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The objectives for our BCS Certificate In Software Testing training course are to:

  • Provide you with a sound basis if you intend to register for ISTQB® advanced level examinations
  • Ensure that you have a broad understanding of other specialist areas for the ISTQB® advanced level examinations
  • Cover specific topic areas that the three specialisations (Test Managers, Test Analysts and Technical Test Analysts) should understand

You should be able to demonstrate knowledge, understanding, application and analysis of Software Testing processes, practices and techniques in the following areas:

Testing Activities In Development Lifecycles

  • Understand the characteristics of software architecture that impact on software testing in the development lifecycle
  • Understand the core testing knowledge, skills and behaviours common to multi-skilled roles in the development lifecycle
  • Analyse project scenarios to choose appropriate testing activities

Testing & Risk

  • Apply risk analysis for a given testing scenario
  • Analyse project scenarios to choose testing types and activities to address specific product and project risks

Test Management

  • Analyse testing scenarios to select appropriate test entry and exit criteria to meet given testing objectives
  • Analyse defect management processes to determine improvements that address given issues

Test Analysis & Design

  • Understand the criteria, benefits and pitfalls for selecting and deploying test techniques.
  • Analyse a testing scenario to select appropriate test techniques.
  • Understand the relationship between typical test measures and the effectiveness of information traceability.
  • Analyse a testing scenario to select appropriate coverage measures.

Software Product Quality Characteristics

  • Understand key product risks relating to Security, Performance Efficiency, Usability, User Experience (UX), Accessibility, Installability, Adaptability and Replaceability.
  • Apply a high-level testing approach that addresses risks in Security, Performance Efficiency and Usability.

Test Automation Characteristics

  • Understand the role of test automation and the objectives for each level in the development lifecycle with respect to test automation activities.
  • Understand the characteristics of tests to make them suitable for test automation.

Our BCS Certificate In Software Testing training course is for anyone involved in practical software testing activities. It is not role-specific and considers the typical cross-skills required for a tester at any level working in a collaborative software development environment. The BCS Professional Certificate – Software Tester exam bridges the gap between the ISTQB® Foundation and the role-based ISTQB® Advanced Certificates and prepares you for more complex and in-depth role-based syllabi and scenario-driven examinations.

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The entry-level requirements for our BCS Certificate In Software Testing training course is as follows:


  • Have at least 6-months’ experience in software testing.

There is no formal prereading for this BCS Certificate In Software Testing training course.

BCS Certificate In Software Testing Examination:

To qualify as the holder of a BCS Certificate in Software Testing, you must successfully pass the exam administered by the BCS:

  • The 90-minute exam has 40 scenario-based multiple-choice questions.
  • It will be a ‘closed book’ examination i.e. no notes or books will be allowed into the examination room.
  • Duration of 60 minutes (or 75 minutes for candidates taking examinations that are not in their native language)
  • The pass mark is 60% (26 out of 40)

Candidate Responsibilities

  • You need to complete registrations for both BCS and Questionmark.
  • You will receive an email inviting you to register on the e-professional portal. Once you have completed this registration, you will be able to see the booking details that your training provider had given to BCS.
  • The exam date and time may not reflect what you will book with Questionmark, but we will update this once the exam has taken place so your certificate will have the correct date.
  • You will also receive an email with log in details for Questionmark. This will enable you to complete your registration and book your exam. The link for registering is here.
  • If you are unable to see an assessment to schedule once you have registered, please contact BCS via [email protected].
  • If you’re unable to select a remote proctored time and date, contact [email protected].

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BCS Certificate In Software Testing

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BCS Professional Certifications have been established for over 25 years, and, until recently, were marketed under the ISEB (Information Systems Examination Board) portfolio. During this time they have gained worldwide recognition and are delivered in over 200 countries and are mapped to SFIAplus.

Founded in 2002, ISTQB® (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) is a not-for-profit association, comprising 47 national boards (including the UKTB) covering 71 countries worldwide. It is responsible for the international software testing qualification scheme called ‘ISTQB® Certified Tester’ which with over 240,000 certifications, has become the de facto world-wide standard for software testing qualifications.

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