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ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Course

About the Course

Course Duration: 3 days
Exam Fees Included

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

This three-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 Software Testing Foundation Course for?

The ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level is principally aimed at anyone directly involved in software testing, who needs to demonstrate practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts, such as testers, test analysts, test engineers, test leads, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers and software developers.

It is also ideal for all those who have an interest in understanding the basic concepts of software testing, and so is additionally appropriate for project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, IT directors and management consultants.

 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.
I enjoyed your training so much and passed the exam first time! I loved your style of teaching”.

Luiza Precup, YOTI

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for the Certified Tester Foundation Level qualification are that the candidate should have a basic working knowledge of IT.

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 Level Tester and be issued with an ISTQB® Foundation Level Certificate, 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).

Course Objectives

The Business Outcomes expected of a candidate who has achieved the 2018 Foundation Level certification are as follows:

  • Promote efficient and effective communication by using a common vocabulary for software testing.
  • Understand fundamental concepts of software testing.
  • Demonstrate understanding of how different development and testing practices, and different constraints on testing, may apply in optimizing testing to different contexts.
  • Contribute effectively in reviews.
  • Use established techniques for designing tests at all test levels.
  • Interpret and execute tests from given test specifications. Report on test results.
  • Understand test management principles for resources, strategies, planning, project control and risk management
  • Write and communicate clear and understandable defect reports
  • Understand the project factors that drive the test priorities and test approach
  • Understand the value that software testing brings to stakeholders
  • Appreciate how testing activities and work products align with project objectives, measures and targets
  • Assist in the selection and implementation process of testing tool

In addition, after successfully completing the course and passing the exam, delegates should be able to:

  • Use a common language for efficient and effective communication with other testers and project stakeholders
  • Understand established testing concepts, the fundamental test process, test approaches, and principles to support test objectives
  • Design and prioritize tests by using established techniques
  • Analyse both functional and non-functional specifications (such as performance and usability) at all test levels for systems with low to medium levels of complexity
  • Execute tests according to agreed test plans, and analyze and report on the results of tests
  • Write clear and understandable incident reports
  • Effectively participate in reviews of small to medium-sized projects
  • Be familiar with different types of testing tools and their uses; and assist in the tool selection and implementation process

Syllabus – Key points

Pictorially, the syllabus concentrates on the key aspects of Testing that are important to be understood and practiced by the aspiring professional software tester

153 reviews for ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Course

  1. Dhivya Thiruginanam | Testing Specialist | RBS

    I attended the course to gain certification, I was very happy with the pre-course organisation and administration. The course met all my objectives and I was very satisifed with the course overall.

  2. Matthew Workman | Tester | Living Map

    I found the course met my ojectives and was very satisfied with the course content. The trainer was excellent

  3. Alex Snow|Assistant Test Team Manager|Old Mutual Wealth/Quilter

    John was engaging and patient. While I know this slightly frustrated one of my colleagues who had no problem keeping up, I could tell that others really appreciated it, as he would make any confusing rationale clear.

  4. Alex Harman|Product Delivery Analyst|Liverpool Victoria

    Very good course. Was kept interested throughout the course.

  5. Ali Hussain|Software Test Analyst Level 1|HRA

    I found the course to be very good with great detail. I would definitely say it was worth attending.

  6. Brian Morris|Automation Engineer|Mirada Medical Ltd

    Angelina represents both TSG and the ISTQB exceptionally well. I am traditionally a sceptic to courses, but in 3 days I have changed that bias – primarily from the depth of knowledge Angelina imparted during the course. Not only is the course material covered comprehensively, but she delivers it in an interactive way that relates back to our own working environments. Modern testing practise may mean different things to different companies / testers, and it is clear Angelina has experience across the whole testing realm, including the real-world team dynamics which make/break the process. Three days remote could be tough work for most trainees, but the continuous flow of new information, delivered in bitesize chunks kept the momentum / enthusiasm working in the team. I feel this is not an easy task to achieve – and this presents additional value that I have not experienced on other courses / other tutors. As a final note, I feel Angelina is genuinely passionate about testing, and is therefore open to healthy debate on the topic (from challenging students like myself). For those reasons : “Excellent” rating above.

  7. Charalampos Saltsidis|IT Consultant|European Dynamics

    Pros

    Good preparation with additional mock test.
    Most of the exam questions had already been explained by Rosie during the course.

