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  • 9 Hrs of High Quality e-Learning content
  • 6 Chapter-end Quizzes
  • 2 CTFL Simulation Exams
  • Downloadable e-book
  • Courseware Approved by ISTQB, ASTQB
  • Course Completion Certificate

About Course

  • What is this course about?

    International Software Testing Qualifications Board/American Software Testing Qualifications Board Certified Tester Foundation Level (ISTQB/ASTQB CTFL®) Certification is a rigorous, examination-based, professional certification program accepted across the world. CTFL® Certification establishes a professional’s proficiency in Software development and testing.

    Simplilearn offers you CTFL® Certification training through a blended model. We are an ISTQB accredited training provider and ISTQB Authorized Examination Center (AEC). Expand your market reach by attaining an ISTQB/ASTQB CTFL® Certification.

  • Why is this certification most sought-after?

    CTFL® Certification is offered to professionals who successfully qualify the ISTQB CTFL® exam. CTFL® training prepares you for the ISTQB/ASTQB CTFL® certification, which in turn widens your career prospects, across the globe. CTFL® certification establishes your proficiency in Software development and testing and increases your visibility as a valuable member in your organization.

    The demand for CTFL® is increasing in a greater pace, currently there are approximately 12,000 certifications issued per quarter for professionals across the globe who are CTFL®. The salary paid to the certified professionals is much higher when compared to their non-certified peers.

  • What learning benefits do you get from Simplilearn’s training?

    At the end of Simplilearn’s training in CTFL®, you will be able to gather an understanding of the:
    • Fundamentals of Software Testing
    • Testing throughout the Software Lifecycle
    • Static techniques
    • Test design techniques
    • Test Management
    • Tools support for testing

  • What are the career benefits of this course?

    CTFL® professionals can expect job roles such as project managers, software development managers, quality managers, business analysts, and management consultants. According to recent surveys by payscale.com, the median salary of a CTFL® professional can range approximately from $34,713 - $87,262.
    Some other career benefits that this course offers are as follows:
    • CTFL® certification will help advance your software testing career.
    • It will help placing you in the best possible position to capitalize on career opportunities as they arise.
    • Your software testing skills will be improved, which in turn will facilitate greater efficiency and accuracy.
    • By following the software testing best practices, you will learn as you prepare for your certification exam.
    • You will be able to accomplish related tasks with greater speed and precision.

  • Who should do this course?

    Working professionals like Testers, Test Analysts, Test Consultants, Software developers, Managers who want to stand out as a valuable member in their respective organizations are eligible to attend the training program.

    Also, specialists from all sectors can take the CTFL® Training exam and obtain the certification. Some examples of sectors are:
    • Automotive industry
    • Financial services
    • Medical technology
    • Telecommunications
    • Public Services

  • Why choose Simplilearn for your training?

    • Simplilearn is the World’s Largest Certification Training Provider, with over 500,000+ professionals trained globally
    • Trusted by the Fortune 500 companies as their learning provider for career growth and training
    • 2000+ certified and experienced trainers conduct trainings for various courses across the globe
    • All our Courses are designed and developed under a tried and tested Unique Learning Framework that is proven to deliver 98.6% pass rate in first attempt
    • Accredited, Approved and Recognized as a training organization, partner, education provider and examination center by globally renowned names like Project Management Institute of USA, APMG, CFA Institute, GARP, ASTQB, IIBA and others

