training venue.

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Software Testing Training

Software Testing involves evaluating a program, application, or system against its technical and business requirements, in order to determine its effectiveness. Testing can involve implementing techniques with the intent to locate software defects. With increasingly complex IT systems being introduced, Software Testing is becoming progressively more and more valued within businesses.

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Software Testing Training Courses

ISTQB Software Testing Foundation

 3 Days

Certified Software Testing Professional (CSTP)

 2 Days

Certified Software Testing Manager (CSTM)

 2 Days

BCS Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing

 3 Days

ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager

 5 Days

ISTQB Advanced Level Test Analyst

 4 Days

ISTQB Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst

 4 Days

ISTQB Agile Foundation Extension

 2 Days

BCS/ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Weekend

 2 Days

Software Testing is the process of executing intentional inspections into the functionality of a system, program, or application, with the overarching purpose to enhance operational performance. Testing can involve applying techniques with the intent to locate software defects, but can also simply allow businesses to realise the risks of software implementation. Software Testing investigates if an application, program, or system functions correctly, and reliably, to all types of input, within a suitable time frame, whilst achieving the desired outcome.

 

With increasingly complex IT systems being introduced, Software Testing is becoming progressively more and more valued within business. Consequently, Software Testing has raised its status and nowadays is regarded as an important and valued profession globally.

 

For individuals that want to pursue a career as a Software Tester, The Knowledge Academy delivers a number of Software Testing training courses. We provide training at Foundation, Intermediate, and Advanced levels, to accommodate everybody, no matter what previous experience or level of understanding they may have.

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ISTQB Software Testing Foundation

(Also known as ISTQB Certified Tester)

Software Testing Foundation is an introductory training course for those interested in Software Testing. This three day training course is accredited by the BCS, and follows the syllabus provided by ISTQB. Delegates will learn the essential components of Software Testing, including testing standards, lifecycle management, techniques, static testing, and tools. They will gain an understanding of fundamental software testing ideas, and will learn how to implement and analyse the key concepts.

 

By the end of this Software Testing Foundation training course, delegates will:

  • Understand the purpose of Software Testing

  • Raise awareness of concerns and possible problems Software Testing may highlight

  • Use test techniques

  • Understand Software Testing terminology

  • Disclose beneficial sources of information

  • Draw attention to light test activities and processes

 

BCS Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing

The Intermediate Software Testing training course builds on knowledge acquired at the Foundation level. However, this course adopts a more practical approach towards Software Testing concepts to provide delegates with a detailed understanding of types, principles, analysis, and management. This three day training course is taught by way of lectures, activities, and workshops. Delegates will also study a series of mock questions to gain an insight into the format of the examination. The Intermediate Certificate focuses more on the practical implementation of Software Testing principles within an organisation.

 

This Software Testing certification aims to:

  • Expand knowledge and understanding of Software Testing

  • Implementation and management of Software Testing in a workplace

  • Raise awareness of potential problems and restrictions

 

ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager

The ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager training course focuses on providing candidates with the advanced knowledge to be able to specialise as a Test Manager. This training course is suited to individuals who already have an understanding of Software Testing and have at least three years of experience working in this area. It is also recommended that you have the Intermediate Software Testing certificate but this is not required. This five day course covers topics such as Testing Processes, Test Management and People Skills.

 

On completion of this Software Testing training course, delegates will be able to do the following and more:

  • Create and implement test plans consistent with organisational policies and test strategies

  • Assess and report relevant and timely test statuses

  • Propose business cases for test activities that outline the expected costs and benefits

  • Apply tools to support testing

 

ISTQB Advanced Level Test Analyst

The Advanced Level Test Analyst training course enables delegates to enhance their expertise and skillset to a globally recognised level. This four day training course concentrates specifically on providing delegates will the skills they need to become an Advanced Test Analyst. This Advanced Level Test Analyst training course is accredited by ISTQB, a leading provider of Software Testing certifications on a global scale. This course is directed by an instructor and the delegates will engage in tutorials, practical tasks, and will cover preparations for the examination.

 

On completion of this Advanced Level Test Analyst training course, delegates will be able to:

  • Conduct suitable testing processes based on the software advancement lifecycle

  • Prioritise testing activities based on risk assessment information

  • Select and implement appropriate techniques

  • Complete the documentation relating to testing activities

  • Participate in meetings with stakeholders and implement knowledge of common errors in products

  • Apply tools for an efficient testing process

  • Define functional testing types

 

ISTQB Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst

This Software Testing certification provides delegates with the advanced skills needed to be a Technical Test Analyst. As this is an advanced course, it is required that delegates have a minimum of three years experience working in Software Testing and possess the ISTQB Software Testing Foundation certificate. This is a four day course, covering topics such as - Testing throughout the Lifecycle and Dynamic Test Techniques. This Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst training course is accredited by a leading provider of Software Testing certifications, ISTQB.

