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Software Testing Foundation & Intermediate E-learning (inc exam)

ILX Group

ILX Group


This BCS accredited Foundation & Intermediate certificate in software testing is a fully interactive multimedia based course. Achieving a pass in both exams provides evidence that the candidate has proven analytical ability, having gained knowledge
and practical skills in the key topics required for practising software testing.


Foundation and Intermediate exam fees - must be booked within 12 months of purchase

A course user guide

A copy of "Software Testing: An ISEB Foundation Certificate" and "Software Testing: An ISEB Intermediate Certificate" book

Course Syllabus

Module 1 – Introduction

Module 2 – Fundamentals of Testing

2.1 Why is testing necessary?
2.2 What is testing?
2.3 General testing principles
2.4 Application domains
2.5 Expected results
2.6 Exit, Completion, Closure or Acceptance criteria
2.7 Fundamental test process
2.8 The Psychology of Testing

Module 3 – Testing through the life-cycle

3.1 Software development models
3.2 Test levels
3.3 Functional and Structural Testing
3.4 Non-functional System Testing
3.5 Re-Testing and Regression Testing
3.6 Maintenance Testing
3.7 Test environment requirements

Module 4 – Static Techniques

4.1 Reviews and the Test Process
4.2 Phases of a Formal Review
4.3 Static analysis using tools

Module 5 – Test Design Techniques

5.1 Identifying test conditions and designing test cases
5.2 Categories of test design techniques
5.3 Equivalence Partitioning
5.4 Boundary Value Analysis
5.5 Decision Table Testing
5.6 State Transition Testing
5.7 Use case Testing
5.8 Path Testing
5.9 Statement Testing

Module 6 – Test Management

6.1 Test Organisation
6.2 Test management documentation
6.3 Test Approaches
6.4 Entry and exit criteria
6.5 Test Estimation
6.6 Test progress monitoring and control
6.7 Configuration Management
6.8 Risk and Testing
6.9 Incident Management

Module 7 – Tool Support for Testing

7.1 Types of test tool
7.2 Effective use of tools: potential benefits and risks
7.3 Introducing a tool into an organisation

Module 8 – Exam Simulator

5.10 Branch / Decision Testing
5.11 Error-guessing
5.12 Exploratory Testing
5.13 Test coverage
5.14 Choosing Test Techniques

What's Included

• 12 months online access to our accredited Software Testing Intermediate course
• Full tutor support, via email and phone
• Mock exam revision tool
• Online exam with remote invigilation


The examination is a multiple choice examination incorporating scenario-based questions. A key aim of the examination is to provide candidates with an opportunity to think through the implications of the context of a question, rather than simply selecting from a choice of options so practical experience can be applied. The pass mark for the Intermediate Certificate exam is 60%.


There are no course pre-requisites.The topics covered in this qualification are those which are considered by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, to be essential knowledge for a practising test professional, regardless of their specialism, for instance: Test Analysts, Test Team Leaders and Test Managers.


  • Location: Online
  • Telephone: 0333 443 2894
  • Residential: No
  • Course Title: Software Testing Foundation & Intermediate E-learning (inc exam)
  • Duration: 0 Days
  • Cost: £920 (Ex VAT)
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