ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level e-learning
This hands-on course provides test engineers and test managers with the essential ideas, processes, tools and skills they need in order to set themselves on a path for true testing professionalism. This course was accredited by the ASTQB August 2018. This course follows the ISTQB Foundation Level Syllabus 2018.
The 2018 Foundation Level qualification is suitable for anyone who needs to demonstrate practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts of software testing, including people in roles such as testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers and software developers.
It is also appropriate for individuals who need a basic understanding of software testing, including project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, IT directors and management consultants.
This e-learning course includes:
- Three months of unlimited access to the online course
- A set of approximately 600 PowerPoint slides covering the topics to be addressed
- A downloadable copy of the complete set of notes. Download the materials to a PC or mobile device. There is no expiration date on access to this valuable resource as they will be downloadable. Digital rights management and intellectual property rights are protected by some limitations, such as the inability to share the file with others. Further, while the materials can be printed, each page includes a prominent watermark, with the exception of the pages in the ISTQB Syllabus and Glossary.
- Three sample Foundation Level mock exams to provide a review of the Foundation Level exam
- ISTQB Foundation Level Syllabus
- The latest glossary of terms used in Software Testing produced by members of the ISTQB
- Standards for Software Testing
- Test Engineering Foundation Sample Exam Questions embedded throughout course
- Exercise solutions
- Project Source Documents for Course Exercises
- Shipment option of printed copies of written course materials and/or supplemental textbook, "Foundations of Software Testing: ISTQB Certification"
- Course completion certificate (often used for employer reimbursement)
The objectives of the course are as follows:
- Review the major test design techniques with lecture and exercises
- Methodology behind a successful testing program and covers a wide range of issues, from those related to the individual tester to those related to the testing department as a whole
- The testing process is presented, both through theory and hands-on exercises that follow an example project, including the difficult tasks of tracking and presenting tests results
- Creation of a test environment and test automation is also covered, along with system development lifecycles and how they affect testing
Three months of unlimited online access is provided with the course. Each section includes sample exam questions and exercises are included for main techniques.
1. FUNDAMENTALS OF TESTING
1.1. What is Testing?
1.1.1. Typical Objectives of Testing
1.1.2. Testing and Debugging
1.2. Why is Testing Necessary?
1.2.1. Testing’s Contributions to Success
1.2.2. Quality Assurance and Testing
1.2.3. Errors, Defects and Failures
1.2.4. Defects, Root Causes and Effects
1.3. Seven Testing Principles
1.4. Test Process
1.4.1. Test Process in Context
1.4.2. Test Activities and Tasks
1.4.3. Test Work Products
1.4.4. Traceability between the Test Basis and Test Work Products
1.5. The Psychology of Testing
1.5.1. Human Psychology and Testing
1.5.2. Tester’s and Developer’s Mindsets
2. TESTING THROUGHOUT THE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT LIFECYCLE
2.1. Software Development Lifecycle Models
2.1.1. Software Development and Software Testing
2.1.2. Software Development Lifecycle Models in Context
2.2. Test Levels
2.2.1. Component Testing
2.2.2. Integration Testing
2.2.3. System Testing
2.2.4. Acceptance Testing
2.3. Test Types
2.3.1. Functional Testing
2.3.2. Non-functional Testing
2.3.3. White-box Testing
2.3.4. Change-related Testing
2.3.5 Test Types and Test Levels
2.4. Maintenance Testing
2.4.1. Triggers for Maintenance
2.4.2. Impact Analysis for Maintenance
3. STATIC TESTING
3.1. Static Testing Basics
3.1.1. Work Products that Can Be Examined by Static Testing
3.1.2. Benefits of Static Testing
3.1.3. Differences between Static and Dynamic Testing
3.2. Review Process
3.2.1. Work Product Review Process
3.2.2. Roles and responsibilities in a formal review
3.2.3. Review Types
3.2.4. Applying Review Techniques
3.2.5. Success Factors for Reviews
4. TEST TECHNIQUES
4.1. Categories of Test Techniques
4.1.1. Categories of Test Techniques and Their Characteristics
4.2. Black-box Test Techniques
4.2.1. Equivalence Partitioning
4.2.2. Boundary Value Analysis
4.2.3. Decision Table Testing
4.2.4. State Transition Testing
4.2.5. Use Case Testing
4.3. White-box Test Techniques
4.3.1. Statement Testing and Coverage
4.3.2. Decision Testing and Coverage
4.3.3. The Value of Statement and Decision Testing
4.4. Experience-based Test Techniques
4.4.1. Error Guessing
4.4.2. Exploratory Testing
4.4.3. Checklist-based Testing
5. TEST MANAGEMENT
5.1. Test Organization
5.1.1. Independent Testing
5.1.2. Tasks of a Test Manager and Tester
5.2. Test Planning and Estimation
5.2.1. Purpose and Content of a Test Plan
5.2.2. Test Strategy and Test Approach
5.2.3. Entry Criteria and Exit Criteria (Definition of Ready and Definition of Done)
5.2.4. Test Execution Schedule
5.2.5. Factors Influencing the Test Effort
5.2.6. Test Estimation Techniques
5.3. Test Monitoring and Control
5.3.1. Metrics Used in Testing
5.3.2. Purposes, Contents and Audiences for Test Reports
5.4. Configuration Management
5.5. Risks and Testing
5.5.1. Definition of Risk
5.5.2. Product and Project Risks
5.5.3. Risk-based Testing and Product Quality
5.6. Defect Management
6. TOOL SUPPORT FOR TESTING
6.1. Test Tool Considerations
6.1.1. Test Tool Classification
6.1.2. Benefits and Risks of Test Automation
6.1.3. Special Considerations for Test Execution and Test Management Tools
6.2. Effective Use of Tools
6.2.1. Main Principles for Tool Selection
6.2.2. Pilot Projects for Introducing a Tool into an Organization
6.2.3. Success Factors for Tools
ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) exam.
The Foundation Level exam is comprised of 40 multiple-choice questions, with a pass mark grade of 65% to be completed within 60 minutes. Participants that take the exam not in their spoken language will receive additional 25% time, a total of 75 minutes.
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