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ISTQB Software Tester Course

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3 months
ISTQB Certified Tester – Foundation Level
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) not included in price, and must be purchased separately

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One of the most valuable roles on a Software Development team is that of a Software Tester – without someone to find the errors in the code, the resulting product would be a liability. This ISTQB Software Tester online course is designed to give you the skills and techniques to ensure that you eradicate all bugs and faults in the developed software and applications, making you an asset to your organisation.

This certification will help you secure the Software Tester position you want, as well as helping you to further your existing career in Software Testing and Development. This certification will be an investment in the future of your Software Testing career.


ISTQB Certified Tester – Foundation Level


Given how dependent our lives are on IT systems, the Software Development industry is flourishing – and with Software Development, there must be Software Testing. As a Software Tester, you will ensure that any released software or applications will live up to their intended design and provide a high-quality user experience.

During this ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation course, you will gain the skills needed to perform manual and automated tests, check code and understand the processes involved in Software Testing. You will also learn why Software Testing is important and what tools are at your disposal as a Software Tester.

This fully accredited online course ensures that you are fully prepared to pass the official ISTQB (BCS) Certified Tester Foundation exam, which will grant you a certification which will prove your capability as a Software Tester.

What you will get with this course

  • 3 months of access to all course materials
  • 6 Modules
  • Quizzes to test your understanding of the modules
  • Practise exam to help prepare you for the official exam
  • Downloadable timetable planner, course glossary and syllabus
  • Student support from our Student Care team
  • Recruitment Package to help you compile your CV

What you will learn

  • Methods for ensuring effective testing
  • Seven testing principles and how they shape the testing process
  • Various test design techniques, including white-box, black-box and experienced-based techniques
  • Test tools and how to use them
  • Static analysis and testing


ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation

  • Course Introduction

Module 1: The Fundamentals

  • 1.1 Why is Testing Necessary
  • 1.2 What is Testing
  • 1.3 Seven Testing Principles
  • 1.4 Fundamental Test Process
  • 1.5 Psychology of Testing
  • 1.6 Code of Ethics

Module 2: The Software Lifecycle

  • 2.1 Software Development Models
  • 2.2 Test Levels
  • 2.3 Test Types
  • 2.4 Maintenance Testing

Module 3: Static Testing

  • 3.1 Static Techniques
  • 3.2 Review Process
  • 3.3 Static Analysis By Tools

Module 4: Test Design Techniques

  • 4.1 Test Development Process
  • 4.2 Categories of Test Design Techniques
  • 4.3 Specification-Based Techniques
  • 4.4 Structure-Based Techniques
  • 4.5 Experience-Based Techniques
  • 4.6 Choosing Test Techniques

Module 5: Test Management

  • 5.1 Risk and Testing
  • 5.2 Test Organisation
  • 5.3 Test Planning And Estimation
  • 5.4 Test Progress Monitoring And Control
  • 5.5 Incident Management
  • 5.6 Configuration Management

Module 6: Test Tools

  • 6.1 What Is A Test Tool
  • 6.2 Test Tools
  • 6.3 Introducing a Test Tool Into an Organisation

Who is this course for?

If you have an interest in software development with a focus on software testing, this course is recommended for you.

This ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation course is also a prerequisite to the ISTQB Certified Tester Intermediate course, so if it is your goal to achieve that certification you must have completed this course first.


There are no formal academic requirements for taking this ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation course.

Career path

  • Software Test Analyst
  • Software Test Engineer
  • IT Software Tester
  • Cloud Software Tester
  • Support Tester
  • Software Developer
  • IT Business Systems Analyst
  • IT Technical Specialist
  • Software Test Manager
  • Software Release Manager

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Shane asked:

is there an exam associated with this course?


Yes the exam follows the syllabus for the ISTQB exam through the BCS. This exam can be sat externally with PearsonVue

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Nneka asked:

Hello how frequent are the exams held.


Hi, Nneka This exam is sat externally with PearsonVue. Scheduling information can be found via their website.

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Ben asked:

Can this course be studied via a mobile phone or tablet? & Is this helpful for those interested in becoming software testers?


Hi, Ben This course can indeed be studied via a tablet (a mobile phone screen may be rather cumbersome). The course is geared towards those that are interested in starting a career in software testing.

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Alex asked:

Is this course using the latest release (i.e. 2018 v3.1)? thanks!


It is v4 not v3. v3 is not the latest

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Agnieszka asked:

how much will be the exam ?


The ISTQB website can provide this information

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Chika asked:

Does the training cover the practical side of this course?


Hi, Chika This course covers the foundational aspects of software testing.

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Priyanka asked:

After completion of course did I get foundation level certificate or I have to pay more money for certificate.


You need to book the ISTQB exam

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Natasha asked:

Hello! How does the course teach the practical side of testing? Is it always reading the Chapters or there are Videos available?


This is a foundation course, and the basis for all other ISTQB Testing certification. We would recommend checking the ISTQB site for more information

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Alex asked:

What is the exam price? Why has my progress through Seetec been hindered by keeping both the exam price and provider hidden?


Exam pricing can be found on ISTQB website. Not sure who Seetec is, this is a Reed advert

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Vijay asked:

Exam(s) / assessment(s) not included in price & must be purchased separately how much additional pay for exam and assesment ?


This information can be found by visiting the ISTQB website

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Rajesh0116 asked:

Hi how much is the fees for automation testing course


Hi, Rajesh This ISTQB Software Tester course covers the fundamental aspects of automation testing. The course fee, as per the ad, is £296. This will provide you with access to the course material for 3 months.

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bendo asked:

how many hours long is the course and is it a lifetime course?


Hi Bendo. Thank you for your enquiry. The ISTQB Software Testing Foundation course is 7 Hours long which is spread out over 29 Lessons. You will have 3 months access to the course and can upgrade to 12 Months if you need a longer period of time to study.

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