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ISTQB Foundation - Software Testing

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Name ISTQB Foundation - Software Testing
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Overview

This course provides comprehensive first-level training for anyone involved in software testing. It is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), and follows the CTFL 2018 syllabus specified by the International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB).

The course covers the fundamentals of testing: definitions of testing standards, planning, managing the lifecycle, reviews and the tools available. Techniques for creating tests are described and practised. It culminates in a one-hour multiple choice examination for the BCS Foundation Certificate in Software Testing. Successful delegates will also gain the ISTQB Certified Tester - Foundation Level, a globally recognised qualification.

Target Audience:

  • The 2018 Foundation Level qualification is suitable for anyone who needs to demonstrate practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts of software testing including people in roles such as testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants,  test managers, user acceptance testers and software developers.
  • It is also appropriate for individuals who need a basic understanding of software testing including project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, IT directors and management consultants
  • The new 2018 syllabus is recognised as a pre-requisite to other ISTQB certifications where Foundation Level is required (note: all previous releases of Foundation Level, including the 2011 syllabus and “grandfathered” Foundation Level certifications, will remain valid).

What's included in this course?

  • Exam
  • 12-month BCS Associate membership

Learning Objectives

The Business Outcomes expected of a candidate who has attended the 2018 Foundation Level certification course are as follows:

  •   Promote efficient and effective communication by using a common vocabulary for software testing.
  •   Understand fundamental concepts of software testing.
  •   Demonstrate understanding of how different development and testing practices, and different constraints on testing, may apply in optimising testing to different contexts.
  •   Contribute effectively in reviews.
  •   Use established techniques for designing tests at all test levels.
  •   Interpret and execute tests from given test specifications. Report on test results.
  •   Understand test management principles for resources, strategies, planning, project control and risk management.
  •   Write and communicate clear and understandable defect reports.
  •   Understand the project factors that drive the test priorities and test approach.
  •   Understand the value that software testing brings to stakeholders.
  •   Appreciate how testing activities and work products align with project objectives, measures and targets.
  •   Assist in the selection and implementation process of testing tool.

Pre-Requisites

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

Course Content

The 2018 Foundation Level Syllabus covers the following:

Fundamentals of Testing

  •   What is Testing?
  •   Why is Testing Necessary?
  •   Seven Testing Principles
  •   Test Process
  •   The Psychology of Testing

Testing Throughout the Software Development Lifecycle

  •   Software Development Lifecycle Models
  •   Test Levels
  •   Test Types
  •   Maintenance Testing

Static Testing

  •   Static Testing Basics
  •   Review Process

Test Techniques

  •   Categories of Test Techniques
  •   Black-box Test Techniques
  •   White-box Test Techniques
  •   Experience-based Test Techniques

Test Management

  •   Test Organization
  •   Test Planning and Estimation
  •   Test Monitoring and Control
  •   Configuration Management
  •   Risks and Testing
  •   Defect Management

Tool Support for Testing

  •   Test tool considerations
  •   Effective use of tools

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How Attend from Anywhere works

Our ‘Attend from Anywhere’ courses allow you to access award-winning classroom training without leaving your home or office. We use WebEx web and video conferencing platform by Cisco. Before you book you should check to ensure you meet the WebEx system requirements and run a test meeting to ensure the software is compatible with your firewall settings (if it doesn’t work you should adjust your settings or contact your IT department about permitting the website).

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  • Up to three weeks before the start of the course we will send you Joining Instructions by email.
  • You should enter ‘My Virtual Account’ to update your address for courseware and book a pre-test with a member of the Virtual Learning Team, who will check everything works.
  • 15 minutes before the course begins you should launch the software, connect your audio and familiarise yourself with the interface and how the virtual interactions work.
  • The course will be split into multiple sessions, with short breaks in between so you can stay focused and refreshed.
  • Throughout the course the learning professional will use an electronic whiteboard, which will transmit all the notes directly to your screen.
  • You can ask the learning professional a question at any time, either by simply speaking aloud through your microphone or by clicking the virtual ‘raise-a-hand’ button on the interface.
  • Towards the end of the course there will be plenty of time for detailed Q&As with the learning professional, just as if you were physically in the classroom.
  • Following the course you will be asked to complete a course evaluation form, which will allow you to give detailed feedback on your experience and help us to make future improvements.
  • For four weeks after the course has finished you will have on-demand access to helpful videos on the subject matter, and we may send you useful emails reminding you of the ‘Key Learning Points’.

Benefits of Attend from Anywhere

Access to experts

Receive full support from our subject-matter experts for the duration of your course.

Convenient

Access your training from home, the office, or anywhere with internet access.

Cost-effective

Save money on training and expenses like transport, hotels, meals and childcare.

Quality

Our technology makes our online courses the same high quality as our classroom training.

Time-efficient

Reduce time out of the office and time spent travelling to and from training centres.

FAQ

What equipment do I need for an Attend from Anywhere course?

You will need an internet-connected computer and a USB headset with an in-built mic to interact with the trainer. Two monitors are recommended; one to stream the video from the classroom and the other to display the interactive interface.

How reliable are Attend from Anywhere courses?

We use leading Cisco technology and our classrooms are specifically optimised to improve sound quality for remote attendees. We also offer a pre-test so you can test everything is working before the course starts.

How are remote attendees made to fell included?

Our trainers are specially trained on how to interact with remote attendees and our technology allows them to take over remote PCs. Our remote labs ensure all participants can take part in hands-on class exercises wherever they are.

What makes Attend from Anywhere courses cost effective?

Our technology makes our Attend from Anywhere courses the same high-quality experience as our classroom training, so we do not price them differently. However, organisations and individuals do make significant financial savings by booking this type of course when associated costs (such as travel, expenses, hotels, food and childcare) are factored in.

How can I take the exam remotely?

You may be able to take your exam via one of our accredited remote live proctors. Where this is not possible you may be issued with an exam voucher or required to attend a classroom in order to take the exam. Please contact us for specific details in relation to your course.

If you are able to take your exam remotely you need to book it before the course begins  and switch on a webcam to enable invigilation and show photo ID (please note that exam slots are subject to availability with the live proctors and may not be available during the week of the exam. Exam slots are booked on a first come first served basis).

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Those who intend to sit the examination at the end of the course will benefit from pre-reading the ISTQB Foundation Level Syllabus (Pdf version included for pre-reading) and a standard text on the subject from the BCS book list.

Those delegates taking the examination will need to spend some time each evening on revision and example examination questions. The amount of time required will depend on experience, but delegates should be prepared to spend a minimum of 1-hour each evening.

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)
  •   No study material or electronic devices (including mobile phones) may be used during the examination Candidates are allowed to use simple non-programmable calculators (to be provided by the candidate)
  •   An official translation of terms (not their definitions) from the ISTQB Glossary to the local language is allowed. Candidates taking exams that are not in their native language may use a paper-based translation dictionary.
  •   The pass mark is 65% (26 out of 40).

If you are taking a BCS exam you must bring photographic identification with you (passport, driving license or student card), as it is a BCS requirement to produce it for the invigilator prior to the exam. Failure to produce a valid form of photographic identification will result in a candidate not being able to sit the exam. For any questions about what form of identification is acceptable please contact your us..

BCS allow additional time for candidates who have a disability or whose native language differs to that of the examination paper. Full details are provided in the BCS Reasonable Adjustments Policy which is available to view on the BCS website. If you believe you qualify for this then please notify the Exam Administration team as early as possible. At least two weeks' notice will be required for processing this request. Delegates failing to advise us and provide evidence when requested, may not be allowed the additional support offered via the BCS policy.

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