ISTQB Foundation (CTFL)

This training course, based on the ISTQB content teaches how to execute software testing according to international standards.

The content is geared towards preparing for the certification exam of ISTQB at Foundation Level. Hence students prepare for the best known certification in the world in the area of software testing, the ISTQB Certified Tester at Foundation Level. 

ISTQB Foundation gives you an understanding of the basics of testing and quality assurance of software. You get tools and tips which help you to set up testing in your own organisation. 

ISTQB Foundation is a basic course where you learn why testing is needed, about success factors for testers and what a test organisation might look like. You also learn tried and tested techniques for developing test cases as well as how testing tools can save time and money. 


ISTQB Foundation is suitable if you have recently started or are about to start working with software testing, for example as a tester, test manager or test developer. It is also suitable if you wish to gain a basic understanding of your role as a project manager, development manager or quality assurance responsible.


No particular previous knowledge is needed. However, previous experience of testing or developing can make it easier to relate the course content to actual working situations. 

Course outline:

The basics of testing

  • Why is testing necessary?
  • What is testing?
  • Seven testing principles
  • Fundamental test processes
  • The psychology of testing
  • Code of ethics

Testing throughout the software lifecycle

  • Software development models
  • Test levels
  • Test types
  • Maintenance testing

Static techniques

  • Static techniques and test processes
  • Review process
  • Static analysis by tools

Test design techniques

  • Test development processes
  • Categories of test design techniques
  • Specification-based techniques (black-box)
  • Structure-based techniques (white-box)
  • Experience-based techniques
  • Choosing test techniques

Test management

  • Test organisation
  • Test planning and estimation
  • Test progress monitoring and control
  • Configuration management
  • Risk and testing
  • Incident management

Tool support for testing

  • Types of test tools
  • Effective use of tools: potential benefits and risks
  • Introducing a tool in an organisation


The exam is not included in the training. To book exam time please contact our test center.

Exam price for ISTQB Foundation test is NOK 2600,- + mva 

About the exam: 
The Foundation Level exam comprises 40 multiple-choice questions, with a scoring of 1 point for each correct answer, a pass mark of at least 65% (26 or more points) and a duration of 60 minutes (or 75 minutes for candidates taking exams that are not in their native language). 

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