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Course Description

The Certified Software Tester – Foundation Level Exam is the first step in your career. You are not obligated to have testing experience. What you need is to understand is the general types of applications. The main goals are to ensure a broad understanding of the key concepts in software testing and provide a foundation for a future career growth. Another goal is to understand key concepts in software testing to advance level.

In the Certified Software Tester – Foundation Level Certification E-Course, you’ll learn the basic skills required of a software test professional and 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 via our E-Course which is one of the best among all in Software Testing.

If you are exploring new career opportunities or want to stay current in the Software Testing field, our certification programs can provide you with a focused career training and skill development for working professionals.

The exam for the Foundation Level has a theoretical nature and requires knowledge of software development – especially in the field of software testing. The Foundation Level Certification is also a prerequisite for the Intermediate Level Certification exam.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, you will have demonstrated an understanding of:

  • Module 1 – The fundamentals of testing: Why is testing necessary? The harm caused by defects in software; root causes; testing and quality assurance; what is testing? General testing principles; Fundamental test process and the psychology of testing.
  • Module 2 – Testing throughout the software life cycle: Software development models; test levels, objectives, objects and targets of testing; functional, non-functional, structural and change-related testing; confirmation, regression and maintenance testing.
  • Module 3 – Static techniques: Reviews and the test process; typical formal review process; different types of review: informal review, technical review, walkthrough and inspection; static analysis tools.
  • Module 4 – Test design techniques: Identifying test conditions and designing test cases; equivalence partitioning; boundary value analysis; decision tables; state transition diagrams, use case testing; statement and decision coverage; control flows using statement testing and decision testing; experience-based techniques; choosing techniques.
  • Module 5 – Business Analyst Skills Introduction to Business :
    • Introduction to Business Process Analysis
    • Why Business Analysis
    • Roles and responsibilities of a Business Analyst
    • Key concept of business analysis
    • What is domain knowledge?
    • How to adapt with different domains
  • Module 6 – Test management: Test organization, planning and estimation; ‘Standard for Software Test Documentation’ (IEEE 829); exit criteria; test progress monitoring and control; metrics and reporting; configuration management; risk and testing; incident management; incident reporting.
  • Module 7 – Tool support for testing: Types of test tool; effective use of tools; potential benefits and risks; introducing tools.

Target Audience

  • The Certified Software Tester – Foundation Level certification is aimed at anyone involved in software testing and includes 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 anyone who wants a basic understanding of software testing, such as project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, IT directors and management consultants.

Follow-on Courses

  • ISTQB – Certified Advanced Tester


  • Exam Format: closed-book format. Computer-Based. Participants are not allowed to bring study materials.
  • Passing Score:  65%
  • Exam Duration: 60 minutes
  • Exam Venue: ProctorU – Web Test

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