    Cons

    I fully understand the difficulties of a remote course, however I think that the course should be more interactive. Otherwise, it ends up being boring.
    For homework and classroom exercises, I would expect that we discussed all of them, regardless of whether we mentioned that we have questions or not.

  8. Chris Pizey|Consultant|KPMG

    Engaging content but seems like there is a huge amount of it to process in very little time for the examination.

  9. Emily Hughes|Analyst|KPMG

    Angelina was very engaging and friendly. Explained things well and very happy to go over things that were confusing us. I feel I have learned a lot.

  10. Idris Khan|Senior QA|Camelot UK

    The course was virtual (because of the Covid-19). However I didn’t have any problem connecting to it. John Young is a brilliant trainer, he has examples for everything and his drawing really helps. Thank you John, much appreciated.

  11. Kelly Robinson-McBride|QA Engineer|Iris Software Group

    I was very pleased with the virtual delivery of this course. The course ran seamlessly and was very well structured. John clearly has high expertise in this area and is very experienced in teaching. His teaching style is great – very supportive and thorough in his explanation of theory and in answering follow up questions. The virtual classes are a good solution to the current restrictions on learning and I would recommend.

  12. Kevin Ayres|Test Manager|Metropolitan Police Service

    The course was very interesting. However I believe that such trainings should be taught with physical presence. It was the first time I had online training, and I realize how much I missed the personal interaction with the trainer, and the communication during the lesson with my colleagues. I know this training was offered via internet due to the situation. I hope the level ISTQB level to be organised in a classroom. Rosie was of course there in order to solve our concerns and questions, but I feel it would be nice if she could see us shaking our head for a “yes” when she was asking questions. Regarding with the exams, personally I disagree with the fact that we were not allowed to have a paper. It was time consuming. Also, it would be better to have a 5-min practice in the exam environment, to see how it behaves. I had many times interruptions due to the demand to refresh the screen share.
    Extra comment: In homework sample questions, in page 41 the question 55 has a typo. Instead of answer “A”, it says “D”

  13. Louisa Costa|Functional Test Analyst|RCI Financial Services

    I thought the course was well run and everything was explained thoroughly.

  14. Lucy Briggs|Graduate Trainee|KPMG

    Hard to say since I have not yet taken the exam but I thought the course was very well delivered, the trainer was excellent and friendly.

  15. Luis Correia||

    Paul was so lovely and helpful. He went through the course with good pace and detail and was always willing to help and explain things in more detail

  16. Maria Antonia Pasculli|project manager|

    The course is very extensive with a lot of reading, but there are alot of classroom exercises that helps with the understanding of the material.
    My trainer is very helpful and informative. Kept the whole class engaged.

  17. Nuno Dias|Senior Business Tester|Siemens

    Overall, it was a very pleasant experience and I think John managed the course very well. He set a strong, consistent pace and explained all the content very well as well. I think the course content was a little heavier to understand towards the end of the first day and the first half of the second, especially as I have not had any experience in testing, which made it slightly harder to retain the theory.

  18. Rita Gracio|Business Tester|Siemens

    I’m very pleased about the course. Instructor was excellent, he explained every bit very clearly. I have passed my ISTQB Foundation Level exam successfully.

  19. Robert Gale|QA Manager|Deloitte LLP

    The instructor was amazing, cheerful and very relatable. Literally one of the best online courses.

  20. Satish Pai|Consultant|CTG UK

    Very informative, John was super helpful

  21. Sofia Penim|Test Manager|Siemens

    Very good course still felt very crammed but that is the nature of the course. Some the presentation slides could be presented more formally and concisely to take the key messages away. Trainer was very knowledge not only on content but also test conditions. Trainer also had good knowledge in how to tailor the course to our needs.

  22. Thomas Gallagher|Data & Tech Analyst|KPMG

    John was very helpful in explaining everything I needed to learn for the ISTQB exam, he was also very friendly and approachable. I was initially a bit worried about the remote learning, but John made the change from classroom learning to remote learning very easy.

  23. Will Blakeney|Apprentice Software Tester|HMRC

    Appreciated having classroom, homework and mock exam exercises. Another mock exam booklet would also be useful to consolidate learning.

