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ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level

Comprehensive first-level training for anyone involved in software testing


This is a foundation-level course designed to provide participants with an understanding of some of the fundamental principles of testing. You will learn how testing activities support development activities across different software development models as well as the common testing terminology.


The course provides an overview of both static and dynamic testing techniques and how to apply them; introduces test management issues including test planning and estimation, risk-based testing and incident management; and covers tool support for testing, describing many types of tool support, the benefits and potential risks of tools and an effective process for introducing them into an organization. Holders of the Foundation Certificate will be able to go on to a higher-level software testing qualification.

  • Use a common language for efficient and effective communication with other testers and project stakeholders.

  • Understand established testing concepts, the fundamental test process, test approaches, and principles to support test objectives.

  • Design and prioritize tests by using established techniques; analyze both functional and non-functional specifications at all test levels for systems with a low to medium level of complexity.

  • Execute tests according to agreed test plans, and analyze and report on the results of tests.

  • Write clear and understandable incident reports.

  • Effectively participate in reviews of small to medium-sized projects.

  • Be familiar with different types of testing tools and their uses; assist in the selection and implementation process.

Ernestas Sysojevas

Always learning myself and teaching others, how to become better in IT profession. Co-Founder of TestCon Conference


The Foundation Level qualification is primarily aimed at professionals who need to demonstrate practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts of software testing. This includes people in roles such as:

Course Outline
  • Test Designer

  • Test Analyst

  • Test Engineer

  • Test Consultant

  • Test Manager

  • User Acceptance Testers

  • IT Professionals

  • Fundamentals of Testing

  • Testing Throughout the Software Life Cycle

  • Static Techniques

  • Test Design Techniques

  • Test Management

  • Tool Support for Testing


The ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level course is appropriate for everyone involved in software testing.

However, it is strongly recommended by ISTQB that candidates also have a minimal background in either software development or software testing.


SMK Conference Center Kalvariju str. 137E LT-08221 Vilnius, Lithuania