ISTQB ® Foundation Level 2018 Training

Get the most widely accepted qualification in the software testing profession

  • Get trained by certified ISTQB instructors 
  • Understand the fundamentals of test management 
  • Learn the importance of testing throughout the Software Lifecycle 
  • 400,000 + Professionals trained
  • 250 + Workshops every month
  • 100 + Countries and counting

Become a Skilled Software Testing Expert

The ISTQB® (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) qualification scheme offers a 3-level certification scheme for testers, starting with Foundation Level and proceeding to Advanced and Expert Level. The ISTQB® Certified Tester scheme has become widely accepted as the world-wide leader in the certification of competences in software testing.

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Highlights

  • 24 Hours of Live, Instructor-led Training 

  • Course Delivered by ISTQB Certified Instructors 

  • Lifetime Access to Downloadable Materials

  • Course Completion Certificate  

  • Practical Applications of Automating Test Cases 

  • Exam Prep for The ISTQB Foundation Level Certification 

The KnowledgeHut Edge

Experiential Workshops

Get a thorough understanding of the concepts through activities, team-based exercises, and case studies.

Comprehensive Exam Prep

Get mentor support and numerous theoretical and practical learning backed by mock tests before you take the exam. 

Learn from Industry Experts

Get access to one-to-one mentorship, and real-world tips from accredited practitioners who are also industry experts.

Learning Support

Get access to all the resources including webinars, e-books, tutorials, articles, and interview questions  

Career Support

Get access to post-training mentor guidance to overcome challenges in your Software testing career. 

Processes and Practices

Learn critical techno-managerial processes and ways to efficiently churn out professional projects. 

Prerequisites

Prerequisites

Those who wish to sit for the Foundation Level certification should ideally have at least six months' practical experience in a professional testing role. 

To know more about the certification and the exam process, please refer to the FAQs.  

Who Should Attend this Training?

Software testing engineers

Test analysts

Test consultants

Test managers

IT professionals

User acceptance testers

Software developers

Project managers

Quality managers

Business analysts

Directors Consultants

Course Schedules

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What You Will Learn

Fundamentals of ISTQB Foundation Training

Understand and employ a common language for communication with other testers and project stakeholders

Software Testing

Gain in-depth knowledge of software testing, its principles, testing phases, automation, and more 

Best Practices and Concepts

Learn the best testing concepts, processes and approaches, and principles to support test objectives

Understanding complexities

Analyze both functional and non-functional specifications at all test levels for systems below a medium level of complexity 

Analysis and Tests

Carry out tests based on agreed test plans, analyze and report test results to produce the best results 

Tools and Techniques

Learn the use of different types of testing tools; in order to participate in the selection and implementation process

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Form a Robust IT Team

Modernizing your organization is not an easy task, whether you are transitioning to the cloud or towards microservices. It is extremely important that your teams are armed with the digital dexterity they need to tackle whatever comes next. 

  • Custom Training Solutions 
  • Experiential Learning 
  • Learn by Doing Approach 
  • Immediately Applicable Skills 

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Topics: 

1. Why testing is necessary 

  • Software system context 
  • Causes of software defects 
  • Role of testing in Software development, Maintains and Operations 
  • Testing and Quality 
  • How much testing is enough 

2. 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 

3. The Psychology of Testing

4. Code of Ethics 

Topics: 

1. Software Development Model 

  • V-model (Sequential Development Model) 
  • Iterative -incremental Development Models 
  • Testing within a Life Cycle Model 

2. Test Levels 

  • Component Testing 
  • Integration Testing 
  • System testing 
  • Acceptance Testing 

3. Test Types 

  • Testing of Function (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  

4. Maintains Testing 

Topics: 

1. Static Techniques and the Test Process 

2. Review Process 

  • Activities of Formal Review 
  • Roles and Responsibilities 
  • Types of Review 
  • Success Factors for Review 

3. Static Analysis by Tools 


 

Topics: 

1. The Test Development Process 

2. Categories of Test Design Techniques 

3. Specification-Based or Black-Box Techniques 

  • Equivalence Partitioning 
  • Boundary Value Analysis 
  • Decision Table Testing 
  • State Transition Testing 
  • Use Case Testing 