  24. Kelly Robinson-McBride| QA Engineer|Iris Software Group

    Concise, a little overwhelming but great overall

  25. Priya Uka| Functional Tester|RCI Financial Services

    There was a lot of content to learn but I feel John went through it very well and willingly slowed down and went over content until everyone confirmed they understood.
    Breaks were given at good intervals which helped everyone come back ready to absorb more content

  26. Toby Brown| QA Engineer|Telefonica UK

    I found this online course much better than expected. Content was very thorough and well-presented. John Young gave great explanations to queries throughout. As a trainer he’s very patient and willing to get to the bottom of any questions that you have. He’s also easy to listen to and understand.

  27. Wayne Francis| Test Analyst|MHRA

    Enjoyed the course and John helped me to understand the trickier parts. only wish I could take his brain whilst doing the exam.

  28. Kumud Ranjan| Associate Manager|Accenture

    Great trainer. Explain the every bit with the example which really help to understand the concept and always happy to assist.

  29. Zahra Jaffer| Junior Test Analyst|IRIS Software Group

    The course was quite complex but I felt that John explained everything in a very clear and concise manner so that it was understandable. I am very pleased with the training and the resources that have been given to me, I feel as though I have learnt a huge amount. A lot of this goes to the trainer as he took the time out to answer our questions and give us better examples and techniques for the exam.

  30. Jim McGrellis| QA & Test|Telefonica UK

    The course content and trainer were good, the course was very intensive and a lot to take in.

    Due to covid it was delivered virtually, which is not my preferred method of learning, I would have preferred a classroom based course for something as intensive and involved as this course, but understand the reasoning behind this due to the current circumstances. Thanks

  31. Chad Bradshaw| Test Analyst|Elecosoft

    Very good – was able to stay focused and information was explained in a simple and clear way.

  32. Ramesa Khan| Junior QA Engineer|O2

    Really good, john interacted very well and made it very easy to understand

  33. Chris“` Webber| Test Analyst|LV Insurance

    John really was an excellent tutor. Patient, knowledgeable, kind, able to simplify and demonstrate complex subjects with ease. I really think he made all the difference and I feel lucky that he was our tutor. The course itself was very well structured & I felt like I learnt a lot in a short space of time.

  34. George SPEDDING| SENIOR TEST MANAGER|MOD

    INTENSIVE COURSE BUT WELL PRESENTED

  35. Julia Steinberg

    I really enjoyed the course – the material was presented excellently and was very thouroughly explained. It was engaging and I felt like it has helped me tremendously in understanding the basics of testing and how to adhere to best practices.
    Thank you very much, John, for the great experience!

  36. Josh strain| Senior Test Manager|Telefonica UK

    Great to learn the basics and fundamentals of software testing

  37. Wayne Joseph | QA Analyst | Creative Technologies

    I attended this course to fill in my knowledge gap. I was very satisifed with the course which met all my objects. The course tutor was excellent

  38. Alexandra Gonce | QA | Amelco Ltd

    I attended this course to learn about the foundation of testing and to become a better tester. I was very satisfied with the course and it met all my objectives. The trainer Angelica was excellent.

  39. Usman Ali

    I did an ISTQB Tester Foundation course with TSG and the entire experience was amazing.

  40. Edward Rainbow | Operations Consultant | Savanta

    I attended the course to gain knowledge of software / IT Workings / Testing and to gain a qualification in the process. The course met all my objectives and the trainer was excellent

  41. Chris Rose | KPMG

    Trainer was excellent, would of preferred a longer timescale but this is restricted by KPMG

  42. Kate Hawkins | Graduate Trainee | KPMG

    The teacher was excellent!! Quite a lot of information to process in such a short space of time, a extra day would be preferable.

  43. Ayao Akin| Graduate Trainee | KPMG

    Trainer was excellent, would of liked the content to be spread over more days.

  44. Nicola Mcdermott| Graduate Trainee | KPMG

    Training was excellent would of liked more exercises and homework though.

  45. Rebecca Barosi | Graduate Trainee | KPMG

    Trainer was great!! I think there needs to be a separate day for exam and learning days

  46. Manisha Arora | Tech Consultant |KPMG

    The trainer was excellent, however we could have more preperation time and study time

  47. Nicole Anton | Data and Tech Consultant |KPMG

    The trainer was excellent and the course was well delivered. However we could have done with a longer timeframe to complete the course.