Course Syllabus

    • Lesson 00 - Introduction to CTFL 04:36
      • 0.1 Introduction to CTFL 00:21
      • 0.2 Objectives 00:25
      • 0.3 CTFL Approach 00:37
      • 0.4 CTFL Accreditation Institute 00:33
      • 0.5 Target Audience 00:47
      • 0.6 CTFL Exam Format 00:50
      • 0.7 Simplilearn CTFL Course Offer 00:34
      • 0.8 Course Outline 00:22
      • 0.9 Conclusion 00:07
    • Lesson 01 - Fundamentals of Software Testing 41:23
      • 1.1 Fundamentals of Software Testing 00:35
      • 1.2 Course Map 00:35
      • 1.3 Objectives 00:24
      • 1.4 Software System and Defects 00:17
      • 1.5 Software Systems Overview and Examples 01:29
      • 1.6 Software Systems Overview and Examples (contd.) 00:51
      • 1.7 Categories of Software Defects 01:23
      • 1.8 Causes of Software Defects 00:55
      • 1.9.Causes of Software Defects (contd.) 01:12
      • 1.10 Consequences of Software Defects 00:47
      • 1.11 Overview of Software Testing 00:14
      • 1.12 Definition of Software Testing 01:03
      • 1.13 Need for Software Testing 01:11
      • 1.14 Common Testing Terms 01:18
      • 1.15 Role of Software Testing 00:32
      • 1.16 Objectives of Software Testing 00:33
      • 1.17 Objectives of Different Testing Types 01:03
      • 1.18 Seven Principles of Testing 04:19
      • 1.19 Software Testing Process 00:10
      • 1.20 Testing and Quality 00:47
      • 1.21 Testing Activities 02:37
      • 1.22 Risk Involved in Testing and Mitigation 01:07
      • 1.23 Timeline to Stop Software Testing 01:14
      • 1.24 Timeline to Stop Software TestingExample 00:27
      • 1.25 Timeline to Stop Software TestingExample (contd.) 00:46
      • 1.26 Fundamental Test Process 01:17
      • 1.27 Phase 1Test Planning and Control 01:20
      • 1.28 Phase 2Test Analysis and Design 01:22
      • 1.29 Phase 2Test Analysis and Design (contd.) 01:06
      • 1.30 Phase 3Test Implementation and Execution 01:59
      • 1.31 Phase 4Evaluating Exit Criteria and Reporting 01:08
      • 1.32 Phase 5Test Closure 00:27
      • 1.33 Psychology and Ethics of Software Testing 00:09
      • 1.34 Psychology of Testing 01:19
      • 1.35 Psychology of Testing (contd.) 00:56
      • 1.36 Mindset of Developer vs. Tester 00:37
      • 1.37 Bridging the Gap 01:10
      • 1.38 Importance of One Team SpiritExample 00:49
      • 1.39 Code of Ethics 01:10
      • 1.40 Quiz 00:00
      • 1.41 Summary 00:35
      • 1.42 Conclusion 00:10
    • Lesson 02 - Testing throughout the Software Life Cycle 46:02
      • 2.1 Testing throughout the Software Life Cycle 00:17
      • 2.2 Course Map 00:12
      • 2.3 Objectives 00:22
      • 2.4 Software Development Models 00:09
      • 2.5 Software Development ModelsIntroduction 01:09
      • 2.6 Product Lifecycle Management 00:35
      • 2.7 Product Lifecycle 00:53
      • 2.8 Product Lifecycle (contd.) 01:20
      • 2.9 Product LifecycleExample 00:43
      • 2.10 Project Lifecycle 01:26
      • 2.11 Project Lifecycle (contd.) 01:01
      • 2.12 Software Project Lifecycle 00:44
      • 2.13 Project LifecycleExample 00:59
      • 2.14 Software Development Models 00:24
      • 2.15 Waterfall Model 00:37
      • 2.16 Waterfall ModelPhases 01:43
      • 2.17 Waterfall ModelPhases (contd.) 01:11
      • 2.18 V-Model 01:41
      • 2.19 Iterative-Incremental Model 01:06
