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ISTQB Foundation - Software Testing

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Name ISTQB Foundation - Software Testing
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£731.00 +vat
was £750.00
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The ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level Certificate has been refreshed for 2018 and sets the new global standard for software testing and is seen as the benchmark against which software testing professionals are measured.

We have been accredited by the BCS to run the Foundation Certificate since 2002. We are proud of our high pass rates, as well as our consistently strong delegate feedback; many of the delegates on our courses are referrals or repeat business. Our materials are all developed in house, by our experienced team of practitioners, with many years of software testing experience between them. The 2018 version of the syllabus brings a welcome update to the Foundation course, with more emphasis on practical elements, agile and test design techniques - aimed more at the test analyst level than the previous version.

Our trainers are experienced testing practitioners with many years of software testing experience to relate to candidates in order to enhance the learning process.

Who should attend

  • Test Analysts
  • User Acceptance Testers
  • Test Managers
  • Quality Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Those getting started in Software Testing

Learning Objectives

  • Be aware of techniques and standards for software testing
  • Understand the basic steps of the testing process and understand where testing fits in to each stage of the software development lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Perform effective testing of software based on established methods and techniques
  • Gain a detailed understanding of both functional and non-functional test levels
  • Be able to develop a test plan and other documentation, based on International standards
  • Have an awareness of testing tools and what they can achieve

Course Content

The course consists of six modules, spread over three days. The exam is on the final day of the course.

Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Testing 

Chapter 2: Testing Throughout the Software Development Lifecycle

Chapter 3: Static Testing

Chapter 4: Test Techniques

Chapter 5: Test Management

Chapter 6: Tool Support for Testing

Bristol - Castlemead


Castlemead, home to our meeting rooms is the tallest building in Bristol, and is decorated in a contemporary business style.
Bristol - MWB

Training venues are not confirmed until 1 week prior to the course as this is dependent on number of delegates. We therefore advise that delegates do not book any non-refundable travel or accommodation until they are in receipt of the joining instructions.


Bristol Castlemead
Lower Castle Street



Access by Car

Access to Bristol from M5 North and Southbound: Join the M4 headed towards Bristol and London. Join the M32 towards Bristol - further directions below.

Access to Bristol from M4 East or Westbound: Join the M32 towards Bristol – further directions below.

  • Once on the M32 continue to the end taking a left at the traffic lights onto the A4044 following sign to Temple Meads train station
  • Take the first slip road on the left, signposted for shoppers
  • At the roundabout, take the third exit towards Town Centre (Castle Street)
  • Bear right, keeping the Marriott Hotel on your right
  • Castlemead is located on the right after the NCP car park.

Access by Rail

  • Take the train to Bristol Temple Meads. Exit the station and walk to the main road
  • Turn right at the traffic lights
  • Continue on the pavement, crossing straight over at the roundabout. (If you were driving this would be the third exit of the roundabout)
  • Continue to the second set of traffic lights and cross over the dual carriageway
  • Continue along the dual carriageway, then up the slip road to another roundabout
  • Turn left and bear right, keeping the Marriott Hotel on your left
  • Castlemead is located beyond the adjacent NCP car park.

London Paddington (1 hour, 45 minutes) and Cardiff (50 minutes).

Disabled Access - Yes

The examination is carried out at the end of the third day of the course. It is a one hour, closed book, multiple choice exam with a pass mark of 26/40. Successful completion leads to the award of the ISTQB-BCS Foundation Certificate in software testing by the British Computer Society and the ISTQB, an Internationally recognised qualification in software testing.

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