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ISTQB Foundation Acceptance Testing Virtual

The ISTQB Foundation Acceptance Testing course covers the fundamentals of software testing, providing delegates with the necessary foundations for a career as a software testing professional.



Course overview

About the course

This two-day intensive tutor-led course includes exam preparation and revision. It is fully-accredited by UKITB on behalf of ISTQB and has been rated SFIAplus level 3 by the BCS.

What is virtual classroom training?

Virtual instructor-led training combines the personal teaching experience of a classroom, with the ease and flexibility of a virtual environment. Virtual courses are interactive and engaging, allowing participants to communicate with both the instructor and each other in a collaborative manner.


This is an intensive two-day virtual course.

Foundation Level Acceptance Testing candidates who have passed the Foundation Level “Acceptance Testing” syllabus exam should be able to accomplish the following objectives:

For business analysts and product owners:

  • Contribute to an organization’s acceptance testing activities by participating in the acceptance test design phase and supporting the alignment of the product with the business requirements.
  • Contribute to an organization’s acceptance testing activities by participating in the acceptance test design phase and supporting the alignment of the product with the business requirements.
  • Contribute to the quality of the acceptance testing process, including validation and verification of produced artifacts.

For testers:

  • Contribute to the definition of acceptance criteria during the requirements definition phase.
  • Collaborate efficiently with business analysts and other stakeholders during all acceptance testing activities.
  • Understand the business objectives, communicate with business units, and share common objectives for acceptance testing.

IT professionals who have passed the “Acceptance Testing” syllabus exam should be able to demonstrate their skills in the following areas:

  • Develop and review acceptance criteria for requirements and/or user stories in a collaborative way.
  • Apply Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) and Behavior Driven Development (BDD) techniques for a given scenario.
  • Apply the Gherkin language for designing acceptance tests for a given scenario.
  • Organize exploratory testing and beta testing session.
  • Review business process/rule models specified in BPMN and DMN.
  • Use business process/rule models specified in BPMN and DMN to create acceptance tests.
  • Consider usability/user experience, performance efficiency and security in planning and performing acceptance testing.
  • Collaborate efficiently with relevant stakeholders in acceptance testing activities including defect reporting and analysis and test status reporting.
  • Select relevant tools for acceptance testing activities.
  • Introductions and foundations
  • Acceptance criteria, acceptance tests and experience
  • Business process and business roles modelling
  • Acceptance testing for non functional requirements
  • Collaborative acceptance testing 

This is an intensive two-day virtual course that includes the following:

  • All accompanying course material                                                                   
  • The cost of the exam 

Optional extra

  • Pass Protect exam insurance - A cost effective solution, providing insurance and peace of mind if things don’t go to plan with your first exam attempt. For more information and terms and conditions click here

Delegates will be provided with a Pearson VUE exam voucher one week prior to course commencement. This enables you to book and sit your exam at your local Pearson VUE testing centre at a time and date convenient to you.  Pearson VUE centres are worldwide, and you will be able to choose the closest testing centre to you. You then go along to the test centre with your photo ID at the specified date and time and you will then take an electronic exam. Your exam voucher will have an expiration date and your exam must be sat before this date as these vouchers cannot be extended.

Exam format

To qualify as an internationally recognized Certified Foundation Acceptance Tester delegates must successfully pass the exam:

  • The examination consists of a one-hour exam with 40 multiple choice questions.
  • It will be a ‘closed book’ examination i.e., no notes or books will be allowed into the examination room.
  • Duration of 60 minutes (or 75 minutes for candidates taking examinations that are not in their native language)
  • The pass mark is 65% (26 out of 40).

The Foundation level Usability Testing qualification is aimed at people who have already achieved a Foundation point in their careers in software testing and wish to develop further their expertise in Usability Testing.

The entry requirements for the Certified Tester Foundation Acceptance Tester Level qualification are that the candidate should hold an ISTQB Foundation certificate.

On arrival at the course candidates should have read the provided Syllabus in preparation for the course. The course is intensive and those delegates who have prepared achieve a higher exam success rate.

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