      • 2.20 Testing within a Life Cycle Model 00:39
      • 2.21 Testing within a Life Cycle Model (contd.) 00:42
      • 2.22 Test Levels 00:20
      • 2.23 Levels of Testing 00:39
      • 2.24 Component TestingIntroduction 01:21
      • 2.25 Component TestingTest-Driven Development 00:46
      • 2.26 Component TestingInputs, Test Objects, and Outputs 00:38
      • 2.27 Integration TestingIntroduction 00:47
      • 2.28 Integration TestingStrategies 01:43
      • 2.29 Component vs. System Integration Testing 00:40
      • 2.30 Integration TestingInputs, Test Objects, and Outputs 00:33
      • 2.31 System TestingIntroduction 01:35
      • 2.32 System TestingInputs, Test Objects, and Outputs 00:33
      • 2.33 Acceptance TestingIntroduction 00:48
      • 2.34 Acceptance TestingTypes 01:16
      • 2.35 Acceptance TestingInputs, Tools and Techniques, and Outputs 00:37
      • 2.36 Test LevelsExample 00:57
      • 2.37 Test Types 00:07
      • 2.38 Types of Testing 00:16
      • 2.39 Functional Testing 01:25
      • 2.40 Functional TestingTypes 01:00
      • 2.41 Non-Functional TestingIntroduction 01:05
      • 2.42 Non-Functional TestingTypes 00:53
      • 2.43 Common Non-Functional Testing Types 00:41
      • 2.44 Test TypesExample 00:32
      • 2.45 Structural Testing 01:32
      • 2.46 Re-Testing and Regression Testing 01:16
      • 2.47 Re-Testing and Regression TestingExample 00:48
      • 2.48 Maintenance Testing 00:07
      • 2.49 Software Maintenance 00:50
      • 2.50 Maintenance Testing 01:10
      • 2.51 Maintenance TestingTypes 01:14
      • 2.52 Maintenance vs. New Application Testing 01:10
      • 2.53 Quiz 00:00
      • 2.54 Summary 00:42
      • 2.55 Conclusion 00:08
    • Lesson 03 - Static Techniques 29:17
      • 3.1 Static Techniques 00:23
      • 3.2 Course Map 00:14
      • 3.3 Objectives 00:22
      • 3.4 Static and Dynamic Techniques 00:27
      • 3.5 Static vs. Dynamic Techniques 01:56
      • 3.6 Classification of Software Defects 00:05
      • 3.7 Roles of Techniques in a Software Life Cycle 01:29
      • 3.8 Importance of Early Testing 00:05
      • 3.9 Components of Static Techniques 00:53
      • 3.10 Classification of Testing Techniques 00:05
      • 3.11 Review Process 00:09
      • 3.12 Review Process 01:01
      • 3.13 Benefits of Review 01:26
      • 3.14 Formal vs. Informal Review 01:34
      • 3.15 Order of Reviews 00:05
      • 3.16 Activities of Formal Review 05:56
      • 3.17 Formal ReviewRoles and Responsibilities 01:37
      • 3.18 Formal Review Rolesand Responsibilities (contd.) 01:00
      • 3.19 Informal ReviewFeatures 00:38
      • 3.20 Types of ReviewsWalkthrough 01:16
      • 3.21 Types of ReviewsTechnical 01:03
      • 3.22 Types of ReviewsInspection 00:50
      • 3.23 Order of Reviews 00:05
      • 3.24 Success Factors for a Review 01:01
      • 3.25 Success Factors for a Review (contd.) 01:22
      • 3.26 Review ProcessExample 00:51
      • 3.27 Static Analysis by Tools 00:12
      • 3.28 Static Analysis 01:08
      • 3.29 Static Analysis Using Tools 00:29
      • 3.30 Static Analysis of CodeExample 00:49
      • 3.31 Quiz 00:00
      • 3.32 Summary 00:40
      • 3.33 Conclusion 00:06
    • Lesson 04 - Test Design Techniques 37:43
      • 4.1 Test Design Techniques 00:15
      • 4.2 Course Map 00:21
      • 4.3 Objectives 00:32
