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BCS/ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Weekend

Key points about this course

Duration: 2 Days*

Exam: Included

Accredited: Yes

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  • ISTQB Software Testing Nationwide coverage
  • High ISTQB Software Testing delegate pass rate

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Course Information


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 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 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.

Who should attend?

  • The course applies to those who are currently Testers, Test Analysts, Test Engineers, Test Consultants, Test Managers and whoever wishes to obtain the ISTQB Foundation Level Software Testing Certificate.

Course Content

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

Dynamic Test 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

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.

  • One year’s free BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, Associate membership
  • Exams
  • The Knowledge Academy ISTBQ Software Testing Foundation courseware folder
  • Certificates
  • Experienced Instructors
  • Refreshments
Yes, it is accredited by BCS.
All of our instructors are fully accredited and have over ten years of experience
We provide The Knowledge Academy courseware folder, official certificates and refreshments.
Yes, the course includes the exam.
It is a written exam.
Please arrive at your training venue for 08:45am

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Key points about this course

Duration: 2 Days*

Exam: Included

Accredited: Yes

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Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.

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"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"

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

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