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ISTQB® Foundation Training in Los Angeles, CA, United States

Get the most widely accepted industry qualification for the software testing profession!

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Software testing certifications enable professionals to demonstrate that they are well-versed in best practices, processes and approaches to commonly used testing concepts. The ISTQB® (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) qualification scheme offers a 3-level certification scheme for professional 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.

The Foundation Level qualification is well suited to IT or business people who would like to start a career as a software tester, or to testers with basic experience who wish to build upon and solidify their testing knowledge and skills. KnowledgeHut’s training program adopts a practical, hands-on approach, and covers the fundamental topics that every system and software tester should know.

Upon successful completion of the exam, you will be issued with an internationally recognized ISTQB®Foundation Level Certificate.

What you will get

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 in 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.
You will also get:
  • High quality training from an industry expert
  • Downloadable e-book

Key Features

3 days or 24 hours of instructor-led training
Course delivered by certified instructor
Course completion certificate will be provided
Downloadable e-book
Practical applications of automating test cases
Exam prep and assistance for the ISTQB Foundation level certification

Certification

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
  • One hour ‘closed book’ examination. Fifteen minutes extra time will be permitted 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.

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

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

The Psychology of Testing

Code of Ethics

Software Development Model

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

Test Levels

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

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

Maintains Testing

Static Techniques and the Test Process

Review Process

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

Static Analysis by Tools

The Test Development Process

Categories of Test Design Techniques

Specification-Based or Black-Box Techniques

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

Structure-based or White-box Techniques

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

Experience-based Techniques

Choosing Test Techniques

Test Organization

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

Test Planning and Estimation

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

Test Progress Monitoring and Control

  • Test Progress Monitoring
  • Test Reporting
  • Test Control

Configuration Management

Risk and Testing

  • Project Risks
  • Product Risks

Incident Management

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

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 Tool

Introducing a Tool into an Organization

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

No, at present we do not offer an online/virtual course for this.

Yes, you will get a course completion certificate issued by KnowledgeHut.

Yes, you can access exam questions online from the ISTQB® website at this link: http://www.istqb.org/downloads/category/15-foundation-level-exam-documents.html

Yes, but the exam will be held after the completion of the training time only.

Yes, you can book the exam yourself at your convenience. No, a remotely proctored exam is not possible.

Results of the online exam are available immediately, while paper based exam results are declared after 2 weeks.

You will get a hard copy of the certificate from the training provider, at no extra charge.

You are welcome to revise the choice of city, place and date for any classroom training, if required. However, if it is cross-country, then there will be a revision in the training fee.

Any registration cancelled within 48 hours of the initial registration will be refunded in FULL (please note that all cancellations will incur a 5% deduction in the refunded amount due to transactional costs applicable while refunding). Refunds will be processed within 30 days of receipt of written request for refund. Kindly go through our Refund Policy for more details: http://www.knowledgehut.com/refund

It is easy to enrol for the training online. There are several options to pay either through your debit/credit card that includes Visa Card, MasterCard; American Express or - via PayPal. Payment receipt will be issued to the candidate automatically by email.

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.

Please send in an email to support@knowledgehut.com, and we will answer any queries you may have!"

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