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ISTQB® Certified Tester - Foundation Level (Compact)

Categories Test & Quality Assurance

General Information
3 Days

This course provides the basis for taking the exam to qualify as an "ISTQB® Certified Tester, Foundation Level". You will acquire the basic skills and techniques of software testing, which will enable you to test the software of your products effectively and efficiently during the development phase. You will learn how to improve software and system testing in your company and, as a result, increase the software quality of your products.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to establish the learned testing techniques in your projects and successfully perform tests in a targeted manner.

Please note that further preparation at the end of each course day is recommended to succeed in passing the exam.


The course content is equivalent to the curriculum published by ATB, GTB, and STB:

  • Foundation of software testing
    • Testing terminology
    • Fundamental testing process
  • Testing in the software lifecycle
    • Life cycle models
    • Test levels (component, integration, system and acceptance testing)
    • Maintenance testing
    • Test types (functional/non-functional/structural/regression testing)
  • Static testing method
    • Reviews and the review process
    • Static analysis
  • Test design techniques
    • Black box techniques
    • White box techniques
    • Experience-based techniques
    • Selecting the proper technique
  • Test management
    • Test organization
    • Test planning
    • Costs and cost-effectiveness
    • Defect/Configuration management
  • Testing tools
    • Types of tools
    • Effectively applying testing tools
    • Selecting and introducing tools
Target audience
  • System and software testers, system and software developers, project managers, quality managers
  • Experience in software-based systems
  • Knowledge in software and/or system testing or software/system development is helpful, but not required.
  • Additional exam fees charged when applicable.
  • If the exam is passed, the certificate will be issued by the independent certifier International Software Quality Institute (iSQI).
Further information
  • The compact course starts on the day of arrival at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 6:30 p.m.; on the following days the course starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 6:30 p.m.
  • On the final day, the course ends at 4:00 p.m. due to the subsequent test.
  • The price of the course includes the book "Software Testing Foundations”
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