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Become a qualified software tester. ISTQB Foundation gives you essential skills and knowledge needed to work as a testing professional.

Recognised internationally the certificate is considered the industry standard, professional qualification in software testing and is a prerequisite to gaining advanced ISTQB accreditation.

Participants will be able to apply test strategy and control their own test activities using a test methodology that is globally recognised as best practice.

Learning outcomes

  • Learn fundamental testing principles, including details of the testing process
  • Understand testing throughout the project development lifecycle
  • Apply a variety of test techniques for more effective test preparation
  • Manage your own testing process

Who should attend

  • Test Analysts and Prospective Testers looking to improve their testing knowledge.
  • Testers looking to accredit their skills for recognition among employers, clients and peers.
  • Testers of any level looking to satisfy the prerequisites of higher certificates.
  • Anyone looking to understand software testing terminology

Course contents

The course is structured into six key sections:
  • Fundamentals of software testing
  • Testing across the software lifecycle
  • Static techniques
  • Test design techniques
  • Test management
  • Tool support for testing

Concepts and Terminology

The course will explain all the relevant concepts and terminology including:
  • Black-box testing techniques
  • Dynamic testing techniques
  • Evaluating exit criteria
  • Experience-based testing
  • Fundamental test principles
  • Incident management
  • Software development models
  • Specification-based testing techniques
  • Static testing techniques
  • Structure-based testing techniques
  • Test analysis
  • Test control
  • Test design techniques
  • Test development process
  • Test execution
  • Test implementation
  • Test incident management
  • Test levels
  • Test monitoring
  • Test planning and estimation
  • Test tools
  • Test types
  • White-box testing techniques
  • Writing test cases

Course fees


Fees A$ per person

  • ISTQB Foundation Certificate  + Certificate Exam
  • $2200 + gst

The examination is a closed book, 40-question multiple choice exam. Candidates must score a minimum of 26 to become a Foundation Certified Tester. Examinations are independently administered.