Course Category: Software Testing
Course Duration: 3 Days
Hours: 21 Contact Hours

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Background and Objectives

Processworks three day ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) course prepares attendees to take the CTFL exam and get certified. This course is based on the “Foundation Level Syllabus” released by ISTQB in 2018.

This credential is for anyone seeking to attain a credible, proven and a globally recognized qualification on Software Testing.

The ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) qualification is administered and governed globally by International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB).

The certification is awarded on the basis of a one hour multiple choice examination.

Why BCS-CTFL Certification?

  1. Universally recognized – with over 673,000+ professionals certified on CTFL till October 2019.
  2. Tailored to meet the needs of Testing Practitioners at all stages in their careers.
  3. Covers fundamental aspects of Software Testing.
  4. Fulfills the minimum eligibility criteria to take the ISTQB Advanced Level certifications namely Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) – Test Manager, Test Analyst, Technical Test Analyst, Security Tester and Test Automation Engineer.

Benefits to the Employer

  • Certified Testers
  • Improved confidence and performance
  • Formal training and qualification provided.
  • Competency mapping provided for the Testing group.

Benefits to the Employee

  • Road map for qualification and skills enhancement in Software Testing
  • Gain internal and external recognition of ability and competence
  • Professional development and confidence building

Who should attend?

  • Software Testers
  • Test Analysts
  • Test Engineers
  • Test Consultants
  • Test Managers
  • User Acceptance Testers
  • Business analysts
  • Systems analysts
  • Software Developers
  • Quality Assurance Staff
  • Project leaders

Course Coverage

1. Fundamentals of testing

1.1 Why is testing necessary?
1.2 What is testing?
1.3 General testing principles
1.4 Fundamental test process
1.5 The psychology of testing

2. Testing throughout the software life cycle

2.1 Software development models
2.2 Test levels
2.3 Test types: the targets of testing
2.4 Maintenance testing

3. Static techniques

3.1 Reviews and the test process
3.2 Review process
3.3 Static analysis by tools

4. Test design techniques

4.1 Identifying test conditions and designing test cases
4.2 Categories of test design techniques
4.3 Specification-based or black-box Techniques
4.4 Structure-based or white-box techniques

5. Test management

5.1 Test organization
5.2 Test planning and estimation
5.3 Test progress monitoring and control
5.4 Configuration management
5.5 Risk and testing
5.6 Incident management

6. Tool support for testing

6.1 Types of test tool
6.2 Effective use of tools: potential benefits and risks
6.3 Introducing a tool into an organization

Training and Exam Duration

Training: 3 days
The course format is a combination of theory, case studies, test practice and situational analysis. The participants would practice sample questions and mock exams extensively during the training.

The course material is issued on the first day of the course during registration.

Exam: One hour duration
The exam is held separately from the training course.

Most course participants take the exam within two weeks or earlier from the course completion date.

Exam Pattern
40 multiple choice questions. 26 questions out of 40 must be answered correctly to achieve the foundation certificate qualification.

Result and Certificate

Those who pass receive the credential an e-certificate from ISTQB certification body partner. The certificate has the seals of ISTQB and the testing body (ASTQB,UKTB, iSQI etc.)

Candidates will receive an email from the certification body within 48-72 hours from the date of examination. The email contains a link for personal data confirmation and an access to their e-certificate.

What is BCS and ISTQB?

BCS (British Computer Society)

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is a leading industry body for IT professionals around the world. BCS plays a large role in raising skills and competencies in IT globally. BCS has delivered over 700,000 exams in the last ten years.

BCS first offered exams in Software Testing in 1998, and were instrumental in the development of the original Software Testing syllabus that evolved into the current ISTQB syllabus. BCS Professional Certification offers over 40 different exams in IT including IT Project Management, IT Service Management and Business Analysis.

More information about BCS is available at

ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board)

ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) was founded in 2002. Since then, ISTQB has become the world leader in the area of Software Testing. ISTQB has grown to have more than 673,000 professionals certified in more than 120 countries worldwide and, approximately 12,000 new certifications being delivered per quarter internationally. ISTQB currently has 45 member boards that are affiliated to it.

More information about ISTQB is available at

Course Category: Software Testing
Course Duration: 3 Days
Hours: 21 Contact Hours