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ISTQB Foundation in Software Testing & ISTQB Test Manager

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 Manager course extends the broad understanding of testing acquired at Foundation Level to enable the role of Test Manager to be performed.

This course includes lectures, exercises and practical work, as well as exam preparation. The examination is held on the last day of the course in the afternoon, so allowing adequate time for revision. It is fully-accredited by UKTB on behalf of ISTQB and has been rated SFIAplus level 5 by the BCS.

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 ISTQB Certified Test Manager Advanced Level is principally aimed at test practitioners who have achieved an advanced point in their careers in software testing and are expecting to be actively involved in the management of any aspect of software testing, and who want to increase their test management knowledge and skills beyond the levels covered by the Foundation and Intermediate qualifications. This includes people in roles such as testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers and software developers. This Advanced Level qualification is also appropriate for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of software testing, such as project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts and management consultants.

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Learning Objectives

The objectives for the Accelerated Learning: ISTQB Foundation in Software Testing & Test Manager 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
  • 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
  • Gain recognition for testing as an essential and professional software engineering specialization;
  • Provide a standard framework for the development of testers’ careers;
  • Enable professionally qualified testers to be recognized by employers, customers and peers, and to raise the profile of testers and testing;
  • Promote consistent and good testing practices within all software engineering disciplines;
  • Identify testing topics that are relevant and of value to industry;
  • Enable software suppliers to hire certified testers and thereby gain commercial advantage over their competitors by advertising their tester recruitment policy;
  • Provide an opportunity for testers and those with an interest in testing to acquire an internationally recognized qualification in the subject.

Pre-Requisites

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 entry requirements for the Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Manager qualification are that the candidate must hold the ISTQB Foundation certificate and it is also suggested that candidates have a minimum of 3 years testing experience.

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
  • Testing Process
  • Test Management
  • Reviews
  • Defect Management

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).

To qualify for the Advance Test Manager Certification

  • 65 multiple choice pick ‘n’ mix questions which consist of the questions followed by a list of options
  • Duration of 180 minutes (or 225 minutes for candidates taking examinations that are not in their native language)
  • A Candidate must score at least 65% to pass (75/115)

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