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Software Testing Certification Boot Camp - Online

Course Code: STTA STCERT
Length: 4 Days
Tuition: $2,245.00

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Course Description:

PMI: 22.5 PDUs

Get your ISTQB Foundation Level Certification in class in this three–day Software Testing Certification training course.

"Software Testing Certification" is an accredited certification software testing training course to prepare you for the ISTQB™ Certified Tester–Foundation Level exam. This program is the only internationally accepted software testing certification, accredited by the ISTQB™ through its network of National Boards. The ISTQB™, a non–proprietary organization, has granted over 165,000 certifications in more than 60 countries around the globe.

At the conclusion of this software testing certification training course you will have the opportunity to take the ISTQB™ Certified Tester – Foundation Level exam. The exam is held on the third day of the course. The ISTQB™ Certified Tester – Foundation Level certification exam is independently administered by the American Software Testing Qualifications Board, Inc. (ASTQB).

This software testing certification training course will provide you with:

  • Dynamic and interactive educational experience designed to boost your topic literacy and exam scores
  • Critical study tips and exam taking techniques to reduce stress and prep time while maximizing results
  • Full coverage of the syllabus topics with practical approaches to implementation using real-world examples
  • Integrated glossary definitions to facilitate recognition of new terms in line with concepts
  • Integrated review questions to promote better understanding of K2 level topics and above
  • Pop-quizzes reinforcing the syllabus concepts to improve retention and recall
  • Practical exercises to reinforce the application of ideas and techniques to support K3 and K4 topics
  • Several "peak tips" that provide extensions to the material to support utilization of topics post-course
  • Intense review of the Sample ISTQB CTFL Exam questions and answers

Why Software Testing Certification?
It's rare that someone in a software testing role has a long list of testing-related educational credentials on their resume. And currently, there are no undergraduate degree programs in the United States that offer a specialization in software testing. There are books, articles and communities to learn from, but most people take their first job in testing without any of those things under their belt. Often this is because most people don't target a career in testing; they either use it as a stepping stone, or they fall into it from some other place. Regardless of why you're in testing, or how long you've been testing, chances are your path into testing and your relevant experience are different from your contemporaries within your own project team or organization, or even your affiliated industry. Many people enter testing from customer support or the user community, the business or systems analysis group, MIS or IT, or even development. Given the varied paths to testing, it's reasonable to have a baseline set of globally recognized testing terms, methodologies, and approaches, available to both new and senior testers. Whether you're trying to validate what you know, fill gaps in your specific experience, or get a broad overview of testing topics because you're new to testing, there's something for everyone in the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level Syllabus.

Why take an exam prep course?
Why not just read the syllabus material on your own and take the test independently? Well, to put it plainly, you could. Taking a course is not required. So what's the value proposition of attending a prep course? Well, while the ISTQB CTFL Syllabus is a very rich document, it doesn't provide the detail you'll need to "understand" topics that you are simply not familiar with. Exam prep courses should include study tips, copious review, practice exercises and questions, and exam taking tips, above and beyond covering of the learning objectives of the material to the appropriate level of depth required for the exam itself. A less academically focused course will enhance the learning experience by providing analogies, examples, and scenarios that will help participants remember, understand, and apply the material better for the exam and beyond.

Why take this software testing certification training course?
This software testing certification training course was designed specifically with the exam taker in mind. Understanding that each participant will be strong or weak in any number of areas of the syllabus, full coverage of the topics is maintained while creating a highly interactive learning environment that is engaging for all and supports everyone in reaching the right level of competency for the exam. Using real–world examples as a backdrop, this course reinforces ideas and terms with in–line reviews and pop–quizzes, illustrates complex concepts with realistic examples, and enables applying techniques with practice sessions and hands–on exercises. Intense review of the learning objectives and in–depth analysis of the ISTQB's sample exam round out the course experience leading up to the exam session on the afternoon of day three.

Immediate benefits of attendance

  1. Enhance your understanding of the syllabus terminology and topics through dynamic and interactive methods, not passive reading
  2. Immerse yourself in an atmosphere designed for focused review, study, and test preparation
  3. Gain confidence with your recall skills using the "tests" built into the course
  4. Improve your overall understanding and retention of the material through varied experiential learning methods (not just rote memorization and repetition)
  5. Clarify your understanding of the learning objectives
  6. Discover techniques for removing blockers to retention and understanding
  7. Practice using techniques and get immediate feedback
  8. Learn more about the approaches and techniques outlined in the syllabus by exploring them using the real-world examples provided in the course
  9. Determine how to focus your effort to get the most out of your prep time
  10. Get key questions about the material answered BEFORE the exam so you can feel prepared and confident

Tips for getting the MAXIMUM benefit out of attending this software testing certification training course:

