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ISTQB® Foundation Training Course

Get The Software Testing Foundation Certification To Develop Your IT Career


Our 3-day ISTQB® Foundation training course covers the fundamentals of software testing providing you with the necessary foundations for a career as a software testing professional.

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You can book this course and hold it in credit until you have decided on a specific course date. Alternatively, please view our other course dates.
Exam Included
3 Days
£999Excl. VAT

Course Outline

The syllabus for the ISTQB® Foundation training course is as below:

  • Software Testing Fundamentals
  • Testing throughout the software life cycle
  • Static techniques
  • Test design techniques
  • Test management
  • Tool support for testing


Our ISTQB Foundation training course includes exam preparation, revision and the ISTQB® Foundation In Software Testing Examination is taken on the third day.

About the Course

The objectives for the ISTQB® Foundation Level qualification are to:

  • Prepare candidates for the Foundation Certificate in Software Testing based on the ISTQB® syllabus;
  • Improve understanding of software testing - its purpose and nature - and to raise awareness of issues and constraints around testing;
  • Learn standard terminology;
  • Introduce test techniques (static, white & black box) to delegates as well as providing practical experience of key techniques;
  • Provide a complete picture of the test processes from requirements review to system implementation; and
  • Provide delegates with an environment that supports their learning and impart them with the necessary confidence and means to support their future career as a test professional.

Who Should Attend

The ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level is principally aimed at anyone directly involved in software testing, who needs to demonstrate practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts, such as testers, test analysts, test engineers, test leads, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers and software developers.

It is also ideal for all those who have an interest in understanding the basic concepts of software testing, and so is additionally appropriate for project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, IT directors and management consultants.

Materials Provided

  • Full Materials
  • Refreshments
  • Highly Skilled and Knowledgeable Tutors
  • ISTQB® Foundation Examination

Organisational Benefits

Improve Quality

By breaking down a project into manageable units, the project team may focus on producing and testing high-quality code.

Individual Benefits

The Foundation level course establishes a platform from which further more specialist skills and knowledge may be acquired at the ISTQB® Advanced Level.


The entry requirements are that you should have a basic working knowledge of IT.


On arrival at the training course, you should have read the provided syllabus in preparation for the course. The ISTQB Foundation is intensive and those who have prepared achieve a higher exam success rate.

Exam Overview

To qualify as an internationally-recognized Certified Foundation Level Tester and be issued with an ISTQB® Foundation Level Certificate, delegates must successfully pass the exam administered by the relevant National Board or Examination Provider.

  • The examination consists of a one hour exam with 40 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)
  • No study material or electronic devices (including mobile phones) may be used during the examination
  • Candidates are allowed to use simple non-programmable calculators (to be provided by the candidate)
  • An official translation of terms (not their definitions) from the ISTQB® Glossary to the local language is allowed
  • Candidates taking exams that are not in their native language may use a paper-based translation dictionary.
  • The pass mark is 65% (26 out of 40).

Exam Type

Classroom Exam

Professional Development Units - PDUs

There are no Professional Qualification Credits associated with the ISTQB® Foundation training course.


ISTQB® Foundation

Next Steps

Our 2-day ISTQB® Agile Extension course is an intensive and enjoyable tutor-led course that includes lectures, exercises and practical work and includes a high proportion of hands-on practical team-based activities to allow candidates to get a true feel for how agile projects work in the real world.


After successfully completing the training course and passing the exams, you will have learned how to:

  • Use A Common Language For Efficient And Effective Communication With Other Testers And Project Stakeholders
  • Understand Established Testing Concepts, The Fundamental Test Process, Test Approaches And Principles To Support Test Objectives
  • Design And Prioritize Tests By Using Established Techniques
  • Analyse Both Functional And Non-Functional Specifications (Such As Performance And Usability) At All Test Levels For Systems With Low To Medium Levels Of Complexity
  • Execute Tests According To Agreed Test Plans And Analyze And Report On The Results Of Tests
  • Write Clear And Understandable Incident Reports
  • Effectively Participate In Reviews Of Small To Medium-Sized Projects
  • Be Familiar With Different Types Of Testing Tools And Their Uses And Assist In The Tool Selection And Implementation Process

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