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ISTQB Foundation – Acceptance Testing

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The ISTQB Foundation Acceptance Testing course covers the fundamentals of software testing, providing delegates with the necessary foundations for a career as a software testing professional.

This two-day intensive tutor-led course includes exam preparation, revision and the examination on the afternoon of the third day. It is fully- accredited by UKTB on behalf of ISTQB and has been rated SFIAplus level 3 by the BCS.

Who is it for ISTQB Foundation Acceptance Testing  Course for?

The Foundation Level Usability Testing qualification is aimed at people who have already achieved a Foundation point in their careers in software testing and wish to develop further their expertise in Usability Testing.

 About ISTQB and the ‘Certified Tester’ Scheme

Founded in 2002, ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) is a not-for-profit association comprising 47 national boards (including the UKTB) covering 71 countries worldwide.

ISTQB has defined the Advanced certification as part of their ‘Certified Tester’ scheme that, with over 240,000 certifications, has become the de facto world-wide standard for software testing qualifications.

The ‘Certified Tester’ scheme:

  • provides a set of professional qualifications widely-recognised by employers, customers and peers;
  • enables software suppliers to hire and train certified testers and thereby gain commercial advantage over their competitors by advertising their tester recruitment and development policies; and
  • enables comparison of testing skills across different countries, testers to move across country borders more easily, and multi-national/international projects to have a common understanding of testing issues.

Next Steps

Holders of the Certified Tester Foundation Acceptance Tester qualification are eligible to continue on to higher level software testing qualifications, such as:

  • BCS Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing, although this is not a pre-requisite for the Advanced courses
  • ISTQB Advanced Level qualifications, which comprise Test Manager, Test Analyst, Agile Technical Tester, Test Analyst, Technical Test Analyst Engineer and Security Tester

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for the Certified Tester Foundation Acceptance Tester Level qualification are that the candidate should hold an ISTQB Foundation certificate.

On arrival at the course candidates should have read the provided Syllabus in preparation for the course. The course is intensive and those delegates who have prepared achieve a higher exam success rate.

The Exam

To qualify as an internationally recognized Certified Foundation Acceptance Tester delegates must successfully pass the exam:

  • The examination consists of a one-hour exam with 40 multiple choice questions.
  • It will be a ‘closed book’ examination i.e., no notes or books will be allowed into the examination room.
  • Duration of 60 minutes (or 75 minutes for candidates taking examinations that are not in their native language)
  • The pass mark is 65% (26 out of 40).

Next steps

Holders of the Certified Tester Foundation Acceptance Tester qualification are eligible to continue on to higher level software testing qualifications, such as:

  • BCS Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing, although this is not a pre-requisite for the Advanced courses
  • ISTQB Advanced Level qualifications, which comprise Test Manager, Test Analyst, Agile Technical Tester, Test Analyst, Technical Test Analyst Engineer and Security Tester

Course Objectives

Foundation Level Acceptance Testing candidates who have passed the Foundation Level “Acceptance Testing” syllabus exam should be able to accomplish the following Objectives:

For business analysts and product owners:

  • Contribute to an organization’s acceptance testing activities by participating in the acceptance test design phase and supporting the alignment of the product with the business requirements.
  • Contribute to an organization’s acceptance testing activities by participating in the acceptance test design phase and supporting the alignment of the product with the business requirements.
  • Contribute to the quality of the acceptance testing process, including validation and verification of produced artifacts.

For testers:

  • Contribute to the definition of acceptance criteria during the requirements definition phase.
  • Collaborate efficiently with business analysts and other stakeholders during all acceptance testing activities.
  • Understand the business objectives, communicate with business units, and share common objectives for acceptance testing.

IT professionals who have passed the “Acceptance Testing” syllabus exam should be able to demonstrate their skills in the following areas:

  • Develop and review acceptance criteria for requirements and/or user stories in a collaborative way.
  • Apply Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) and Behavior Driven Development (BDD) techniques for a given scenario.
  • Apply the Gherkin language for designing acceptance tests for a given scenario.
  • Organize exploratory testing and beta testing session.
  • Review business process/rule models specified in BPMN and DMN.
  • Use business process/rule models specified in BPMN and DMN to create acceptance tests.
  • Consider usability/user experience, performance efficiency and security in planning and performing acceptance testing.
  • Collaborate efficiently with relevant stakeholders in acceptance testing activities including defect reporting and analysis and test status reporting.
  • Select relevant tools for acceptance testing activities.

