Taking the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level Exam

One of the ISTQB Certified Tester Certification Exams is the Foundation Level Exam.  It is an entry level certification for those who are engaged in software testing such as testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers and software developers.  It is also a program that is designed for those who wish to have a basic understanding of software testing such as project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, IT directors and management consultants.  Passer of the Foundation Level Exam qualifies one to proceed to the next higher testing qualification of ISTQB Certified Tester.

The goal of the Foundation Level Exam is to ensure that candidates have a broad understanding of the fundamental and key concepts in software testing.  The Certificate will provide passers for a foundation in their professional growth.  The exam is theoretical in nature and requires a candidate to have an understanding on the concepts for general types of applications in software development especially in software testing.   The candidate is not required to have work experience.

The ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level exam is a 40 item, multiple-choice exam.  The questions of which are based on the program syllabus training courses that are conducted between 3 to 5 days.  The program syllabus includes topics on fundamentals of testing, testing the software lifecycle, static techniques, behavioral (black box) and structural (white box).   Takers of the ISTQB Foundation Level are given one hour to complete the exam.  To pass is to score at least 26 correct answers.

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