  48. Andrew Green | Capita

    Interesting course, glad I attended it, fills in the gaps of knowledge. I believe it’s useful for testing and appropriate to learn

  49. Hannah Holmes

    Rosie was very good made it clear and relatable

  50. Cheryl Wigfall | QA Test Analyst | Switch Studios

    Rosie explains and teaches very clearly and througly

  51. Daniel Lubarski | Graduate Trainee | KPMG

    Excellent organisation, resources and time management

  52. Megan Agalewatte | Graduate Trainee | KPMG

    I did not receive any pre-reading however the trainer Rosie was amazing

  53. Irina Crump

    The course was virtual (because of the Covid-19). However I didn’t have any problem connecting to it. John Young is a brilliant trainer, he has examples for everything and his drawing really helps. Thank you John, much appreciated.

  54. Panagiotis Omiliadis | IT Software Tester | European Dynamics SA

    Although the trainer showed that she had a good knowledge of the course, and tried to make it interesting with comments in between, it was somehow monotone, so sometimes it was difficult to follow the trainer. Some more examples would have been helpful.

  55. Konstantina Zioga | Software Tester | European Dynamics SA

    The course was very interesting. However I believe that such trainings should be taught with physical presence. It was the first time I had online training, and I realize how much I missed the personal interaction with the trainer, and the communication during the lesson with my colleagues. I know this training was offered via internet due to the situation. I hope the level ISTQB level to be organised in a classroom. Rosie was of course there in order to solve our concerns and questions, but I feel it would be nice if she could see us shaking our head for a “yes” when she was asking questions. Regarding with the exams, personally I disagree with the fact that we were not allowed to have a paper. It was time consuming. Also, it would be better to have a 5-min practice in the exam environment, to see how it behaves. I had many times interruptions due to the demand to refresh the screen share.
    Extra comment: In homework sample questions, in page 41 the question 55 has a typo. Instead of answer “A”, it says “D”

  56. Garifalia Koinari | Software Developer | European Dynamics

    Course was very good.

  57. Stamatis Tzatzakis | Software Tester | European Dynamics

    Course was very good. However, exams with Proctor Exam was horrible.

  58. Andreas Zimnas | Senior Software Engineer / Technical Manager | European Dynamics

    Rosie did an excellent job, giving us also the information we needed to successfully complete the examination.

  59. Pranay Patel | Business Solutions Programmer | Euroclear

    Overall, it was a very pleasant experience and I think John managed the course very well. He set a strong, consistent pace and explained all the content very well as well. I think the course content was a little heavier to understand towards the end of the first day and the first half of the second, especially as I have not had any experience in testing, which made it slightly harder to retain the theory.

  60. Panagiotis Omiliadis | Software Tester | European Dynamics SA

    The trainer showed that she had the knowledge, but it was a little bit monotone. Some more examples and a little bit richer explanation would have been great.

  61. Eftychia Nalpantidou | Java Developer | European Dynamics

    The course was quite interesting and the extra material was really helpful and adequate.

  62. ???? TOURSIDOU | IT Consultant | European Dynamics

    It was an online course due to the corona lock-down. The presentation was very good and the trainer spoke very clearly and was very friendly. However, there was no interaction between the participants and the trainer. Furthermore, we could not take exercises in teams. Hence my preference is training in a class.
    In my opinion, online training should be distributed over time. For example, once a week an online course and then prepare a task. The online exam also is not very comfortable. I prefer a written exam. Please in the next online exams allow the use of a notepad or sheet of paper. It’s not very convenient to write on an online notepad

  63. Sanchita Das

    I’m very pleased about the course. Instructor was excellent, he explained every bit very clearly. I have passed my ISTQB Foundation Level exam successfully

  64. Will Blakeney | Apprentice Software Tester | HMRC

    John was very helpful in explaining everything I needed to learn for the ISTQB exam, he was also very friendly and approachable. I was initially a bit worried about the remote learning, but John made the change from classroom learning to remote learning very easy.

  65. Nicholas Hammond | Test Analyst | A2Dominion

    The training course was excellent

  66. Louise Hewett | Ux and Test Analyst | Quilter

    It was difficult on both sides due to having to work from a ppt presentation all day. Both from a feedback to the trainer who couldn’t see out faces and for ourselves. BUT we were allocated breaks to avoid screen eyes and this was much appreciated. Generally well taught. We were just surprised that a large part of the course involved exam technique. Exam technique was extremely useful. I’m not very good at working and doing homework from PDFs so plan to print off the course work and review that way before the exam.

  67. Ben Poore | Senior Test Analyst | Quilter

    John kept everyone engaged over the 3 day course and made sure that everyone understood the material before moving on. This is difficult to do via a video conference but was successfully achieved by John.

