The A4Q Testing Foundations for Developers (TF4D) has been developed by A4Q in cooperation with the German Testing Board e.V. This certification makes the content of the ISTQB® scheme even more accessible and relevant to developers (ISTQB® is the leading globally recognized certification scheme for testing).

The goal of the Testing Foundations for Developers (TF4D) certification is to impart basic testing skills to developers; it covers the essential knowledge from the test area that developers will find highly beneficial in their day-to-day work.

TF4D is not intended to “retrain” developers as testers but to increase competence and confidence in effectively selecting and using relevant testing approaches, methods and techniques during the development lifecycle. TF4D applies no matter what lifecycle approach is being utilized and is applicable to developers working in environments that include individuals working in a more specific “tester” role.

How do I obtain this certification?

To be certified you must pass the Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) exam.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no specific entry requirements to be eligible for this certification. Will I have to attend a course before I sign up for the exam? No, attending a course is a choice you make at your discretion. However, we strongly recommend that you attend a training course with an accredited training provider to gain maximum benefit and to support skills development.

Who is is this certification for?

This curriculum is specifically aimed at software developers and developers in test. It is also applicable to individuals in the role of Product Owners, Project Managers, Quality Managers, Software Development Managers, Business Analysts, IT Managers or Management Consultants who are seeking to acquire basic testing skills.

How does this certification benefit me?

The Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) curriculum will help participants to gain a basic understanding of testing in the software development lifecycle. All main test techniques are explained in the syllabus and static test, review processes and static analysis are given special attention. White Box & Black Box testing approaches are also covered.

About the Exam

  • Duration: 60 mins (75 mins where the exam is not in native language)
  • 40 Multiple Choice Questions
  • To pass a score of 65% (26 points) or more is required.

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