ISTQB Foundation

The Foundation Level syllabus forms the basis of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB®) Certified Tester Scheme. ISTQB® Foundation Level is relevant across software delivery practices including Waterfall, Agile, DevOps and Continuous Delivery.

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Target Group

The new 2018 syllabus is recognised as a pre-requisite to other ISTQB® certifications where Foundation Level is required (note: all previous releases of Foundation Level, including the 2011 syllabus and “grandfathered” Foundation Level certifications, will remain valid).

Senior HR/L&D Roles: Director/Head of Recruitment, Head of Training, Head of Talent. Senior Decision Makers in IT Roles: CIO, Head/Director of ITSM, Head of Change Management, Head of Application Management, Head of Service Desk, IT Managers, Infrastructure & Network Managers, Head of Operation. 

Target Group

Learning Objectives

  • Test Process
  • What is Testing?
  • Why is Testing Necessary?
  • Seven Testing Principles (K2)
  • The Psychology of Testing (K2)

ISTQB

The ISTQB scheme provides support for the definition of career paths for professional testers by offering a 3-tiered certification scheme starting with the Foundation Level and continuing with the Advanced Level and Expert Level. 

The Foundation Level syllabus has an add-on, which is the Agile Tester syllabus, and this ISTQB Agile track continues with further specialized topics within the ISTQB Specialist track, e.g. the Model-Based Tester syllabus.

ISTQB

The Foundation Level qualification is aimed at anyone involved in software testing.

ISTQB - Foundation level

The Foundation level

The Foundation Level qualification is aimed at anyone involved in software testing. This includes people in roles such as testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers, and software developers. 

This Foundation Level qualification is also appropriate for anyone who wants a basic understanding of software testing, such as product owners, project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, IT directors and management consultants.

Holders of the Foundation Certificate will be able to go on to higher-level software testing certifications.

The Foundation level

Examination

The typical duration of the Foundation Level Training offered by an Accredited Training Provider is 2 days. Completion of an accredited training course is not a prerequisite for participating to the 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, for a total of 75 minutes.

  • Number of questions : 40
  • Exam length (minutes): 60
  • Exam length +25% (minutes)
Examination

Schedule

První den
Skrýt agendu
Otevřít agendu

09:00 – 10:30

Introduction

What is Testing?

  • (K1) Identify typical objectives of testing 
  • (K2) Differentiate testing from debugging

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee break

10:45 – 12:15

Why is Testing Necessary?

  • (K2) Give examples of why testing is necessary
  • (K2) Describe the relationship between testing and quality assurance and give examples of how testing contributes to higher quality

12:15 – 13:15

Lunch Menu - Oběd

13:15 – 14:45

  • (K2) Distinguish between error, defect, and failure 
  • (K2) Distinguish between the root cause of a defect and its effects

14:45 – 15:00

Coffee break

15:00 – 17:00

Seven Testing Principles

  • (K2) Explain the seven testing principles

Druhý den
Skrýt agendu
Otevřít agendu

09:00 – 10:30

Test Process

  • Differentiate the work products that support the test process
    (K2) 

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee break

10:45 – 12:15

Test Process

  • Explain the value of maintaining traceability between the test basis and test work products

12:15 – 13:15

Lunch Menu

13:15 – 14:45

The Psychology of Testing

  • (K1) Identify the psychological factors that influence the success of testing

14:45 – 15:00

Coffee break

15:00 – 17:00

The Psychology of Testing

  • (K2) Explain the difference between the mindset required for test activities and the mindset required for development activities

Třetí den
Skrýt agendu
Otevřít agendu

09:00 – 10:30

Repetition of the first day 

  • Questions

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee break

10:45 – 12:15

Test Process

  • Explain the impact of context on the test process

12:15 – 13:15

Lunch Menu

13:15 – 14:45

Test process

  • Describe the test activities and respective tasks within the test process

14:45 – 15:00

Coffee break

15:00 – 17:00

Summary of the day

  • questions
  • conversation

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.

  • Délka bloku 45 minut
  • Vyučovacích hodin 24 hodin
  • Občerstvení YES
  • Zkouška

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