ISTQB Foundation Course in Software Testing

Number of days: 3

Dates: 11th to 13th December

Venue: Maryborough Hotel, Douglas

Member rate: 650

Non-member rate: 950

 

Book/Request a place on this course  

To book/request a place on this course please email Annette Coburn on skillnet@itcork.ie or phone on 086 0848704.

Programme Overview

This comprehensive introduction to software testing provides you with the knowledge and

expertise to undertake the ISTQB examination for the Foundation Certificate offered at the

end of the third day. This course has been accredited by the Irish Software testing Board

(ISTB) and covers the syllabus for ISTQB Foundation in Software Testing.

The ISTQB was officially founded as an International Testing Qualifications Board in

Edinburgh in November 2002, by members of the ISEB Software testing Board together with

representatives from other countries.

The idea and proposal for the ISTQB, stemmed from the original ISEB view of Software

Testing and the need for an international Software Testing Qualification. The International

Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) role is to support a single, universally

accepted, international qualification scheme, aimed at software and system testing

professionals.

The ISTQB Foundation certificate is awarded to all those who successfully complete a onehour,

multiple choice examination. The examination is externally set and invigilated by the

ISTB.

 

Certification

The Irish Software Testing Board (ISTB) representing ISTQB in Ireland

 

The Exam

The examination is run at the end of the third day after the course. It is a one hour exam,

consisting of 40 multiple choice questions. To gain the Foundation Level, a delegate must

get at least 65%.

 

Course Objectives

Those attending the course will learn:

  • The fundamental principles of Software Testing
  • How testing fits into the development lifecycle
  • The importance of test process, objectives, techniques and tools
  • Essential functional and non-functional test methods
  • Basic test design and measurement techniques
  • Fundamental test management principles
  • How to select and implement tools effectively

 

Who should attend?

  • Quality Analysts
  • Testers
  • Developers
  • Systems analysts
  • Project leaders
  • Users
  • Data administrators

 

Pre-requisites

No specific prerequisites are assumed. Attendees are expected to be ‘software

knowledgeable’ with some minimal test of software experience.

 

Programme Content

Part One: Introduction 

  • Fundamentals of Testing
  • Why is testing necessary?
  • What is testing? General testing principles
  • Fundamental test process
  • The psychology of testing

 

Part Two: Testing through the lifecycle

 

  • Software development models
  • Test levels
  • Test types – the targets of testing
  • Maintenance testing

 

Part Three: Static Reviews

 

  • Reviews and the test process
  • Review process
  • Static analysis by tools

 

Part Four: Test design techniques

 

  • Identifying test conditions and designing test cases
  • Categories of test design techniques
  • Specification-based or black-box techniques
  • Structure-based or white-box techniques
  • Experience-based techniques

 

Part Five: Test Management

 

  • Test Organisation
  • Test planning and estimation
  • Test process monitoring and control
  • Configuration Management
  • Risk and Testing
  • Incident Management

 

Part Six: Tool Support for Testing

 

  • Types of test tool
  • Effective use of tools: potential benefits and risks
  • Introduction of a tool into an organisation

 

Examination Coaching

 

  • ISTQB examination – Externally invigilated by Irish Software Testing Board
  • This comprehensive introduction to software testing provides you with the knowledge

and expertise to undertake the ISTQB examination for the Foundation Certificate offered at

the end of the third day.

The approach will be a mixture of slide presentation, exercises and discussion with sample

exams to prepare candidates fully for the exam and address their objectives.

 

Book/Request a place on this course

To book/request a place on this course please email Annette Coburn on skillnet@itcork.ie or phone on 086 0848704.