Software Testing (ISEB Foundation Certification)


The Foundation Certificate in Software Testing is the ISEB standard qualification for software testing. It provides visible evidence that an individual understands the basics of software testing. The course syllabus covers the fundamental elements of software testing.

Course Objectives
  • This is a 2 days instructor led training course, enabling the trainees to take ISEB Foundation certification exam after completion of the course.
  • Delivery: In class
  • Attendance: Weekends
  • Duration: 2 Days
Course Overview
  • The ISEB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing is based on the ISTQB syllabus.
  • This course prepares delegates for the multiple choice examination for the qualification.
  • 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.
Course Objective
  • To prepare candidates for the ISEB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing based on the ISTQB syllabus.
  • To improve understanding of software testing - its purpose and nature - and to raise awareness of issues and constraints around testing.
  • To provide a professional qualification widely recognised by employers, customers and peers.
  • To introduce test techniques (static, white box and black box) to delegates as well as providing practical experience of some key techniques.
  • To learn standard terminology.
The Fundamentals of Testing
  • Introduction
  • Keeping Software Under Control
  • What Testing Is and What Testing Does
  • General Testing Principles
  • Fundamental Test Process
  • The Psychology of Testing
Life Cycles
  • Introduction
  • Software Development Models
  • Test Levels
  • Maintenance Testing
Stating Testing
  • Introduction
  • Background to Static Techniques
  • Reviews and Test Process
  • Static Analysis by Tools
Test Design Techniques
  • Introduction
  • Test Conditions, Test Cases and Test Procedures
  • The Idea of Test Coverage
  • Categories of Test Case Design Techniques
  • Specification-Based or Black-Box Techniques
  • Structure-Based or White-Box Techniques
  • Experience-Based Techniques
  • Compatibility Testing
Test Management
  • Risk and Testing
  • Test Organization
  • Test Approaches (Test strategies)
  • Test Planning and Estimation
  • Test Progress Monitoring and Control
  • Incident Management
  • Configuration Management
Tools Support for Testing
  • Introduction
  • What is a Test Tool?
  • Test Tools
Quality Center
  • Introduction
  • Test Plan Tab
  • Requirements Tab
  • Defects Tab
At least degree level qualification in related field
Having 3-5 years experience in similar domain would be advantageous, but not essential
Based on Hands on exercises
Comprehensive theoretical and practical understanding
Support for future training progression

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