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Software Testing Courses - Software Testing Training

  • Software Testing training fully accredited by BCS
  • GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICE IN THE INDUSTRY
  • Includes pre-course material, manuals, exams and certificates
  • Understand the basic principles of Software Testing
  • Delivered by world-class instructors in nationwide venues
  • Earning potential with Software Testing qualification £40k and £70k

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Course Name Date Location Duration Price Book Online
BCS/ISTQB Software Testing Foundation 06/06/2016 Leeds
3 days £629 Book now Enquire
BCS/ISTQB Software Testing Foundation 06/06/2016 Newcastle
3 days £789 Book now Enquire
BCS/ISTQB Software Testing Foundation 06/06/2016 Virtual
3 days £1219 Book now Enquire
BCS/ISTQB Software Testing Foundation 06/06/2016 Derby
3 days £1219 Book now Enquire
BCS/ISTQB Software Testing Foundation 13/06/2016 Nottingham
3 days £659 Book now Enquire
BCS/ISTQB Software Testing Foundation 13/06/2016 Manchester
3 days £669 Book now Enquire
BCS/ISTQB Software Testing Foundation 13/06/2016 Sheffield
3 days £1249 Book now Enquire
BCS/ISTQB Software Testing Foundation 20/06/2016 London
3 days £599 Book now Enquire
BCS/ISTQB Software Testing Foundation 20/06/2016 Liverpool
3 days £1219 Book now Enquire
BCS/ISTQB Software Testing Foundation 27/06/2016 Birmingham
3 days £689 Book now Enquire
BCS/ISTQB Software Testing Foundation 27/06/2016 Cambridge
3 days £719 Book now Enquire
BCS/ISTQB Software Testing Foundation 27/06/2016 Reading
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BCS/ISTQB Software Testing Foundation 27/06/2016 Fleet
3 days £739 Book now Enquire
BCS/ISTQB Software Testing Foundation 27/06/2016 Bournemouth
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BCS/ISTQB Software Testing Foundation 27/06/2016 Watford
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BCS/ISTQB Software Testing Foundation 27/06/2016 Aberdeen
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BCS/ISTQB Software Testing Foundation 27/06/2016 Brighton
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BCS/ISTQB Software Testing Foundation 27/06/2016 Canterbury
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BCS/ISTQB Software Testing Foundation 27/06/2016 Bath
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BCS/ISTQB Software Testing Foundation 27/06/2016 Wokingham
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Overview

The Knowledge Academy

Introduction

This 3 day Software Testing Foundation course is designed to teach the fundamental principles of software testing and prepare you to pass the BCS/ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) exam.

The BCS/ ISTQB CTFL is an internationally recognised qualification demonstrating practical knowledge of the basics of software testing. Holders of the Foundation qualification can then go on to achieve higher levels of software testing qualification.

 

Prerequisites

This course is open to everyone and there are no prerequisites.

 

Who Should Attend?

This course is recommended for anybody interested in the field of software testing, from testers to project managers.

 

Course Structure

  • The course lasts three days
  • The Foundation exam takes place at the end of the final day.

 

Course Content

The course covers the following topics:

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
  • Test levels
  • Component Testing
  • Component integration testing
  • System testing
  • System integration testing
  • Acceptance testing
  • Alpha and Beta testing
  • Functional testing
  • Non-functional testing
  • Structural testing
  • Retesting v regression testing
  • Maintenance testing

 

Static Test Techniques:

  • Reviews
  • Walkthroughs
  • Technical Reviews
  • Inspections
  • Static Analysis

 

Testing Design Techniques:

  • The test development process
  • Black-box v white-box testing
  • Equivalence partitioning
  • Boundary value analysis
  • State transition testing
  • Decision table testing
  • Use case testing
  • Statement testing v decision testing
  • Experience-based testing

 

Test Management:

  • Test organisation
  • Test planning
  • Test estimation, monitoring and control
  • Configuration management
  • Incident management
  • Risk management

Tool Support for Testing:

  • Types of test tool
  • Effective use of tools
  • Tool selection and implementation

 

 

 

Software Testing Foundation Examination

  • Multiple choice
  • 40 questions
  • 1 hour
  • Closed-book
  • Pass mark is 65%, or 26/40

 

Why choose The Knowledge Academy?

  • We give you world-class learning material, including presentation slides and practice papers to ensure you have the best chance of passing your exam
  • We make the learning experience enjoyable
  • We are trusted by globally leading brands such as JP Morgan, HSBC and Sony as a learning partner of choice.
  • We provide pre- and post-course support so you never feel alone
  • All of our training is hands-on, using real-world examples
  • As a market leader, we have an extremely high global pass rate
  • Over 90% of our delegates come back to us for further training
  • We have the best instructors in the industry which is reflected in our position as the market leader for professional qualifications
  • We provide value for money and trained over 25,000 delegates last year
  • We have some of the most luxurious course venues worldwide

 

Click ‘Book Now’ or ‘Enquire’ next to the date of your choice and our expert advisors will be in touch.

 

What is Software Testing?

In software testing, a program or system is evaluated against its requirements in order to determine its effectiveness. Often, software testing consists of executing software to find bugs, but this is not always the case. Sometimes software is simply tested to check that it does what it was designed to do.