  68. Claire Ray|Test Engineer|Sainsburys

    Course was on lines were engaged and checked understanding well

  69. Mark Cabia-an|Software Test Engineer|Mirada-Medical

    Lots of extremely valuable information which I can already feel seeping into my mindset and way of working. Course leader was incredibly engaged throughout and there is an impressive amount of information for just three days. I would recommend this to other testers.

  70. Muhammed Rizwan Muhammed Ismail|Test Program Manager|IBM

    The course was concise and at a good pace for a new tester like myself. I thoroughly enjoyed it and was happy with the level of depth that Angelina was going into for each section.

  71. Ali Hussain | Software Test Analyst | HRA

    I found the course to be very good with great detail. I would definitely say it was worth attending.

  72. Sophie Pearson | PTP Business Analyst | Old Mutual Wealth

    Very informative, John was super helpful

  73. Nicholas Hammond|Test Analyst|A2Dominion

    The course was well presented

  74. Rebecca MacPherson|Correspondence Analyst|Quilter

    Very Intensive but just about hung on!

  75. Simon Ward|Senior Technical Tester/Manager|Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

    The course was good and Angelina was kind and helpful. I do feel, and I think I speak for everyone on the course is that there is so much to cram in to 3 days, so I think it would be beneficial if it was a day longer, at least.

  76. Debbie Finister | System Software Tester | British Library

    Great course and trainer. Because the course was online, it was split into manageable sessions. Plenty on interaction with trainer and participants. It is hard work, but it’s worth it.

  77. Keise Marcelino | Business Analyst | Arum Systems Limited

    It was good, but I’d prefer to have it in 4 to 5 days instead of 3. It is a lot of content to cover in only 3 days.

  78. Daniel Taylor Jr |V&V Test Engineer | Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine

    Great content, and very interesting

  79. Thomas Gallagher | Data & Tech Analyst | KPMG

    Very good course still felt very crammed but that is the nature of the course. Some the presentation slides could be presented more formally and concisely to take the key messages away. Trainer was very knowledge not only on content but also test conditions. Trainer also had good knowledge in how to tailor the course to our needs.

  80. Sandra Obi | Data and Tech Consultant | KPMG

    The instructor was amazing, cheerful and very relatable. Literally one of the best online courses.

  81. Lucy Briggs | Graduate Trainee | KPMG

    I thought the course was well run and everything was explained thoroughly.

  82. Chris Pizey | Consultant | KPMG

    Engaging content but seems like there is a huge amount of it to process in very little time for the examination.

  83. Emly Hughes | Analyst | KPMG

    Angelina was very engaging and friendly. Explained things well and very happy to go over things that were confusing us. I feel I have learned a lot.

  84. Luke Shuttleworth | Graduate Trainee | KPMG

    Hard to say since I have not yet taken the exam but I thought the course was very well delivered, the trainer was excellent and friendly.

  85. Madelaine Helleur O’Connor | Graduate Data and Technology Consultant | KPMG

    Paul was so lovely and helpful. He went through the course with good pace and detail and was always willing to help and explain things in more detail

  86. Kate Brewer-Lee|Test Lead|IBM

    It was good, but I’d prefer to have it in 4 to 5 days instead of 3. It is a lot of content to cover in only 3 days.

  87. Ben Poore|Senior Test Analyst|Quilter

    John kept everyone engaged over the 3 day course and made sure that everyone understood the material before moving on. This is difficult to do via a video conference but was successfully achieved by John.

  88. Lihuan Li|IT Specialist|IBM

    It was difficult on both sides due to having to work from a ppt presentation all day. Both from a feedback to the trainer who couldn’t see out faces and for ourselves. BUT we were allocated breaks to avoid screen eyes and this was much appreciated. Generally well taught. We were just surprised that a large part of the course involved exam technique. Exam technique was extremely useful. I’m not very good at working and doing homework from PDFs so plan to print off the course work and review that way before the exam.

  89. Daniel Taylor Jr|V&V Test Engineer|Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine

    Great content, and very interesting

  90. Toby Brown|QA Engineer|Telefonica UK

    I found this online course much better than expected. Content was very thorough and well-presented. John Young gave great explanations to queries throughout. As a trainer he’s very patient and willing to get to the bottom of any questions that you have. He’s also easy to listen to and understand.

  91. Wayne Francis|Test Analyst|MHRA

    Enjoyed the course and John helped me to understand the trickier parts. only wish I could take his brain whilst doing the exam.