      • 4.4 Common Testing Terms 00:13
      • 4.5 Common Testing Terms 01:11
      • 4.6 Test CaseExample 02:00
      • 4.7 Test ProcedureExample 01:52
      • 4.8 Test Development Process 00:12
      • 4.9 Test Development Process 01:37
      • 4.10 Categories of Dynamic Test Design Techniques 00:05
      • 4.11 Dynamic Testing TechniquesTypes 00:05
      • 4.12 Test Design TechniquesCharacteristics 00:54
      • 4.13 Behavior-Based Techniques 00:12
      • 4.14 Behavior-Based Testing Techniques 00:53
      • 4.15 Behavior-Based TechniquesTypes 00:17
      • 4.16 Equivalence Partitioning 00:53
      • 4.17 Guidelines for Identifying Equivalence Classes 01:20
      • 4.18 Equivalence PartitioningExample 01:57
      • 4.19 Boundary Value Analysis 00:30
      • 4.20 Boundary Value AnalysisExample 1 01:35
      • 4.21 Boundary Value AnalysisExample 2 01:18
      • 4.22 Decision Table Testing 01:12
      • 4.23 Decision Table TestingExample 01:32
      • 4.24 State Transition TestingKey Terms 00:49
      • 4.25 State Transition Testing 01:09
      • 4.26 State Transition TestingExample 01:24
      • 4.27 Use Case TestingKey Terms 00:31
      • 4.28 Use Case Testing 00:35
      • 4.29 Use Case TestingExample 00:38
      • 4.30 Behavior-Based Techniques and Test Levels 00:45
      • 4.31 Structure-Based Techniques 00:15
      • 4.32 Structure-Based Testing Techniques 01:35
      • 4.33 Structure-Based Testing Techniques and Coverage Types 00:39
      • 4.34 Structure-Based Testing TechniquesExample 1 00:24
      • 4.35 Structure-Based Testing TechniquesExample 1 (contd.) 00:32
      • 4.36 Structure-Based Testing TechniquesExample 2 01:20
      • 4.37 Other Structural techniques 00:22
      • 4.38 Experience-Based Techniques 00:15
      • 4.39 Experience-Based Testing TechniquesTypes 01:35
      • 4.40 Experience Based Techniques vs. Other techniques 01:46
      • 4.41 Choosing Test Techniques 01:24
      • 4.42 Quiz 00:00
      • 4.43 Summary 00:43
      • 4.44 Conclusion 00:06
    • Lesson 05 - Test Management 1:00:51
      • 5.1 Test Management 00:33
      • 5.2 Course Map 00:20
      • 5.3 Objectives 00:27
      • 5.4 Test Organization 00:20
      • 5.5 Advantages and Disadvantages of Independent Testing 00:47
      • 5.6 Advantages and Disadvantages of Independent Testing (contd.) 01:10
      • 5.7 Independent Test Organization 00:36
      • 5.8 Roles in Testing 01:06
      • 5.9 Responsibilities of Test Lead 03:15
      • 5.10 Responsibilities of Tester 01:43
      • 5.11 Test Planning and Estimation 00:19
      • 5.12 Test Planning 01:06
      • 5.13 Test PlanFactors 01:09
      • 5.14 Test PlanFactors (contd.) 01:17
      • 5.15 Test Planning Activities 01:27
      • 5.16 Contents of Test Plan 02:11
      • 5.17 Contents of Test Plan(contd.) 01:56
      • 5.18 Test Execution Schedule 00:52
      • 5.19 Entry Criteria 00:53
      • 5.20 Exit Criteria 00:40
      • 5.21 Test Estimation 01:24
      • 5.22 Factors Impacting Test Efforts 01:23
      • 5.23 Test Strategy and Test Approach 01:12
      • 5.24 Components of Test Strategy Document 01:00
      • 5.25 High level Test StrategyExample 00:39
      • 5.26 Typical Test Approaches 01:37
      • 5.27 Typical Test Approaches (contd.) 01:34
      • 5.28 Selecting a Test Approach 01:57
      • 5.29 Test Progress Monitoring and Control 00:18
