ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level

You can download the Foundation Level Syllabus here.

Contents of the Foundation Level Program:

  • Fundamentals of Testing
  • Testing Throughout the Software Life Cycle
  • Static Techniques
  • Test Design Techniques
  • Test Management
  • Tool Support for Testing

The Foundation Level qualification applies for all engineers who are somehow involved in software testing. For example, for testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, acceptance testers, and software developers. The foundation level is also useful for those who need to understand basic testing principles, for example, managers, quality managers, development team leaders, business analysts, IT directors and management consultants.

Holders of the Foundation Core certificate can obtain additional certificates of a foundation level and qualify for a higher level of qualification in the testing.

Supplements to the Certificate of the Foundation Level:

  • Model-Based Tester
  • Testing in flexible methodologies (Agile Tester)

About Model-Based Testing (ISTQB® Model-Based Tester-MBT) in a Nutshell

Why Model-Based Tester extension?

Model-based testing is an innovative test approach to improve effectivity and efficiency of the test process. A model-based tester on a project uses models to drive test analysis and design, and keeps advantage of the models for other testing activities such as test implementation and reporting.

ISTQB® Model-Based Tester certification complements the core foundation level as a specialist module. It provides a practical and easy entry to the MBT approach.

Download the "Model-Based Tester in a Nutshell" presentation

What are the entry criteria?

To be eligible to undertake the Model-Based Tester Foundation Extension certification exam, candidates must first hold the ISTQB® Foundation Certificate.

Added value of ISTQB® Model-Based Tester foundation extension certification

To further establish MBT as a leading edge solution in industrial software testing, a common glossary and aid to overcome the "fear of new technology" is needed. The ISTQB® MBT course is designed as an exact means to provide the so far lacking de facto standard for MBT and the necessary support for transferring the topic into the projects and taking it to the people who want to get into it in order to work efficiently and effectively with MBT.

See more detailed information in ISTQB® site.