  1. Read the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level Syllabus PRIOR to attending the course
  2. Have a list of questions regarding the material prepared for the instructor in advance
  3. Be ready for a very intense and rigorous experience
  4. Actively engage in the course
  5. Block out the course days on your calendar as "out of the office" or "unavailable/busy" time so there are no competing expectations on your time (set "away" messages for email and phone if possible)
  6. Clear your evening schedule of commitments so you have time for your personal study and preparation (interruptions and distractions will compromise your success)
  7. Find a study buddy if possible
  8. Sign up for after class Open Study Sessions with the instructor
  9. Take care of yourself physically. Eat well and plan to get enough rest. (A tired, frazzled test taker makes more mistakes.)
  10. Talk to the instructor about test anxiety and ways to mitigate it


The Software Testing Certification Boot Camp—Foundation Level training course is most appropriate for Testers and Test Engineers, QA Testers and Managers, Test Leads, Test Managers, Business Analysts, Developers, Development Managers, Project Managers, and anyone that wants a better understanding of basic testing concepts.

Course Outline:

I. Course and exam overview

  • ISTQB and ASTQB overview
  • Exam format
  • Study and exam taking tips
  • Course flow and agenda topics
  • Outline of the daily schedule (varies on day 3)
  • Explanation of supplementary material

II. Fundamentals of testing

  • Testing overview and key terminology
  • Common testing principles
  • Basic test process
  • Psychology of testing
  • Code of ethics
    1. Interactive Session: Testing missions and test objectives
    2. Pop Quiz: Seven testing principles
    3. Interactive Session: Context drivers for testing

III. Testing throughout the software life cycle

  • Software development models
  • Test levels and test types
  • Maintenance testing
    1. Interactive Session: Understanding test impacts of software development models
    2. Interactive Session: Illustrating verification and validation for better understanding
    3. Interactive Session: Linking test levels with entry and exit criteria
    4. Interactive Session: Compare and contrast black box and white box testing
    5. Interactive Session: Understanding goals, targets, and issues within test levels
    6. Interactive Session: Compare and contrast test types using examples

IV. Test management

  • Test organization
  • Planning and estimation
  • Progress monitoring and control
  • Configuration management
  • Risk and testing
    1. Incident management
    2. Pop Quiz: Understanding project constraints
    3. Pop Quiz: Test team organizational structures
    4. Pp Quiz: Driving more accurate test estimates
    5. Pop Quiz: Choosing a test approach
    6. Interactive Session and Pop Quiz: Performing risk assessment
    7. Pop Quiz: Identifying incidents
    8. Hands-on Exercise: Write an incident report
    9. Hands-on Exercise: Perform a review session
    10. Interactive Session: Developing oracles

V. Test design techniques

  • The test development process
  • Specification-based techniques
  • Structure-based techniques
  • Experience-based techniques
  • Selecting test techniques
    1. Pop Quiz: Using specification-based techniques
    2. Interactive Session: Review tests designed with equivalence partitioning
    3. Hands-on Exercise: Use equivalence partitioning as a test design method
    4. Hands-on Exercise: Use boundary value analysis to create tests
    5. Interactive Session: Analyze and map out complex logic in requirements
    6. Hands-on Exercise: Use a decision table to develop tests
    7. Interactive Session: Walk through a state model
    8. Hands-on Exercise: Use a state model to build tests
    9. Pop Quiz: Use case basics
    10. Interactive Session: Generate tests from use cases
    11. Interactive Session: Analyze code flow with control flow diagrams
    12. Hands-on Exercise: Develop structural tests for code and analyze coverage
    13. Pop Quiz: Differentiate experience-based techniques
    14. Pop Quiz: Choose a test technique

VI. Static techniques

  • Static testing techniques
  • The review process
  • Static analysis by tools
    1. Review test sets to evaluate test design*
    2. Perform a peer review and feedback session
      (these practice sessions are embedded elsewhere to perform reviews on real targets)

VII. Tool support for testing

  • Types of tools
  • Effective use of tools
  • Introducing tools into an organization
    1. Pop Quiz: Test frameworks
    2. Pop Quiz: Understanding probe effect
    3. Pop Quiz: Pros and cons of tools
    4. Pop Quiz: Piloting a tool

VIII. Course wrap-up

  • Exam tips, procedures, and guidelines
  • Exam cram
    1. Open review session
    2. Practice exam review
ASPE Software Testing Training - ISTQB Certified TesterAt the conclusion of the software testing training course you will have the opportunity to take the ISTQB™ Certified Tester —Foundation Level exam. The exam is held at 2:30 p.m. on the fourth day of the course. The ISTQB™ Certified Tester —Foundation Level certification exam is independently administered by the American Software Testing Qualifications Board, Inc. (ASTQB).


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