Schulung - ISTQB® Certified Tester - Foundation Level (CTFL) (English)

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After this training you know the tasks, methods and techniques of software testing and test management. You have learned all steps of the test process from the planning and design via the specification up to the implementation and test documentation. Additionally, you are familiar in using the international defined terms. The course gives theoretical, as well as practical knowledge and trends. Exam preparation and revision is also included.
Our training contents correspond to the current CTFL Curriculum. After the seminar you can take the certification exam ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level.

If the training is held face-to-face, the CTFL certification exam will take place on the 4th day from approx. 14:30 - 15:30.

If the training is conducted online, you will receive further information on booking an individual online exam date from the responsible exam organization a few days before the Training starts.

Necessary technical requirements and procedure of the online exam

The examination fee of EUR 225 plus VAT is not included in the seminar price.

This training is part of the qualification path Test Analyst/Agile Tester.
This training is part of the qualification path Test Manager.
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This ISTQB® CTFL seminar is aimed at testers, test analysts, test developers, test consultants, test managers and software developers. In addition, the course also addresses people in the roles of product owner, project manager, quality manager, requirements engineer, business analyst and IT manager who want to acquire a basic knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of software testing.


It is recommended that candidates have at least 12 months experience in software testing or development and have basic knowledge of software test practices and some knowledge of software development practices.



This course is based on the ISTQB Certified Tester Syllabus and is delivered by the accredited training provider CGI. It contains the following topics:

Fundamentals of testing:

  • What is Testing
  • Why is Testing necessary
  • Seven Testing Principles
  • Test Process
  • The psychology of testing


Testing Throughout the Software Development Lifecycle:

  • Software Development Lifecycle Models
  • Test Levels (Component testing, Integration testing, System testing, Acceptance testing)
  • Test Types (Functional, Non-functional, White box, Change-related testing)
  • Maintenance testing


Static testing:

  • Static Testing Basics
  • Review process


Test Techniques:

  • Categories of Test Techniques
  • Black-box Test techniques (Decision Table-, State Transition-, Use Case Testing,..)
  • White-box Test Techniques (Statement and Decision Testing)
  • Experience-based Test Techniques (Error Guessing, Exploratory Testing, ..)


Test Management:

  • Test Organization
  • Test Planning and Estimation
  • Test Monitoring and Control
  • Configuration Management
  • Risks and Testing
  • Defect Management


Tool Support for Testing:

  • Test Tool Considerations
  • Effective use of tools (Principles for Tool Selection, Pilot Projects, Success Factors)



Our field-proven CGI trainers explain the basics of software testing according to the ISTQB® Certified Tester Curriculum 2018 in an understandable way. Discussions with the other participants of the training as well as exercises on the main topics and the discussion of case studies help you to consolidate the newly acquired knowledge and apply it in your projects.



The course duration of four days leaves enough time for repetitions and exercises after each chapter. Nevertheless we recommend keeping the evenings after the training sessions free in order to be able to work on the learned material and exercises to be well prepared for the ISTQB Foundation Level certification exam.
In the afternoon of the last training day you will take part in the certification exam, which is supervised by an independent and authorized certification institute. The certification charge of 200,- EUR is not included in the course fee. In addition to the course material all participants will get "Foundations of Software Testing" by Graham/Black et alter.

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Schulung - ISTQB® Certified Tester - Foundation Level (CTFL) (English)