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The ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) certification provides essential testing knowledge that can be put to practical use and, very importantly, explains the terminology and concepts that are used worldwide in the testing domain. CTFL is relevant across software delivery approaches and practices including Waterfall, Agile, DevOps, and Continuous Delivery. CTFL certification is recognized as a prerequisite to all other ISTQB® certifications where Foundation Level is required.

ISTQB Foundation

  • Price : € 1.295
  • Exam : € 230
  • Length : 3 Days
  • Hours : 9:00 to 17:00
  • Category : [ISTQB]

Course Details

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.

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.


Skills Gained

  • Promote efficient and effective communication by using a common vocabulary for software testing.
  • Understand fundamental concepts of software testing.
  • Demonstrate understanding of how different development and testing practices, and different constraints on testing, may apply in optimizing testing to different contexts.
  • Contribute effectively in reviews.
  • Use established techniques for designing tests at all test levels.
  • Interpret and execute tests from given test specifications. Report on test results.
  • Understand test management principles for resources, strategies, planning, project control and risk management.
  • Write and communicate clear and understandable defect reports.
  • Understand the project factors that drive the test priorities and test approach.
  • Understand the value that software testing brings to stakeholders.
  • Appreciate how testing activities and work products align with project objectives, measures and targets.
  • Assist in the selection and implementation process of testing tools.

Day 1

Fundamentals of Testing

What is testing?

Why is testing necessary?

7 testing principles

The test process

The psychology of testing

Software development lifecycle models

Test levels

Test types

Day 2

Static analysis


Black-box techniques

White-box techniques

Experience-based techniques

Test organization

Test planning and Estimation

Day 3

Test monitoring and control

Configuration management

Risk and testing

Test tool considerations

Effective use of tools

Exam preparation

The Foundation exam comprises 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% more time (an additional 15 minutes), for a total of 75 minutes.


  • There are no prerequisites for this training.

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