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ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level (4 days)

You are looking for a solid introduction to professional software testing or have some practical experience and would like to learn more about a systematic approach and the right tools? Then our four-day ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level seminar is the right course for you. You get a modern toolbox for software testing - independent of location, background and experience. Our trainer navigates you through the theoretical basics and has enough time to give you plenty of practical examples for your everyday work. Including the certificate at the end of the course after passing the certification exam!

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19.08.2024 - 22.08.2024
online webinar
1650.00 €
19.08.2024 - 22.08.2024
online webinar
1650.00 €
02.09.2024 - 05.09.2024
1650.00 €
09.09.2024 - 12.09.2024
online webinar
1650.00 €
16.09.2024 - 19.09.2024
1402.50 €
23.09.2024 - 26.09.2024
online webinar
1402.50 €

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what do beginners in software testing need to know?

In this foundation level seminar, you learn the most important software testing terms and principles. Step by Step, we go through all the stages of the software testing process, from the planning to the specification to the testing and to the documentation of tests. We address professional test methods and show how they are connected methodically.

Important: The new syllabus for the "ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL)" in version 4.0 is out! And the standard for training at trendig from 2024. You will receive a modern toolbox for software testing - regardless of location, background and experience. In addition to traditional development models such as the waterfall and V-model, the new ISTQB CTFL version 4.0 teaches the more dynamic approaches of agile software development such as DevOps, as the existing ISTQB Agile Tester certificate has been integrated. There is also greater focus on test automation, risk-based testing and Aceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD in short).

It is the most extensive change to the ISTQB basic course since it was created over 25 years ago. The rather timeless basics of software testing have been transferred to the modern working world, in which iterative software development in the context of agile working has become the standard in software development. The ISTQB aims to evolve testing from a series of activities that are usually performed in silos to a collaborative team approach where quality is the goal of all activities.

We also offer this course as a 3-day version for in-house courses. However, this is only possible by special arrangement, please contact us by email at

All our trainers have many years of experience in the field of software testing, and a have track record as consultants in small and big projects.

content & syllabus

The content of all courses corresponds to the official ISTQB® curriculum published by the ISTQB® as CTFL Syllabus version 4.0 (2023). Furthermore, our trainers practice with you and give you as many hands-on scenarios as possible to help you apply the previously learned.


I. Fundamentals of Testing
Definition, Terms, Motivation, Test Objectives, Testing and Debugging, Testing and Quality Assurance (QA), Errors, Defects, Failures, and Root Causes, Testing Principles, Test Activities, Testware and Test Roles, Test Activities and Tasks, Test Process, Testware, Traceability between the Test Basis and Testware, Roles in Testing, Essential Skills and Good Practices in Testing, Generic Skills Required for Testing, Whole Team Approach, Independence of Testing

II. Testing throughout the Software Development Lifecycle

DevOps and Testing, Shift-Left Approach, Retrospectives and Process Improvement, Test Levels and Test Types, Confirmation Testing and Regression Testing, Maintenance Testing

III. Static Testing
Static Testing Basics, Work Products Examinable by Static Testing, Value of Static Testing, Differences between Static Testing and Dynamic Testing, Feedback and Review Process, Review Process Activities, Roles and Responsibilities in Reviews, Review Types, Success Factors for Reviews

IV. Test Analysis and Design
Test Techniques Overview, Black-Box Test Techniques (Equivalence Partitioning, Boundary Value Analysis, Decision Table Testing, State Transition Testing), White-Box Test Techniques (Statement Testing and Statement Coverage), Branch Testing and Branch Coverage, The Value of White-box Testing, Experience-based Test Techniques, Error Guessing, Exploratory Testing, Checklist-Based Testing, Collaboration-based Test Approaches, Collaborative User Story Writing, Acceptance Criteria, Acceptance Test-driven Development (ATDD)

V. Test Management / Managing the Test Activities
Test Planning, Purpose and Content of a Test Plan, Tester's Contribution to Iteration and Release Planning, Entry Criteria and Exit Criteria, Estimation Techniques, Test Case Prioritization, Test Pyramid, Testing Quadrants, Risk Management, Risk Definition and Risk Attributes, Project Risks and Product Risks, Product Risk Analysis, Product Risk Control, Test Monitoring, Test Control and Test Completion Metrics used in Testing, Purpose, Content and Audience for Test Reports, Communicating the Status of Testing, Configuration Management, Defect Management

VI. Test Tools 
Tool Support for Testing, Benefits and Risks of Test Automation

Since 2005 trendig is an accredited training partner of the German ISTQB® representatives GTB (German Testing Board) und ATB (Austrian Testing Board).

target group

The ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) is perfect for beginners. The foundation level provides an insight into the professional field, activities and technical terms of Software Testers. Personnel from the management and technical field will benefit from this training course:, such as

  • IT Consultant
  • IT Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Software Tester
  • Software Developer


No particular requirements needed. Software skills and experiences with IT projects may be helpful for a deeper understanding of some issues.

exam & certification

The participation in the exam is optional. We assume that you take the exam after the training course. However, please inform us during the course booking if you wish NOT to attend the exam.

The exam lasts 60 minutes and takes place immediately after the seminar on the last training course day. We organize your exam for you. The independent certification body charges 225,00 Euro plus VAT for the examination, which we invoice together with the training course fee.

In addition to the CTFL LIVE-Online training you can also take the exam online from your home/office or in a Pearson Vue test center. We will send you the relevant information and an exam voucher (for payment) at the beginning of the course.

Our trainers optimally prepare you for the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level exam.  For years, the number of our attendees passing the exam is above average. You already want to prepare yourself before the course starts? Please have a look at the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level 2023 V4.0 and look up the relevant terms in the glossary.

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If you pass, you will become a member of the global community of more than 1 Million certified testers from over 130 countries. The certificate is the independent proof of your expertise, which is already expected in the professional field by some clients and employers.

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