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Software Testing

Course type:

21 hours

Optional add-ons:
Software Testing Foundation manual, Software Testing Foundation Exam
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Without exams

Software Testing Foundation E-learning

Our fully-accredited Software Testing Foundation e-learning allows you to learn at a pace that suits you, at home or on the go.

Course overview

About the course

The ILX Software Testing Foundation course as been designed to prepare delegates for the Certified Tester Foundation Level examination. 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.

What's covered?

Module 1 - The introduction

Module 2 - The fundamentals of testing

Module 3 - Testing through the life cycle

Module 4 - Static testing

Module 5 - Test techniques

Module 6 - Test management

Module 7 - Tool support for testing

If you wish to view the full Foundation syllabus it is available here.


This course takes approximately 21 hours to complete.

Target audience

  • People operating or intending to operate in an application development or software testing environment, including testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers and software developers
  • 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.
  • Individuals wishing to gain formal qualification in software testing


There are no formal entry requirements however, you should have a basic working IT knowledge.

What's included?

  • 12 months online access to our accredited Software Testing Foundation course
  • Software Testing Foundation exam simulator

Optional extra

  • Software Testing Foundation exam (formally known as the Certified Tester Foundation Level examination): valid for 12 months from purchase date. Exams are taken at a Pearson Vue test centre
  • Software Testing Foundation: An ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation guide

Exam information

  • One hour ‘closed book’
  • 40 multiple choice questions
  • Pass mark is 65% (26/40)

Exams are taken at a Pearson Vue test centre.