Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level

Certified Tester—Foundation Level Training - An ISTQB® Accredited Course with the ASTQB Proficiency Distinction™

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Accredited training for the ISTQB® Certified Tester—Foundation Level (CTFL) certification. Find out what it takes to be a successful software tester and learn about the relationship of testing to development, test levels, black-box methods, white-box testing, exploratory testing, and more.

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Combine with a Conference

Save when you combine any of our pre-conference training courses with your conference registration. Learn more about our our STAR conferences, our Agile DevBetter Software, and DevOps conferences, and the new Agile Testing Days USA.

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Groups Save Up to 20%

Have a group and want to save more? Groups always save with SQE Training! Groups of 3–5 save 10% on Public and Live Virtual training, and groups of 6 or more save 20%. Group discounts are automatically applied when registering multiple attendees with the same initial path. For groups choosing a mix of classes, contact our Client Support Group at 888.268.8770 or email [email protected].

Description
  • Fundamentals of software testing—key concepts, context, risk, goals, process, and people issues
  • Lifecycle testing—relationship of testing to development, including different models, verification and validation, and types of testing
  • Test levels—system, acceptance, unit, and integration testing
  • Test design techniques—black-box test methods, white-box testing, and exploratory testing
  • Static testing—reviews, inspections, and static analysis tools
  • Test management—team organization, key roles and responsibilities, test approach and planning, configuration management, defect classification and tracking, and test reporting
  • Testing tools—selection, benefits, risks, and classifications

Are you looking for an internationally recognized certification in software testing? Delivered by top experts in the testing industry, Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level is an accredited training course to prepare you for the ISTQB® Certified Tester—Foundation Level (CTFL) exam.

The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) is a non-proprietary organization that has granted more than 500,000 certifications in more than 100 countries around the globe. Certification demonstrates a knowledge of software testing and is based on a Body of Knowledge and examination guidelines that are applied consistently across the world. This program is the only internationally-accepted certification for software testing accredited through its network of national boards. Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level is an ISTQB-accredited course that prepares you for the CTFL (Certified Tester—Foundation Level) exam.

CTFL certification is designed for software professionals who need to demonstrate practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts of testing—test designers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers, and developers—as well as those who need a basic understanding of software testing, such as project managers, quality managers, development managers, business analysts, IT directors, and management consultants. Holders of the Foundation Level Core certificate are also eligible to continue on to advanced-level software testing qualifications and to qualify their competencies in agile testing.

Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level goes above and beyond the ISTQB syllabus, giving you practical knowledge you can apply now. In addition to the fundamentals of software testing, you will also learn about the relationship of testing to development, test levels, black-box test methods, white-box testing, exploratory testing, static analysis tools, and configuration management. Gain the basic skills required of a software test professional and learn how testing fits into software development. Find out what it takes to be a successful software tester and how testing can add significant value to software development projects.

Who Should Attend?
This course is appropriate for individuals who recently entered the testing field and those currently seeking ISTQB® certification in software testing (CTFL). Common job functions include testers, test engineers, QA professionals, test managers, project leaders, quality analysts, and more.

Exam Guarantee
Course registrants who do not pass the exam within 60 days of completing either the online or public course will be provided 45 days of free access to our online eSoftware Tester Certification—Foundation Level course for additional learning.

Download the ISTQB Foundation Level syllabus.
CTFL holders with verifiable experience can extend their certification with the ISTQB's Advanced-Level certifications. Learn more about advanced-level certifications for Test Managers, Test Analysts, and Technical Test Analysts. 

