ISTQB Foundation Level Certification

ISTQB Foundation Level Certification

About The Course

Course Topic Overview and Description:

The ISTQB Foundation Level training course is intended for those who need to demonstrate practical knowledge fundamental concepts of software testing. This course is designed for roles such as test designers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers and IT Professionals.

The course is for 6 days. Various instructional methods will be used to teach the objectives mentioned above. The training method would be completely interactive and participative. Students will receive course materials which will be discussed during class.

Related Certification:

ISTQB – Foundation Level

Who Should Attend:

Participants who have at least six months of practical experience in a professional testing role.

 Related Job Functions:

  • Project Managers
  • Quality Managers
  • Software Development Managers
  • Test Designer
  • Test Analyst
  • Test Managers

Course Delivery:

The course will be delivered using formal lectures combined with questions based on the topics. The class will be conducted both online and in-person. 

Day 1 – Fundamentals of Testing

  • Why is testing necessary
    • Software systems context
    • Causes of Software Defects
    • Role of Testing in Software Development, Maintenance and Operations
    • Testing and Quality
    • How much testing is enough?
  • What is testing?         
  • Seven testing principles
  • Fundamental Test Process
    • Test Planning and Control
    • Test Analysis and Design
    • Test Implementation and Execution
    • Evaluating Exit Criteria and Reporting
    • Test Closure Activities
  • The Psychology of Testing
  • Code of Ethics

Day 2 - Testing throughout the Software Life Cycle

  • Software Development Models
    • V-model (Sequential Development Model)
    • Iterative-incremental Development Models
    • Testing within a Life Cycle Model
  • Test Levels
    • Component Testing
    • Integration Testing
    • System Testing
    • Acceptance Testing
  • Test Types
    • Testing of Functional (Functional Testing)
    • Testing of Non-functional Software Characteristics (Non-functional testing)
    • Testing of Software Structure/Architecture (Structural Testing)
    • Testing Related to Changes: Re-testing and Regression Testing
  • Maintenance Testing

Day 3 – Static Techniques

  • Static Techniques and the Test Process
  • Review Process
    • Activities of a Formal Review
    • Roles and Responsibilities
    • Types of Reviews
    • Success Factors for Reviews
  • Static Analysis by Tools

Day 4 - Test Design Techniques

  • The Test Development Process
  • Categories of Test Design Techniques
  • Specification-based or Black-box Techniques
    • Equivalence Partitioning
    • Boundary Value of Analysis
    • Decision Table Testing
    •  State Transition Testing
    • Use Case Testing
  •  Structure-based or White-box Techniques
    • Statement Testing and Coverage
    • Decision Testing and Coverage
    • Other Structure-based Techniques
  • Experience-based Techniques
  • Choosing Test Techniques

Day 5 – Test Management

  • Test Organization
    • Test Organization and Independence
    • Tasks of the Test Leader and Tester
  • Test Planning and Estimation
    • Test Planning
    • Test Planning Activities
    • Entry Criteria
    • Exit Criteria
    • Test Estimation
    • Test Strategy, Test Approach
  • Test Progress and Monitoring and Control
    • Test Progress Monitoring
    • Test Reporting
    • Test Control
  • Configuration Management
  • Risk and Testing
    • Project Risks
    • Product Risks
  • Incident Management

Day 6 – Tool Support for Testing

  • Types of Test Tools
    • Tool Support for Testing
    • Test Tool Classifications
    • Tool Support for Management of Testing and Tests
    • Tool Support for Static Testing
    • Tool Support for Test Specification
    • Tool Support for Test Execution and Logging
    • Tool Support for Performance and Monitoring
    • Tool Support for Specific Testing Needs
  •  Effective Use of Tools: Potential Benefits and Risks
    • Potential Benefits and Risks of Tool Support for Testing (for all tools)
    • Special Considerations for Some Types of Tools
  • Introducing a Tool into an Organization

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