ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level
The ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) course is a 3-days course explaining the basics of software testing. This course has been accredited and is addressing the requirements of the ISTQB® CTFL syllabus. Course Objectives
To provide an understanding of the fundamental principles of testing and explain different testing terminology. The course also provides an overview of different techniques, both dynamic and static and how to apply them. Who this course is for?
This course is appropriate for testers, test team leaders, developers, development managers, business analysts, and anyone wishing to gain the ISTQB® Foundation Certificate in Software Testing. Skills Gained
Learn about the test process throughout the development lifecycle
Know how to apply both black and white box approaches to all levels of testing
Understand the various types of review and be aware of Static Analysis
Learn aspects of test planning, estimation, monitoring and control
Communicate better through understanding standard definitions of terms
Gain knowledge of the different types of testing tools and the best way of implementing those tools
Fundamentals of Testing
This section looks at why testing is necessary, what testing is, and explains general testing principles, the fundamental test process, and psychological aspects of testing.
Testing throughout the software lifecycle
Explains the relationship between testing and life cycle development models, including the V-model and iterative development. Outlines four levels of testing:
Describes four test types, the targets of testing:
Outlines the role of testing in maintenance.
Explains the differences between the various types of review, and outlines the characteristics of a formal review. Describes how static analysis can find defects. Test Design Techniques
This section explains how to identify test conditions (what to test) and how to design test cases and procedures. It also explains the difference between white and black box testing.
The following techniques are described in some detail with practical exercises:
Boundary Value Analysis
State Transition testing
Statement and Decision testing
In addition, use case testing and experience-based testing (such as exploratory testing) are described, and advice is given on choosing techniques. Test Management
This section looks at organisational implications for testing and describes test planning and estimation, test monitoring and control. The relationship of testing and risk is covered, and configuration management and incident management. Tool Support for Testing
Different types of tool support for testing are described throughout the course. This session summarises them, and discusses how to use them effectively and how best to introduce a new tool.
The Foundation Certificate is awarded to those who pass a written one-hour multiple-choice exam in english. Additional 15 minutes are award non-english native speakers. The exam takes place at the end of the course.The Exam fee is included in the course fee.