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ISTQB Software Testing Foundation

Gain a fundamental base of knowledge in the field of software testing.



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£149 inc VAT (was £199)
Offer ends 31 December 2019
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Online, self-paced
3 Months
ISTQB Certified Tester – Foundation Level
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) not included in price & must be purchased separately

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Are you in search of a basic understanding of software testing? Perhaps you’re already part of this exciting world and you're looking for a way to validate your skills. The ISTQB Software Testing Foundation course follows the syllabus specified by the International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB). Anyone who is already involved in software testing or would like to be in a testing role will benefit from this certification.

Our ISTQB Software Testing Foundation course is aimed at professionals who need to demonstrate practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts of software testing.

This includes people in roles such as Test Designers, Test Analysts, Test Engineers, Test Consultants, Test Managers, User Acceptance Testers and IT professionals.

What is Software Testing?

Software testing is the process of executing a program or application with the intent of searching for software faults or bugs. It is a method which can be used to assess the functionality of a software program.

The ISTQB Software Testing Foundation course covers:

  • The process of testing
  • Ensuring effective testing
  • Test design techniques as well as test management
  • Choosing test techniques
  • Test development process

Junior software testing roles pay around £20-25k, rising to an average of £41k for more experienced Software Testers. With these numbers, it's hard not to want to be in the software testing industry.


ISTQB Certified Tester – Foundation Level


Some Software Testing skills you will learn:

  • Keeping software under control
  • Debugging
  • Static testing
  • Dynamic testing
  • The seven testing principles

Why study Software Testing online?

Technological improvements and advances in educational design mean that studying online is no longer just a low-cost alternative to traditional training methods. In many respects, our online courses offer training which is superior to the majority of available “classroom” options.

Not only is the effectiveness of the training process enhanced, but also the convenience and overall cost efficiency of studying online makes it a compelling option for training. You can learn at your own pace and can repeat each section as many times as required unlike in a classroom environment.

Studying at your own pace, rewinding and going over the material as often as you need improves your long-term memory retention and makes studying more rewarding.

Curriculum for the Software Testing Foundation course:

You will gain access to the following modules:

Module 1:

Chapter 1: The Fundamentals
Chapter 2: Reasons for Failure
Chapter 3: Keeping Software Under Control
Chapter 4: Introduction to Debugging
Chapter 5: Static & Dynamic Testing
Chapter 6: The Process of Testing
Chapter 7: How to Ensure Effective Testing
Chapter 8 Part 1: The Seven Testing Principals
Chapter 8 Part 2: The Seven Testing Principles
Chapter 9 Part 1: The Fundamental Test Process
Chapter 9 Part 2: The Fundamental Test Process
Chapter 9 Part 3: The Fundamental Test Process
Chapter 9 Part 4: The Fundamental Test Process
Chapter 9 Part 5: The Fundamental Test Process
Chapter 9 Part 6: The Fundamental Test Process

Module 2:

Chapter 1: Testing Throughout The Software Life Cycle
Chapter 2: Testing Throughout The Software Life Cycle: Software Development Models
Chapter 3: Testing Throughout The Software Life Cycle: Test Levels
Chapter 4: Testing Throughout The Software Life Cycle: Test types

Module 3:

Chapter 1: Static Testing: Introduction
Chapter 2: Static testing: Background to Static Techniques
Chapter 3: Static Testing: Reviews and the Test Process
Chapter 4: Static Testing: Static Analysis by Tools

Module 4:

Chapter 1: Test Development Process
Chapter 2: Test Design Techniques: Categories of Test Design Technique
Chapter 3: Test Design Techniques: Specification-Based or Black-box Technique
Chapter 4: Test Design Techniques: Structure-Based or White-Box Techniques
Chapter 5: Test Design Techniques: Experience-Based Techniques
Chapter 6: Test Design Techniques: Choosing Test Techniques

Module 5:

Chapter 1: Test Management: Introduction
Chapter 2: Test Management: Risks and Testing
Chapter 3: Test Management: Test Organisation and Independence
Chapter 4: Test Management: Test Approach Of Test Strategies
Chapter 5: Test Management: Test Planning and Estimation
Chapter 6: Test Management: Test Progress Monitoring and Control
Chapter 7: Test Management: Incident Management
Chapter 8: Test Management: Configuration Management

Module 6:

Chapter 1: What is a Test Tool?
Chapter 2: Test Tools
Chapter 3: Tool Support For Testing: Introducing a Test Tool into an Organisation

Please note that the official exam is not included, however for those who complete the course, they will receive a completion certificate upon request.

Who is this course for?

Anyone with an interest in beginning a career as a Software Tester.


There are no formal educational requirement for studying this course.

Career path

  • Software Tester
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Software Release Manager
  • IT Business Systems Analyst
  • Software Test Analyst

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J asked:

How does this course work? Does it actually teach how to test like a test analyst would, or does it just provide a raw syllabus on software testing?


It cover the sylubus of the ISTQB Software Testing Foundation

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Thomas asked:

Is this course in high demand in my home country, Norway and what are the chances of getting a job in Switzerland?


Unfortunatlely, as we are based in England I am unable to provide a definitive answer to that question

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Joanna asked:

Is a tutor available for this course? Where can I do the exam after the course?


Not at this price point, no

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Mobolaji asked:

Please does this course include practice questions?


Hi, Mobolaji This course does indeed include practice questions.

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Carly asked:

Is this course okay for people new to an IT career with no testing experience at all or nothing to do with software? Thank you


Hi Carly This course is perfect for those that are new to the field of Software Testing. There are no prerequisites for you to know about software development before starting this course.

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JuniorTester asked:

I am not entirely sure on what you mean by: exam is not included, but those who complete course, will receive a completion certificate on request.


The course completion certificate is just that a certificate of completion of the course. It is not the official BCS exam. You need to sit this through PearsonVue

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