  92. Kumud Ranjan|Associate Manager|Accenture

    Great trainer. Explain the every bit with the example which really help to understand the concept and always happy to assist.

  93. Zahra Jaffer|Junior Test Analyst|IRIS Software Group

    The course was quite complex but I felt that John explained everything in a very clear and concise manner so that it was understandable. I am very pleased with the training and the resources that have been given to me, I feel as though I have learnt a huge amount. A lot of this goes to the trainer as he took the time out to answer our questions and give us better examples and techniques for the exam.

  94. Jim McGrellis|QA & Test|Telefonica UK

    The course content and trainer were good, the course was very intensive and a lot to take in.

    Due to covid it was delivered virtually, which is not my preferred method of learning, I would have preferred a classroom based course for something as intensive and involved as this course, but understand the reasoning behind this due to the current circumstances. Thanks

  95. Ramesa Khan|Junior QA Engineer|O2

    Really good, john interacted very well and made it very easy to understand

  96. Chris Webber|Test Analyst|LV Insurance

    John really was an excellent tutor. Patient, knowledgeable, kind, able to simplify and demonstrate complex subjects with ease. I really think he made all the difference and I feel lucky that he was our tutor. The course itself was very well structured & I felt like I learnt a lot in a short space of time.

  97. George SPEDDING|SENIOR TEST MANAGER|MOD

    INTENSIVE COURSE BUT WELL PRESENTED

  98. Julia Steinberg

    I really enjoyed the course – the material was presented excellently and was very thouroughly explained. It was engaging and I felt like it has helped me tremendously in understanding the basics of testing and how to adhere to best practices.
    Thank you very much, John, for the great experience!

  99. John Smith|Software tester|Apteco Ltd

    High intensity, a lot of info being delivered. Excellent verbal presentation by tutor.
    Sample questions convoluted and poorly written – not a reflection of TSG or Rosie!
    Very pleased I had someone walking me through the material.
    Rosies ability to explain answers not initially understood didn’t quite hit the mark for me. I was looking for a ‘recipe’ of how to approach the question and quickly decipher it’s meaning. Personally that wasn’t always what I received, and I felt one or two explanations for others failed to offer a different way of saying what was said originally. If there was an area to improve on, then that is the only one I could identify.

  100. Chad Bradshaw|Test Analyst|Elecosoft

    Very good – was able to stay focused and information was explained in a simple and clear way.

  101. Priya Uka|Functional Tester|RCI Financial Services

    There was a lot of content to learn but I feel John went through it very well and willingly slowed down and went over content until everyone confirmed they understood.
    Breaks were given at good intervals which helped everyone come back ready to absorb more content

  102. Austen Fletcher|Software Tester Trainee|Reallymoving Ltd

    I felt that Rosie dealt very well with the volume of content, in particular during the first day (which she kindly warned us about).

    I also found it useful that she gave us guidance on the sorts of areas we ought to prioritise learning.

    I found her teaching style engaging, and appreciated the way she brought in personal anecdotes to help us associate the course content with more relatable scenarios, as well as the way she brought up past content to help reinforce it.

  103. Tony Thomas|Product Delivery Test Analyst|LV Insurance

    Rosie Sheldon was absolutely fantastic at explaining, making sure you understood if you raised any questions, clear, approachable. It was a pleasure!

  104. Adam Compton|Test & Config Analyst|ERS

    Solid instruction, decent support materials. Impacted slightly (albeit completely understandably) by having it performed remotely, but the trainer did very well considering.

  105. Victoria Blake-Dobell|Software Tester|DNV

    My trainer was thorough and friendly, and the course provided me with a lot of incredibly useful information and insights.

  106. Sheila Brogden|Tester|Civil Service

    Rosie is clearly very knowledgeable about the subject and was able to use lots of real life examples to demonstrate her explanations.

  107. Patrick Wilson|Test Analyst|IBM

    Very Informative, a good pace to the course and really good explanations and links to how it will be used in the “Real world”. My only “Even better if”, is if a little more writing on the slides could be done just to explain the slides a little more.

  108. Patrick Wilson | Test Analyst |IBM

    Very Informative, a good pace to the course and really good explanations and links to how it will be used in the “Real world”. My only “Even better if”, is if a little more writing on the slides could be done just to explain the slides a little more.