The Software Testing Foundation exam is provided by the ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board), a not-for-profit organisation which provides globally accredited software testing certification to professionals around the world.

 

Case Study

The case of a market-leading blue chip company illustrates the importance of software testing to every organisation. The company provided an email information service which clients could pay to receive. However, they found that 30% of their clients could not read the emails. This meant that not only was their revenue in danger, but their reputation, too.

To gain an idea of what the problem was, the software testing company they hired sought customer feedback. This feedback indicated that customers were using a wide range of different email clients, and that in many of them emails didn’t display properly. The software testing company created a dedicated testing environment where they could test every type of software clients used, from every version of Outlook and Outlook Express, to web-based email systems such as Hotmail, AOL and Yahoo.

After rigorous software testing, the blue-chip company had a set of email templates which both conformed to their graphic design requirements and displayed properly within the whole range of email clients used by their customers. This meant their reputation was saved and they lost no revenue.

ISTQB® is a Registered Trade Mark of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board.

FAQs
  • Course Availability

    The spaces remaining on all courses across the website reflect the availability of the maximum printed course materials and equipment available in stock for any given event. If the spaces remaining do not appear, then there is comfortably enough lead time to provision course materials and equipment upon booking.

  • Is this course accredited?

    Yes, it is accredited jointly by the BCS (British Computer Society) and the ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board).

  • What experience does the course instructor have?

    All of our instructors are fully accredited and have over ten years of experience.

  • What does The Knowledge Academy provide me with on the course?

    We provide the exam, Knowledge Academy learning materials such as presentation slides and practice papers, official certificates and refreshments.

  • Does the course include exams?

    Yes, the course includes the Software Testing Foundation examination.

  • Are there any prerequisites for the Software Testing examination?

    There are no prerequisites for the exam.

  • What is the structure of the exam?

    The Foundation exam is multiple choice and closed-book.

  • What time shall I arrive at the venue?

    Please arrive at your training venue for 08:45am.

  • What are the hours of the course?

    The training hours are 9am to 5pm.

  • How long until I receive course confirmation details?

    You will receive confirmation details as soon as your place has been booked and confirmed.

What's Included?
  • Exams
  • The Knowledge Academy courseware folder, including presentation slides and practice exams
  • Certificates
  • Experienced Instructors
  • Refreshments
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Lean Six Sigma and Healthcare: A Smart Pairing

Despite its origins in the manufacturing of products such as cars and fridges, almost any industry can benefit from Lean Six Sigma. Lean Six Sigma is all about increasing quality and reducing waste – surely goals any business can stand behind. However, there are certain industries where Lean Six Sigma can take on an even more important role - healthcare is one of these. Inefficiency in public health can mean at best a waste of public money, and at worst a dreadful mistake, so it’s no wonder that so many healthcare providers are using Lean Six Sigma to improve results and deliver value.

How Lean Six Sigma works

At its core, Lean Six Sigma is composed of two approaches: Lean and Six Sigma. Although the two methodologies were originally designed independently of each other and not intended to work together, the idea that the two could be combined began to be circulated in the early 2000s. After all, they both had common goals like the reduction of waste and the overall improvement of quality and, by turn, value.

Six Sigma is meticulous; as a method of quality management, it has to be. It relies on data and metrics, things that take time to analyse and understand, and a system of continuous improvement which develops over time. This means that there can be a long wait before companies see any results. Lean, on the other hand, is about speed through the elimination of waste. It began as a principle in manufacturing, derived from Toyota’s system for the manufacture of cars in the 1950s, but by the 1990s companies were realising that the principles of lean could be used in any business, whether they were manufacturing products on a production line or delivering services straight to the customer. Combining the tool-oriented approach of Six Sigma with the speed of Lean means the tools balance each other; Six Sigma becomes faster and more responsive, and Lean gets a boost when it comes to eliminating the eight kinds of waste (Muda).

How Lean Six Sigma can benefit healthcare

Although Lean Six Sigma could be used just to improve one particular process, its versatility means that it can work across the whole healthcare field. The hospitals and departments which have seen the most success with Lean Six Sigma have implemented it as a fundamental philosophy, not just as a short-term fix to long-term problems.

When applied at an operational level, Lean Six Sigma can be used to track and identify areas of improvement. Like any organisational change, the key to Lean Six Sigma success is to ensure all leaders support it and play an active part in its use. Although it is possible to deploy on a case-by-case basis to solve problems whenever they arise, full value can only be gained with full commitment from everyone, from high-level management down to operational staff.

Some of the areas in which hospitals have seen improvement through Lean Six Sigma include patient wait times, prescription errors, operating room scheduling, medication administration, appointment cancellations and overall patient satisfaction. It is important to remember that Lean Six Sigma can also be used for areas outside of clinical operations, such as the supply chain and the use of IT.

Everyone strives for quality in their products, but nowhere is this idea more important than in the healthcare industry – a place where a mistake can mean life or death. In an age where healthcare providers are increasingly under pressure due to budget cuts, delivering value and quality is more important than ever. Countless healthcare providers have already seen benefit from Lean Six Sigma and many others will continue to do so. 

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