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ISTQB Certified Tester
Foundation Level

This comprehensive three day workshop prepares you for the internationally recognized independent ISTQB CTFL (Foundation Level) exam, administered by the South African Software Testing Qualifications Board (SASTQB). You will be guided in a structured way, by certified facilitators, through sample questions and practical exercises. In addition you will be given test-taking tips and strategies to increase your odds of passing the exam.

Who should attend?

Any individual involved in software testing including testers, test analysts, test leads, test engineers and software developers wishing to to write the ISTQB CTFL (Foundation Level) exam and become certified. It is also relevant if you are a project manager, business analyst or IT director wanting a fundamental understanding of software testing.

Course Information

Entry Requirements
You will need:
  • At least one year’s software testing experience in a functioning and busy testing team
  • Or
  • You must have attended FTI’s short course Fundamentals of Software Quality Assurance or Effective User Acceptance Testing
Delivery and Assessment

We use a blend of face-to-face facilitator-led training sessions as well as discussions, reading, practice exercises and simulations to prepare you for the exam.
To gain an FTI Certificate of Attendance and to prepare you for the ISTQB CTFL exam, you will need to:

  • Attend all three consecutive full days
  • Answer practice questions that simulate the exam
  • Participate in review discussions around sample questions and answers
  • Contribute to group activities and share relevant workplace experience
  • Practice and test your theoretical knowledge and skills in individual and group sessions
  • Self-study course material
On completion of this short course, you can sit the independent examination administered by SASTQB. The cost of one sitting of the exam is covered as part of the course fee

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the short course, aligned to the ISTQB CTFL syllabus, you will have assimilated information and learnt methods of recall and retention to pass the exam exam. You will be able to:

  • Describe why testing is part of quality assurance and give examples of how testing contributes to higher quality
  • Provide examples of the objectives of testing in different phases of the software life cycle
  • Explain the seven principles of testing
  • Understand the differences between static and dynamic techniques and between different review types
  • Recognise that software development models must be adapted to project context and product characteristics
  • Identify and describe non-functional test types based on non-functional requirements
  • Explain, translate and write test cases and write test execution schedules
  • Describe, with examples, how risk analysis and risk management can be used for test planning
  • Explain the purpose of tool support for testing
  • Summarize the potential benefits and risks of test automation for testing

Course Dates

08 October 2021

Online lectures