ASTQB Proficiency Distinction™
ASTQB Proficiency Distinction courses are accredited to include intensive, well defined, hands-on interactive exercises based on realistic scenarios. These exercises must go above and beyond what is required by ISTQB so that candidates are exposed to the concepts in a deep and meaningful way. Because SQE Training's Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level course has earned this distinction, participants who earn their ISTQB CTFL by passing the ASTQB exam will be included in the ASTQB List of Certified Testers with Proficiency Distinction. To learn more about the ASTQB Proficiency Distinction, visit ASTQB.org

Questions? 888.268.8770 [email protected]
Course Outline

Fundamentals of Software Testing
Software context—Why does software fail?
Principles, scope, and focus of testing
Debugging vs. testing
Understanding risk
Identifying and analyzing project and product risks
Goals of testing
Basic testing process
Test psychology—viewpoints on testing

Testing Throughout Software Development
Testing and development
Early testing
Models and testing
The “V” model
Verification and validation
Test levels—unit, integration, system, acceptance
Understanding regression testing
Understanding test types

Static Techniques
What is static testing?
Reviews, inspections, walkthroughs, etc.
General review process
Common types of reviews
Roles and responsibilities in reviews
Success factors for reviews
Limits of reviews
Understanding static analysis tools

Test Design Techniques
Overview of test design and the design approach
Documentation decisions
Types of test design techniques
Human/experience-based methods
Black-box (functional) techniques
White-box (structural) techniques
Experience-based techniques
Selecting the appropriate test technique

Test Management
Team organization
Roles and responsibilities
Understanding the test manager
Understanding the tester
Test planning and strategy
Configuration management and testing
Defect/incident classification and management

Tool Support for Testing
Selection process
Introduction
Benefits
Risks and concerns
Classifications

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Jun 03Jun 05, 2018
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Jun 05Jun 07, 2018
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Jun 19Jun 21, 2018
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Aug 20Aug 22, 2018
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Jacksonville
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Aug 21Aug 23, 2018
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Sep 18Sep 20, 2018
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Sep 30Oct 02, 2018
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Price: $2,195 USD Course Duration: 3 Days
Ways to Save

Combine with a Conference

Save when you combine any of our pre-conference training courses with your conference registration. Learn more about our our STAR conferences, our Agile DevBetter Software, and DevOps conferences, and the new Agile Testing Days USA.

Ways to Save

Groups Save Up to 20%

Have a group and want to save more? Groups always save with SQE Training! Groups of 3–5 save 10% on Public and Live Virtual training, and groups of 6 or more save 20%. Group discounts are automatically applied when registering multiple attendees with the same initial path. For groups choosing a mix of classes, contact our Client Support Group at 888.268.8770 or email [email protected].

Description
  • Fundamentals of software testing—key concepts, context, risk, goals, process, and people issues
  • Lifecycle testing—relationship of testing to development, including different models, verification and validation, and types of testing
  • Test levels—system, acceptance, unit, and integration testing
  • Test design techniques—black-box test methods, white-box testing, and exploratory testing
  • Static testing—reviews, inspections, and static analysis tools
  • Test management—team organization, key roles and responsibilities, test approach and planning, configuration management, defect classification and tracking, and test reporting
  • Testing tools—selection, benefits, risks, and classifications

Are you looking for an internationally recognized certification in software testing? Delivered by top experts in the testing industry, Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level is an accredited training course to prepare you for the ISTQB® Certified Tester—Foundation Level (CTFL) exam.

The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) is a non-proprietary organization that has granted more than 500,000 certifications in more than 100 countries around the globe. Certification demonstrates a knowledge of software testing and is based on a Body of Knowledge and examination guidelines that are applied consistently across the world. This program is the only internationally-accepted certification for software testing accredited through its network of national boards. Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level is an ISTQB-accredited course that prepares you for the CTFL (Certified Tester—Foundation Level) exam.

CTFL certification is designed for software professionals who need to demonstrate practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts of testing—test designers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers, and developers—as well as those who need a basic understanding of software testing, such as project managers, quality managers, development managers, business analysts, IT directors, and management consultants. Holders of the Foundation Level Core certificate are also eligible to continue on to advanced-level software testing qualifications and to qualify their competencies in agile testing.

Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level goes above and beyond the ISTQB syllabus, giving you practical knowledge you can apply now. In addition to the fundamentals of software testing, you will also learn about the relationship of testing to development, test levels, black-box test methods, white-box testing, exploratory testing, static analysis tools, and configuration management. Gain the basic skills required of a software test professional and learn how testing fits into software development. Find out what it takes to be a successful software tester and how testing can add significant value to software development projects.

