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ISTQB Foundation in Software Testing

November 19 @ 9:30 am - November 21 @ 9:30 am


Course Overview:

This comprehensive introduction to software Testing provides you with the knowledge and expertise to undertake the ISTQB examination for the Foundation Certificate offered at the end of the third day. This course has been accredited by the Irish Software Testing Board (ISTB) and covers the syllabus for ISEB/ISTQB Foundation in Software  Testing.


Target Audience:

• Quality analysts

• Testers

• Developers

.  Systems analysts

• Project leaders

• Users

• Data administrators


No specific prerequisites are assumed.   Attendees are expected to be ‘software knowledgeable’ with some minimal Test of software Experience.



3 days

Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes


Those attending the course will learn:

• The fundamental principles of Software Testing

• How Testing fits into the  lifecycle

• The importance of Test process, Objectives,  techniques and tools

• Essential functional and non-functional  Test methods

• Basic Test design and measurement techniques

• Fundamental Test  management principles

• How to select  and implement tools effectively

Course Outline


Part One: Introduction

• Fundamentals of Testing

• Why is testing necessary?

• What is testing? General testing principles

• Fundamental test process

• The psychology of testing


Part Two: Testing through the lifecycle

• Software development models

• Test levels

• Test Types– the targets of testing

• Maintenance testing


Part Three: Static Reviews

• Reviews and the test process

• Review process

• Static analysis by tools


Part Four: Test design techniques

• Identifying test conditions and designing test cases

• Categories of test design techniques

• Specification-based or black-box techniques

• Structure-based or white-box techniques

• Experience-based techniques


Part Five: Test Management

• Test Organisation

• Test planning and estimation

• Test process monitoring and control

• Configuration Management

• Risk and Testing

•Incident Management


Part Six: Tool Support for Testing

• Types of test tool

• Effective use of tools: potential benefits and risks

• Introduction of a tool into an organisation


Examination Coaching

• ISTQB examination – Externally invigilated by Irish Software Testing Board

• This comprehensive introduction to software testing provides you with the knowledge and expertise to undertake the ISTQB examination for the Foundation Certificate offered at the end of the third day.


The approach will be a mixture of slide presentation, exercises and discussion with sample exams to prepare candidates fully for the exam and address their objectives.


November 19 @ 9:30 am
November 21 @ 9:30 am


Maldron Hotel Sandy Road


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