      • 5.30 Test Progress Monitoring 00:52
      • 5.31 Test MonitoringDefinitions 01:15
      • 5.32 Common Test Metrics 01:18
      • 5.33 Common Test Metrics (contd.) 01:07
      • 5.34 Test MetricsExample 00:38
      • 5.35 Test Reporting 01:04
      • 5.36 Requirement of Test Metrics 00:28
      • 5.37 Test Control 01:16
      • 5.38 Configuration Management 00:12
      • 5.39 Overview of Configuration Management 01:16
      • 5.40 Objectives of Configuration Management 00:25
      • 5.41 Configuration Management in Testing 02:18
      • 5.42 Risk and Testing 00:15
      • 5.43 Risk and Testing 01:07
      • 5.44 Project Risks 01:08
      • 5.45 Product-Based Risks 00:49
      • 5.46 Product-Based Risks (contd.) 00:54
      • 5.47 Testing as Risk Controller 00:39
      • 5.48 Risk-Based Testing 00:56
      • 5.49 Risk-Based Testing (contd.1) 00:48
      • 5.50 Risk-Based Testing (contd.2) 00:54
      • 5.51 Risk Based TestingExample 01:06
      • 5.52 Incident Management 00:17
      • 5.53 Overview of Incident Management 01:02
      • 5.54 Incident Report Objective 00:53
      • 5.55 Incident Report Contents 00:56
      • 5.56 Incident Report Contents (contd.) 01:21
      • 5.57 Incident Lifecycle 01:22
      • 5.58 Quiz 00:00
      • 5.59 Summary 00:56
      • 5.60 Conclusion 00:08
    • Lesson 06 - Tools Support for Testing 24:34
      • 6.1 Tools Support for Testing 00:15
      • 6.2 Course Map 00:16
      • 6.3 Objectives 00:22
      • 6.4 Types of Testing Tools 00:14
      • 6.5 Purposes of Tool Support 00:43
      • 6.6 Tool Support for Testing 00:57
      • 6.7 Testing Tools 01:05
      • 6.8 Testing ToolsClassification 00:33
      • 6.9 Testing Tools in the V-Model 01:13
      • 6.10 Tools Support for Management of Testing 01:43
      • 6.11 Tools Support for Static Testing 01:45
      • 6.12 Tool Support for Test Specification 01:20
      • 6.13 Tool Support for Test SpecificationCharacteristics 00:47
      • 6.14 Tool Support for Test Execution and Logging 01:19
      • 6.15 Tool Support for Test Execution and LoggingCharacteristics 00:46
      • 6.16 Test Comparator 00:59
      • 6.17 Coverage Measurement Tools 00:31
      • 6.18 Security Testing 01:20
      • 6.19 Tool Support for Dynamic Analysis 00:39
      • 6.20 Tool Support for Performance and Monitoring 00:58
      • 6.21 Tools for Usability Issues and Data Quality Assessment 00:35
      • 6.22 Effective Use of ToolsPotential Benefits and Risks 00:12
      • 6.23 Potential Benefits 00:33
      • 6.24 BenefitsReduce repetitive work 00:31
      • 6.25 BenefitsHigh Consistency and Repeatability 00:36
      • 6.26 BenefitsObjective Assessment 00:31
      • 6.27 BenefitsAccess to information 00:48
      • 6.28 Potential Risks 00:05
      • 6.29 Special Consideration for Some Tools 00:05
      • 6.30 Effective Use of ToolsExample 00:05
      • 6.31 Introducing a Tool into an Organization 00:05
      • 6.32 Tool Selection Process 00:05
      • 6.33 Factors in Selecting a Tool 00:05
      • 6.34 Tool Implementation Process 00:05
      • 6.35 Success Factors for Deploying a Tool 00:25
      • 6.36 Introducing the ToolExample 01:12
      • 6.37 Quiz 00:00
      • 6.38 Summary 00:43
      • 6.39 Conclusion 00:08
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Exam & Certification