Who Should Attend?
This course is appropriate for individuals who recently entered the testing field and those currently seeking ISTQB® certification in software testing (CTFL). Common job functions include testers, test engineers, QA professionals, test managers, project leaders, quality analysts, and more.

Exam Guarantee
Course registrants who do not pass the exam within 60 days of completing either the online or public course will be provided 45 days of free access to our online eSoftware Tester Certification—Foundation Level course for additional learning.

ASTQB Proficiency Distinction™
ASTQB Proficiency Distinction courses are accredited to include intensive, well defined, hands-on interactive exercises based on realistic scenarios. These exercises must go above and beyond what is required by ISTQB so that candidates are exposed to the concepts in a deep and meaningful way. Because SQE Training's Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level course has earned this distinction, participants who earn their ISTQB CTFL by passing the ASTQB exam will be included in the ASTQB List of Certified Testers with Proficiency Distinction. To learn more about the ASTQB Proficiency Distinction, visit ASTQB.org

Download the ISTQB® Foundation Level syllabus.

Questions? 888.268.8770 [email protected]
Course Outline

Fundamentals of Software Testing
Software context—Why does software fail?
Principles, scope, and focus of testing
Debugging vs. testing
Understanding risk
Identifying and analyzing project and product risks
Goals of testing
Basic testing process
Test psychology—viewpoints on testing

Testing Throughout Software Development
Testing and development
Early testing
Models and testing
The “V” model
Verification and validation
Test levels—unit, integration, system, acceptance
Understanding regression testing
Understanding test types

Static Techniques
What is static testing?
Reviews, inspections, walkthroughs, etc.
General review process
Common types of reviews
Roles and responsibilities in reviews
Success factors for reviews
Limits of reviews
Understanding static analysis tools

Test Design Techniques
Overview of test design and the design approach
Documentation decisions
Types of test design techniques
Human/experience-based methods
Black-box (functional) techniques
White-box (structural) techniques
Experience-based techniques
Selecting the appropriate test technique

Test Management
Team organization
Roles and responsibilities
Understanding the test manager
Understanding the tester
Test planning and strategy
Configuration management and testing
Defect/incident classification and management

Tool Support for Testing
Selection process
Introduction
Benefits
Risks and concerns
Classifications

Class Schedule
Sign-In/Registration 7:30–8:30am
Morning Session 8:30am–12:00pm
Lunch 12:00–1:00pm
Afternoon Session 1:00–5:00pm
Times represent the typical daily schedule. Please confirm your schedule at registration.
 
At the conclusion of the course, the ISTQB Certified Tester–Foundation Level exam will be given. The exam process begins at 3:30 p.m. on the third day of the course. The ISTQB CertifiedTester–Foundation Level certification exam is independently administered by the American Software Testing Qualifications Board, Inc. (ASTQB) or the Canadian Software Testing Board (CSTB) depending upon course location. To learn more about this certification program or to download the syllabus, visit www.astqb.org or www.cstb.ca.
Class Fee Includes
• Tuition
• ISTQB® Certified Tester–Foundation Level exam fee
• Course notebook
• Continental breakfasts and refreshment breaks
• Lunches
• Letter of completion
Instructors
Claire Lohr
Lohr Systems
Conrad Fujimoto
Intellectica Systems Inc.
Dawn Haynes
PerfTestPlus, Inc.
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Price: $1,995 USD Course Duration: 5 Days
Ways to Save

Groups Save Up to 20%

Have a group and want to save more? Groups always save with SQE Training! Groups of 3–5 save 10% on Public and Live Virtual training, and groups of 6 or more save 20%. Group discounts are automatically applied when registering multiple attendees with the same initial path. For groups choosing a mix of classes, contact our Client Support Group at 888.268.8770 or email [email protected].

