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Fundamentals of Software Testing (ISTQB)

MCIT's Fundamentals of Software Testing (ISTQB) certificate forms the basis of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB®) Certified Tester Scheme delivering practices including Waterfall, Agile, DevOps, and Continuous Delivery. The certification is suitable for anyone who needs to demonstrate practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts of software testing including people in roles such as testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers, and software developers. It is also appropriate for individuals who need a basic understanding of software testing including project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, IT directors, and management consultants.

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Fundamentals of Software Testing (ISTQB)

• The tester learns the basic principles related to testing, the reasons why testing is required, what
test objectives are, and the principles of successful testing.
• The tester understands the test process, the major activities, and work products.

• The tester learns how testing is incorporated in every step of a software development lifecycle.
• The tester learns about the different test levels, test types, and impact analysis when working with
maintenance testing.

• The tester learns the various static techniques of testing such as static analysis and reviews (i.e.,
informal reviews, walkthroughs, technical reviews, and inspections).
• The tester learns how to apply a review technique to a work product to find defects.

• The tester learns how to apply test techniques to derive test cases from other software work
• Black-box, white-box, and experience-based test techniques are covered.

• Test management is covered from a perspective where the tester can work with test managers,
focusing on risk-based testing, test execution, and defect reporting and handling.
• The tester learns what could be included in the various test documentation work products, such as
test plans and reports.
• The tester learns to report defects in a clear and understandable way.

• The tester learns to classify tools, the risks and benefits connected with tools, and aspects of
selecting and introducing tools.



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The entry criterion for taking this course is that candidates have an interest in software testing. However, it is strongly recommended that candidates also:
Have at least a minimal background in either software development or software testing, such as six months experience as a system or user acceptance tester or as a software developer, Take a course that has been accredited to ISTQB standards (by one of the ISTQB-recognized member boards).

Upon completing this course, you will receive an industry-recognized certificate from MCIT. This certificate helps you prepare yourself to confidently take the official ISTQB Foundation Level. Once you complete this exam, you will earn your official ISTQB Foundation Level certification.



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