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Software Testing Foundation Courses

Software Testing Foundation certification training courses and exams available in several languages and provided by iLEARN

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In this showcase you will find a selection of training courses and exams in the Software Testing Foundatin context. If you do not see the course or exam you want, please contact us.


The Software Testing Foundation Course explainins the fundamentals of testing. This course is accredited by BCS and addresses the ISTQB 2018 Foundation Level Syllabus.



This certification is aimed at anyone involved in software testing and includes people in roles such as testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers and software developers.



This Foundation level qualification is also appropriate for anyone who wants a basic understanding of software testing, such as project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, IT directors and management consultants. Holders of the Foundation Certificate will be able to go on to a higher-level software testing qualification.


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


Here below you can read the course sheet with information about ISTQB Software Testing Foundation course.



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

Principally aimed at anyone involved in software testing, it will also be of interest to project managers, quality managers, business analysts and IT directors or management consultants.


Module 1 – Introduction Module

Module 2 – Fundamentals of Testing

2.1 – Why is testing necessary?
2.2 – What is testing?
2.3 – General testing principles
2.4 – Expected Results
2.5 – Exit, Completion, and Closure or Acceptance criteria
2.6 – Fundamental test process
2.7 – The Psychology of Testing

Module 3 – Testing through the lifecycle

3.1 – Software development models
3.2 – Test levels
3.3 – Functional and Structural Testing
3.4 – Non–Function System Testing
3.5 – Re–Testing and Regression Testing
3.6 – Maintenance Testing

Module 4 – Static Techniques

4.1 – Reviews and the Test Process
4.2 – Phases of a Formal Review
4.3 – Static analysis using tools

Module 5 – Test Design Techniques

5.1 – Identifying test conditions and designing test cases
5.2 – Categories of test design techniques
5.3 – Equivalence Partitioning
5.4 – Boundary Value Analysis
5.5 – Decision Table Testing
5.6 – State Transition Testing
5.7 – Use case testing
5.8 – Path Testing
5.9 – Statement Testing
5.10 – Branch/Decision Testing
5.11 – Error-Guessing
5.12 – Exploratory Testing
5.13 – Choosing Test Techniques Module

Module 6 – Test Management

6.1 – Test Organisation
6.2 – Test Planning
6.3 – Test Estimation
6.4 – Test Approaches (strategies)
6.5 – Test progress monitoring and control
6.6 – Configuration Management
6.7 – Risk and Testing
6.8 – Incident management

Module 7 – Tool Support for Testing

7.1 – Types of test tool
7.2 – Effective use of tools: potential benefits and risks
7.3 – Introducing a tool into an organisation

Module 8 – Exam Simulator


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


Online course duration:

  •  1 year platform access 



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Exam format

  • Multiple choice
  • 40 questions 
  • 26 marks required to pass (out of 40 available) - 65%
  • 60 minutes duration
  • Closed book
  • Exam to be taken at a Pearson Vue Test Center

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