Description
  • Fundamentals of software testing—key concepts, context, risk, goals, process, and people issues
  • Lifecycle testing—relationship of testing to development, including different models, verification and validation, and types of testing
  • Test levels—system, acceptance, unit, and integration testing
  • Test design techniques—black-box test methods, white-box testing, and exploratory testing
  • Static testing—reviews, inspections, and static analysis tools
  • Test management—team organization, key roles and responsibilities, test approach and planning, configuration management, defect classification and tracking, and test reporting
  • Testing tools—selection, benefits, risks, and classifications

Are you looking for an internationally recognized certification in software testing? Delivered by top experts in the testing industry, Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level is an accredited training course to prepare you for the ISTQB® Certified Tester—Foundation Level (CTFL) exam.

The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) is a non-proprietary organization that has granted more than 500,000 certifications in more than 100 countries around the globe. Certification demonstrates a knowledge of software testing and is based on a Body of Knowledge and examination guidelines that are applied consistently across the world. This program is the only internationally-accepted certification for software testing accredited through its network of national boards. Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level is an ISTQB-accredited course that prepares you for the CTFL (Certified Tester—Foundation Level) exam.

CTFL certification is designed for software professionals who need to demonstrate practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts of testing—test designers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers, and developers—as well as those who need a basic understanding of software testing, such as project managers, quality managers, development managers, business analysts, IT directors, and management consultants. Holders of the Foundation Level Core certificate are also eligible to continue on to advanced-level software testing qualifications and to qualify their competencies in agile testing.

Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level goes above and beyond the ISTQB syllabus, giving you practical knowledge you can apply now. In addition to the fundamentals of software testing, you will also learn about the relationship of testing to development, test levels, black-box test methods, white-box testing, exploratory testing, static analysis tools, and configuration management. Gain the basic skills required of a software test professional and learn how testing fits into software development. Find out what it takes to be a successful software tester and how testing can add significant value to software development projects.

Who Should Attend?
This course is appropriate for individuals who recently entered the testing field and those currently seeking ISTQB® certification in software testing (CTFL). Common job functions include testers, test engineers, QA professionals, test managers, project leaders, quality analysts, and more.

ISTQB CTFL Exam
Included in the course fee is an ISTQB Certified Tester—Foundation Level exam voucher—a $250 value. Students may take their ASTQB exams at any Kryterion Testing Centers worldwide.

Bonus—Additional Self Study
We want to ensure the utmost success for all participants. Your course fee includes 30 days of access to our ISTQB® accredited eLearning course for additional practice and exam preparation.*

ASTQB Proficiency Distinction™
ASTQB Proficiency Distinction courses are accredited to include intensive, well defined, hands-on interactive exercises based on realistic scenarios. These exercises must go above and beyond what is required by ISTQB so that candidates are exposed to the concepts in a deep and meaningful way. Because SQE Training's Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level course has earned this distinction, participants who earn their ISTQB CTFL by passing the ASTQB exam will be included in the ASTQB List of Certified Testers with Proficiency Distinction. To learn more about the ASTQB Proficiency Distinction, visit ASTQB.org

Questions? 888.268.8770 [email protected]
Course Outline

Fundamentals of Software Testing
Software context—Why does software fail?
Principles, scope, and focus of testing
Debugging vs. testing
Understanding risk
Identifying and analyzing project and product risks
Goals of testing
Basic testing process
Test psychology—viewpoints on testing

Testing Throughout Software Development
Testing and development
Early testing
Models and testing
The “V” model
Verification and validation
Test levels—unit, integration, system, acceptance
Understanding regression testing
Understanding test types

Static Techniques
What is static testing?
Reviews, inspections, walkthroughs, etc.
General review process
Common types of reviews
Roles and responsibilities in reviews
Success factors for reviews
Limits of reviews
Understanding static analysis tools

Test Design Techniques
Overview of test design and the design approach
Documentation decisions
Types of test design techniques
Human/experience-based methods
Black-box (functional) techniques
White-box (structural) techniques
Experience-based techniques
Selecting the appropriate test technique

Test Management
Team organization
Roles and responsibilities
Understanding the test manager
Understanding the tester
Test planning and strategy
Configuration management and testing
Defect/incident classification and management

Tool Support for Testing
Selection process
Introduction
Benefits
Risks and concerns
Classifications

