This ISTQB Foundation Certified Tester (v.2018) Certificate offers an introduction to the fundamentals of Software Testing.  Delegates will learn about the main principles of Software Testing, which include testing standards, testing life cycles, testing techniques and tools, and static testing.  Participants will also learn how to implement and analyse Software Testing methodology. Software Testing Foundation strives to prepare delegates effectively for the examination .ISTQB Foundation Level is relevant across software delivery practices including Waterfall, Agile, DevOps and Continuous Delivery.The new 2018 syllabus is recognised as a pre-requisite to other ISTQB certifications where Foundation Level is required (note: all previous releases of Foundation Level, including the 2011 syllabus and “grandfathered” Foundation Level certifications, will remain valid).

Target Audience

Anybody interested or involved in Software Testing. Particular professions that may benefit from Software Testing Foundation include:Project Managers, Quality Managers, Business Analysts, Management Consultants and IT Directors


There are no prerequisites for this Software Testing Foundation training course, so everyone is able to attend. There is no pre-course reading. However, we recommend participants read the ISTQB Foundation Syllabus to prepare for the Foundation examination.


  • The fundamental principles of Software Testing
  • How testing fits into the development 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

Exam Details

Participants need to sit the ISTQB Software Foundation exam in order to acquire the certification. The exam format is outlined below:

  • 40 questions
  • Multiple choice
  • Closed book
  • Duration : 1 Hour (1 Hour + 15 Minutes for participants whose first language is not English)  

Participants need to achieve 65% in order to pass the examination