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Course type: Blended learning
Duration: 21 hours plus two days
Delivery: Blended learning

ISTQB Software Testing Foundation & Agile Foundation Extension blended learning

The  ISTQB Software Testing Foundation & Agile Extension blended learning course provides you with everything you need to help prepare you for both certifications. Learn through a combination of mediums, such as interactive multimedia e-learning and practical exercises – including a two-day workshop.



About the course

The combined ISTQB Software Testing Foundation & Agile Tester Extension blended learning course covers the fundamentals of software testing via our elearning, providing you with the necessary foundations for a career as a software testing professional. This is fiollowed by a two day workshop that includes a high proportion of hands-on practical team-based activities to allow you to get a true feel for how agile projects work in the real world.


The blended learning course format is as follows:

  • Software Testing Foundation online learning access provided upon purchase and takes approximately 21 hours to complete.
  • Two-day Agile Foundation Extension virtual workshop


The entry requirements are that the candidate should have a basic working knowledge of IT.

Prior to attending the workshop element of the course delegates should have completed the Software Testing Foundation element of the learning and read the provided syllabus in preparation for the Agile Extension course. The course is intensive and those delegates who have prepared achieve a higher exam success rate.

Learning objectives

After successfully completing the course and passing the exams, delegates should be able to:  

  • Use a common language for efficient and effective communication with other testers and project stakeholders.  
  • Understand established testing concepts, the fundamental test process, test approaches, and principles to support test objectives. 
  • Design and prioritize tests by using established techniques. 
  • Analyse both functional and non-functional specifications (such as performance and usability) at all test levels for systems with low to medium levels of complexity.  
  • Execute tests according to agreed test plans and analyse and report on the results of tests.  
  • Write clear and understandable incident reports.  
  • Effectively participate in reviews of small to medium-sized projects.  
  • Be familiar with different types of testing tools and their uses; and assist in the tool selection and implementation process.  
  • Delegates should be able to collaborate in an agile team, being familiar with agile principles and practices.  
  • Adapt existing testing experience, knowledge, and best practices, and apply relevant test methods and techniques; Help business stakeholders define understandable and testable user stories and acceptance criteria. 
  • 12 months access to our accredited Software Testing Foundation online learning
  • Software Testing exam voucher (must be taken within 12 months of purchase)
  • Two-day Agile Extension workshop (virtual) (must be taken within 12 months of purchase)
  • Agile Extension exam voucher (must be taken within 12 months of purchase)

What's covered?

ISTQB Foundation level e-learning

  • Fundamentals of testing 
  • Testing throughout the software development cycle
  • Static testing
  • Test techniques
  • Test management
  • Total support for testing

Agile Foundation Extension two day workshop

  • Agile software development 
    • The fundamentals of agile software development 
    • Aspects of agile approaches
  • Fundamental agile testing principals, practices and processes
    • The differences between testing in traditional and agile approaches
    • Status of testing in agile projects
    • Role and skills of a tester in an agile team
  • Agile testing, methods , techniques and tools
    • Agile testing methods
    • Assessing quality, risks and estimating test effort
    • Techniques in agile projects
    • Tools in agile projects

Target audience

The ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level is principally aimed at anyone directly involved in software testing, who needs to demonstrate practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts, such as testers, test analysts, test engineers, test leads, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers and software developers.

The Foundation Level Extension Agile Tester part of the course is suitable for those who are, or expect to be, working on agile projects. It is aimed at those who seek a practical application of the core software testing material covered at ISTQB Foundation level to agile projects.

Exam format

To qualify as an internationally-recognized Certified Foundation Level and Agile Extension Tester and be issued with an ISTQB® Certificate for each, delegates must successfully pass the exams administered by the relevant National Board or Examination Provider. Each of the two exams

  • Consist of a one hour exam with 40 multiple choice questions.
  • Will be ‘closed book’ exams i.e. no notes or books will be allowed into the examination room.
  • Duration of 60 minutes (or 75 minutes for candidates taking exams that are not in their native language)
  • No study material or electronic devices (including mobile phones) may be used during the examination
  • Candidates are allowed to use simple nonprogrammable calculators (to be provided by the candidate)
  • An official translation of terms (not their definitions) from the ISTQB® Glossary to the local language is allowed
  • Candidates taking exams that are not in their native language may use a paper-based translation dictionary.
  • The pass mark is 65% (26 out of 40)

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