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ISTQB Foundation - Software Testing

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Name ISTQB Foundation - Software Testing
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Edinburgh
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Overview

The ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) is the standard introductory qualification for those involved in software testing worldwide.

The Foundation Software Testing course is sometimes referred to as BCS Foundation or ISEB Foundation because it is accredited in the UK by the British Computer Society. 

This 3 day course provides comprehensive first-level training. The course covers the fundamentals of software testing, providing delegates with the necessary foundation for a career as a software testing professional.

The course culminates in a one-hour multiple choice exam.

Focus offers ISTQB Software Testing Foundation courses in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and 12 cities across the UK.

 

Target Audience

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 appropriate for project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, and consultants who have an interest in understanding the basic concepts of software testing.

Learning Objectives

Foundation Level professionals should be able to:

  • Understand 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)
  • 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
  • Use a common language for efficient and effective communication with other testers and project stakeholders

Pre-Requisites

Delegates should have a basic working knowledge of IT and an understanding of the testing role in software development.

Course Content

Fundamentals of Testing
Testing terminology
General testing principles
Why testing is necessary
Fundamental test process
The psychology of testing.

Testing Throughout the Lifecycle
Models for testing
Component, System Integration and Acceptance testing
Maintenance testing
Non-functional system testing
Functional system testing.

Static Techniques
Reviews and the test process
Costs and benefits of reviews
Types of review: Walkthrough, technical review, inspections, informal review
Static analysis

Test Design Techniques
Black and White box testing
Black box test techniques including equivalence partitioning, boundary value analysis and state transition testing
White box test techniques including statement and decision testing
Experience-based techniques
Choosing test techniques

Test management
Organisation
Project test plan
Configuration management
Test estimation: Inclusion in project schedule
Monitoring and control
Tracking progress and deviations from plan
Incident management: Logging, tracking and analysis
Risk and testing

Test tools
Types of test tool
Requirements testing
Static analysis
Test design
Data preparation
Capture/replay
Test running
Test harnesses, drivers and simulators
Performance testing
Dynamic analysis
Debugging
Comparison
Test management
Coverage measurement
Effective use, benefits and risk
Introducing a tool into an organization

 

Edinburgh

Description:

This Edinburgh training centre, situated at the Gyle, has excellent transport links and is close to Edinburgh airport. All delegates are provided with lunch on-site.

 
Venue's features:

  • Easy access from main travel routes
  • Spacious, comfortable air-conditioned classrooms
  • Drinks and snacks available
  • Internet access
  • Choice of hotels and accommodation available nearby
  • Compliance with Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) building access requirements.

Location:

Edinburgh Training Centre
32 South Gyle Crescent
Edinburgh
EH12 9EB

 

Directions:

Rail

There are two rail stations within 10-minutes walk of the centre:

Edinburgh South Gyle Station

Edinburgh Park

 

Driving


Directions from M8

From the M8 continue to the Hermiston Gait Junction, and take the slip road onto the A720
At the Gogar roundabout, take the third exit, passing the Gyle Shopping Centre on your left
Continue straight over the next roundabout. At the next roundabout take the third exit into the business park
At the mini roundabout take the first exit into South Gyle Crescent and follow the road around
The training centre is on your right

 

Directions from A90 ~ Forth Road Bridge

After leaving the Forth Road Bridge continue straight on to the A90
At the Barnton Junction move into the right lane
At the traffic lights go right onto the A902, and go straight across the next roundabout
Follow the road down to the traffic lights at the Maybury Junction and go right onto the A8. Comet and the Gyle Shopping Centre will be on your left
Take the slip road just before the Gogar roundabout, passing around the shopping centre
Continue straight over the next roundabout. At the next roundabout take the third exit into the business park
At the mini roundabout take the first exit into South Gyle Crescent and follow the road around
The training centre is on your right


Directions from A8 ~ Edinburgh Airport

Leave the airport and join the A8
Continue until the Gogar roundabout and take the second exit, passing the Gyle Shopping Centre on your left
Continue straight over the next roundabout. At the next roundabout take the third exit into the business park
At the mini roundabout take the first exit into South Gyle Crescent and follow the road around
The training centre is on your right


Car parking

Limited free car parking is available at the centre on a first come, first served basis.

 

The exam consists of a one hour exam with 40 multiple choice questions

It will be a 'closed book' [i.e. no notes or books will be allowed]

Duration of 60 minutes

The pass mark is 65% [ie 26 out of 40]

This is a demanding course and typical candidates will need to spend time in the evenings during the course to consolidate and revise material for the exam.

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