ISTQB - Foundation Level Certification (CTFL) Training

A Complete course for ISTQB Foundation Level Certification Preparation including Practice Sample Exams
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Published 6/2016 English

Course Description

Last Updated On: 9/2016

If you are preparing for ISTQB Foundation level to become an ISTQB Certified Tester then it is good to attend this course. I have added lectures to describe all the chapter and I have also focused on sample questions for practice. I have included around 200+ sample questions in quiz and sample exam papers. Sample exams helps you to evaluate your preparation before you take up the actual certification. This will help you evaluate your readiness to take up the ISTQB Certification, as well as judge your understanding of the topics.

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.

ISTQB vision is
Defining and maintaining a Body of Knowledge which allows testers to be certified based on best practices, connecting the international software testing community, and encouraging research.

What is ISTQB certification?

ISTQB certification is the certification exam conducted by the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB). ISTQB certification exams are conducted internationally
ISTQB provides 3 levels of certification:

  • ISTQB Foundation Level (CTFL)
  • ISTQB Advanced Level (CTAL)
  • Expert Level (CTEL)

In order to get certified, you must successfully pass the ISTQB certification exams. In order to pass the test you must acquire professional knowledge in the field of testing, and be familiar with the basics and work processes of software testing. For all three levels of certification, international working groups of ISTQB develop and maintain internationally uniform curricula and exams

What are the benefits of ISTQB certification?

Benefits of ISTQB certification for individuals:

  • Certification represents recognition of a particular individual's professional competence.
  • Prestige for the individual and a competitive advantage over non-certified individuals in the same field.
  • Many companies consider ISTQB certification as a plus point for employees during appraisals.
  • During employee recruitment, many companies prefer certified employees over non certified employees.

Benefits of ISTQB certification for Organisations:

  • Establishment of a professional standard for employees in the field of Software testing.
  • Assist the employers in making hiring decisions.
  • Highly trained and competent workforce for employers.

What are the requirements?

  • Basic software development and test life cycle

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Student will be confident to attend the ISTQB Foundation Level Certification Exam
  • Covered all the points from syllabus but in a short course, so my lectures are not so long but they are complete
  • Course includes all together SEVEN Sample ISTQB Foundation Level Exams
  • Through evaluation of sample exam students can evaluate there preparation before actual exam
  • Total of 200+ sample question are included in the course through chapter wise quiz and sample exams

What is the target audience?

  • People 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 people who are having atleast 6 months of experience should take the exam but it is not a criteria for the certification

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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

Download Sample Exam - 1 in PDF format 

40 questions

Sample Exam - 1


Download Sample Exam - 2 in PDF format 

40 questions

Sample Exam - 2


Download Sample Exam - 3 in PDF format 

40 questions

Sample Exam - 3

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 Complete Advanced Level Certified (CTAL-CL) Tester

I am a Complete Advanced Level ISTQB 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 Foundation Level 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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