STARCANADA 2017 Pre-conference Training : Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level (3-Day)

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Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 8:30am to Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 5:00pm

Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level (3-Day)

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  • Fundamentals of software testing—key concepts, context, risk, goals, process, and people issues
  • Lifecycle testing—relationship of testing to development, including different models, verification and validation, and types of testing
  • Test levels—system, acceptance, unit, and integration testing
  • Test design techniques—black-box test methods, white-box testing, and exploratory testing
  • Static testing—reviews, inspections, and static analysis tools
  • Test management—team organization, key roles and responsibilities, test approach and planning, configuration management, defect classification and tracking, and test reporting
  • Testing tools—selection, benefits, risks, and classifications

Are you looking for an internationally recognized certification in software testing? Delivered by top experts in the testing industry, Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level is an accredited training course to prepare you for the ISTQB® Certified Tester—Foundation Level (CTFL) exam.

The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) is a non-proprietary organization that has granted more than 500,000 certifications in more than 100 countries around the globe. Certification demonstrates a knowledge of software testing and is based on a Body of Knowledge and examination guidelines that are applied consistently across the world. This program is the only internationally-accepted certification for software testing accredited through its network of national boards. Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level is an ISTQB-accredited course that prepares you for the CTFL (Certified Tester—Foundation Level) exam.

CTFL certification is designed for software professionals who need to demonstrate practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts of testing—test designers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers, and developers—as well as those who need a basic understanding of software testing, such as project managers, quality managers, development managers, business analysts, IT directors, and management consultants. Holders of the Foundation Level Core certificate are also eligible to continue on to advanced-level software testing qualifications and to qualify their competencies in agile testing.

Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level goes above and beyond the ISTQB syllabus, giving you practical knowledge you can apply now. In addition to the fundamentals of software testing, you will also learn about the relationship of testing to development, test levels, black-box test methods, white-box testing, exploratory testing, static analysis tools, and configuration management. Gain the basic skills required of a software test professional and learn how testing fits into software development. Find out what it takes to be a successful software tester and how testing can add significant value to software development projects.

Who Should Attend?
This course is appropriate for individuals who recently entered the testing field and those currently seeking ISTQB® certification in software testing (CTFL). Common job functions include testers, test engineers, QA professionals, test managers, project leaders, quality analysts, and more.

Exam Guarantee
Course registrants who do not pass the exam within 60 days of completing either the online or public course will be provided 45 days of free access to our online eSoftware Tester Certification—Foundation Level course for additional learning.

Click here to download the ISTQB® Foundation Level Syllabus
Click Here to download the ISTQB® Advanced Level Syllabus

Course Outline

Fundamentals of Software Testing
Software context—Why does software fail?
Principles, scope, and focus of testing
Debugging vs. testing
Understanding risk
Identifying and analyzing project and product risks
Goals of testing
Basic testing process
Test psychology—viewpoints on testing

Testing Throughout Software Development
Testing and development
Early testing
Models and testing
The “V” model
Verification and validation
Test levels—unit, integration, system, acceptance
Understanding regression testing
Understanding test types

Static Techniques
What is static testing?
Reviews, inspections, walkthroughs, etc.
General review process
Common types of reviews
Roles and responsibilities in reviews
Success factors for reviews
Limits of reviews
Understanding static analysis tools

Test Design Techniques
Overview of test design and the design approach
Documentation decisions
Types of test design techniques
Human/experience-based methods
Black-box (functional) techniques
White-box (structural) techniques
Experience-based techniques
Selecting the appropriate test technique

Test Management
Team organization
Roles and responsibilities
Understanding the test manager
Understanding the tester
Test planning and strategy
Configuration management and testing
Defect/incident classification and management

Tool Support for Testing
Selection process
Risks and concerns

Class Daily Schedule
/Registration 7:30–8:30am
Morning Session 8:30am–12:00pm
Lunch 12:00–1:00pm
Afternoon Session 1:00–5:00pm
Times represent the typical daily schedule. Please confirm your schedule at registration.
At the conclusion of the course, the ISTQB Certified Tester–Foundation Level exam will be given. The exam process begins at 3:30 p.m. on the third day of the course. The ISTQB CertifiedTester–Foundation Level certification exam is independently administered by the American Software Testing Qualifications Board, Inc. (ASTQB) or the Canadian Software Testing Board (CSTB) depending upon course location. To learn more about this certification program or to download the syllabus, visit or
Training Course Fee Includes
• Tuition
• ISTQB® Certified Tester–Foundation Level exam fee
• Course notebook
• Continental breakfasts and refreshment breaks
• Lunches
• Letter of completion
Conrad Fujimoto
Intellectica Systems Inc.

President and senior consultant of Intellectica Systems Inc., Conrad Fujimoto is an information technology professional with thirty-five years of experience in the education, government, financial, and utility sectors. An accomplished educator and author of several courses, Conrad delivers courses in software testing, relational database technology, data modeling, application programming, business analysis, and facilitation techniques. He lives in Mississauga, just outside the greater Toronto area.