"Software Testing Certification" is an accredited certification software testing training course to prepare you for the ISTQB™ Certified Tester–Foundation Level exam. This program is the only internationally accepted software testing certification, accredited by the ISTQB™ through its network of National Boards. The ISTQB™, a non–proprietary organization, has granted over 165,000 certifications in more than 60 countries around the globe. This software testing certification training course was designed specifically with the exam taker in mind. Understanding that each participant will be strong or weak in any number of areas of the syllabus, full coverage of the topics is maintained while creating a highly interactive learning environment that is engaging for all and supports everyone in reaching the right level of competency for the exam. Using real–world examples as a backdrop, this course reinforces ideas and terms with in–line reviews and pop–quizzes, illustrates complex concepts with realistic examples, and enables applying techniques with practice sessions and hands–on exercises. Intense review of the learning objectives and in–depth analysis of the ISTQB's sample exam round out the course experience leading up to the exam session on the afternoon of day three.
At the conclusion of this software testing 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).
Enhance your understanding of the syllabus terminology and topics through dynamic and interactive methods, not passive reading
Immerse yourself in an atmosphere designed for focused review, study, and test preparation
Gain confidence with your recall skills using the "tests" built into the course
Improve your overall understanding and retention of the material through varied experiential learning methods (not just rote memorization and repetition)
Clarify your understanding of the learning objectives
Discover techniques for removing blockers to retention and understanding
Practice using techniques and get immediate feedback
Learn more about the approaches and techniques outlined in the syllabus by exploring them using the real-world examples provided in the course
Determine how to focus your effort to get the most out of your prep time
Get key questions about the material answered BEFORE the exam so you can feel prepared and confident
Tips for getting the MAXIMUM benefit out of attending this software testing certification training c
Read the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level Syllabus PRIOR to attending the course
Have a list of questions regarding the material prepared for the instructor in advance
Be ready for a very intense and rigorous experience
Actively engage in the course
Block out the course days on your calendar as "out of the office" or "unavailable/busy" time so there are no competing expectations on your time (set "away" messages for email and phone if possible)
Clear your evening schedule of commitments so you have time for your personal study and preparation (interruptions and distractions will compromise your success)
Find a study buddy if possible
Sign up for after class Open Study Sessions with the instructor
Take care of yourself physically. Eat well and plan to get enough rest. (A tired, frazzled test taker makes more mistakes.)
Talk to the instructor about test anxiety and ways to mitigate it
I. Course and exam overview
ISTQB and ASTQB overview
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
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
Planning and estimation
Progress monitoring and control
Risk and testing
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
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)
Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.
Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?
Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.
How can someone reach me during class?
If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.
What languages are used to deliver training?
Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.
What does GTR stand for?
GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.
Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.
Does ExitCertified deliver group training?
Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.
What does vendor-authorized training mean?
As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.
Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?
It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.
How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?
We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.
Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?
ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.
Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?
Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.
Will you customize the training for our company’s specific needs and goals?
We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth. We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.
How do I get started with certification?
Getting started on a certification pathway depends on your goals and the vendor you choose to get certified in. Many vendors offer entry-level IT certification to advanced IT certification that can boost your career. To get access to certification vouchers and discounts, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will I get access to content after I complete a course?
You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.
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