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ISEB ISTQB foundation certificate

What is it?

The Foundation Certificate in Software Testing is the introductory level for software testing training and is delivered over three days, with a one hour multiple choice exam generally held on the morning of the third day. It is aimed at all levels of tester - from User Acceptance through to Test Consultants and Managers with a view to providing the attendee with a thorough grounding in the approach, organisation and methodology of testing. This certification is becoming more and more important in an increasingly competitive arena - candidates for testing roles are often required to have the certification as a prerequisite of employment.

Who should attend?

This course should be attended by, and has been designed for : Software developers, testers (both technical and user acceptance testers), test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, and managers including test managers, project managers, quality managers plus anyone else with an interest in testing.

The following bullet points give an outline of the course deliverables and structure:-

Fundamentals of Testing

Why testing is necessary, What is testing, General testing principles, Fundamental test process, Psychology of testing.

Testing Throughout the Software Life Cycle

Software development models, Test levels, Test types, Maintenance testing.

Static Testing Techniques

Static techniques and the test process, The review process, Static analysis by tools.

Test Design Techniques

The test development process, Categories of test design techniques, Experience-based techniques, Choosing test techniques.

Test Management

Test organisation, Test planning and estimation, Test progress monitoring and control, Configuration management, Risk and testing, Incident management.

Tool Support for Testing

Types of CAST (Computer Aided Software Testing) tool, Tool selection and implementation.
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