Foundation Level

The Foundation Level program comprises the following components: The Fundamentals of Software Testing, Testing During the Product Lifecycle, Dynamic Testing, Static Testing, Test Management, and Testing Tools.

Target group
The elementary level of the Certified Tester training program aims at all individuals who are involved in software testing activities of any kind. This includes individuals holding positions as testers, test analysts, testing engineers, testing consultants, test managers, acceptance testers and software developers. The elementary level also addresses the needs of individuals holding positions such as project manager, quality manager, software development manager, system analytics specialist (business analysts), IT managers or management consultants who are eager to acquire basic knowledge and a fundamental understanding of software testing applications.

Certification requirements
There are no formal requirements for certification. Nevertheless, we recommend participation in a training program offered by an educational facilitator accredited in compliance with the ISTQB regulations prior to taking the exam. In order to acquire the title of ISTQB Certified Tester you simply have to pass the Foundation Level exam.

The ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level certificate is issued with lifetime validity.


Please download the current Foundation Level syllabus here.