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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 21hours 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
  • Software Testing Foundation exam simulator

Optional extras

  • ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level v4.0 exam: valid for 12 months from purchase date. Exams are taken online via remote proctor
  • 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

The exam is not included with this product but there is an option to add it as a basket option. 

This exam is taken online via remote proctor. For more information about how to take your exam and the technical requirements, please click here. 

Exam format

  • 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).

This course is principally aimed at anyone directly involved in software testing, who needs to demonstrate practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts, such as testers, test analysts, test engineers, test leads, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers and software developers.

This software testing course is also ideal for all those who have an interest in understanding the basic concepts of software testing, and so is additionally appropriate for project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, IT directors and management consultants.

There are no formal pre-requisites for attending this course.

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