Software Testers are professionals who look for glitches or errors in a computer software program in order to ensure that it is working in the way that it is intended to and to ensure that quality control is kept to the highest possible standard. The ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation course will teach the student why software testing is a necessity, the processes involved in testing, planning for software testing and the types of tools used in the process.
Software testing is a profession that is becoming more prolific, due to the ever more complex nature of IT systems. The ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation course will lay the foundations for a rewarding career in software testing as it focuses on the management, analysis and principles of the software testing field.
Once you have gained the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation certification, you will have proven to potential employers that you have the necessary skills to start a career in software testing and that you will be an asset to their organisation.
ISTQB (BCS) Certified Tester Foundation Course Assessment
In order to earn your ISTQB (BCS) Certified Tester Foundation certification you will need to gain training from an accredited training provider and then pass the ISTQB (BCS) Certified Tester Foundation exam. This internationally recognised certification that you will receive upon passing this exam is awarded by the British Computer Society (BCS) and the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB).
ISTQB (BCS) Certified Tester Foundation Course Requirements
There are no formal requirements to study the BCS Software Testing Foundation course.
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For those who have passed their BCS exam, and would like to make the most of their professional certification, this exclusive membership will boost your career, network, knowledge and professional support system. If you’re looking to land your dream job, or perhaps network with like-minded people, then the BCS Associate membership is the perfect start.
Career Path Opportunities
The (BCS) ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation course is suited for anyone looking to work in any of the following roles:
- 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
Frequently Asked (Questions
How long is the Software Testing exam and how many questions will there be?
The (BCS) ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation exam is one (1) hour long and consists of 40 multiple choice questions.
What is the pass mark for the Software Testing exam?
To pass the (BCS) ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation exam you will need to score 26 marks out of a possible 40 (65%).
Is this an open or closed-book exam?
This is strictly a closed-book exam and only a simple calculator (non-programmable) will be allowed in the exam room. If you are taking this exam online, you will be provided with access to an on-screen calculator.
Note: Official exam fees are not included.
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How do I take the exam?
The instructor will cover the format of the exam and where/how you can take it. There is more information on the BCS website.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
How much is the foundation level exam costs?
This can vary according to the testing centre. You'd need to look on the Pearson Vue website for a local centre, but typically around £175 online.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Does this course include practice questions?
Yes, there are practice tests included.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
For how many months would I be able to access this course after the first purchase?
We provide 12months of online 24x7 access via your web-browser.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Is the certificate of completion at the end of this course included?
There is no certificate of completion for this course. You'd need to sit the exam and pass it to obtain any kind of certificate.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
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