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eSoftware Tester Certification - Foundation Level (e-learning package)

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Delivered by top experts in the testing industry, eSoftware Tester Certification is an accredited online training course to prepare you for the ISTQB™ Certified Tester—Foundation Level exam. This program is the only internationally accepted certification for software testing, accredited by the ISTQB™ through its network of national boards. The ISTQB™, a non-proprietary organization, has granted more than 165,000 certifications in more than 60 countries around the globe. 

Learn the basics needed to become a software test professional and understand how testing fits into software development. Find out what it takes to be a successful software test engineer and how testing can add significant value to software development. Study all of the basic aspects of software testing, including a comprehensive overview of tasks, methods, and techniques for effectively testing software. In addition, learn the fundamental steps in the testing process: planning, analysis, design, implementation, evaluation, and reporting.

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Fundamentals of software testing—Concepts and context, risk analysis, goals, process, and psychology
Lifecycle testing—How testing relates to development including models, verification and validation, and types of tests
Static testing—Reviews, inspections, and static tools
Test design techniques—Black-box test methods, white-box techniques, error guessing, and exploratory testing
Test management—Team organization, key roles and responsibilities, test strategy and planning, configuration management, defect classification and management
Testing tools—Tool selection, benefits, risks, and classifications
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Course Outline

Fundamentals of Software Testing

  • Testing Basics
  • Principles of Testing
  • What to Test
  • Psychology of Testing

The Test Project

  • The Test Process
  • Risk Analysis

Testing Through the Life Cycle

  • Life Cycle Models
  • Test Levels
  • Testing Changes

Test Design Fundamentals

  • Test Design Process
  • Test Design Documentation

Specification-Based Test Design

  • Equivalence Partitioning
  • Boundary Value Analysis
  • Decision Tables
  • State Transition Diagrams and Tables
  • Use Cases

Structure-Based Test Design

  • Structure and Control Flow
  • Structural Coverage

Experience-Based Testing

Static Testing

  • Static Testing Techniques
  • Reviews and Inspections
  • Static Analysis by Tools

Incident Management

Tool Support for Testing

  • Tool Types
  • Tool Selection and Introduction

Test Management

  • Independence of Testing
  • Test Team Roles
  • Planning and Strategy
  • Configuration Management
  • Monitoring and Control

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Who should attend

The Software Tester Certification training course is appropriate for individuals who recently entered the testing field and those currently seeking certification in software testing.