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Software Tester Certification Boot Camp

Confidently prepare to pass the ISTQB™ Certified Tester – Foundation Level exam by taking this expert-led training course. In this software tester certification course, you will learn the...

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$2,045 USD
Course Code ST-CERT-BC
Duration 3 days
Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

Confidently prepare to pass the ISTQB™ Certified Tester – Foundation Level exam by taking this expert-led training course. In this software tester certification course, you will learn the fundamentals of software testing, the components of the software life cycle, techniques for test management, and more. Whether you’re trying to validate what you know, fill gaps in your specific experience, or get a broad overview of testing topics because you’re new to testing, there’s something for everyone in the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level Syllabus.

At the conclusion of this software tester certification training course you will have the opportunity to take the ISTQB™ Certified Tester – Foundation Level exam. The exam is held on the third day of the course. The ISTQB™ Certified Tester – Foundation Level certification exam is independently administered by the American Software Testing Qualifications Board, Inc. (ASTQB).

Note: Students who attend a live online delivery of this course will not take the exam in class. However, they will still receive an exam voucher at the completion of the course.

Skills Gained

  • Dynamic and interactive educational experience designed to boost your topic literacy and exam scores
  • Critical study tips and exam taking techniques to reduce stress and prep time while maximizing results
  • Full coverage of the syllabus topics with practical approaches to implementation using real-world examples
  • Integrated glossary definitions to facilitate recognition of new terms in line with concepts
  • Integrated review questions to promote better understanding of K2 level topics and above
  • Pop-quizzes reinforcing the syllabus concepts to improve retention and recall
  • Practical exercises to reinforce the application of ideas and techniques to support K3 and K4 topics
  • Several "peak tips" that provide extensions to the material to support utilization of topics post-course
  • Intense review of the Sample ISTQB CTFL Exam questions and answers
  • Get key questions about the material answered before the exam so you can feel prepared and confident

Prerequisites

  • Testers and Test Engineers
  • QA Testers and Managers
  • Test Leads
  • Test Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Developers
  • Development Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Anyone that wants a better understanding of basic testing concepts.

Course Details

I. Course and exam overview

  • ISTQB and ASTQB overview
  • Exam format
  • Study and exam taking tips
  • Course flow and agenda topics
  • Outline of the daily schedule (varies on day 3)
  • Explanation of supplementary material

II. Fundamentals of testing

  • Testing overview and key terminology
  • Common testing principles
  • Basic test process
  • Psychology of testing
  • Code of ethics
  • Interactive Session: Testing missions and test objectives
  • Pop Quiz: Seven testing principles
  • Interactive Session: Context drivers for testing

III. Testing throughout the software life cycle

  • Software development models
  • Test levels and test types
  • Maintenance testing
  • Interactive Session: Understanding test impacts of software development models
  • Interactive Session: Illustrating verification and validation for better understanding
  • Interactive Session: Linking test levels with entry and exit criteria
  • Interactive Session: Compare and contrast black box and white box testing
  • Interactive Session: Understanding goals, targets, and issues within test levels
  • Interactive Session: Compare and contrast test types using examples

IV. Test management

  • Test organization
  • Planning and estimation
  • Progress monitoring and control
  • Configuration management
  • Risk and testing
  • Incident management
  • Pop Quiz: Understanding project constraints
  • Pop Quiz: Test team organizational structures
  • Pop Quiz: Driving more accurate test estimates
  • Pop Quiz: Choosing a test approach
  • Interactive Session and Pop Quiz: Performing risk assessment
  • Pop Quiz: Identifying incidents
  • Hands-on Exercise: Write an incident report
  • Hands-on Exercise: Perform a review session
  • Interactive Session: Developing oracles

V. Test design techniques

  • The test development process
  • Specification-based techniques
  • Structure-based techniques
  • Experience-based techniques
  • Selecting test techniques
  • Pop Quiz: Using specification-based techniques
  • Interactive Session: Review tests designed with equivalence partitioning
  • Hands-on Exercise: Use equivalence partitioning as a test design method
  • Hands-on Exercise: Use boundary value analysis to create tests
  • Interactive Session: Analyze and map out complex logic in requirements
  • Hands-on Exercise: Use a decision table to develop tests
  • Interactive Session: Walk through a state model
  • Hands-on Exercise: Use a state model to build tests
  • Pop Quiz: Use case basics
  • Interactive Session: Generate tests from use cases
  • Interactive Session: Analyze code flow with control flow diagrams
  • Hands-on Exercise: Develop structural tests for code and analyze coverage
  • Pop Quiz: Differentiate experience-based techniques
  • Pop Quiz: Choose a test technique

VI. Static techniques

  • Static testing techniques
  • The review process
  • Static analysis by tools
  • Review test sets to evaluate test design*
  • Perform a peer review and feedback session
  • (these practice sessions are embedded elsewhere to perform reviews on real targets)

VII. Tool support for testing

  • Types of tools
  • Effective use of tools
  • Introducing tools into an organization
  • Pop Quiz: Test frameworks
  • Pop Quiz: Understanding probe effect
  • Pop Quiz: Pros and cons of tools
  • Pop Quiz: Piloting a tool

VIII. Course wrap-up

  • Exam tips, procedures, and guidelines
  • Exam cram
  • Open review session
  • Practice exam review
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