After successfully completing the course and passing the exams, 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.
- Analyze 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.
Delegates should be able to; collaborate in an agile team, being familiar with agile principles and practices.
Adapt existing testing experience, knowledge, and best practices, and apply relevant test methods and techniques; Help business stakeholders define understandable and testable user stories and acceptance criteria.
Who is it 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. The Foundation Level Extension Agile Tester part of the course is suitable for those who are, or expect to be, working on agile projects. It is aimed at those who seek a practical application of the core software testing material covered at ISTQB Foundation level to agile projects.
- The objectives for the Certified Tester Foundation Level qualification are to:
- prepare candidates for the Foundation Certificate in Software Testing based on the ISTQB syllabus;
- improve understanding of software testing - its purpose and nature - and to raise awareness of issues and constraints around testing;
- learn standard terminology;
- introduce test techniques (static, white & black box) to delegates as well as providing practical experience of key techniques;
- provide a complete picture of the test processes from requirements review to system implementation; and
- provide delegates with an environment that supports their learning and impart them with the necessary confidence and means to support their future career as a test professional.
- Collaborate in an agile team, being familiar with agile principles and practices;
- Adapt existing testing experience, knowledge, and best practices;
- Support the agile team in planning test related activities;
- Apply relevant test methods and techniques;
- Assist in test automation;
- Help business stakeholders define understandable and testable user stories and acceptance criteria;
- Work with and share information with other team members;
The entry requirements 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.
Syllabus – Key points
- Software Testing Fundamentals
- Testing throughout the software life cycle
- Static techniques
- Test design techniques
- Test management
- Tool support for testing
- Agile Development & the Agile Manifesto
- The ‘Whole-Team’ Approach
- Early and Frequent Feedback
- Agile Tester Roles & Skills
- Agile Development Approaches (Scrum, XP and Kanban)
- Release & Iteration Planning
- Burndown Charts
- Project Initialization
- Collaborative User Story Creation & Acceptance Criteria
- Assessing Quality Risks and Estimating Test Effort
- Test-Driven Development, Acceptance Test-Driven Development, and Behaviour-
- Driven Development
- Continuous Integration
- The Differences between Testing on Traditional and Agile Projects
- The ‘Definition of Done’
- Agile Taskboards
- Options for Independent Testing in Agile
- The Test Pyramid
- Testing Quadrants
- Exploratory Testing in Agile Projects
- Functional and Non-Functional Black Box Test Design for User Stories
- Agile Retrospectives
- Managing Regression Risk with Evolving Manual and Automated Test Cases
- Refactoring & Technical