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ISTQB® CT - Mobile Application Testing


Mobile application testing is a process by which application software developed for handheld mobile devices is tested for its functionality, usability and consistency. With a growing number of different mobile devices in a variety of shapes and sizes entering the market, this amoung various other factors, are extremely important for consideration throughout the testing phases, to allow for as many scenarios to be taken into account as possible. Join one of the accredited ISTQB CTFL-MAT courses to find out more and see discover ways to deal with the variopus issues that can arrise when testing mobile applications.

ISTQB® Mobile Application Tester certification complements the core foundation level as a specialist module. It provides an theoretical background for testers working in the mobile application industry.


Chapter 1: Mobile World - Business and Technology Drivers

  • Mobile Analytics Data
  • Business Models for Mobile App
  • Mobile Device Types
  • Types of Mobile Applications
  • Mobile Application Architecture
  • Test Strategy for Mobile Apps
  • Challenges of Mobile Application Testing
  • Risks in Mobile Application Testing

Chapter 2: Mobile Application Test Types

  • Testing for Compatibility with Device Hardware
  • Testing for App Interactions with Device Software
  • Testing for Various Connectivity Methods

Chapter 3: Common Test Types and Test Process for Mobile Applications

  • Common Test Types applicable for Mobile Applications
  • Additional Test Levels applicable for Mobile Applications
  • Experience-based Testing Techniques
  • Mobile Test Process and Approaches

Chapter 4: Mobile Application Platforms, Tools and Environment

  • Development Platforms for Mobile Applications
  • Common Development Platform Tools
  • Emulators & Simulators
  • Setting up a Test Lab

Chapter 5: Automating the Test Execution 

  • Automation Approaches
  • Automation Methods
  • Automation Tools Evaluation
  • Approaches for setting up an Automation Test Lab

Target Audience

Testers, Test Analysts, Test Engineers, Test Consultants, Test Managers, User Acceptance Testers and Software Developers that are testing mobile applications.


  • Have successfully passed the ISTQB® CTFL Certification exam and hold the certificate.
  • First experience in mobile application testing is recommended, but not required.

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