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Certified Software Testing Professional (CSTP) Course Outline

​This Certified Software Testing Professional training course will explore the following areas:

Introducing Software Testing

  • Software Testing Overview 
  • The Fundamentals of Software Testing
  • Key Terminology
  • Why is Testing Required?
  • Principles of Testing

Software Testing Concepts

  • The Advantages of Software Testing
  • The Seven Principles of Testing
  • The Process of Testing 
  • The Ethics of Testing

Analysing Tests

  • Assessments and Reviews
  • Review Types
  • Static Analysis

Managing Testing

  • Organisation and Planning
  • Estimation
  • Monitoring Tests
  • Configuration Management 
  • Dealing with Problems 
  • Managing Risks 
  • Entry and Exit Benchmarks 
  • Measuring Coverage

Testing through the Life Cycle

  • Developing Software Designs
  • Component Testing and Integration
  • System Testing and Integration
  • Acceptance Testing
  • Alpha and Beta 
  • Functional and Non-Functional Testing
  • Testing for Maintenance 
  • Retesting V Regression

Testing Techniques

  • Black-Box & White-Box Testing
  • Equivalence Partitioning
  • Examining Boundary Values 
  • State Transition Testing
  • Case Testing
  • Statement V Decision Testing
  • Testing based on Experience 

Tools for Testing

  • Requirements Testing
  • Test Design
  • Data Planning
  • Capture/Replay
  • Testing Performance
  • Debugging
  • Dynamic Analysis
  • Comparison
  • Test Harnesses, Drivers, and Simulators
  • Measuring Coverage

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Who should attend this Software Testing training course?

This course is designed for anyone interested/involved in Software Testing and its implementation.

Certified Software Testing Professional Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites for Certified Software Testing Professional, however delegates will thrive if they possess basic Software Testing knowledge.

Certified Software Testing Professional (CSTP) Course Overview

Software Testers are fundamental to the smooth running of enterprises, as they are responsible for intercepting risk, identifying bugs, solving software-related problems, and conducting test analysis. Software Testers are highly desired within organisations, and such testers are required to possess an abundance of specific skills.

Thus, our comprehensive Software Testing Professional training course will ensure delegates gain all the necessary knowledge to emerge as proficient Software Testers in just two days. As the requirements of a Software Tester are universal, the understanding acquired from this course can be implemented in any business of any size, within any location. This makes our certification acknowledgeable worldwide.

CSTP is delivered by our expert instructors, who have years of experience in the sphere of Software Testing and are renowned across the globe for their commitment to quality training. Their ability to transmit their knowledge to delegates is unrivalled, and their approachable manner ensures that delegates’ questions don’t go unanswered. 

During our globally recognised CSTP course, the basics of Software Testing will be covered, then Software Testing implementation will be explored more closely. Delegates will acquire an understanding of test management, which comprises planning, estimation, control, and handling incidents. Next, testing through the lifecycle will be explored, which includes component testing, alpha and beta testing, and maintenance testing. Testing techniques will also be a notable area of focus, as delegates will become familiar with black box and white box testing, case testing, and experienced-based testing. As well as this, the importance and benefits of Software Testing will be brought to light.

An exam will need to be completed for delegates to acquire this certification on the final afternoon of the course. This is included in the course fee.

By the end of this training course, delegates will be proficient in the implementation of Software Testing and will have excellent knowledge of Software Testing’s methodologies and notions.

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What's Included in this Software Testing Course

This training course includes the following:

  • The Certified Software Testing Professional (CSTP) Examination
  • The Knowledge Academy's Certified Software Testing Professional (CSTP) Manual 
  • Certificate
  • Experienced Instructor 
  • Refreshments

Certified Software Testing Professional (CSTP) Examination 

To receive certification, delegates will be required to sit an exam on the afternoon of the final day. The exam is formatted like so:

  • 40 questions
  • Multiple choice
  • 60-minute duration
  • 65% pass mark 

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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

What our customers are saying

Certified Software Testing Professional (CSTP) FAQs


Software testing is the process of executing a system to identify gaps, running errors or missing requirements as it satisfies the specified requirements and defects to ensure that the product is defect-free to produce the quality product.
In this Certified Software Testing Professional (CSTP) course, there are no formal prerequisites.
This Certified Software Testing Professional (CSTP) course is open to anyone but is more suitable for those who want to involve in software testing such as: Managers and Quality Managers, Management Consultants, IT Directors and Project Managers, System Administrators, Software Developers.
Software testing is important because of the following reasons: 1) To avoid additional expenses. 2) To gain customers confidence and increase product quality. 3) To determine software performance.
Functional testing is based on the business requirement, such as: 1) Perform before non-functional testing. 2) Describes what the product does.
Certified Software Testing Professional (CSTP) course is 2 days.
Non-functional testing is based on customer expectation and performance requirement, such as: 1) Performed after functional testing. 2) It based on customers’ expectations. 3) Describes how the product works.
The price for Certified Software Testing Professional (CSTP) certification in the United Kingdom starts from £1295
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Certified Software Testing Professional (CSTP).

Why choose us


Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Trusted & Approved

We are accredited by BCS


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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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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