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ISTQB Foundation in Software Testing & ISTQB Test Automation Engineer

This is an intense accelerated learning course from 8m to 8pm. You will be expected to do additional homework in the evenings. This course is aimed at gaining the certifications in the shortest possible time enabling delegates to be away from the workplace in the shortest possible time. Those delegates that already have experience will find this course less challenging.

The ISTQB Foundation 2018 syllabus course covers the fundamentals of software testing, providing delegates with the necessary foundations for a career as a software testing professional.

This  intensive tutor-led course with the exam at the end,  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.

The ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer Certificate Course is a three-day course explaining the tasks of a test automation engineer (TAE) in designing, developing, and maintaining test automation solutions.

The course includes exercises and practice exams to highlight key aspects of the syllabus and to help participants understand and practice the concepts and methods presented.

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 Advanced Test Automation Course will benefit professionals in roles such as testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, software developers, and anyone wishing to gain the ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer certificate. This course may also be appropriate for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of software test automation, such as project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, IT directors, and management consultants.

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Learning Objectives

The objectives for Accelerated Learning: ISTQB Foundation in Software Testing & Test Automation Engineer course are:-

  • 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
  • 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
  • Provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to guide a test automation project. The course focuses on the concepts, methods, tools, and processes for automating dynamic functional tests and the relationship of those tests to test management, configuration management, defect management, software development processes and quality assurance.
  • Methods described are generally applicable across variety of software lifecycle approaches (e.g., agile, sequential, incremental, iterative), types of software systems (e.g., embedded, distributed, mobile) and test types (functional and non-functional testing).

Pre-Requisites

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

Candidates for the ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer certificate must hold the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level certificate (CTFL).

Course Content

  • Software Testing Fundamentals
  • Testing throughout the software life cycle
  • Static Techniques
  • Test Design using black and white box techniques
  • Test Management
  • Tools support for testing
  • Introduction and Objectives for Test Automation
  • Preparing for Test Automation
  • The Generic Test Automation Architecture
  • Deployment Risks and Contingencies
  • Test Automation Reporting and Metrics
  • Transitioning Manual Testing to an Automated Environment
  • Verifying the TAS
  • Continuous Improvement

Exams & Certification

This course incorporates two exams.

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).

The Advanced Level Test Automation Engineer exam comprises 40 multiple choice questions, with a pass mark grade of 65% to be completed within 90 minutes. Participants that take the exam not in their spoken language, will receive additional 25% more time (an additional 23 minutes) so a total of 113 minutes.

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