ISTQB Software Testing Foundation

ISTQB Software Testing Foundation


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.  The course is also appropriate for anyone who wants a basic understanding of software testing, such as product owners, project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, IT directors and management consultants.


A basic working knowledge of IT.


3 days.

Lecture presentations are supported by exercises allowing reinforcement of learning and enhancing the understanding process.

Course Objectives

This course has been independently developed but follows the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level syllabus for 2018.  Course fees do not include the ISTQB examination which may be taken at any PearsonVUE testing centre.  Verhoef Training is a PearsonVUE Examination centre but we cannot guarantee availability of testing stations.

The course format is instructor-led with presentations and discussions supported by practical work involving a realistic case study which allows reinforcement of learning and enhances the understanding process.

Course Content

Fundamentals of Testing
What is testing?
Why is testing necessary
Seven testing principles
Test process
The psychology of testing

Testing Throughout the Software Life Cycle
Software development lifecycle models
Test levels
Test types
Maintenance testing

Static Testing
Static testing basics
Review process

Test Techniques
Categories of test techniques
Black-box test techniques
White-box test techniques
Experience-based test techniques

Test Management
Test organisation
Test planning and estimation
Test monitoring and control
Configuration management
Risks and testing
Defect management

Tool Support for Testing
Test tool considerations
Effective use of tools

Virtual Courses

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