STARWEST 2022 Pre-conference Training : Software Tester Certification Foundation Level—ISTQB CTFL
Sunday, October 2, 2022 - 8:30am to Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 5:00pm

Software Tester Certification Foundation Level—ISTQB CTFL

  • Learn the fundamentals of software testing including key concepts and context, testing principles and test process, and the human factors in testing.
  • Explore the relationship of testing to development in the software development lifecycle, compare test levels and test types, and understand the triggers and impact of maintenance testing.
  • Understand the value of static testing while exploring different static and dynamic techniques, and learn the most common review types and how to use these approaches to find defects.
  • Examine test design techniques including black-box testing, white-box testing, and experienced-based testing.
  • Delve deep into test management, exploring test organization, test planning and estimation, configuration management, risk-based testing, defect management, and more.
  • Explore tool support for testing including tool selection, benefits, risks, and classifications.

Developed and delivered by leading experts in the testing industry, Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level is an accredited training course to prepare you for the ISTQB Certified Tester—Foundation Level (CTFL) exam. Certification demonstrates a knowledge of software testing and is based on a Body of Knowledge and examination guidelines that are applied consistently across the world. It focuses on test concepts and techniques that can apply to all software projects, including agile projects, other types of iterative and incremental lifecycles, and in sequential lifecycles.

Going above and beyond the ISTQB syllabus, this course provides practical knowledge you can apply now. In addition to the fundamentals of software testing, you also learn about the psychology of testing, test and review process, black-box test methods, white-box testing, experienced-based testing, test monitoring and metrics, the benefits and risks of test automation, and more. Gain the basic skills required of a software test professional and learn how testing adds significant value to software development projects.

Who Should Attend?
This course is appropriate for individuals new to software testing, developers and analysts expected to test within agile teams, and test/QA professionals seeking ISTQB certification in software testing (CTFL). Common job functions include testers, test engineers, QA professionals, test managers, project leaders, quality analysts, and more.

Benefits of Certification
The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) is the world's most widely-recognized certification of software testing skills and knowledge. Founded in 2002, the ISTQB is is a not-for-profit association that has issued more than 750,000 certifications in 129 countries around the globe. 

ISTQB certification is designed for software professionals who need to demonstrate practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts of testing—test designers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers, and developers—as well as those who need a basic understanding of software testing, such as project managers, quality managers, development managers, business analysts, IT directors, and management consultants.

Download the ISTQB Foundation Level syllabus—Version 2018 V3.1.

CTFL certification is good in perpetuity. Once a professional has earned the certification, they retain the credentials even if the criteria are updated. In addition, CTFL holders with verifiable experience can extend their certification with the ISTQB's Advanced-Level certifications or qualify their competencies in agile testing, security testing, test automation, and more. Learn more about advanced-level certifications for Test ManagersTest Automation Engineers, and Technical Test Analysts.

Exam Guarantee
Course registrants who do not pass the exam within 30 days of completing either an On-Site, Public Classroom, or Live Virtual course will be given free access to a Live Virtual course for additional learning. Contact Client Support for more information. CTFL exams are not given at the end of class. After course completion, students will receive an exam voucher good for 90 days.

Course Outline
Fundamentals of Testing
What is testing?
Why is testing necessary?
Seven testing principles
Test process
The psychology of testing
 
Testing Throughout the Software Development Lifecycle
Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) models
Test levels
Test types
Maintenance testing
 
Static Testing
Static testing basics
Review process
 
Test Techniques
Categories of test techniques
Black-box test techniques
White-box test techniques
Experienced-based test techniques
 
Test Management
Test organization
Test planning and estimation
Test monitoring and control
Configuration management
Risks and testing
Defect management
 
Tool Support for Testing
Test tool consideration
Effective use of tools
 
 
Class Daily Schedule
Sign-In/Registration 7:30–8:30am
Morning Session 8:30am–12:00pm
Lunch 12:00–1:00pm
Afternoon Session 1:00–5:00pm
Times represent the typical daily schedule. Please confirm your schedule at registration.
 
 
Training Course Fee Includes
• ISTQB® Certified Tester–Foundation Level exam fee
• Digital course materials
• Continental breakfasts and refreshment breaks
• Lunches
• Letter of completion
 
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Mike Sowers has over forty years of practical experience as a global leader of internationally distributed IT teams across multiple industries. Mike is a senior leader, skilled in working with both large and small organizations to improve their agile software development, testing, and DevOps delivery approaches. Mike is an industry leader regularly speaking and teaching at technology conferences to share his extensive knowledge with leaders at all levels.

Mike has worked with companies—including Fidelity Investments, PepsiCo, FedEx, Southwest Airlines, NorthWestern Mutual Financial, John Deere, Lockheed and the US Army — to improve development approaches, increase software quality, reduce time to market, and decrease costs. With his passion for helping teams deliver software faster, better, and cheaper, Mike has mentored and coached senior software leaders, project teams, and direct contributors worldwide.