Course Introduction

BCS ISTQB Software Testing Foundation is a foundation course for those who are involved in software testing. The course covers the definition of testing standards, planning, managing the testing lifecycle. It also covers reviews and available tools. Different ways for creating and practising tests are also described.

BCS ISTQB Software Testing Foundation

BCS ISTQB Software Testing Foundation is the foundation level course designed to provide essential knowledge regarding process, principles, methods and functions of software testing. The course includes an introduction to various software development models and development activities that are supported by them. During the training, the delegates will learn how to plan, organise, estimate and monitor risk-based incidents and configurations. The course includes topics such as fundamentals of testing, static techniques, testing throughout the lifecycle, test management, test design techniques, and more.

Course Content

Candidates attending this course will study the concepts as specified below:

Fundamentals of Testing

  • Introducing the terminology related with Software Testing
  • General testing principles;
  • Explain the need of testing
  • Fundamental test process
  • The science of testing.

Testing Throughout the Lifecycle

  • Various testing models
  • Component, System Integration and Acceptance testing
  • Different forms of testing
    • Maintenance testing
    • Non-functional system testing
    • Functional system testing.

Static Techniques

  • Reviews and the test process
  • Cost of Review
  • Advantages of Reviews
  • Review Types
    • Walkthrough
    • Technical
    • Inspections
    • Informal review
  • Static analysis

Test Design Techniques

  • Black and White box testing
  • Black box test techniques
    • Equivalence partitioning
    • Boundary value analysis
    • State transition testing
  • White box test techniques
    • Statement testing
    • Decision testing
  • Experience-based techniques
  • Choosing test techniques

Test management

  • Organisation
  • Project test plan
  • Managing Configurations
  • Test estimation: Inclusion in project schedule
  • Monitoring and control
  • Tracking progress and deviations from plan
  • Incident management: Logging, tracking and analysis
  • Risk and testing.

Test tools

  • Various Types of test tools
  • Requirements testing
  • Static analysis
  • Test design
  • Preparing Data
  • Capture/replay
  • Running Tests
  • Test harnesses, drivers and simulators
  • Testing Performance
  • Dynamic analysis
  • Debugging
  • Comparison
  • Test management
  • Coverage measurement
  • Effective use, benefits and risk
  • Introducing a tool into an organization.


The following prerequisites for all the candidates are a must:

  • Basic knowledge of IT and software development.
  • For certification purposes, a study of the Foundation Level Syllabus beforehand would be an advantage.
  • Photographic evidence to identify the candidate is required by BCS prior to the exam.
  • Candidates who are differently abled may get extra time but only if they notify BCS two weeks before the examination takes place.

Target Audience

  • This course is best suited for the professionals who are involved in testing or are about to move into testing
  • The individuals who wish to attain certification in BCS ISTQB Software Testing Foundation can attend this course

Delegates Will Learn How To

  • Candidates will learn during the course duration the terminology associated with software testing.
  • The candidates will learn the various ways of verification and validation concerning software testing.
  • Understand the lifecycle of software testing.
  • Create test designs using methods such as equivalence partitioning, boundary value analysis and state transition.
  • Use static tools to make a study of quality and coverage.
  • Use different tools for automating testing.

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