Software testing can ascertain the quality of IT systems.
Do they behave as expected? Can they be used without risk?
Only professional testing gives reliable answers to these questions.

Target audience

The Foundation Level qualification is aimed at professionals who need a basic understanding of software testing and seek practical knowledge of its fundamental concepts. This includes people in roles such as test designers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers and IT Professionals.
This course is also of interest for project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, IT directors and management consultants.

Business outcomes

CTFL certified testers are able to

  • 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 (such as performance and usability) 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 and assist in the selection and implementation process.


This 6 dayparts training treats the fundamentals of Software Testing.
It is based on the ISTQB FL syllabus, that can be downloaded at the ISTQB website.
It consists of theory, exercises and practice exam questions, and prepares the candidate for both the exam and the actual work as software tester in practice.
The exam is part of the course and can be taken collectively at the end or individually planned.