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What is the course like?

Want to uncover the fundamentals of software testing?

Our Software Testing Foundations (ISTQB® CTFL) course combines proven methodologies with best practice to provide a great grounding for you to progress your testing career. This course is designed to promote solid and consistent testing practices within all software engineering disciplines.

Recognised as the baseline of knowledge for a testing professional, it will provide you with the necessary knowledge to sit the ISTQB® Certified Tester, Foundation Level exam. The ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) syllabus is the cornerstone of essential testing knowledge that can be applied to real-world scenarios and provides a comprehensive understanding of the terminology and concepts used in the testing domain worldwide, making it relevant for all software delivery approaches and practices.

You'll gain

Our course is highly interactive and lecturing is kept to the minimum necessary, most of the learning is achieved by applying the practices and techniques in group exercises.

Learning techniques are taken from a range of sources, such as ‘training from the back of the room’ and are applied to help optimise the learning experience. You will gain knowledge of software testing practices, tools, and techniques. And you will be given the opportunity to put these into practice in a supported learning environment where our facilitator can help you contextualise what you’re learning to be relevant to your organisation.


The ISTQB® CTFL exam is not included as part of the course and is not included in the course fee. The content for this course is based on the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) v4.0 syllabus.
The ISTQB CTFL examination can be booked through iSQI and can be taken at a test centre or remotely.


This course will contribute 21 PMI® professional development units (PDUs) towards your chosen certification (1 Power Skills, 19 Business Accumen and 1 Ways of Working).

You'll learn

During this course you will learn about:

  • Understand fundamental concepts of software testing
  • Identify the test approach and activities to be implemented depending on the context of testing
  • Assess and improve the quality of documentation
  • Increase the effectiveness and efficiency of testing
  • Align the test process with the software development lifecycle
  • Understand test management principles
  • Write and communicate clear and understandable defect reports
  • Understand the factors that influence the priorities and efforts related to testing
  • Work as part of a cross-functional team
  • Know risks and benefits related to test automation
  • Identify essential skills required for testing
  • Understand the impact of risk on testing
  • Effectively report on test progress and quality

Great for

This course is aimed at:

  • Testers, test Analysts and Developers who needs to demonstrate practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts of software testing.
  • Project Managers, Business Analysts and leaders who require a basic understanding of software testing
  • Anyone interested in the testing field and wanting to achieve the ISTQB® CTFL certification

You'll need

There are no prerequisites for the Software Testing Foundations (ISTQB® CTFL) class.


Cost: Not Applicable
Duration: 4 sessions of 4 hours
20% off for Group bookings of three or more
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Here's what our customers are saying:

An outstanding course which gave me a whole new outlook on testing.

- Alex Johansson, NZ Racing Board

I thought it was a great course, I really did learn a phenomenal amount, I would rate this as one of the most valuable courses I have ever been on.

- David Watson, Department of Internal Affairs

A very well designed course that is focused on not just the examination, but also on the skills and knowledge that is required for being an effective tester.

- Vinni Kailani, NZ Refining Co.

A superb course delivered by an outstanding trainer.

- Douglas Jensen, Tatts Group

This course was great, everything was above and beyond my expectations.

- Karen Conradi, Department of Defence

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