4. Structure-based or White-box Techniques 

  • Statement Testing and Coverage 
  • Decision Testing and Coverage 
  • Other Structure-based Techniques 

5. Experience-based Techniques

6. Choosing Test Techniques 

Topics: 

1. Test Organization 

  • Test Organization and Independence 
  • Tasks of the Test Leader and Tester 

2. Test Planning and Estimation 

  • Test Planning 
  • Test Planning Activities 
  • Entry Criteria 
  • Exit Criteria 
  • Test Estimation 
  • Test Strategy, Test Approach 

3. Test Progress Monitoring and Control 

  • Test Progress Monitoring 
  • Test Reporting 
  • Test Control 

4. Configuration Management

5. Risk and Testing 

  • Project Risks 
  • Product Risks 

6. Incident Management 

Topics: 

1. Types of Test Tools 

  • Meaning and Purpose of Tool Support for Testing 
  • Test Tool Classification 
  • 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 

2. 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 

3. Introducing a Tool into an Organization

4. More details on the curriculum can be found on ITQSB

ISTQB ® Foundation Level Training FAQs

ISTQB ® Foundation Level Training

Prerequisites: 

  • Those who wish to sit for the Foundation Level certification should ideally have at least six months' practical experience in a professional testing role. 
  • It is recommended that candidates should familiarise themselves with the syllabus at this link before attending the training. 

Certification: 

  • On successful completion of the Certification Exam, your local ISTQB® Member Board or Exam Provider will post or e-mail the certificate to you. 

The Exam:

  • 60 minute ‘closed book’ examination. (75 minutes for candidates for whom English is not the native language)  
  • 40 multiple choice questions 
  • Pass mark is 65% (26/40) 
  • Non-programmable calculators are allowed during paper based examinations. For online examinations, candidates can access an on-screen calculator. 

The Foundation level course is suitable for anyone who is involved in software testing, such as testers, test engineers, test analysts, test consultants, test managers, IT professionals, user acceptance testers and software developers. Those who need to understand the testing process, such as project managers, quality managers, business analysts, directors and consultants can also benefit from this training. 

On completion of the training, you will be able to: 

  • Understand and employ a common language for communication with other testers and project stakeholders. 
  • Follow established testing concepts, process and approaches, and principles to support test objectives. 
  • Use established techniques to design and prioritize tests; analyze both functional and non-functional specifications at all test levels for systems below a medium level of complexity. 
  • Carry out tests based on agreed test plans 
  • Analyze and report test results 
  • Contribute to reviews of the test basis and test artifacts for systems of small to medium complexity. 
  • Learn the use of different types of testing tools; in order to participate in the selection and implementation process. 

Testers who want to demonstrate knowledge and skills in globally accepted testing processes can undertake the ISTQB® Certifications, which are accepted as the de facto industry qualifications for the software testing profession. 

On completing the ISTQB® Foundation Core certificate, you are eligible to continue on to higher level software testing qualifications - the Core Advanced level and then the Expert level. You can also attempt the Agile Tester exam or get one of the Specialist certifications. 

Workshop Experience

This workshop at KnowledgeHut is delivered through an immersive learning experience platform, via live and interactive instructor-led training sessions.  

Listen, learn, ask questions, and get all your doubts clarified from your instructor, who is an experienced practitioner.  

The instructors of this course by KnowledgeHut are industry experts and trainers who themselves have certifications and are a part of top organizations around the world.  

Our course focuses on engaging interaction. Most class time is dedicated to fun exercises, lively discussions, and team collaboration - all facilitated by the trainer. The focus is on practical solutions to real-world challenges drawn from decades of experience, and leaders in their specific fields.  

Yes, your course material will be provided in advance. You will receive an email with a link to set your password a few days in advance of the scheduled course. You will have access to the study plan and all the course material.  

The course material comprises of the course schedule or study plan, workbooks and all relevant assignments, assessments, or case studies.  

Should you have any more questions, please email us at support@knowledgehut.com and we will be happy to get back to you.  

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