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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.

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.

Prerequisites

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 and exam format

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.

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.

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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Contact us to learn more about how we can customize a program specifically for your company.

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What our students are saying

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Mark Robinson

4

The comprehensive study guides at Trifork’s ISTQB Foundation course are excellent for solitary learners.

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John Smith

5

The ISTQB Foundation course at Trifork was fantastic! It covered all the essential concepts, and the instructor was great.

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Sarah Johnson

5

I highly recommend Trifork QIs ISTQB Foundation course. It’s comprehensive and well-structured, making learning easy.

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David Brown

5

The ISTQB Foundation course exceeded my expectations. It’s a must for anyone looking to excel in software testing.

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Lisa Anderson

5

I’m extremely satisfied with Triforks ISTQB Foundation course. The materials and trainers are top-notch.

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Michael Wilson

5

Triforks ISTQB Foundation course was a game-changer for my career. Informative and insightful.

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Emily Davis

5

The ISTQB Foundation course at Trifork caters to all learning styles. Visual learners will appreciate the well-designed materials.

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Brian Miller

5

As an auditory learner, I found Trifork’s ISTQB Foundation course engaging with its informative lectures and discussions.

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Jennifer White

5

Trifork’s course is adaptable to every learning style, providing a great experience for all participants.

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Kevin Harris

5

The interactive group discussions in Trifork’s ISTQB Foundation course are ideal for social learners.

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Jessica Lee

5

The hands-on activities and practical exercises in the course make it a fantastic choice for kinesthetic learners.

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Steffen Sørensen

5

The trainer’s ability to bridge theory and practice at Trifork was outstanding. ISTQB Foundation material felt relevant and exciting through real-life examples and discussions.

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Amy Green

4

Trifork’s ISTQB Foundation course accommodates a range of learning styles through its blended approach.

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Richard Taylor

4

The course’s diverse materials suit different learning styles, ensuring everyone can grasp the concepts effectively.

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Laura Clark

4

Trifork’s support community is a bonus for interpersonal learners, fostering collaboration and discussion.

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Jessica Rodriguez

4

The ISTQB Foundation course at Trifork was a dynamic learning experience, thanks to the trainer’s expertise, practical examples, and engaging discussions that brought the theory to life.

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Andrew Hall

5

The trainer’s ability to turn theory into practice at Trifork was commendable. The ISTQB Foundation course was made lively and interactive with real-world examples and discussions.

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Peter Baker

5

The trainer’s approach at Trifork made the ISTQB Foundation material captivating. Real-world examples and discussions added depth and relevance to the course.

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Emma Martin

5

Trifork’s trainer’s expertise and practical examples breathed life into the ISTQB Foundation syllabus, making it far from boring with lively discussions.

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Sofie Svendsen

5

The Trifork ISTQB Foundation course transformed potentially dry theory into lively discussions and practical knowledge. The trainer’s expertise brought the subject to life.

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Anette Sommer

4

The trainer at Trifork made the ISTQB Foundation course come alive with real-world examples and interactive discussions. The formerly boring material became engaging.

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Michael Andersen

5

I was pleasantly surprised by how the trainer at Trifork turned theoretical concepts into practical applications through insightful examples and discussions.

In-house training or questions?

If you are more than 5 people or just need some help contact us at info@triforkqi.com

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Course content

1. Fundamentals of Testing

  1. What is Testing?
  2. Why is Testing Necessary?
  3. Testing Principles
  4. Test Activities, Testware and Test Roles
  5. Essential Skills and Good Practices in Testing

2. Testing Throughout the Software Development Lifecycle

  1. Testing in the Context of an SDLC
  2. Test Levels and Test Types
  3. Maintenance Testning

3. Static Testing

  1. Static Testing Basics
  2. Feedback and Review Process

4. Test Analysis and Design

  1. Test Techniques Overview
  2. Black-box Test Techniques
  3. White-box Test Techniques
  4. Experience-based Test Techniques
  5. Collaboration-based Test Approaches

5. Managing the Test Activities

  1. Test Planning
  2. Risk Management
  3. Test Monitoring, Test Control and Test Completion
  4. Configuration Management
  5. Defect Management

6. Test Tools

  • Tool Support for Testing
  • Benefits and Risks of Test Automation

Introduction

Meet our Trainers

Lars Bjørstrup

Meet Lars, the Lead Education Architect and instructor. He holds a degree in computer science, is a certified teacher, and has been working with IT in various forms. Lars has experience with testing and quality management tools through his carreer. Lars has a background as a professional illustrator, having designed books and newspaper covers, among other things. His ability to draw and facilitate is used extensively in his courses, to the delight of the participants. Lars teaches a range of courses, including ISTQB Foundation, Advanced Test Manager, Advanced Technical Test Analyst, Agile Extension, and everything in between.

Maja Andresen

Meet Maja – One of our experts and trainers in software Testing and QA! Maja has more than 20 years of experience in the field of IT projects and quality assurance of IT solutions. She has previously worked at big Danish organizations like Danske Bank and Ørsted, where her roles have ranged from Tester, Test Manager and Test Mentor. Maja has facilitated countless of workshops, coached both employees and teams, and conducted numerous of internal training courses.

Annemette Clement

She is a accomplished QA mentor and trainer with a master’s degree in IT and product development and has worked as a consultant in testing and quality assurance since 2016. Her expertise spans Test mentor, Test Management, QA Analysis, and Technical Testing across diverse industries. She holds accreditations to instruct in globally recognized certifications such as ISTQB Foundation, ISTQB Agile Tester Extension, ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst, and ISTQB Advanced Technical Test Analyst. Additionally, she has taught numerous TMAP certification courses and, notably, practical test courses.

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