Class Schedule
Day 1: 12:30pm-4:30pm ET/9:30am-1:30pm PT
Day 2: 12:30pm-4:30pm ET/9:30am-1:30pm PT
Day 3: 12:30pm-4:30pm ET/9:30am-1:30pm PT
Day 4: 12:30pm-4:30pm ET/9:30am-1:30pm PT
Day 5: 12:30pm-4:30pm ET/9:30am-1:30pm PT
Class Fee Includes
  • ISTQB® Certified Tester—Foundation Level exam voucher, a $250 value.
  • 30 days of access to our ISTQB accredited eLearning course for additional self study and exam practice
  • Easy course access: Attend training right from your computer and easily connect your audio via computer or phone. Easy and quick access fits todayís working style and eliminates expensive travel and long days in the classroom.
  • Live, expert instruction: Instructors are sought-after practitioners, highly-experienced in the industry who deliver a professional learning experience in real-time.
  • Valuable course materials: Courses cover the same professional content as our classroom training, and students have direct access to valuable materials.
  • Rich virtual learning environment: A variety of tools are built in to the learning platform to engage learners through dynamic delivery and to facilitate a multi-directional flow of information.
  • Hands-on exercises: An essential component to any learning experience is applying what you have learned. Using the latest technology, your instructor can provide hands-on exercises, group activities, and breakout sessions.
  • Real-time communication: Communicate real-time directly with the instructor. Ask questions, provide comments, and participate in the class discussions.
  • Peer interaction: Networking with peers has always been a valuable part of any classroom training. Live Virtual training gives you the opportunity to interact with and learn from the other attendees during breakout sessions, course lecture, and Q&A.
  • Convenient schedule: Course instruction is divided into modules no longer than four hours per day. This schedule makes it easy to get the training you need without taking days out of the office and setting aside projects.
  • Small class size: Live Virtual courses are limited in small class size to ensure an opportunity for personal interaction.

 

 * Please contact Client Support to begin your complimentary access to our eLearning course. Extensions for eLearning are not applicable to the complimentary access. 

Instructors
Mike_Sowers
TechWell Corp.
Conrad Fujimoto
Intellectica Systems Inc.
Dawn Haynes
PerfTestPlus, Inc.
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Price: $745 USD
Description
  • Fundamentals of software testing—key concepts, context, risk, goals, process, and people issues
  • Lifecycle testing—relationship of testing to development, including different models, verification and validation, and types of testing
  • Test levels—system, acceptance, unit, and integration testing
  • Test design techniques—black-box test methods, white-box testing, and exploratory testing
  • Static testing—reviews, inspections, and static analysis tools
  • Test management—team organization, key roles and responsibilities, test approach and planning, configuration management, defect classification and tracking, and test reporting
  • Testing tools—selection, benefits, risks, and classifications

Are you looking for an internationally recognized certification in software testing? Delivered by top experts in the testing industry, Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level is an accredited training course to prepare you for the ISTQB® Certified Tester—Foundation Level (CTFL) exam.

The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) is a non-proprietary organization that has granted more than 500,000 certifications in more than 100 countries around the globe. Certification demonstrates a knowledge of software testing and is based on a Body of Knowledge and examination guidelines that are applied consistently across the world. This program is the only internationally-accepted certification for software testing accredited through its network of national boards. Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level is an ISTQB-accredited course that prepares you for the CTFL (Certified Tester—Foundation Level) exam.

CTFL certification is designed for software professionals who need to demonstrate practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts of testing—test designers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers, and developers—as well as those who need a basic understanding of software testing, such as project managers, quality managers, development managers, business analysts, IT directors, and management consultants. Holders of the Foundation Level Core certificate are also eligible to continue on to advanced-level software testing qualifications and to qualify their competencies in agile testing.

Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level goes above and beyond the ISTQB syllabus, giving you practical knowledge you can apply now. In addition to the fundamentals of software testing, you will also learn about the relationship of testing to development, test levels, black-box test methods, white-box testing, exploratory testing, static analysis tools, and configuration management. Gain the basic skills required of a software test professional and learn how testing fits into software development. Find out what it takes to be a successful software tester and how testing can add significant value to software development projects.

