The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) is a non-proprietary organization that has granted more than 500,000 certifications in more than 100 countries around the globe. Certification demonstrates knowledge of software testing and is based on a Body of Knowledge and examination guidelines that are applied consistently across the world. This program is the only internationally-accepted certification for software testing accredited through its network of national boards. Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level is an ISTQB-accredited course that prepares you for the CTFL (Certified Tester – Foundation Level) exam.
CTFL certification is designed for software 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. This is also appropriate for anyone who needs a basic understanding of software testing, such as project managers, quality managers, development managers, business analysts, IT directors, and management consultants. Holders of the Foundation Level Core certificate are eligible for the Agile extension qualification as well as for the advanced-level software testing qualifications including Automation and Mobile Applications.
In addition to the fundamentals of software testing, the software professional will learn about the relationship of testing to development, Test Levels, Black-Box Testing Methods, White-Box Testing, Exploratory Testing, Ad-hoc Testing, Static Analysis Tools, and configuration management.