ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level

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The Foundation Level syllabus forms the basis of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB®) Certified Tester Scheme.

ISTQB® Foundation Level syllabus is relevant across all software delivery practices including Waterfall, Agile, DevOps and Continuous Delivery.

The 2018 Foundation Level qualification is suitable for anyone who needs a basic understanding of testing and to demonstrate practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts of software testing including people in roles such as testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers, software developers and other team members.  If you are a test or quality role job seeker or are already working in the industry, then this is where you need to start.

The 2018 syllabus is recognised as a pre-requisite to other ISTQB® certifications where Foundation Level is required (note: all previous releases of Foundation Level, including the 2011 syllabus and “grandfathered” Foundation Level certifications, will remain valid).

Value for Organisation

  • Accelerate your recruitment process, through employing certified testers who have reached a level of competency
  • Promote efficient and effective communication by using a common vocabulary for software testing, providing traceability from requirement and risks to release
  • Employ staff who understand the project factors that drive the test priorities and test approach, ensuring the right test coverage for the product risk profile and reduction of defects

Value for Candidate

  • All job adverts have this certification as mandatory, don’t miss out on your dream role whether it be in the functional or non functional testing
  • Understand the fundamentals of testing, including the test process, test levels, test types, test techniques, static reviews, test management, test tools and test automation
  • Looking to change your career to a testing role, then learn how to do walkthroughs to technical reviews or unit testing through to alpha and beta testing
  • Communicate in a clear and understandable way using standard test work products and use test techniques such as black-box and white box