CTG Academy

ISTQB Foundation (CTFL)


ISTQB Foundation (CTFL)
Start Date:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
CTG Luxembourg ( lu )
Price excl. VAT:
€ 1.425
* Prices subject to VAT

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The International Systems Examinations Board (ISEB) is a recognised institute organising certifications for IT professionals (incl. test professionals). Since 2002, the International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB) is supporting a single, universally accepted international qualification scheme intended for software and system testing professionals.

This three-day training course is a preparation for the exam “Foundation Certificate in Software Testing” and is accredited by ISTQB and ISEB. When you pass the exam, you receive a certificate that is recognised by ISTQB. At present, over 800.000 test professionals are already ISTQB accredited.

This course is a must for each test professional and is the best preparation for the certification exam: the pass rate after our course is 94%!



Course Objectives

The goal of this course is to provide a full understanding of the fundamental principles of testing and explain the testing terminology. The course also provides an overview of different test design techniques, both dynamic and static and how to apply them.

Each participant will have gained knowledge about following topics:

  • The differences between the testing levels and targets
  • Black and white box approaches to all levels of testing
  • The differences between the various types of review and Static Analysis
  • Aspects of test planning, estimation, monitoring and control
  • Better communication through understanding standard definitions of terms
  • The different types of testing tools and the best way of implementing those tools.

At the end of the course, participants will have the opportunity to take an exam and obtain the “ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing”.

Typical Audience

This course is intended for anyone involved in testing and quality matters, including test engineers, test managers, test consultants, project managers and quality managers.

Course Prerequisites

No specific prerequisites are required. However we strongly suggest that participants wishing to take the ISTQB Foundation exam should have at least 6 months experience in software testing and a basic knowledge of English.

Course Delivery

Throughout the course, an accredited trainer and software testing expert provides lectures and gives exercises based on real world projects.

Different mock exams ensure an optimal preparation for the real certification exam.

Courses can be given in English or in Dutch. Course material is in English.

The course and the exam are offered in cooperation with our partner Improve QS.

Every participant will receive a copy of the book "ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level: A Self-Study Guide Syllabus v4.0" by Lucjan Stapp, Adam Roman & Michaël Pilaeten.

Course Venue

The course duration is 3 days.

The exam (optional) is organised at the end of the 3rd day and is a one-hour multiple-choice exam.

Exams are available in English, Dutch or French.

This course can be given at the client’s site or at CTG.

Course Administration


€ 1425/person for 3 days. All prices are exclusive of the exam fee, which is subject to change. At the time of publishing the exam fee is € 275 per person. All prices are VAT excluded; course material, book, lunch and beverages included.


  • By Participant: If a subscribed course participant is replaced by another participant or if the public course is postponed to a later date, no cancellation costs apply. A participant or a group that fails to attend, or that cancels a course without at least 15 working days written notice prior to the course start, is liable for the full subscription cost.
  • By CTG: CTG reserves the right to cancel a course at any time.

Course Logistics

All classroom courses begin promptly at 9 am and are scheduled until 5 pm.
All courses are organized at the CTG premises in Diegem (Belgium) or can be given at the client site and are available for groups as well. Please contact us if you wish further information.
The standard language of each course is English.

* Prices subject to VAT

Course Outlines

Testing Principles

  • Definitions, standard terminology (ISTQB)
  • Risk management and test strategy
  • Budgeting, time pressure, risks and pitfalls

Test Life Cycles

  • Test life cycle models (who, what and when)
  • Entry and exit criteria
  • Master test planning
  • Advantages of early defect removal

Static and Dynamic Testing

  • Static techniques (e.g. reviews, inspections and walkthroughs, code metrics)
  • White box techniques (different types of coverage)
  • Black box techniques (e.g. equivalence partitioning, boundary value analysis, decision tables, state transition testing)

Test Management

  • Test organisations
  • Test planning, test management and project management
  • Configuration management
  • Problem management
  • Test ware, test deliverables and re-use

Test Tools

  • Different types of tools (CAST)
  • Value, advantages and disadvantages, ROI
  • Data-driven testing
  • Implementation and maintenance

Exam (optional)

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