ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing
CTFL18: ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) 2018
Software Testing Foundation 2018: Black-box & White-box Testing Techniques
Software Testing Foundation 2018: Fundamentals
Software Testing Foundation 2018: Risk & Defect Management
Software Testing Foundation 2018: Static Testing
Software Testing Foundation 2018: Test Management
Software Testing Foundation 2018: Test Monitoring & Control
Software Testing Foundation 2018: Test Process Fundamentals
Software Testing Foundation 2018: Test Types & Maintenance Testing
Software Testing Foundation 2018: Testing & the Software Development Lifecycle
Software Testing Foundation 2018: Testing Techniques
Mentoring BH0-010 Certified Tester Foundation Level

Mentoring BH0-010 Certified Tester Foundation Level

Lesson Objectives

Mentoring BH0-010 Certified Tester Foundation Level

  • Fundamentals of Testing
  • Testing Throughout the Software Life Cycle
  • Static Techniques
  • Test Design Techniques
  • Test Management
  • Tool Support for Testing

Overview/Description
Skillsoft Mentors are available to help students with their studies for exam BH0-010 Certified Tester Foundation Level. You can reach them by entering a Mentored Chat Room or by using the Email My Mentor service.

Target Audience
Individuals who are studying the associated Skillsoft content in preparation for, or to become familiar with, the skills and competencies being measured by the actual certification exam.

Software Testing Foundation 2018: Black-box & White-box Testing Techniques

Course Number:
it_sdstfd_07_enus
Lesson Objectives

Software Testing Foundation 2018: Black-box & White-box Testing Techniques

  • discover the subject areas covered in this course
  • recognize how to apply equivalence partitioning to derive appropriate test cases from requirements
  • define test cases by applying equivalence partitioning given a set of requirements
  • recognize how to apply boundary value analysis to develop appropriate test cases from requirements
  • define test cases by applying boundary value analysis given a set of requirements
  • recognize how to apply decision table testing to derive test cases from requirements
  • define test cases by applying decision table testing given a set of requirements
  • recognize how to apply state transition testing to derive appropriate test cases from requirements
  • define test cases by applying state transition testing given a set of requirements
  • describe the process involved to derive test cases from a use case
  • define test cases given a specific use case
  • describe statement testing and statement coverage white-box testing
  • recognize how to achieve statement coverage in software source code
  • describe decision testing and decision coverage in software source code
  • recognize how to achieve decision coverage in software source code
  • describe the value of performing statement and decision coverage on the source code
  • describe the various testing techniques available in the black-box and white-box testing categories

Overview/Description

Explore part of Chapter 4 from the ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Level 2018 certification exam syllabus, which covers categories of test techniques, with a focus on white-box and black-box testing techniques.



Target

Prerequisites: none

Software Testing Foundation 2018: Fundamentals

Course Number:
it_sdstfd_01_enus
Lesson Objectives

Software Testing Foundation 2018: Fundamentals

  • describe what software testing is and the overall role it plays in the software development process
  • identify and describe the various objectives for performing software testing
  • describe the roles that testing and debugging play in software development and how they differ
  • describe the value of performing software testing and identify various ways that testing can lead to a successful product
  • describe how testing and quality assurance are related and the role they play in developing higher quality products
  • define what errors, defects, and failures are and distinguish the differences between them
  • recognize the root causes and effects related to software errors, defects, and failures
  • describe the first two general principles of software testing, including the presence of defects and the reality of exhaustive testing
  • describe the third and fourth general principles of software testing, including early testing and defect clustering
  • describe the fifth and sixth general principles of software testing, including the pesticide paradox and context dependency
  • describe the seventh general principle of software testing, the error absence fallacy
  • identify the major reasons for performing testing and the importance testing plays in software development

Overview/Description

Explore part of Chapter 1 from the ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Level 2018 certification exam syllabus, encompassing the fundamentals of testing relating to the importance of testing and general testing principles.



Target

Prerequisites: none

Software Testing Foundation 2018: Risk & Defect Management

Course Number:
it_sdstfd_10_enus
Lesson Objectives

Software Testing Foundation 2018: Risk & Defect Management

  • identify the subject areas covered in this course
  • recognize how the likelihood and impact of a negative event defines the risk level
  • describe the risk associated with a work product
  • describe the risk associated with a project
  • recognize how the results of product risk analysis may influence the testing process
  • recognize how risk-based testing is used to reduce the levels of product risk
  • describe how defects found during testing are logged
  • describe the objectives of defect reporting
  • recognize the contents of defect reports
  • recognize how risk and defect management are used to effectively manage a test project

Overview/Description

Explore part of chapter 5 from the ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Level 2018 certification exam syllabus, which focuses on risk and defect management.



