ISTQB Foundation

The ISTQB Foundation course is a comprehensive training program designed to provide a fundamental understanding of software testing principles and techniques. It covers topics such as testing methodologies, test design, test management, and the software development life cycle. The international recognized ISTQB Foundation Level certification, validating the participant’s knowledge and competence in software testing.

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97.2% recommend our courses to others.

High Pass Rate

92% of our students pass their exams.

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Tutors with many years of practical experience

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Course description

Learning objectives

You will gain a professional approach to and fundamental knowledge of software testing, as well as an internationally recognized certification. After the course, you will be able to:

  • Facilitate communication by using international ISTQB test terminology
  • Understand fundamental methods and concepts in testing
  • Understand the value that software testing provides to projects and stakeholders
  • Contribute to testing activities early in the process, including reviews
  • Utilize established testing techniques to design effective tests at all levels
  • Plan, build, execute, and report test activities effectively
  • Understand the principles of test management, including a risk-based approach
  • Create clear and understandable defect reports Understand how test activities and various work products align with project goals
  • Understand the factors that drive test priorities and approaches
  • Gain a general knowledge of good practices in testing

Target audience

ISTQB Foundation is for testers, test managers, agile team members, business analysts, developers, project managers, or anyone else involved in testing and quality assurance of software solutions. It is for those who desire practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts and standards in software testing and wish to obtain certification in this field.

“There was a great variety in the training. I am a huge fan of extra material in the form of drawings that were handed out or displayed on the wall during the course. It all provided excellent support for understanding and remembering the different topics. Thank you for a superb course!” Anette / Tester in the finance industry


To derive optimal benefit from this course, we recommend that you have basic knowledge of terminology and concepts in testing according to the ISTQB standard, for example, through the course “Fundamentals of Software Testing,” which serves as an introduction to the same topics and concepts (without focusing on the exam). However, there are no official requirements, but it is our recommendation.

Course overview

Over the course of a few intensive days, you will be taught the topics that are included in the exam. The course includes both theoretical presentations, practical exercises, and classroom discussions. There will generally be high participant activity.

Exam format

The exam is prepared by an official ISTQB exam provider.

The exam is a 60-minute (+25% if the exam language is not the candidate’s native language) multiple-choice with 40 questions, without any aids. You need to score a minimum of 26 correct answers or 65% to pass. TestHuset’s students have a pass rate of 93%, whereas the

Preparation and Homework

You should expect to spend 5-10 hours reading the course material before the start of the course, as well as 2 hours of homework each evening during the course.


Our instructors are not only used to teaching software testing — they also have many years of practical experience from various IT projects, as well as knowledge of best practices, so you get the best instruction possible. They receive an average of 4.6/5 in reviews from students.

Course contents

TestHuset’s ISTQB Foundation is an officially accredited and approved certification course, which includes:

  1. Testing principles
    1. What does it mean to test?
    2. Why is testing necessary?
    3. The 7 testing principles
    4. The testing process The psychology of testing
  2. Testing throughout the software lifecycle
    1. Software development lifecycle models
    2. Test levels
    3. Test types
    4. Maintenance testing
  3. Static techniques
    1. Basic principles of static testing
    2. Review process
  4. Testing techniques
    1. Categories of test techniques
    2. Black-box test techniques
    3. White-box test techniques
    4. Experience-based test techniques
  5. Test planning and management
    1. Test organization
    2. Test planning and estimation
    3. Test monitoring and control
    4. Configuration management
    5. Risk and testing
    6. Defect management
  6. Tools that support testing
    1. Considerations for test tools
    2. Effective use of tools

The course topics and the amount of instruction for each topic follow the international requirements for course accreditation. After the course, there may be a need to delve further into specific topics from the course.


The course lasts 3 days for onsite course and 4 days for online course, plus a 1-hour exam

In-House training?

If you are more than 5 people from same organisation, it can be beneficial to consider the course as in-house training. We conduct the course exclusively for your employees, either as standard as described or tailored to your needs.

Advantages of in-house training

  • Financial savings for more than 5 people
  • Intensive exchange of experiences and knowledge sharing
  • Employees gain a common understanding of the subject
  • Opportunity for unique customization based on your own methods and processes

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ISTQB Foundation

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