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Software Testing Foundation Courses

Build a solid knowledge in Software Testing with our Software Testing Foundation online courses

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Software Testing Foundation online courses (e-learning) with exam

In this showcase you will find a selection of training courses, exams and mock exams concerning Software Testing Foundation
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What is Software Testing Foundation?

Software Testing Foundation provides the essential knowledge needed for testing software effectively in real-world situations. It covers the key terms and concepts used in testing globally, making it useful for different approaches like Waterfall, Agile, DevOps, and Continuous Delivery.


What is Software Testing Foundation training useful for?

The Software Testing Foundation course readies you for the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL 4.0) certification, a globally recognized credential. This certification ensures a standardized understanding of software testing principles, bolstering career opportunities and fostering quality assurance standards in companies. By emphasizing skill development and industry best practices, CTFL certification empowers individuals to proficiently communicate, implement, and oversee testing procedures. Ultimately, this leads to the production of superior software products worldwide.


How to prepare for Software Testing Foundation examination?

Candidates can prepare for the CFTL 4.0 exam (Software Testing Foundation exam) with iLEARN training packages.

  • eLearning/self-paced learning*: training provided through an online learning management system from anywhere and at any time

* Online courses are provided by ILX Group. ILX Group is a BCS accredited training organisation.


Details about Software Testing Foundation courses


The Business Outcomes expected of a candidate who has achieved Software Testing Foundation certification are as follows:

  • promote efficient and effective communication by using a common vocabulary for software testing;
  • understand fundamental concepts of software testing;
  • demonstrate understanding of how different development and testing practices, and different constraints on testing, may apply in optimizing testing to different contexts;
  • contribute effectively in reviews;
  • use established techniques for designing tests at all test levels;
  • interpret and execute tests from given test specifications. Report on test results;
  • understand test management principles for resources, strategies, planning, project control and risk management;
  • write and communicate clear and understandable defect reports;
  • understand the project factors that drive the test priorities and test approach;
  • understand the value that software testing brings to stakeholders;
  • appreciate how testing activities and work products align with project objectives, measures and targets;
  • assist in the selection and implementation process of testing tool.

Who it is aimed at

This course is designed for software testing professionals like testers, engineers, managers, and consultants, as well as those interested in understanding basic testing concepts, such as project managers, quality managers, and business analysts.


  • 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


There are no formal entry requirements however, the candidate should have a basic working IT knowledge.


Online course duration:

  •  1 year access to the eLearning platform 



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ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level official certificate

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Exam format

  • Multiple choice
  • 40 questions
  • 26 marks required to pass (out of 40 available) - 65%
  • 60 minutes duration (25% extra time for candidates taking the exam in a language other than their native language)
  • Closed book
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