Syllabus – Key points

Pictorially, the syllabus concentrates on the key aspects of Testing that are important to be understood and practiced by the specialist acceptance tester.

8 reviews for ISTQB Foundation – Acceptance Testing

  1. Neil Harding | Integration Engineer Manager | tlmNexus Ltd

    A really useful course for me as I had not received any formal testing-related training since I joined our company 9 years ago. John explained the concepts, theories and models of UAT extremely well and it has certainly given me food for thought on how we can apply a more structured approach to our company UAT regime. John also adapted the course as we progressed to add relevance our company processes and he also covered alternative approaches – all of which was much appreciated. The course material was most useful and the GoToMeeting software was very user friendly. I believe the pace and content of the course was just right and method of delivery was very professional and done in a relaxed, consultative manner. A very informative and useful course. Thank you John!

  2. Stuart Smith | Integration Engineer | tlmNexus

    John was very good and took the time to adapt the content to the needs of our roles and and of our organisation – so thank you John.

  3. Dana Naidoo | QA Manager | Makosi Consulting

    Very informative. Loved how interactive it was.

  4. Dick Delaney | Integration engineer | tlmNexus

    found the course really useful, appreciate the way it was contextualized to our experience. A lot of good information that we as a company need to mull over to improve the way we approach UAT.

  5. MATTHEW HOPKINS | INTEGRATION ENGINEER | TLMNEXUS LTD

    Confirmed a lot of current practice and gave plenty of food for thought for improvements. Liked the adaptable approach to suit our current appointments. Also appreciated the opportunity to discuss things as we went along.

  6. Anne Williamson | Business Systems Analyst | Crofting Commission

    Paul made this a very interesting course. He was easy to listen to and very knowledgeable about the subject. Some of the exercises would have worked better in a classroom environment but we still got a a good understanding of the subject.

  7. Rachael Shepherd | Administrator | Scottish Government

    Course content & delivery
    I found the pacing and delivery of the trainer across the two day course was excellent. As someone with no UAT background I found the course content was appropriately tailored and suitable for the intended audience.
    Personally, I found the example of ordering products on Amazon difficult to relate to because I do not use Amazon. Whilst I appreciate that I am in a minority of the population as a non-user of Amazon, it might be something to bear in mind for future courses.
    I was unable to complete the UAT Test Plan exercise on Day 2 of the course. I believe Mr Weymouth did explain that this exercise would ordinarily take about an hour to complete and unfortunately we had less than an hour allocated to the task. I am fortunate in having access to two monitors but even so I found moving between my Word document notes, the slides and the delegates resource pack document quite tricky in the time provided. It was however the first time I have undertaken a professional interactive training course in the virtual environment where there is an expectation to move between resources and grapple with a new subject under time constraints so I imagine my skills in this would improve with more practice.
    The virtual classroom environment/ technical aspects
    It was the first time I have used the GoToMeeting environment. I am familiar with MS Teams and I did miss the ability to raise a hand which is available when using Teams. Perhaps there was an option to do this and I was just unfamiliar with the functionality in GoToMeeting. Having said this I do feel that the trainer put delegates at their ease to speak and/or type comments in the chat to participate. I found that I unmuted on a couple of occasions and spoke but appeared not to have been heard as another delegate started speaking and took up the discussion. I was on the point of commenting in the chat field that I did not think my microphone was actually working but was successful at my next attempt to speak.
    I understand that the trainer had not delivered this course in the virtual environment before and I thought he managed extremely well overall. There were a couple of instances where I thought it would have been helpful to have a recap slide in place when the delegates were tasked to go off and complete a set exercise however the trainer was resourceful and did make good use of the chat field throughout the days to summarise exercises, break timings etc.
    Summary
    I believe I have taken a sound overview of the basic principles and key points about UAT from this course. I started reading The Chartered Institute for IT’s step by step guide to user acceptance testing publication by Brian Hambling and Pauline van Goethem prior to attending the course and now feel that I would like to reread the chapters I have covered so far and then continue this reading in order to further my knowledge and consolidate the training course. I have gained a better understanding of the critical importance of UAT in successful business as a result of attending this course.

  8. Julia Whelan | Business Analyst | AQA

    Already experience of user stories and some on testing. The second day was less familiar to me so gained more there. Balance of tutoring and practice was okay and factoring in a number of breaks helped delivery online. Certainly worth doing if you have some BA /testing experience, or if it needs refreshing.

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