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ISTQB Software Testing Certification Training - Foundation Level (CTFL)

4.6 out of 5 rating

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3 Days

18 CPD hours

About this course

The target audience for this course includes: Software testers (both technical and user acceptance testers), Test analysts, Test engineers, Test consultants, Software developers, Managers including test managers, project managers, quality managers.


By the end of this course, an attendee should be able to: perform effective testing of software, be aware of techniques and standards, have an awareness of what testing tools can achieve, where to find more information about testing, and establish the basic steps of the testing process.


This is an ISTQB certification in software testing for the US. In this course you will study all of the basic aspects of software testing and QA, including a comprehensive overview of tasks, methods, and techniques for effectively testing software. This course prepares you for the ISTQB Foundation Level exam. Passing the exam will grant you an ISTQB CTFL certification.

Fundamentals of Testing
  • What is Testing
  • Typical Objectives of Testing
  • Testing and Debugging
  • Why is Testing Necessary
  • Testings Contributions to Success
  • Quality Assurance and Testing
  • Errors, Defects, and Failures
  • Defects, Root Causes and Effects
  • Seven Testing Principles
  • Test Process
  • Test Process in Context
  • Test Activities and Tasks
  • Test Work Products
  • Traceability between the Test Basis and Test Work Products
  • The Psychology of Testing
  • Human Psychology and Testing
  • Testers and Developers Mindsets
Testing Throughout the Software Development Lifecycle
  • Software Development Lifecycle Models
  • Software Development and Software Testing
  • Software Development Lifecycle Models in Context
  • Test Levels
  • Component Testing
  • Integration Testing
  • System Testing
  • Acceptance Testing
  • Test Types
  • Functional Testing
  • Non-functional Testing
  • White-box Testing
  • Change-related Testing
  • Test Types and Test Levels
  • Maintenance Testing
  • Triggers for Maintenance
  • Impact Analysis for Maintenance
Static Testing
  • Static Testing Basics
  • Work Products that Can Be Examined by Static Testing
  • Benefits of Static Testing
  • Differences between Static and Dynamic Testing
  • Review Process
  • Work Product Review Process
  • Roles and responsibilities in a formal review
  • Review Types
  • Applying Review Techniques
  • Success Factors for Reviews
Test Techniques
  • Categories of Test Techniques
  • Choosing Test Techniques
  • Categories of Test Techniques and Their Characteristics
  • Black-box Test Techniques
  • Equivalence Partitioning
  • Boundary Value Analysis
  • Decision Table Testing
  • State Transition Testing
  • Use Case Testing
  • White-box Test Techniques
  • Statement Testing and Coverage
  • Decision Testing and Coverage
  • The Value of Statement and Decision Testing
  • Experience-based Test Techniques
  • Error Guessing
  • Exploratory Testing
  • Checklist-based Testing
Test Management
  • Test Organization
  • Independent Testing
  • Tasks of a Test Manager and Tester
  • Test Planning and Estimation
  • Purpose and Content of a Test Plan
  • Test Strategy and Test Approach
  • Entry Criteria and Exit Criteria (Definition of Ready and Definition of Done)
  • Test Execution Schedule
  • Factors Influencing the Test Effort
  • Test Estimation Techniques
  • Test Monitoring and Control
  • Metrics Used in Testing
  • Purposes, Contents, and Audiences for Test Reports
  • Configuration Management
  • Risks and Testing
  • Definition of Risk
  • Product and Project Risks
  • Risk-based Testing and Product Quality
  • Defect Management
Tool Support for Testing
  • Test Tool Considerations
  • Test Tool Classification
  • Benefits and Risks of Test Automation
  • Special Considerations for Test Execution and Test Management Tools
  • Effective Use of Tools
  • Main Principles for Tool Selection
  • Pilot Projects for Introducing a Tool into an Organization
  • Success Factors for Tools
Additional course details:

Nexus Humans ISTQB Software Testing Certification Training - Foundation Level (CTFL) training program is a workshop that presents an invigorating mix of sessions, lessons, and masterclasses meticulously crafted to propel your learning expedition forward.

This immersive bootcamp-style experience boasts interactive lectures, hands-on labs, and collaborative hackathons, all strategically designed to fortify fundamental concepts.

Guided by seasoned coaches, each session offers priceless insights and practical skills crucial for honing your expertise. Whether you're stepping into the realm of professional skills or a seasoned professional, this comprehensive course ensures you're equipped with the knowledge and prowess necessary for success.

While we feel this is the best course for the ISTQB Software Testing Certification Training - Foundation Level (CTFL) course and one of our Top 10 we encourage you to read the course outline to make sure it is the right content for you.

Additionally, private sessions, closed classes or dedicated events are available both live online and at our training centres in Dublin and London, as well as at your offices anywhere in the UK, Ireland or across EMEA.

Training Insurance Included!

When you organise training, we understand that there is a risk that some people may fall ill, become unavailable. To mitigate the risk we include training insurance for each delegate enrolled on our public schedule, they are welcome to sit on the same Public class within 6 months at no charge, if the case arises.

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