The Foundation Level qualification is aimed at professionals who need to demonstrate practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts of software testing.
Holders of the Foundation Core certificate are eligible to continue on to higher level software testing qualifications, certifying themselves at the Specialist level, and/or the core Advanced levels followed by the Expert level.
Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Testing
1.1. What is Testing
1.2. Why is Testing Necessary?
1.3. Testing Principles
1.4. Test Activities, Testware, and Test Roles
1.5. Essential Skills and Good Practices in Testing
Chapter 2: Testing Throughout the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
2.1. Testing in the Context of a Software Development Lifecycle
2.2. Test Levels and Test Types
2.3. Maintenance Testing
Chapter 3: Static Testing
3.1. Static Testing Basics
3.2. Feedback and Review Process
Chapter 4: Test Analysis and Design
4.1. Test Techniques Overview
4.2. Black-Box Test Techniques
4.3. White-Box Test Techniques
4.4. Experience-based Test Techniques
4.5. Collaboration-based Test Approaches
Chapter 5: Managing the Test Activities
5.1. Test Planning
5.2. Risk Management
5.3. Test Monitoring, Test Control, and Test Completion
5.4. Configuration Management
5.5. Defect Management
Chapter 6: Test Tools
6.1. Tool Support for Testing
6.2. Benefits and Risks of Test Automation
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In general, the Foundation Tester has acquired the skills necessary to enable further development in the ISTQB certification scheme.
The Foundation Level qualification is suitable for anyone who is involved as well as interested 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. This Foundation Level qualification 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.
The entry criterion for taking the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level Software Testing exam is that candidates have an interest in software testing. However, it is strongly recommended that candidates also:
The ISTQB® Foundation Certificate is a prerequisite for continuing with many of the other ISTQB® certifications.
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