Target

Prerequisites: none

Software Testing Foundation 2018: Static Testing

Course Number:
it_sdstfd_05_enus
Lesson Objectives

Software Testing Foundation 2018: Static Testing

  • discover the subject areas that will be covered in this course
  • identify the static testing techniques available and the work products that can be examined using static testing
  • describe the various benefits provided by performing static testing in the software development lifecycle
  • perform a review on source code and requirements specification
  • describe the differences between static and dynamic testing techniques with respect to objectives, types of defects, and the role of the techniques used
  • identify and describe the main activities of the work product review process
  • describe the responsibilities for the various roles associated with a formal review
  • identify the attributes associated with an informal review
  • identify the attributes associated with a walkthrough review
  • identify the attributes associated with a technical review
  • identify the attributes associated with an inspection review
  • identify and describe the various individual review techniques for the ad hoc review type
  • identify and describe the various individual review techniques for the checklist-based review type
  • identify and describe the various individual review techniques for the scenario-based review type
  • identify and describe the various individual review techniques for the role-based review type
  • identify and describe the various individual review techniques for the perspective-based review type
  • identify and describe the organizational factors that can help provide a successful review outcome
  • describe the benefits of employing static testing, including the various review types available to help perform a success review of the software

Overview/Description

Explore the remainder of chapter 3 from the ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Level 2018 certification exam syllabus, which covers static testing and the related review process, review types, and review techniques.



Target

Prerequisites: none

Software Testing Foundation 2018: Test Management

Course Number:
it_sdstfd_08_enus
Lesson Objectives

Software Testing Foundation 2018: Test Management

  • discover the subject areas covered in this course
  • recognize the degrees of independence in the testing process
  • describe the benefits associated with test independence
  • describe the weaknesses associated with test independence
  • identify the tasks of the test manager role in the testing process
  • identify the tasks of the tester role in the testing process
  • identify the purpose and content of test plans
  • identify test planning activities
  • recognize the various test strategies
  • identify test approach and recognize how it differs from test strategy
  • recognize how to choose appropriate entry criteria for software testing
  • recognize how to choose appropriate exit criteria for software testing
  • define the order in which test suites are executed
  • recognize the factors that affect the test effort
  • recognize common techniques employed in the estimation of test-related effort
  • describe how tests are organized, documented, and estimated

Overview/Description

Explore part of chapter 5 from the ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Level 2018 certification exam syllabus, which covers test management, including test organization, planning, and estimating.



Target

Prerequisites: none

Software Testing Foundation 2018: Test Monitoring & Control

Course Number:
it_sdstfd_09_enus
Lesson Objectives

Software Testing Foundation 2018: Test Monitoring & Control

  • discover the subject areas covered in this course
  • recognize the purpose of test monitoring
  • describe how test monitoring is applied to effectively control the test process
  • describe the metrics collected during testing activities
  • recognize the purpose and content of test reports and how reports are tailored to the audience
  • describe the contents of test progress reports
  • describe the contents of test summary reports
  • recognize the importance of configuration management to the integrity of testing
  • describe how test items are managed to properly support the testing process
  • describe how testware is controlled and managed to ensure integrity of the testing process
  • identify testware that is associated with testing a component or system
  • identify test items associated with testing a component or system
  • describe how test monitoring and control is used to effectively manage the test process

Overview/Description

Explore part of chapter 5 from the ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Level 2018 certification exam syllabus, which covers test monitoring and control and configuration management.



Target

Prerequisites: none

Software Testing Foundation 2018: Test Process Fundamentals

Course Number:
it_sdstfd_02_enus
Lesson Objectives

Software Testing Foundation 2018: Test Process Fundamentals

  • identify the contextual factors and how they influence the overall test process
  • identify the main groups of test activities that make up the test process
  • describe the activities associated with the Test Planning and Test Monitoring & Control phases of the test process
  • describe the activities associated with the Test Analysis phase of the test process
  • describe the activities associated with the Test Design phase of the test process
  • describe the activities associated with the Test Implementation phase of the test process
  • describe the activities associated with the Test Execution phase of the test process
  • describe the activities associated with the Test Completion phase of the test process
  • describe the various test work products created as part of the test process, including planning, monitoring, analysis, and design work products
  • describe the various test work products created as part of the test process, including implementation work products
  • describe the various test work products created as part of the test process, including execution and completion work products
  • describe the importance of establishing and maintaining traceability between the elements of the test basis and work products throughout the test process
  • identify and describe psychological factors influencing testing success, as well as effective communication skills needed between testers and managers
  • describe and differentiate between the mindset required for both testers and developers
  • identify the activities and work products associated with the various phases of the test process

