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BCS Intermediate - Software Testing Online


The BCS-ISEB Software Testing Intermediate is an interactive learning package fully accredited by the BCS (the British Computer Society). The course covers everything you need to pass the Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing.

The exam is included and can be taken at any Pearson Vue test centre.

What's Included

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Accredited Online Course - access for 90 days:

  • Exam Voucher  (to be booked within 12 months of purchase)
  • Supporting Exercises
  • Sample Exam Style Questions
  • Email supprt from accredited tutors

This course is approved and accredited by the BCS and pass rates exceed the national average.

More Information

The Intermediate level qualification is aimed at all testing practitioners who hold the ISEB/ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing.

This includes testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers, and software developers.

The Intermediate Certificate constitutes a qualification on its own but it also provides a next step in career development for testing professionals.  Holders of the Intermediate Certificate are ideally placed to continue their career development along the ISTQB Advanced qualification route.

Course Content:

Testing Fundamentals:

- Review of the Foundation Certificate syllabus
- Aplication domains
- Testing in the lifecycle
- The fundamental test process

- The principles of reviews
- Types of review
- Using different review types
- Performing a formal review

Testing and Risk:
- Introduction to risk and risk-based testing
- Risk management
- Product risk identification & analysis

Test Management:
- Test policy
- Test strategy
- Test plans
- Entry and exit criteria
- Estimating techniques
- Test monitoring
- Incident management process

Test Analysis:
- Fundamentals of test analysis
- Test environment requirements
- Techniques
- Coverage measures


About the course
The course uses interaction, animation and voice to take the student through the syllabus, and prepare for the BCS-ISEB Intermediate exam. Students can stop, review and test themselves on their knowledge at any stage.

Delegates must hold the ISEB-ISTQB Foundation Certificate in order to take the exam.

How long does the course take to complete?
The course lasts approximately 12–15 hours.

How do I complete the exam?
With this package you will be able to book your exam at your chosen location world-wide. You will receive an exam voucher to use up to 12 months after purchase.

What format is the exam?
The examination lasts one hour and consists of 40 multiple-choice questions. It's a 'closed book' examination i.e. no notes or books are allowed into the examination room. The pass mark is 26/40.

Full support

The course includes full tutorial support providing fast one-to-one access to experienced tutors via email so users never feel isolated or stuck. 

Self paced, self managed study
Self-paced study using automatic book marking lets users dip in and out of the course at any time. Most people spread the 12-14 hour course over 2-4 weeks and the exam can be taken up to 12 months after course purchase.

Proven quality and effectiveness
This course is approved and accredited by BCS-ISEB and pass rates exceed the national average.

What are the system requirements for the online learning?
Online delivery - display resolution of at least 1024 x 768. 
Not suitable for Apple and MAC devices


This course will be delivered via the Focus LearnTesting Portal - offering the ultimate in convenience and additional resources.


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