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ISTQB Software Testing Foundation v3.1 (2018) Online

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

Important : Please be advised that this elearning is aligned to version 3.1 of the syllabus. Exams against this version of the syllabus are available until 9th May 2024 however the final date for booking the exam is the 11th April 2024 . Please ensure that if you wish to take the exam you do so prior to this date.

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.


This online learning takes approximately 21 hours to complete.

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.

  • 12 months online access to our accredited Software Testing Foundation course
  • Software Testing Foundation exam (formally known as the Certified Tester Foundation Level examination): Must be taken within 12 months of purchase
  • Software Testing Foundation exam simulator

Optional extra

  • Software Testing Foundation: An ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation guide
  • 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
  • One hour ‘closed book’
  • 40 multiple choice questions
  • Pass mark is 65% (26/40)
  • 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.

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