  109. Philippa Hodge | Automation Tester |WTC

    Very good at keeping people’s attention – much harder online so she did a grand job of that.

  110. Philippa Hodge | Automation Tester |WTC

    Very good at keeping people’s attention – much harder online so she did a grand job of that.

  111. Robert Macdonald | Software Test Engineer |IBM

    We completed a 2 day online introduction to test course, where we listen to a presentation and took part in multiple exercises.

  112. Stephen Bruce | QA Engineer |Fuel3D

    John was a very good teacher, explained everything well and set us up perfectly for the exam

  113. Rebecca Sloane | Test Analyst |NHS

    Very helpful and clearly presented. Going through examples was really useful for heavy course material. Worked well despite being at home and online.

  114. Majd Kassawat | Test Lead |OMRON

    Very clear and straightforward explanation.
    The presentation is interactive enough.
    Workload is well balanced between home and class.

  115. Rebecca Brandon | Automation Engineer |Simplyhealth

    The course taught me a lot more than expected. I am glad my company sent me on a course rather than me doing self study, because of the sheer amount of content to cover.

  116. Ben Sykes | Test Analyst |NHS

    Fantastic course. Great level of knowledge from the trainer who explained things clearly and in great detail.

  117. James Anderson | QA Tester Apprentice |Invotra Limited

    The course was very interesting and informative, I have learnt many new things in relation to testing and the business usage and approach to it.

  118. Jacob McKenzie | Senior Test Analyst |Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust

    John cleared the content at a good pace and was very engaging which kept my mind focused on the information.

  119. Amanda Jupp | Product Analyst |Trace Solutions

    This course was very informative.

  120. Paula Jones | BDM | test

    excellent!

  121. Morgan O Donnell | System tester | PTSB

    Alot of content however much of the mock tests are ambiguous. I feel the questions are not very suited to the course material

  122. Andrew Ring | QA Engineer | Virtalis

    Difficult over GoToMeeting – I would always choose classroom based if possible but time made this necessary. More, shorter breaks – I assume that everybody had to nip away for 5 minute breaks every now and then. I think attempting to get more involvement from the attendees would help?

  123. Sarvottam Kumar | Associate | PWC

    The course was thorough and it covers almost everything.

  124. Arindam Pal | Senior Associate | PwC

    Training was very informative and provided lots of valuable information and clarifications on Functional Testing. Got the clear understanding on all the testing terminology.

  125. Hyma P R | Senior Associate | PWC

    Richard explained everything in detail. Deals all the queries with lots of patience.

  126. Simran Rai | Associate | PwC SDC Kolkata

    It was very helpful and much needed course for me atleast.

  127. Harsh Manjhi | Test Analyst (Associate) | PwC

    It was very informative, i feel all ready for the certification exam and the trainer for this course couldn’t have been better.

  128. Swapnil Kumar | Associate | PwC SDC Kolkata

    It was very nice throughout. And also how well explained by Richard. Much appreciated.

  129. Molly Green | Senior Functional Test Analyst | Ocado

    Rosie was very approachable and patient with the large volumes of questions asked of her, and good at explaining things in a simple way.

  130. Chris Elias | Test Engineer | Principality

    Rosie was a good tutor – she was very well spoken and explained the syllabus as best as possible. The course seems to be very manual tester focused which was disappointing for me as I mainly work with Test Automation. I found the exam questions have been made deliberately difficult and ambiguous. I feel there was a big focus on boundary/partition testing which I feel is a very small area in software testing these days. Overall I feel this course is a bit outdated for todays modern software development requirements.

  131. Ian Smith | QA Analyst | Principality

    Course tutor was brill, What was hardest was the way some of the example questions/ISTQB syllabus was written.

  132. Jon Hardman | Test Analyst | Principality

    I found Rosie very easy to listen to, very patient, and felt like i could ask questions when I needed. In my personal opinion the syllabus of the course seemed to reference outdated techniques. However Rosie was very good in teaching these. In future I personally would find it better if there was even more engagement e.g. more questions to the group.

  133. Dylan Anderson | Software Tester Apprentice | RWE Supply and Trading

    Really good course. Provides plenty of information needed for being a tester, although I think it needs better pacing, so that I can get the info from the course noted for exam revision.

  134. Robbie Aitken | Programmer | Euroclear

    Interesting course, Rosie was a great trainer. Good delivery, kept us engaged, well-paced, also very very patient.

