Duration : 35 Hrs

The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) is a software testing qualification certification organisation that operates internationally.[1] Founded in Edinburgh in November 2002, ISTQB is a non-profit association legally registered in Belgium. ISTQB® Certified Tester is a standardized qualification for software testers and the certification is offered by the ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board). The qualifications are based on a syllabus, and there is a hierarchy of qualifications and guidelines for accreditation and examination. The ISTQB® is a software testing qualification certification organisation having over 200 000 certifications issued; the ISTQB® consists of 47 member boards worldwide representing more than 71 countries (date: March 2012).

Fundamentals of Testing
  • Why is testing necessary
  • Software systems context
  • Causes of software defects
  • Role of testing in software development, maintenance
  • and  operations
  • Testing and quality
  • How much testing is enough
  • What is testing
  • Seven testing principles
  • Fundamental Test Process
  • Test Planning and control
  • Test analysis and design
  • Test implementation and execution
  • Evaluating exit criteria and reporting
  • Test closure activities
  • The psychology of testing
  • Code of ethics
Testing throughout the Software Life Cycle
  • Software Development Models
  • V model
  • Iterative models
  • Testing within a lifecycle model
  • Test Levels
  • Component testing
  • Integration testing
  • System testing
  • Acceptance testing
  • Test Types
  • Functional testing
  • Non functional testing
  • Structural testing
  • Regression testing
  • Static Techniques
Static techniques and the test process
  • Review Process
  • Activities of a formal review
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Types of reviews
  • Success factors for reviews
  • Static analysis by tools
Test Design Techniques
  • Test development process
  • Categories of test design techniques
  • Black box techniques
  • Equivalence Partitioning
  • Boundary Value Analysis
  • Decision Table Testing
  • State Transition Testing
  • Use case testing
  • White box techniques
  • Statement testing and coverage
  • Decision testing and coverage
  • Other structure based techniques
  • Experience based techniques
  • Choosing test techniques
Test Management
  • Test Organisation
  • Test organisation and independence
  • Tasks of test leader and tester
  • Test Planning and Estimation
  • Test planning
  • Test planning activities
  • Entry criteria
  • Exit criteria
  • Test estimation
  • Test strategy, test approach
  • Test Progress Monitoring and Control
  • Test progress monitoring
  • Test reporting
  • Test control
  • Configuration Management
  • Risk and Testing
  • Project risks
  • Product risks
  • Incident Management
Tool Support for Testing
  • Types of Test Tools
  • Tool support for testing
  • Test tool classification
  • Tool Support for management of testing and tests
  • Tool support for static testing
  • Tool support for test specification
  • Tool support for test execution and logging
  • Tool support for performance and monitoring
  • Tool support for specific testing needs
  • Effective Use of Tools
  • Potential benefits and risks
  • Special considerations


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