Who Should Attend?
This course is appropriate for individuals who recently entered the testing field and those currently seeking ISTQB® certification in software testing (CTFL). Common job functions include testers, test engineers, QA professionals, test managers, project leaders, quality analysts, and more.

ISTQB CTFL Exam
Learn more about the CTFL examination process at ISTQB.org. An optional ASTQB exam voucher may be purchased during the registration process for $250. This voucher can be used any Kryterion Testing Centers worldwide.

Exam Guarantee
Course registrants who do not pass the exam within 60 days of completing either the online or public course will be provided an additional 45 days of free access for additional learning.

ASTQB Proficiency Distinction™
ASTQB Proficiency Distinction courses are accredited to include intensive, well defined, hands-on interactive exercises based on realistic scenarios. These exercises must go above and beyond what is required by ISTQB so that candidates are exposed to the concepts in a deep and meaningful way. Because SQE Training's Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level course has earned this distinction, participants who earn their ISTQB CTFL by passing the ASTQB exam will be included in the ASTQB List of Certified Testers with Proficiency Distinction. To learn more about the ASTQB Proficiency Distinction, visit ASTQB.org

Questions? 888.268.8770 [email protected]
Course Outline

Self-Paced Course Outline
Introduction
Fundamentals of software testing
Software context—Why does software fail?
Principles, scope, and focus of testing
Debugging vs. testing
Understanding risk
Identifying and analyzing project and product risks
Goals of testing
Basic testing process
Test psychology—viewpoints on testing

Testing throughout Software Development
Testing and development
Early testing
Models and testing
The “V” model
Verification and validation
Test levels—unit, integration, system, acceptance
Understanding regression testing
Understanding test types

Static Techniques
What is static testing?
Reviews, inspections, walkthroughs, etc.
General review process
Common types of reviews
Roles and responsibilities in reviews
Success factors for reviews
Limits of reviews
Understanding static analysis tools

Test Design Techniques
Overview of test design and the design approach
Documentation decisions
Types of test design techniques
Human/experience-based methods
Black-box (functional) techniques
White-box (structural) techniques
Experience-based techniques
Selecting the appropriate test technique

Test Management
Team organization
Roles and responsibilities
Understanding the test manager
Understanding the tester
Test planning and strategy
Configuration management and testing
Defect/incident classification and management

Tool Support for Testing
Selection process
Introduction
Benefits
Risks and concerns
Classifications

Class Schedule
  • Self-paced format.
  • 90 days access to all course materials: Learners have unlimited access to online content for a full 90 days from the date of purchase.
  • Registrants may purchase a 45 day extension for $150. The extension must be purchased within 60 days of course completion - one extension per registrant.
Class Fee Includes
  • Access to expert test consultants and administrator
  • Powerful multi-media format which includes course materials
  • Interactive exercises
  • Letter of completion
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Location
Event
Venue
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Your Location
Anywhere
Course Duration: 3 Days
Description
  • Fundamentals of software testing—key concepts, context, risk, goals, process, and people issues
  • Lifecycle testing—relationship of testing to development, including different models, verification and validation, and types of testing
  • Test levels—system, acceptance, unit, and integration testing
  • Test design techniques—black-box test methods, white-box testing, and exploratory testing
  • Static testing—reviews, inspections, and static analysis tools
  • Test management—team organization, key roles and responsibilities, test approach and planning, configuration management, defect classification and tracking, and test reporting
  • Testing tools—selection, benefits, risks, and classifications

Are you looking for an internationally recognized certification in software testing? Delivered by top experts in the testing industry, Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level is an accredited training course to prepare you for the ISTQB® Certified Tester—Foundation Level (CTFL) exam.

The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) is a non-proprietary organization that has granted more than 500,000 certifications in more than 100 countries around the globe. Certification demonstrates a knowledge of software testing and is based on a Body of Knowledge and examination guidelines that are applied consistently across the world. This program is the only internationally-accepted certification for software testing accredited through its network of national boards. Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level is an ISTQB-accredited course that prepares you for the CTFL (Certified Tester—Foundation Level) exam.

