Introduction to CTFL Tutorial

0.1 Introduction to CTFL®

Hello and welcome to the Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL®) course offered by Simplilearn. This lesson will and give an overview of the course. CTFL® Certification establishes a professional’s skill in software development and testing. In the next screen, we will list the objectives of this lesson.

0.2 Objectives

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® course offers ?Describe the CTFL® certification course outline In the next screen we will begin with our first topic, ‘CTFL® approach’.

0.3 CTFL® Approach

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®). The eligibility criteria of this course is the participant must have six months of minimum experience in software development or testing and complete minimum 18 hours of formal software testing training. In the next screen, we will look at the Accreditation Institute of CTFL®.

0.4 CTFL® Accreditation Institute

ISTQB® is a not-for-profit association legally registered in Belgium. It is composed of 47 board members from different countries. Vision of ISTQB® is to: “Enable test professionals, through globally accepted software testing certification standards to support their career development, built on solid professional foundations and exemplary organizational culture.” Let us move on to the next screen to discuss the target audience of this certification.

0.5 Target Audience

The foundation level qualification 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, and Management Consultants.. Also, specialists from all sectors for example, automotive industry, financial services, medical technology, telecommunications, and public services can take the CTFL® training exam and obtain the certification. Let us look at the CTFL exam format in the next screen.

0.6 CTFL® Exam Format

For this course, participants must have a minimum experience of six months in software development or testing and minimum 18 hours of formal software testing training. It is suggested that candidates for the Foundation Level certification have at least six months' practical experience in a professional testing role. CTFL Exam consists of 40 multiple-choice questions, each carrying one point. The passing score in the CTFL Exam is 65%, which means at least 26 right answers. The exam duration is 1 hour, and 75 minutes for the candidates whose native language is not the same as the examination language. In the next screen we will find out what Simplilearn CTFL® course offers.

0.7 Simplilearn CTFL® Course Offer

Simplilearn offers CTFL certification training through its unique learning mode that includes nine hours of high quality e-Learning content, two days of intense classroom training, and two CTFL® simulation exams. The courseware of Simplilearn is approved by ISTQB®, and ASTQB®. The course also offers six chapter-end quizzes, downloadable e-book, and a course completion certificate. Let us look at the course outline in the next screen.

0.8 Course Outline

As seen in the image on the screen, this course is divided into six lessons and each lesson divided into few topics. The six lessons are: Fundamentals of Software Testing, Testing throughout the Software Life Cycle, Static Techniques, Test Design Techniques, Test Management, and Tools Support for Testing.

0.9 Conclusion

This concludes, ‘Introduction to CTFL®.’ The next lesson is, ‘Fundamentals of Software Testing.’

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