Member-subsidised rate €700 (includes exam fee)
This 3 day course will be delivered virtually.
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 one hour, multiple choice examination. The examination is externally set and invigilated by the ISTB.
No specific prerequisites are assumed. Attendees are expected to be ‘software knowledgeable’ with some minimal test of software experience.
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%.
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?
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 types – the targets of testing
Part Three: Static Reviews
Reviews and the test 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
Part Five: Test Management
Test planning and estimation
Test process monitoring and control
Risk and Testing
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
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.