  135. Chelsea Houston | Software Engineer / Test Analyst | Capgemini

    Very insightful and informative. Trainer kept my attention throughout the whole 3 days. Was happy to help out when we were confused. Hard course with a lot of work needed but well worth it. Learnt a lot of very helpful info. Trainer very friendly and easy to understand and get along with. Looking forward to taking more courses in the future.

  136. Aleksandra Zmuda | IT Solutions Test Analyst | Clipper Logistics

    The course met my expectations, highly informative, clearly explained, useful for my current role and carrier path I have chosen. Thank you!

  137. Mohamed Shurfudeen | Project Engineer | Trinity Systems

    I personally found it hard to understand certain concepts because i have no prior testing experience.

  138. Sofia Melia Castilla | Graduate Trainee | KPMG

    Trainer explained everything very clearly and enthusiastically. It was a lot of information and syllabus to digest in 4 days but Angelina made it fun and easier to understand. Very good experience overall!

  139. Alex Stewart | Digital Consultant Grad Trainee | KPMG

    A lot of content in little time. A very enthusiastic and helpful trainer.

  140. Tonna Anyansi | Graduate Trainee | KPMG

    Angelina covered the relevant information and went through practice questions after every topic. She was great answering questions, and did well making the content digestible.

  141. Cameron Thomley | Technology Consultant | KPMG

    The course was well delivered but the content itself can be confusing due to the nature of there being a large amount of unfamiliar terminology that feeds into one another. Angelina was brilliant at clarifying confusions however which helped a lot.

  142. Caro Edwards | Consulting Graduate Trainee | KPMG UK

    Found the content very extensive and questions quite difficult to answer but trainer was helpful and taught us in depth

  143. Ellie Hindley-Skelt | Graduate Trainee | KPMG

    there were a lot of technical problems at first but once we moved from go to meetings to teams then it was fine. Would suggest going straight to teams.

  144. yusra shabir | grad trainee | kpmg

    It was really good, there were very hard concepts however angelina took time and care to help anybody and everybody out whilst still being on track for our course. Angelina was always joyful and kept us engaged, even on very hard topics and when we were tired. I found her examples very helpful in explaining topics. Also her experience not only helped us understand the exam sceanrios but also helped understand us what we can expect in real life testing scenarios. Some improvements on the course content is Maybe some videos explaining certain types of concepts in context e.g. amazon company decided to build this app for X, Y, z would have been helpful and we could access that on teh PP slides in our own time. This is because the sessions are not recorded so any examples used/talked about will have disappeared from memory as theres so much content and so many examples. We also had a few technical issues so maybe a better platform for collaboration? Overall I loved the course and learning with Angelina!

  145. Samiha Akter | Graduate Technology Consultant | KPMG

    Angelina was amazing at teaching the content – she was interactive, engaging and enthusiast. I believe an improvement for the exam would be to have more K3 questions as application of learning is better.

  146. Anthony Tibbs|Analyst|Old Mutual Wealth / Quilter

    course was explained well, trainer was excellent

  147. Clara Fordham|Test Analyst|WiggleCRC

    It was good, great slides! Glad to do it online. Just wish we could request a printed version of the materials.

  148. Faiz Ahmed|Software Tester|Atheon Analytics

    Course was good, adequate breaks and detailed content. Using the Online platform was a better experience than i thought it would be

  149. Karl Gwilliam|IT QA Lead|Deloitte

    This was a good experience and presented well. It was presented well over Goto as well, it was nice to be at home and not have the stress of having to go to a location for this for sure.

    The content was spot on, although a lot to take it I think with the right amount of revision I should be able to pass the exam.

    I would recommend this course to anyone looking to getting into the testing world for sure. It has opened my eyes as well and made think about whether a career is right for me in testing full time.

  150. Konstantina Zioga|software tester|

    Very informative, better than I thought it was going to be given it was a virtual course.

  151. Madhu Mahadeva|Test Consultant|NEST Corporation

    Well paced course, trainer was very knowledgeable and friendly.

  152. Oliver Ingleby|Tester|Companies House

    John was a very engaging, helpful and knowledgeable trainer. He provided real life examples from his career which help bring the subject to life. The regular screen breaks really helped my concentration as did the regular exercises for us to complete.

  153. Sandra Obi|Data and Tech Consultant|KPMG

    Well presented course material by John with a lot of clarification. Also online course has been beneficial as you save approximately 3 hours for getting ready and travel and feel refreshed at the start of the course.

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