Introduction to CTFL Tutorial

This is the introductory lesson of the CTFL tutorial, which is part of the CTFL Certification Training.

This tutorial will give you an overview of the course, its prerequisites, and the value it will offer to you.

What is CTFL?

Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL®) is one of the popular credentials in software testing and is the widely accepted approach. The certification is offered by the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB®).

In the next section of the CTFL tutorial, we’ll discuss the benefits of CTFL to professionals and organizations.

Benefits of CTFL to Professionals and Organizations

Career benefits that this tutorial offers are as follows:

  • Places you in the best possible position to capitalize on career opportunities as they arise.

  • Improves your software testing skills, which in turn, will facilitate greater efficiency and accuracy.

  • You will learn as you prepare for your certification exam by following the software testing best practices.

  • Accomplish related tasks with greater speed and precision. 

In the next section of the CTFL tutorial, we’ll discuss its prerequisites.

Prerequisites of CTFL

Participants must have a minimum of six months of experience in software development or software testing and a minimum of 18 hours of formal software testing training.

Let us explore the target audience of CTFL Tutorial in the next section.

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Target Audience

CTFL is for anyone involved in software testing.

This includes people in roles like:

  • Testers

  • Test Analysts

  • Test Engineers

  • Test Consultants

  • Test Managers

  • User Acceptance Testers

  • Software Developers

  • Project Managers

  • Quality Managers

  • Software Development Managers

  • Business Analysts

  • IT Directors

  • Management Consultants.

Also, specialists from all sectors, for example, automotive industry, financial services, medical technology, telecommunications, and public services can take the CTFL® and obtain the certification.

Let us explore the CTFL Tutorial Overview in the next section.

CTFL Overview

At the end of this tutorial in CTFL, you will have a comprehensive understanding of:

  • The fundamentals of software testing

  • Testing throughout the software lifecycle

  • Static techniques

  • Test design techniques

  • Test management

  • Tools support for testing

In the next section, we will discuss the objectives of the CTFL tutorial.


After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Explain the CTFL® approach

  • Identify the target audience

  • Describe the CTFL® exam format

  • Explain what Simplilearn CTFL® tutorial offers

  • Describe the CTFL® certification tutorial outline

Let us explore the lessons covered in CTFL Tutorial in the next section.

Lessons Covered in this CTFL Tutorial

There are seven lessons covered in this tutorial. Take a look at the lesson names that are listed below

Lesson No

Chapter Name

What You’ll Learn

Lesson 1

Fundamentals of Software Testing Tutorial

In this chapter, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify the common defects in software systems

  • Explain the concept of software testing

  • Describe the process of software testing

  • Explain other aspects of testing like the psychology of a tester.

Lesson 2

Testing throughout the Software Life Cycle Tutorial

In this chapter, you’ll be able to:

  • Explain the importance of software development models

  • Identify the different levels of testing

  • Explain the important types of testing

  • Distinguish between maintenance testing and new application testing

Lesson 3

Static Techniques: CTFL Tutorial

In this chapter, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify static and dynamic techniques

  • Explain the activities, types, and roles and responsibilities in the review process

  • Explain static analysis by tools

Lesson 4

Test Design Techniques CTFL Tutorial

In this chapter, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe common testing terms, test cases, and test procedures

  • Explain the process of test development

  • Identify the categories of dynamic test design techniques

  • Explain behavior-based or black box techniques

  • Describe structure-based or white box techniques

  • List the types of experience-based techniques

Lesson 5

Test Management: CTFL Tutorial

In this chapter, you’ll be able to:

  • Explain the concept of Test Organization

  • Identify the factors to be considered for a Test Plan

  • Describe the process of Test Progress Monitoring

  • Explain Configuration Management

  • List the different aspects of Risk and Testing

  • Explain Incident Management

Lesson 6

Tools Support for Testing CTFL Tutorial

In this chapter, you’ll be able to:

  • Explain the purposes of tool support

  • List the types of testing tools

  • Identify the potential benefits and risks of testing tools

  • Describe the steps involved in introducing a tool into an organization


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With this, we come to an end about what this CTFL tutorial includes. In the next chapter, we will discuss the Fundamentals of Software Testing Tutorial.

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