ISTQB Foundation Level Certification (CTFL) Training

Advance Your Software Testing Skills With ISTQB Certified Tester - Foundation Level (CTFL) Certification
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Published 6/2016 English

Course Description

Do you want to advance your software testing skills with ISTQB Certified Tester - Foundation Level (CTFL) Certification?

If your answer is YES, then you are at the right place. In this course I have provided everything you need for your ISTQB Foundation Level Certification preparation.


70+ Positive Reviews (4 Star and Above)

1. Marc Gilliatt says "Amazing course, really helped me understand the fundamentals of software testing. After completion of your ISTQB foundation course, I took the exam and passed, and even greater news, I secured myself a junior QA role. So thank you Sagar, keep up the hard work."

2. Ann Boland says “Thorough lectures along with solid sample questions” (5 Star)

3. Arturo Lozano says “Very good course, he provides all the material to pass the Test I just took the test yesterday and I was able to pass the test!!” (5 Star)

4. Sigaram Nitesh says “Very Useful and Mandatory Course For all the People who started preparation for ISTQB for foundation level.....This course will give confidence and create a positive environment for cracking ISTQB  Foundation in First Attempt...Now I am in a mission to complete my First step successful in ISTQB...Thanks to the Instructor, Sagar Joshi for making  this course...and helping people to Clearing the ISTQB....:)” (5 Star)

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What is in this course?

1. A complete guide for your ISTQB Foundation Level Certification preparation by an ISTQB Complete Advanced Level Certified Software Tester

2. I have provided everything you need for your ISTQB Foundation Level certification preparation in this course

3. Complete ISTQB Foundation Level Syllabus Coverage

4. SEVEN full length sample papers to practice and to evaluate your preparation before taking actual ISTQB Foundation Level Certification exam

5. Downloadable and printable “Quick Notes” for each chapter which will help you to prepare quickly and also these “Quick Notes” will help for last minute preparation

6. 350+ sample questions throughout the course

7. Active support for all your questions and queries

What you Will Learn?

1. Fundamentals of Software Testing – What is Software Testing and why Software Testing is required, Seven Testing Principles, Fundamental Test Process

2. Testing Throughout the Software Lifecycle – Different Software Development Models, Different Test Levels, Different Test Types and Maintenance Testing

3. Static Testing – Static Techniques and Reviews, Review Process, Static Analysis by Tools

4. Test Design techniques – Test Development Process, Structure Based or White Box Testing, Specification Based or Black Box Testing, Experience Basted Testing, Choosing appropriate Test Design Technique

5. Test Management – Test Organisation, Test Planning, Estimation, Monitoring and Control, Configuration Management, Risk and Testing, Incident Management

6. Tools support – Types of Tools, Benefits, Risk and Factors affecting Selection of the Software Testing Tool, Pilot Project

In addition to this course you will be able to ask questions at any time using the questions area of the course. I will answer all your queries and doubts.

What is ISTQB?

The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) is a software testing qualification certification organisation. It was founded in Edinburgh in November 2002, ISTQB is legally registered in Belgium. The ISTQB is responsible for the international qualification scheme called "ISTQB Certified Tester". The qualifications are based on a syllabus, and there is a hierarchy of qualifications and guidelines for accreditation and examination.

What are ISTQB certifications?

ISTQB Foundation Level Certification is the base and where you have to start your ISTQB Certification gurney. After Foundation Level there are Foundation Level extension certifications such as Agile and Model based testing. Also there are Advance and Expert Level Certifications and for which the ISTQB Foundation Level Certification is must.

Benefits of ISTQB certification for individuals:

1. Certification represents recognition of a particular individual's professional competence.

2. Prestige for the individual and a competitive advantage over non-certified individuals in the same field.

3. Many companies consider ISTQB certification as a plus point for employees during appraisals.

4. During employee recruitment, many companies prefer certified employees over non certified employees.

Benefits of ISTQB certification for Organisations:

1. Establishment of a professional standard for employees in the field of software testing.

2. Assist the employers in making hiring decisions.

3. Highly trained and competent workforce for employers.

What are the requirements?

  • Knowledge of basic Software Development and Test Life Cycle (SDLC and STLC)
  • A note book and pen to take notes during the entire course
  • A computer or laptop or android mobile with internet connection to watch the course

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will be confident to attempt ISTQB Foundation Level Certification exam
  • SEVEN full length sample exams to evaluate your preparation before actual exam
  • Complete syllabus coverage
  • 350+ sample practice questions
  • Downloadable “Quick Notes” for each chapter
  • All required resources for your certification preparation

Who is the target audience?

  • Who are aspired to take there ISTQB Foundation Level Certification exam
  • Testers, Developers, Test Leads, Managers, and Students also can take this course
  • It is recommended that you should have atleast 6 months of experience before taking the exam, but it is NOT the criteria for the certification

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

What is ISTQB?,  Different ISTQB Certifications, Syllabus and Exam Pattern for ISTQB Foundation Level Certification Exam.


What is in this course for me? 


Know your instructor


Download all the resources required for your preparation

Section 2: CH-1: Fundamentals Of Testing
Why testing is necessary?, What is the purpose of the testing?, Causes of Software Defects, Error, Defect and Faulure, What is testing?

The Seven Testing Principles - Testing shows presence of defects, Exhaustive  testing is impossible, Early testing, Defect clustering, Pesticide paradox, Testing is context dependent, Absence of errors fallacy.


The Fundamental Test Process - Planning and control, Analysis and design, Implementation and Execution, Evaluating exit criteria and reporting, Test closure activities.


Psychology of testing, Code of Ethics - Public, Client and Employer, Product, Judgment, Management, Profession, Colleagues, Self.