CTFL certification is designed for software professionals who need to demonstrate practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts of testing—test designers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers, and developers—as well as those who need a basic understanding of software testing, such as project managers, quality managers, development managers, business analysts, IT directors, and management consultants. Holders of the Foundation Level Core certificate are also eligible to continue on to advanced-level software testing qualifications and to qualify their competencies in agile testing.

Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level goes above and beyond the ISTQB syllabus, giving you practical knowledge you can apply now. In addition to the fundamentals of software testing, you will also learn about the relationship of testing to development, test levels, black-box test methods, white-box testing, exploratory testing, static analysis tools, and configuration management. Gain the basic skills required of a software test professional and learn how testing fits into software development. Find out what it takes to be a successful software tester and how testing can add significant value to software development projects.

Who Should Attend?
This course is appropriate for individuals who recently entered the testing field and those currently seeking ISTQB® certification in software testing (CTFL). Common job functions include testers, test engineers, QA professionals, test managers, project leaders, quality analysts, and more.

ISTQB CTFL Exam
Organizations may purchase ISTQB Foundation Level exam vouchers through ASTQB or iSQI for $250 USD.

  • ISTQB Proctored Paper Exam: $250 USD per person (minimum 3 paid exams). Although invoiced by SQE Training, this fee goes directly to the ASTQB. An ASTQB proctor will administer the exam on the third day of class around 3:30 p.m. Exam results will be emailed to the examinee within 5-7 business days.
  • ISTQB Proctored Online Exam: $250 USD per person. Although invoiced by SQE Training, this fee goes directly to the iSQI. An iSQI proctor will administer the exam on the third day of class around 3:30 p.m. Each student needs access to a laptop for the electronic exam. The examinee will receive their results online instantly.

Exam Guarantee
Course registrants who do not pass the exam within 60 days of completing either the online or public course will be provided 45 days of free access to our online eSoftware Tester Certification—Foundation Level course for additional learning.

ASTQB Proficiency Distinction™
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Course Outline

Fundamentals of Software Testing
Software context—Why does software fail?
Principles, scope, and focus of testing
Debugging vs. testing
Understanding risk
Identifying and analyzing project and product risks
Goals of testing
Basic testing process
Test psychology—viewpoints on testing

Testing Throughout Software Development
Testing and development
Early testing
Models and testing
The “V” model
Verification and validation
Test levels—unit, integration, system, acceptance
Understanding regression testing
Understanding test types

Static Techniques
What is static testing?
Reviews, inspections, walkthroughs, etc.
General review process
Common types of reviews
Roles and responsibilities in reviews
Success factors for reviews
Limits of reviews
Understanding static analysis tools

Test Design Techniques
Overview of test design and the design approach
Documentation decisions
Types of test design techniques
Human/experience-based methods
Black-box (functional) techniques
White-box (structural) techniques
Experience-based techniques
Selecting the appropriate test technique

Test Management
Team organization
Roles and responsibilities
Understanding the test manager
Understanding the tester
Test planning and strategy
Configuration management and testing
Defect/incident classification and management

Tool Support for Testing
Selection process
Introduction
Benefits
Risks and concerns
Classifications

Class Schedule
Sign-In/Registration 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Morning Session 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Times represent the typical daily schedule. Please confirm your schedule at registration.
 
At the conclusion of the course, the ISTQB Certified Tester–Foundation Level exam will be given. The exam process begins at 3:30 p.m. on the third day of the course. The ISTQB Certified Tester–Foundation Level certification exam is independently administered by the American Software Testing Qualifications Board, Inc. (ASTQB) or the Canadian Software Testing Board (CSTB) depending upon course location. To learn more about this certification program or to download the syllabus, visit www.astqb.org or www.cstb.ca.
Class Fee Includes
• Tuition
• Course notebook
• Letter of completion
Instructors
Claire Lohr
Lohr Systems
Rick Craig
TechWell Corp.
Dale Perry
Independent Consultant

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