  • What are the prerequisites for the certification?

    To take up this course, participants must have Six months of minimum experience in Software Development / Software Testing and minimum 18 hours of Formal Software Testing Training.

  • How do I get certified in the CTFL® Training qualification?

    It is suggested that candidates for the Foundation Level certification have at least six months' practical experience in a professional testing role. Following is the exam format to become a CTFL® professional:
    • The paper consists of 40 multiple-choice questions.
    • The scoring of 1 point is given for each correct answer.
    • The pass percentage is 65%, which means minimum of 26 right answers out of 40 questions.
    • The exam duration is 60 minutes (or 75 minutes for candidates taking exams that are not in their native or local language).

Reviews

The course format was structured in a clear and concise manner. The trainer was very knowledgeable and presented the course to inspire good constructive collaboration amongst the participants.

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This training has given a good foundational review of testing.

Course was useful for me in learning key factors that are driven when a software based project is considered for an organization. Factors that effect the implementation of process and tests that are needed while completing the whole project is shown clearly. Basic idea of evaluation of a project and testing also been clearly explained.

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Specific to the need of practical application. End-to-end exercises helped me to relate it in how to use them.

This course has been a wonderful experience giving me the opportunity to complete my certification at my own course, whilst providing great quality in the contents of the course.

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FAQs

  • How do I enroll for the online training?

    You can enroll for the training online. Payments can be made using any of the following options and receipt of the same will be issued to the candidate automatically via email.

    1. Visa debit/credit card
    2. American express and Diners club card
    3. Master Card, or
    4. Through PayPal

  • What will I get along with this training?

    You will have online access to e-learning and practice tests along with the training.

  • Can I cancel my enrollment? Do I get a refund?

    Yes, you can cancel your enrollment. We provide you complete refund after deducting the administration fee. To know more please go through our Refund Policy.

  • Do you provide money back guarantee for the training programs?

    Yes. We do offer a money-back guarantee for many of our training programs. You can refer to the Refund Policy and raise refund requests via our Help and Support portal.

  • Can I extend the access period?

    Yes, you can extend the access period by paying an additional fee. Please raise a request via our Help and Support portal.

  • Where and how can I access the e-learning content? Are there any limitations?

    Once you register with us for a course by paying the course fee, you can have 24/7 access to the e-learning content on our website. An automated course purchase confirmation mail from our side will guide you through the process.

  • I am not able to access the online course. Whom should I contact for a solution?

    Please raise a request via our Help and Support portal to have your issue resolved.

  • What is CTFL®?

    Certified Tester foundation Level (CTFL®) is the most widely accepted approach for Software Development / Software Testing. CTFL® Certification is offered by the ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board).

  • What is ISTQB certification?

    ISTQB® Certified Tester is a standardized qualification for software testers. In India, the member board is Indian Testing Board. ISTQB was founded in Edinburgh in November 2002; ISTQB® is legally registered in Belgium.

  • What is the Indian Testing Board (ITB)?

    Indian Testing Board is the Indian National Board approved by ISTQB®. ITB is responsible for conducting ISTQB Certified Tester examination in India.

  • Why Should I choose Simplilearn for CTFL® & not others?

    1. Simplilearn is an affiliated CTFL®’s Examination center from Indian Testing Board.
    2. We are pioneer in the field of blended model of training which is mix of online and classroom training to suit your specific training needs.
    3. Trained 12,000+ professionals across 115 countries

  • What is the exam format?

    The Foundation Level exam consists of approximately 40 multiple choice questions of 1 point each. An exam amounts to 40 points total, of which 65% (26 points) must be attained in order to pass. The exam is a closed book exam. You have 75 minutes to finish.

  • Is there any negative marking?

    There is no negative marking for wrong answers.

  • Can I use the ISTQB’s Certified Tester logo on my resume?

    If you have passed the foundation level exam you can use the ISTQB certified tester-foundation level logo on your resume.

  • What is the cost of CTFL® examinations?

    The costs of ISTQB’s certified tester foundation level exams is INR 4000/-; the standard examination fee set by ITB.

  • What happens if I do not clear an exam?

    If you do not clear an examination, you can re-appear for the exam on the next examination date.

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    Please join our Live Chat for instant support, call us, or Request a Call Back to have your query resolved.

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