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The Foundation Level qualification is aimed at professionals who need to demonstrate practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts of software testing. This includes people in roles such as test designers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers and IT Professionals..

What is the entry criteria There are no formal requirements for this certification. Foundation level aims at all the individual who are involved in Software Testing & at those who are eager to acquire basic knowledge of fundamentals of Software Testing.

Topics Covered

1) The Fundamentals of testing: (K2)
  • Why is testing necessary? (K2)
  • What is Testing? (K2)
  • Testing Principles (K2)
  • Fundamental Test Process (K1)
  • The psychology of Testing (K2)

  • 2) Testing throughout the life-cycle: (K2)
  • Software development models (K2)
  • Test Levels (Eg. Unit testing, Component testing, Integration testing,etc.) (K2)
  • Test types (Functional, non-functional, structural, change-related testing) (K2)
  • Maintenance testing (K2)

  • 3) Static testing: (K2)
  • Reviews and the Test process (K2)
  • Review Process (K2)
  • Static analysis by tools (K2)

  • 4) Test design techniques: (K4)
  • Identifying test conditions and designing test cases (K2)
  • Categories of test design techniques (K2)
  • Specification based or Black Box techniques (eg. BVA, Equivalence Partitioning) (K3)
  • Structure based or white Box techniques (K4)
  • Experienced based techniques (Error guessing and Exploratory guessing) (K2)
  • Choosing a Test techniques (K2)

  • 5) Test Management: (K3)
  • Test organization (K2)
  • Test Plans, estimates and strategies (K3)
  • Test progress, monitoring and control (K2)
  • Configuration management (K2)
  • Risk and testing (K2)
  • Incident management (K3)

  • 6) Tool support for testing: (K2)
  • Types of test tools (K2)
  • Effective use of tools (K2)
  • Introducing a tool into an organization (K1)