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BCS Intermediate Certificate In Software Testing

Key points about this course

Duration: 3 Days*

Pre-requisites: - ISTQB Software Testing Foundation

Accredited: Yes

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BCS Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing Course Overview

The BCS Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing training course builds on knowledge acquired at the Software Testing Foundation level. This Intermediate course concentrates more on the practical application of Software Testing processes within organisations. The significance and benefits of Software Testing will be brought to light. The practicable element of Software Testing is emphasised, as the Intermediate level aims to teach delegates about the implementation of Software Testing in more detail.

Delegates will also learn about Software Testing principles, types, management, and analysis more specifically. Teaching takes the form of workshops, lectures, and more hands-on tasks, to suit the focus on practical application. Delegates will also get a taster of what the exam will be like as they will be introduced to some examination model questions.

BCS Membership

Included in your professional certification; one year’s free BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, Associate membership.

Upon passing your examination, make the most of your professional certification and continue your career development with BCS Associate membership. Whether you’re looking for career support through the BCS global skills, training and development framework, SFIAplus, seeking promotion or a network of new contacts, we’re here to support you. BCS membership provides exclusive access to resources, content and opportunities that will enrich your career.

BCS Membership allows you to give back to society. Some of the industry’s challenges are around personal data, health, education, and IT capabilities. By becoming part of our professional community you can get involved and do your bit to make IT good for society.

BCS Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing Course Outline

The BCS Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing covers the following areas:

  • Introduction to Software Testing
  • Key concepts
  • Terminology and definitions
  • Testing fundamentals
  • Software Testing reviews
  • What is Software Testing?
  • Software Testing benefits
  • Risks of Software
  • Test management
  • Test analysis
  • Applications domains
  • Software development life cycles
  • Review types
  • Formal reviews
  • Risk management
  • Product risk
  • Test documents
  • Policy plans
  • Test plans
  • Strategy plans
  • Testing entry criteria
  • Testing exit criteria
  • Monitor testing
  • Estimate testing
  • Incident management
  • Test environment requirements
  • Coverage measurement
  • Coverage measurement concepts
  • Overview

Who is this Software Testing Training Course for?

The Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing training course is suitable for anyone interested/involved in Software Testing, or anyone wishing to develop their understanding of the practical implementation of Software Testing concepts. Professions who would particularly benefit from this certification include:

  • Project Managers
  • Test Managers
  • Test Analysts
  • Business Consultants


Delegates must possess the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) Software Testing Foundation certification in order to attend this Intermediate training course.

There is no pre-course work, however, we recommend delegates read the BCS textbook ‘Software Testing’ for exam preparation purposes.

Software Testing involves evaluating a system or program to check that it is doing what it was designed to do.
Yes, this training course is accredited by the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.
Yes, this training course includes a free, one year membership to BCS. This membership is useful because it enables you to thrive with your professional certification and continue pursuing career goals. This is achieved with BCS’ support in global skills, SFIAplus, training structures, gaining new contacts, and seeking promotion.
If you are wishing to attend this course you must be a holder of the Software Testing Foundation certification.

BCS Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing Exam Information

All delegates must take an examination in order to gain the BCS Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing. This exam will test delegates’ knowledge of Software Testing in general. The exam is:

  • 25 questions
  • Scenario-based questions
  • 1 hour long
  • Closed book

Delegates need to achieve 60% in the examination in order to pass and hence acquire the qualification. 

What's included in this Software Testing Training Course?

Included in this Software Testing course is:

  • The BCS Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing
  • The Knowledge Academy BCS Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing Manual
  • One year BCS Membership
  • An Experienced Software Testing Trainer
  • A Certificate
  • Refreshments

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Key points about this course

Duration: 3 Days*

Pre-requisites: - ISTQB Software Testing Foundation

Accredited: Yes

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