Quick notes for chapter 1 - Fundamentals of Testing

14 questions

Quiz for the Chapter - 1 Fundamentals of Software Testing


Download Quiz for the Chapter - 1 Fundamentals of Software Testing

Section 3: CH-2: Testing Throughout Software Life Cycle

Software Development Models - Waterfall Model, V-Model, Iterative Development Models, Rapid Application Development Model, Agile Development Model.


Test Levels - Component Testing, Integration Testing, System Testing, Acceptance Testing - Alpha Testing and Beta Testing.


Test Types - Functional Testing, Non functional Testing, Structural Testing, Testing related to changes.
Re-testing, Regression Testing, Maintenace Testing, Impact Analysis.


Quick notes for chapter 2 - Testing Throught Software Life Cycle

12 questions

Quiz for the Chapter - 2 Testing Throughout Software Life Cycle


Download Quiz for the Chapter - 2 Testing Throughout Software Life Cycle

Section 4: CH-3: Static Techniques

Static Techniques and Test Process - Static Testing, Dynamic Testing, Advantages of Static Testing.
Review Process - Phases of Formal Review, Roles and Responsibilities, Types of Reviews, Success Factors for Review.


Static Analysis by tools - Code Matrics, Cyclomatic Complexity, Code Structure, Static Analysis Measure.


Quick notes for chapter 3 - Static Techniques

9 questions

Quiz for the Chapter - 3 Static Techniques


Download Quiz for the Chapter - 3 Static Techniques

Section 5: CH-4 Test Design Techniques

Test Development Process - Test Analysys, Test Desing and Test Implementation.
IEEE 829 Documents - Test Design Specification, Test Case Specification and Test Procedure Specification.


Specification Basted or Black Box Test Design Techniques - Equivalence Partition, Boundary Value Analysis, Decision Table Testing, State Transition Testing, Use Case Testing.


Structure Based or White Box Test Design Techniques - Statement Coverage, Decision Coverage, Condition Coverage, Multiple Condition Coverage.


Experience Based Test Design Techniques - Error Guessing and Exploratory Testing.


Internal and external factors need to consider while choosing a best test design technique.


Quick notes for chapter 4 - Test Design Techniques

24 questions

Quiz for the Chapter - 4 Test Design Techniques


Download Quiz for the Chapter - 4 Test Design Techniques

Section 6: CH-5: Test Management

Test Organization, Test Leders Tasks and Testers Tesks.


Test Planning and Estimation - Test Plan, Test Approaches or Strategies
Test Process Monitoring and Control - Test Progress Monitoring, Test Reporting, Test Control, Test Log, Test Summary Report


Configuration Management, IEEE 829 Test Item Transmittal Report Template, Risk and Testing, Risk Based Tasks, Product Risk and Project Risk.


IEEE 829 Incident Report Template, Priority and Severity, and Incident Report Life Cycle.


Quick notes for chapter 5 - Test Management

16 questions

Quiz for the Chapter - 5 Test Management


Download Quiz for the Chapter - 5 Test Management

Section 7: CH-6: Tool Support For Testing

Tool support for management of testing and tests - Test Management Tools, Requirement Management Tools, Incident Management Tools, Configuration Management Tools. 
Tool support for static testing - Review Process Support Tools, Static Analysis Tools, Modeling Tools.
Tool support for test specification - Test Design Tools, Test Data Preparation Tools.


Tool support for test execution and logging - Test Execution Tools, Test Harness/Unit Test Framework Tools, Test Comparators, Coverage Measurement Tools, Security Tools.
Tool support for performance and monitoring - Dynamic Analysis Tools, Performance Testing Tools, Monitoring Tools.


Effective use of Tools - Potential Benefits and Risks
Introducing a Tool into an Organization - Factors Important in Selecting a Tool, Pilot Project, Success Factors for Tools.


Quick notes for chapter 6 - Tool Support for Testing

8 questions

Quiz for the Chapter - 6 Tool Support For Testing


Download Quiz for the Chapter - 6 Static Techniques

Section 8: Guide for Solving Statement and Decision Coverage Examples
Structure Based Test Design Techniques
Code and Pseudo Code
Statements and Required Test Cases for Coverage
Section 9: Sample Exams - To Evaluate Your Preparation
40 questions

Sample Exam - 1


Download Sample Exam - 1 in PDF format 

40 questions

Sample Exam - 2


Download Sample Exam - 2 in PDF format 

40 questions

Sample Exam - 3


Download Sample Exam - 3 in PDF format 

Section 10: Sample Exams from ISTQB, ASTQB and UKTB

Sample exam and answers provided by International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)


Sample exam 1 and answers provided by American Software Testing Qualification Board (ASTQB)


Sample exam 2 and answers provided by American Software Testing Qualification Board (ASTQB)


Sample exam and answers provided by UK Testing Board (UKTB)

Section 11: What is Next?
What is Next?
Section 12: Bonus Lecture
Bonus Lecture: $19 Courses

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Instructor Biography

Sagar Joshi, ISTQB CTFL and CTAL-Full Certified Software Testing Engineer

I am a ISTQB Complete Advanced Level certified tester and I am working in an IT industry from year 2009. I have been involved in various testing activities and have a vast experience in testing. 

I have trained hundreds of students on the ISTQB Certification. I have working experience in creating test plans, executing manual test cases and analyzing test failures. Also I do have an experience in test automation using Python scripting, CAPL scripting and NI TestStand. I have used Python scripting for tool development. I have used many of the configuration management, requirement management, defect tracking tools.

Hope you all enjoy my courses and I will be very happy to help you if you need any help. 

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