 

By the end of the training, delegates will be able to:

  • Summarise the key activities of a Technical Test Analyst within a risk-based approach for planning and accomplishing testing

  • Summarise the general risk factors that a Technical Test Analyst must consider

  • Write test cases by applying the Decision Condition, Modified Condition/Decision Coverage, and Multiple Condition testing test design techniques to achieve a defined level of coverage

 

ISTQB Agile Tester Foundation Extension

Our Agile Tester Foundation Extension course covers elements of the Agile Testing approach, which is a relatively recent concept. Agile project testers function differently to testers on more traditional projects. Thus, this training course teaches delegates the principles and standards that comprise Agile projects, as well as the systems and techniques that Agile testers need to know. Delegates will understand how vital testers are to Agile project teams, as they possess the essential knowledge required to be effective testers for Agile.

 

This training course is practical in nature, as it is made up by many hands on activities so that delegates are able to implement their knowledge to real situations. By the end of this training course, delegates will be proficient testers who possess the ability to work within Agile teams.

 

Web Software Testing

The Knowledge Academy’s Web Software Testing training course assists web testers in managing shorter release cycles, advancing technology, intricate software structures, and user bases. Recently, website testers are needing to make the conversion from testing traditional servers, to testing web applications and sites. Hence, this Web Software Testing training course teaches delegates everything they need to successfully carry out the transition.

 

Consequently, delegates will acquire knowledge of web testing issues, web technologies, and the processes relating to website usability, navigation, compatibility, and functional testing. This training course consists of instructor-led teaching and references to case studies so delegates can implement their knowledge to real scenarios. 

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A Software Testing certification is highly valuable to individuals as there are always a number of businesses across multiple industries looking to improve their IT systems and Software Testing is an immense part of this. Organisations search for credible employees to join them and individuals with a BCS or ISTQB accredited certifications are top picks. In addition to this, there are many other reasons why you should attend a Software Testing course, including:

  • Software Testers are required in almost any business - this area of expertise is applicable across all sectors. This means that you will not be restricted by earning a Software Testing qualification and following this career path

  • Understand how to effectively evaluate an organisation’s IT systems and find damaging software bugs

  • These are prestigious certifications and they provide clear-cut evidence to employers that you are committed to your own personal and professional development. These are essential qualities employers look for

  • Enhance your skillset in an area that is recognised as being vital to the successful running of IT systems, programs, and applications


It is imperative for organisations to possess high quality IT systems that have a high operational performance. Occasionally, this is not the case and errors can take place that damage the functionality of business execution. Software Testers can be employed to fix problems as they arise. Other advantages, of the Software Testing certifications, to businesses include:

  • By employing Software Testers that have acquired Software Testing certifications, businesses can be sure that their Software Testing will be carried out to an exemplary standard

  • Allow businesses to realise the risks of software implementation

  • Reduce the number of software defects in IT systems and applications

Why choose Software Testing Training?

  • We supply courses that are accredited by both BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT) and ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board)

  • Improve the quality and functionality of business’s systems and applications

  • Boost your earnings

  • Be recognised for your Software Testing proficiency

  • Take level-relevant courses including Foundation, Intermediate, and Advanced levels

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Software Testing Training FAQs

We offer Software Testing training courses in locations all over the UK, as well as abroad. We make it easy to find a training venue near you!
There are two guides which have been produced by ISTQB and BCS that can aid learning during the Foundation and Intermediate Software Testing courses: An ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Guide third edition - Brian Hambling (editor), and An ISEB Intermediate Certificate - Brian Hambling (editor) & Angelo Samaroo (author).
These Software testing courses are valid for life and so do not expire.
Yes, all delegates are offered support throughout their training course, as well as after the course has been completed.

Some of our clients

"Really good course and well organised. Trainer was great with a sense of humour - his experience allowed a free flowing course, structured to help you gain as much information & relevant experience whilst helping prepare you for the exam"

Joshua Davies, Thames Water

"...the trainer for this course was excellent. I would definitely recommend (and already have) this course to others."

Diane Gray, Shell


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