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ISTQB Mobile Application Testing Foundation

The certification for the Mobile Application Testing Foundation Level is intended for professionals who are working with mobile technology. The certification provides an insight into methods, techniques and tools a professional may use to test mobile applications. It is also for professionals who are planning to start implementing mobile projects or are working within companies that plan to do so. The certification provides an advantage for those who would like to know the required mobile project activities, roles, methods, and methodologies specific to their role.

Who is it for?

The Mobile Application Testing Foundation Level qualification is aimed at the following main groups of professionals:

·       Professionals who have achieved in-depth testing experience in traditional methods and would like to acquire specific competence for testing mobile applications.

·       Junior professional testers who are just starting in the testing profession and would like to know more about the tester’s role when developing mobile applications.

·       Professionals who are experienced in their role and need more understanding and knowledge about how to perform and manage testing on all levels in mobile projects.

These professionals include people who are in roles such as testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers, and software developers. This Mobile Application Testing Foundation Level certification may also be appropriate for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of software testing in the mobile testing world, such as project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, IT directors, and management consultants.

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Learning Objectives

After successfully completing the course and passing the exam, candidates should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of general concepts in the following areas:

·       Understand and review business and technology drivers for mobile apps in order to create a test strategy.

·       Identify and understand the key challenges, risks and expectations associated with testing a mobile application.

·       Apply test types and levels specific to mobile applications.

·       Apply common test types, such as those mentioned in [ISTQB_CTFL_2018], in the mobile specific context.

·       Carry out the activities required specifically for mobile application testing as part of the main activities of the ISTQB® test process.

·       Identify and use suitable environments and appropriate tools for mobile application testing.

·       Understand methods and tools used specifically to support mobile application test automation.


It is recommended that candidates have at least 6-months of testing experience before taking this course. Anyone can take the course, but candidates taking the exam are required to hold an ISTQB Foundation certificate.

Note that it is recommended that you attend an accredited training course run by an accredited training provider, as the overall exam pass rates are notably higher for candidates attending such courses.

Course Content

  • Business and Technology Drivers
  • Mobile Application Test Types
  • Common Test Types and Test Process for Mobile Application
  • Mobile Applications Platforms, Tools and Environment
  • Automating the test Execution

Exams & Certification

Candidates sit an exam (exam included in course fees):

·       40 multiple choice questions that consist of a list of possible answers

·       Duration of 60 minutes (or 75 minutes for candidates taking examinations that are not in their native language)

·       A candidate must score at least 65% to pass (26/40)

If the examination is taken in a language that is not the candidate’s native/official language, then they are entitled to:

·       25% extra time.

·       Use their own paper language dictionary (whose purpose is translation between the examination language and another national language) during the examination.  Electronic versions of dictionaries will not be allowed into the examination room.

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