Overview/Description

Continue exploring chapter 1 from the ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Level 2018 certification exam syllabus, encompassing the fundamentals of testing relating to test process, testing work products, and psychology of testing.



Target

Prerequisites: none

Software Testing Foundation 2018: Test Types & Maintenance Testing

Course Number:
it_sdstfd_04_enus
Lesson Objectives

Software Testing Foundation 2018: Test Types & Maintenance Testing

  • discover the subject areas that will be covered in this course
  • describe the purpose of performing functional testing and identify the characteristics that functional testing evaluates
  • describe the purpose of performing non-functional testing and identify the characteristics that non-functional testing evaluates
  • describe the purpose of performing white-box testing and identify the characteristics that white-box testing evaluates
  • describe the purposes of performing both confirmation and regression testing, as well the characteristics that each testing type evaluates
  • recognize that any of the test types may be performed at any test level
  • describe the purpose and objectives of performing maintenance testing
  • describe the scope considerations related to maintenance testing
  • identify and describe the reasons that may trigger the need for performing maintenance testing
  • describe the role that impact analysis plays in maintenance testing
  • identify the various test types, their purpose and characteristics, as well as triggers that may prompt the need for maintenance testing

Overview/Description

Explore the remainder of chapter 3 from the ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Level 2018 certification exam syllabus, which covers static testing and the related review process, review types, and review techniques.



Target

Prerequisites: none

Software Testing Foundation 2018: Testing & the Software Development Lifecycle

Course Number:
it_sdstfd_03_enus
Lesson Objectives

Software Testing Foundation 2018: Testing & the Software Development Lifecycle

  • describe the relationships between development and test activities in the sequential development models
  • describe the relationships between development and test activities in the incremental and iterative development model
  • identify and describe the importance of selecting the software development lifecycle model based on the project and product characteristics
  • describe good testing characteristics applicable to any lifecycle model
  • identify the different test levels in software development and the various attributes that characterize each level
  • describe the various attributes associated with component testing, including objectives, test basis, and objects, defects and failures, and approaches and responsibilities
  • describe the various attributes associated with component integration testing, including objectives, test basis, and objects, defects and failures, and approaches and responsibilities
  • describe the various attributes associated with system integration testing, including objectives, test basis, and objects, defects and failures, and approaches and responsibilities
  • describe the various attributes associated with system testing, including objectives, test basis, and objects, defects and failures, and approaches and responsibilities
  • describe the various forms of acceptance testing, including user, operational, contractual, and regulatory acceptance testing, as well as alpha and beta testing
  • describe the various attributes associated with acceptance testing, including objectives, test basis, and objects, defects and failures, and approaches and responsibilities
  • describe the activities associated with the different software development lifecycle models, and the attributes associated with the different test levels

Overview/Description

Explore part of chapter 2 from the ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Level 2018 certification exam syllabus related to testing and its relevance to the Software Development Lifecycle.



Target

Prerequisites: none

Software Testing Foundation 2018: Testing Techniques

Course Number:
it_sdstfd_06_enus
Lesson Objectives

Software Testing Foundation 2018: Testing Techniques

  • discover the subject areas covered in this course
  • identify the factors that influence which testing technique to use
  • describe what black-box test techniques are and identify their common characteristics
  • describe what white-box test techniques are and identify their common characteristics
  • describe what experience-based test techniques are and identify their common characteristics
  • describe the experience-based testing technique of error guessing and the benefits it provides when testing the software product
  • describe the experience-based testing technique of exploratory testing and the benefits it provides when testing the software product
  • describe the experience-based testing technique of checklist-based testing and the benefits it provides when testing the software product
  • identify and perform tests on software based on tester's unique domain-based experience
  • describe the various testing techniques available in the experience-based testing category

Overview/Description

Explore part of chapter 4 from the ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Level 2018 certification exam syllabus, which covers categories of test techniques, with a focus on experience-based test techniques.



Target

Prerequisites: none

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