ISTQB Foundation Software Testing Certification

Foundation Level Syllabus Content

Fundamentals of Testing

• Why is Testing Necessary
• What is Testing?
• Seven Testing Principles
• Fundamental Test Process
• The Psychology of Testing
• Code of Ethics

Testing Throughout the Software Life Cycle

• Software Development Models
• Test Levels
• Test Types
• Maintenance Testing

Tool Support for Testing

• Types of Test Tools
• Effective Use of Tools: Potential Benefits and Risks
• Introducing a Tool into an Organization

Static Techniques

• Static Techniques and the Test Process
• Review Process
• Static Analysis by Tools

Test Design Techniques

• The Test Development Process
• Categories of Test Design Techniques
• Specification-based or Black-box Techniques
• Structure-based or White-box Techniques
• Experience-based Techniques
• Choosing Test Techniques

Test Management

• Test Organization
• Test Planning and Estimation
• Test Progress Monitoring and Control
• Configuration Management
• Risk and Testing
• Incident Management

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