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ISTQB Software Testing Foundation v4.0 Online

The ILX Software Testing Foundation course prepares you for the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) certification. This certification offers global recognition and standardized knowledge in software testing principles, enhancing career prospects and promoting quality assurance practices within organizations. With its focus on skill enhancement and industry-standard practices, CTFL certification equips individuals with the expertise to effectively communicate, implement, and manage testing processes, ultimately contributing to the delivery of higher-quality software products on a global scale.

Course overview

About the course

This Foundation level qualification is appropriate for anyone who wants more than a basic understanding of the concepts of software testing and takes approximately 21 hours to complete.


This course should take approximately 21 hours to complete.

The business outcomes expected of a candidate who has achieved the new Foundation Level certification are as follows:

  • Understand what testing is and why it is beneficial
  • Understand fundamental concepts of software testing
  • Identify the test approach and activities to be implemented depending on the context of testing
  • Assess and improve the quality of documentation
  • Increase the effectiveness and efficiency of testing
  • Align the test process with the software development lifecycle
  • Understand test management principles
  • Write and communicate clear and understandable defect reports
  • Understand the factors that influence the priorities and efforts related to testing
  • Work as part of a cross-functional team
  • Know risks and benefits related to test automation
  • Identify essential skills required for testing
  • Understand the impact of risk on testing
  • Effectively report on test progress and quality
  • Fundamentals of testing
  • Test activites, testware and roles
  • Essential skills and good practices
  • Testing in context of software development lifecycles
  • Test levels, test types and maintenance testing 
  • Static testing basics
  • Feedback and review process
  • Test techniques overview
  • Black box testing
  • White box testing
  • Experienced based testing
  • Collaboration-based test approaches
  • Test planning
  • Risk Management
  • Test monitoring, control and completion
  • Configuration and defect management
  • Test tools
  • Exam hints and tips
  • 12 months online access to our accredited Software Testing Foundation course
  • ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level v4.0 exam: valid for 12 months from purchase date. Exams are taken online via remote proctor
  • Software Testing Foundation exam simulator

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