December 3, 2013

ISTQB Foundation Plus


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ISTQB Foundation Plus



Duration: 10 evening sessions – Tuesdays & Thursdays 6.30 – 10.00 pm

This five-day accredited course is a preparation for the exam “Foundation Certificate in Software Testing” and meets the requirements as provided by ISTQB. The course covers principles and standards in testing, test management, test phases, reviews and inspections, a large number of test techniques for both white-box and black box testing and test tools. The exam will take place at the end of the course.

This course is not only an ISTQB Foundation accredited course. Next to the theory of testing enhancing practical software testing skills will be a significant part of the course. Theory and practice of topics such as Risk Base testing, Agile testing, Web and Mobile applications testing are covered in this course. Automatic test tools are used to set up test scripts and execute tests.

Why participate?

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The overall objective of this course is to improve knowledge and gain practical skills in the areas of structured software testing. The course is completed with an internationally recognized certificate for software testing.


  • Testers who want to study the structured testing and as part of their test career want to gain the ISTQB Foundation Certificate.
  • Users, developers and administrators involved in testing information systems and software products.
  • Quality officers and project managers who want to explore structured testing and defining test standards exercise


Test Principles

  • Definitions of quality, testing, software quality and software testing.
  • Standard test terminology (ISTQB)
  • Pitfalls, assumptions, time constraints and risks

Test phases

  • Test phase models (who, what, when)
  • Entry and exit criteria
  • The benefits of early error detection


Test design techniques

  • Static techniques (reviews, inspections
    and walkthroughs, code metrics)
  • White box techniques
  • Black box techniques (including equivalence partitioning, boundary value analysis,
    decision tables and state transition testing)
  • Exploratory Testing and Error Guessing

Test Management

  • Types of test organizations
  • Test planning and management
  • Test ware, test products and reuse


Test tools

  • Types of tools (CAST)
  • Usability; advantages and disadvantages
  • Tools and  reuse (regression testing)
  • Data driven testing
  • Implementation and maintenance

Practical test exercises

  • Mobile testing using test tool
  • Web testing using test tool
  • Security testing using test tool