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Software Testing Foundation Online/E-learning

A fully interactive multimedia based course designed for Companies and Individuals wishing to achieve Foundation level certification in the BCS/ISTQB Foundation qualification


Software Testing Foundation

Software Testing Course Type Software Testing Foundation Manual With Exam Location And Date Course Duration/Access Course Price
Online/E-learning Optional Optional 12 Months from $399 Buy Now

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About The Course

This Foundation level qualification is also appropriate for anyone who wants a basic understanding of software testing, such as project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, IT directors and management consultants. Holders of the Foundation Certificate will be able to go on to a higher level software testing qualification.

Course Syllabus

Module 1 – Introduction Module

Module 2 – Fundamentals of Testing

2.1 – Why is testing necessary?
2.2 – What is testing?
2.3 – General testing principles
2.4 – Expected Results
2.5 – Exit, Completion, and Closure or Acceptance criteria
2.6 – Fundamental test process
2.7 – The Psychology of Testing

Module 3 – Testing through the lifecycle

3.1 – Software development models
3.2 – Test levels
3.3 – Functional and Structural Testing
3.4 – Non–Function System Testing
3.5 – Re–Testing and Regression Testing
3.6 – Maintenance Testing

Module 4 – Static Techniques

4.1 – Reviews and the Test Process
4.2 – Phases of a Formal Review
4.3 – Static analysis using tools

Module 5 – Test Design Techniques

5.1 – Identifying test conditions and designing test cases
5.2 – Categories of test design techniques
5.3 – Equivalence Partitioning
5.4 – Boundary Value Analysis
5.5 – Decision Table Testing
5.6 – State Transition Testing
5.7 – Use case testing
5.8 – Path Testing
5.9 – Statement Testing

Module 6 – Test Management

6.1 – Test Organisation
6.2 – Test Planning
6.3 – Test Estimation
6.4 – Test Approaches (strategies)
6.5 – Test progress monitoring and control
6.6 – Configuration Management
6.7 – Risk and Testing
6.8 – Incident management

Module 7 – Tool Support for Testing

7.1 – Types of test tool
7.2 – Effective use of tools: potential benefits and risks
7.3 – Introducing a tool into an organisation

Module 8 – Exam Simulator

5.10 – Branch/Decision Testing
5.11 – Error-Guessing
5.12 – Exploratory Testing
5.13 – Choosing Test Techniques Module

What's Included

  • Interactive multi-media exercises for optimum enjoyment and knowledge retention
  • An exam simulator to build your confidence
  • A software testing case study to develop and apply your skills
  • Full tutor support via phone and email while you study so you can ask any questions as you go


The examination is a 1 hour multiple-choice exam provided on the final day of the course

  • 40 multiple-choice questions
  • Pass mark is 26

Please note: The Exam is not included with this product option 

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The course uses interaction, animation and voice to take the student through the syllabus, and prepare for the Foundation exam.

Students can stop, review and test themselves on their knowledge at any stage.

Acronyms and abbreviations become easier to understand and the online delivery offers cost effective on demand training for any level of student at any time.

Exam simulator - be prepared and confident for the exam

The course includes an interactive multimedia BCS Foundation exam simulator, exclusive to ILX Group customers which is invaluable in preparing for the exam.

Full support

Full tutor support is available to all e-learning delegates for the duration of their study, so they can call or email a BCS trainer to answer any questions.


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