ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Overview

ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Course Outline

Domain 1: Fundamentals of Testing

Module 1: What is Testing?

  • Overview
  • Testing Objectives
  • Testing and Debugging

Module 2: Why is Testing Necessary?

  • Role of Testing
  • Testing’s Contributions to Success
  • Testing and Quality Assurance (QA)
  • Errors, Defects, Failures, and Root Causes

Module 3: Testing Principles

  • Testing Shows the Presence, not the Absence of Defects
  • Exhaustive Testing is Impossible
  • Early Testing
  • Defects Clustering
  • Beware of Pesticide Paradox
  • Testing is Context Dependent
  • Absence-of-Defects Fallacy

Module 4: Test Process

  • Test Process in Context
  • Test Activities and Tasks
  • Test Work Products
  • Traceability Between the Test Basis and Test Work Products

Module 5: Psychology of Testing

  • Human Psychology and Testing
  • Tester’s and Developer’s Mindsets

Domain 2: Testing Throughout the Software Development Lifecycle

Module 6: Software Development Lifecycle Models

  • Software Development and Software Testing
  • Software Development Lifecycle Models in Context

Module 7: Test Levels

  • Test Levels
  • Component Testing
  • Integration Testing
  • System Testing
  • Acceptance Testing

Module 8: Test Types

  • Functional Testing
  • Non-Functional Testing
  • White-Box Testing
  • Change-Related Testing
  • Test Types and Test Levels

Module 9: Maintenance Testing

  • Triggers for Maintenance
  • Impact Analysis for Maintenance

Domain 3: Static Testing

Module 10: Static Testing Basics

  • Introduction
  • Work Products Examinable by Static Testing
  • Benefits of Static Testing
  • Differences Between Static Testing and Dynamic Testing

Module 11: Review Process

  • Work Product Review Process
  • Roles and Responsibilities in Formal Review
  • Review Types
  • Applying Review Techniques
  • Success Factors for Reviews

Domain 4: Test Techniques

Module 12: Categories of Test Techniques

  • Behaviour Based
  • Structure Based
  • Experience Based

Module 13: Black-box Test Techniques

  • Equivalence Partitioning
  • Boundary Value Analysis
  • Decision Table Testing
  • State Transition Testing
  • Use Case Testing

Module 14: White-box Test Techniques

  • Statement Testing and Coverage
  • Branch Testing and Coverage
  • Value of Statement and Decision Testing

Module 15: Experience-based Test Techniques

  • Error Guessing and Checklist-Based
  • Exploratory Testing

Domain 5: Test Management

Module 16: Test Organisation

  • Independent Testing
  • Tasks of a Test Manager and Tester

Module 17: Test Planning and Estimation

  • Purpose and Content of a Test Plan
  • Test Strategy and Test Approach
  • Entry and Exit Criteria
  • Test Execution Schedule
  • Factors Influencing the Test Effort
  • Test Estimation Techniques

Module 18: Test Monitoring and Control

  • Metrics Used in Testing
  • Purposes, Contents, and Audiences for Test Reports

Module 19: Configuration Management

  • Configuration Testing Overview
  • CM and Testing

Module 20: Risks and Testing

  • Definition of Risk
  • Product and Project Risks
  • Risk-based Testing and Product Quality

Module 21: Defect Management

  • Overview of Defect Management
  • Typical Defect Reports

Domain 6: Tool Support for Testing

Module 22: Test Tool Considerations

  • Meaning and Purpose of Tool Support
  • Test Tool Classification
  • Tool Support for
    • Static Testing
    • Test Design
    • Test Execution and Logging
    • Performance and Monitoring
    • Specialised Testing Needs
  • Benefits and Risks of Test Automation
  • Special Considerations for Test Execution and Test Management Tools

Module 23: Effective Use of Tools

  • Main Principles for Tool Selection
  • Pilot Projects for Introducing a Tool into an Organisation
  • Success Factors for Tools

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Who should attend this ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Course?

This ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Course is designed for anyone involved in, affected by, or responsible for Software Testing and Quality Assurance in Software Development projects. However, it is much more beneficial for the professionals who will benefit from this ISTQB Training Course are:

  • Entry-level Software Testers
  • Software Test Analysts
  • Quality Assurance Professionals
  • Software Developers
  • Test Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • IT Consultants

Prerequisites of the ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Course

There are no formal prerequisites for attending this ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Course. However, a basic familiarity with IT and Software Development concepts can be beneficial. 

ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Course Overview

The ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Course provides a comprehensive introduction to the essential principles of Software Testing. It covers critical topics such as testing standards, testing life cycles, testing techniques and tools, and static testing. This training is highly relevant in the field of Software Development.

Proficiency in Software Testing Training is crucial for professionals in the IT and Software Development industry. Those aiming to master this subject include Software Testers, Quality Assurance Engineers, Developers, and Project Managers. Having a strong foundation in Software Testing can significantly enhance career prospects.

This intensive 3-day Software Testing Course on ISTQB Software Testing Foundation is officially recognised by the BCS. This ISTQB Training Course equips delegates with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in Software Testing and prepares them effectively for the ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Certification exam.

Course Objectives

  • To offer a comprehensive understanding of Software Testing fundamentals
  • To introduce delegates to testing standards and methodologies
  • To instruct delegates in various testing techniques and tools used in the industry
  • To explore the concept of testing life cycles and emphasise their importance
  • To empower delegates to conduct effective static testing
  • To equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Certification exam

Upon completion of this ISTQB Course under Software Testing Training, delegates will gain a solid foundation in Software Testing principles and techniques, enhancing their ability to ensure software quality and reliability. Additionally, they will be well-prepared to obtain its associated certification, a valuable credential that can boost their career prospects in the IT and Software Development industry.


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What’s included in this ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Course?

  • ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Exam Information

The ISTQB Software Testing Foundation certification is an entry-level certification that provides a basic understanding of software testing concepts and practices. It's designed for individuals new to software testing or wanting to establish a foundational knowledge of the field. The format of the exam is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice  
  • Total Questions: 40 Questions 
  • Total Marks: 40 Marks 
  • Pass Marks: 65% or 26/40 marks
  • Duration: 60 Minutes 
  • Open Book/Closed Book: Closed book

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ISTQB Software Testing Foundation FAQs

ISTQB stands for the International Software Testing Qualifications Board. It is a globally recognised organisation that develops and maintains a set of standardised certifications for Software Testers. These certifications validate the knowledge and skills of individuals in the field of Software Testing and Quality Assurance.
This ISTQB Course introduces delegates to the fundamental principles and practices of Software Testing. It covers essential topics such as testing standards, methodologies, techniques, and tools, providing a solid foundation for individuals looking to pursue a career in Software Testing or Quality Assurance.
ISTQB exams refer to a series of certification exams offered by the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB). These exams are designed to assess the knowledge and proficiency of individuals in the field of Software Testing. They cover various levels of expertise, including Foundation, Advanced, and Expert levels, and successful candidates receive globally recognised certifications that validate their skills and competence in Software Testing.
ISTQB Foundation and Advanced Level certifications do not expire, while Expert Level certifications are valid for five years. Staying current with industry practices and standards is recommended to maintain competence, regardless of certification validity.
The demand for ISTQB Certifications can vary depending on the specific job market and industry. However, the ISTQB Foundation Level Certification is often considered the most in-demand, as it provides a solid foundation in Software Testing principles and is suitable for individuals entering the field or looking to demonstrate their basic testing knowledge.
ISTQB offers three certification levels: Foundation Level, Advanced Level, and Expert Level. Foundation Level is the entry-level certification, while Advanced and Expert Levels provide more advanced and specialised certification options for experienced Software Testers.
The time it takes to receive ISTQB exam results can vary depending on the specific exam being taken. Typically, candidates can expect to receive their results within a few weeks after taking the exam.
The average annual salary of an ISTQB Foundation Level certified Software Tester can come to £48,125 - £50,000. This can vary significantly depending on factors such as location, years of experience, and the specific company or industry.
Yes, this ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Training Course is accredited by the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
The benefits of this ISTQB Software Testing Certification include improved career opportunities, industry recognition, skill development, increased earning potential, enhanced job performance, and opportunities for professional growth in the Software Testing field.
There are no formal prerequisites for this ISTQB Course, so anyone interested in Software Testing can apply. However, a basic understanding of Information Technology (IT) concepts and skills, alongside a minimum of 6 months of working experience in the field can be helpful in comprehending this course more efficiently.
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The Knowledge Academy is a leading training provider and a popular choice for many reasons. We offer various internationally recognised certifications across various domains, with courses delivered by experienced instructors, including ISTQB Courses. We also provide flexible learning options, including classroom, virtual, and e-learning formats.
The price for ISTQB Software Testing Foundation certification in Philippines starts from $3995
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