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  • 9 hours 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

Course description

  • What’s the focus of this course?

    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 are the course objectives?

    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 take 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

Course preview

    • Lesson 00 - Introduction to CTFL 04:36
      • 0.1 Introduction to CTFL®00:21
      • 0.2 Objectives00:25
      • 0.3 CTFL® Approach00:37
      • 0.4 CTFL® Accreditation Institute00:33
      • 0.5 Target Audience00:47
      • 0.6 CTFL® Exam Format00:50
      • 0.7 Simplilearn CTFL® Course Offer00:34
      • 0.8 Course Outline00:22
      • 0.9 Conclusion00:07
    • Lesson 01 - Fundamentals of Software Testing 41:23
      • 1.1 Fundamentals of Software Testing00:35
      • 1.2 Course Map00:35
      • 1.3 Objectives00:24
      • 1.4 Software System and Defects00:17
      • 1.5 Software Systems Overview and Examples01:29
      • 1.6 Software Systems Overview and Examples (contd.)00:51
      • 1.7 Categories of Software Defects01:23
      • 1.8 Causes of Software Defects00:55
      • 1.9.Causes of Software Defects (contd.)01:12
      • 1.10 Consequences of Software Defects00:47
      • 1.11 Overview of Software Testing00:14
      • 1.12 Definition of Software Testing01:03
      • 1.13 Need for Software Testing01:11
      • 1.14 Common Testing Terms01:18
      • 1.15 Role of Software Testing00:32
      • 1.16 Objectives of Software Testing00:33
      • 1.17 Objectives of Different Testing Types01:03
      • 1.18 Seven Principles of Testing04:19
      • 1.19 Software Testing Process00:10
      • 1.20 Testing and Quality00:47
      • 1.21 Testing Activities02:37
      • 1.22 Risk Involved in Testing and Mitigation01:07
      • 1.23 Timeline to Stop Software Testing01:14
      • 1.24 Timeline to Stop Software Testing—Example00:27
      • 1.25 Timeline to Stop Software Testing—Example (contd.)00:46
      • 1.26 Fundamental Test Process01:17
      • 1.27 Phase 1—Test Planning and Control01:20
      • 1.28 Phase 2—Test Analysis and Design01:22
      • 1.29 Phase 2—Test Analysis and Design (contd.)01:06
      • 1.30 Phase 3—Test Implementation and Execution01:59
      • 1.31 Phase 4—Evaluating Exit Criteria and Reporting01:08
      • 1.32 Phase 5—Test Closure00:27
      • 1.33 Psychology and Ethics of Software Testing00:09
      • 1.34 Psychology of Testing01:19
      • 1.35 Psychology of Testing (contd.)00:56
      • 1.36 Mindset of Developer vs. Tester00:37
      • 1.37 Bridging the Gap01:10
      • 1.38 Importance of One Team Spirit—Example00:49
      • 1.39 Code of Ethics01:10
      • 1.40 Quiz
      • 1.41 Summary00:35
      • 1.42 Conclusion00:10
    • Lesson 02 - Testing throughout the Software Life Cycle 46:02
      • 2.1 Testing throughout the Software Life Cycle00:17
      • 2.2 Course Map00:12
      • 2.3 Objectives00:22
      • 2.4 Software Development Models00:09
      • 2.5 Software Development Models—Introduction01:09
      • 2.6 Product Lifecycle Management00:35
      • 2.7 Product Lifecycle00:53
      • 2.8 Product Lifecycle (contd.)01:20
      • 2.9 Product Lifecycle—Example00:43
      • 2.10 Project Lifecycle01:26
      • 2.11 Project Lifecycle (contd.)01:01
      • 2.12 Software Project Lifecycle00:44
      • 2.13 Project Lifecycle—Example00:59
      • 2.14 Software Development Models00:24
      • 2.15 Waterfall Model00:37
      • 2.16 Waterfall Model—Phases01:43
      • 2.17 Waterfall Model—Phases (contd.)01:11
      • 2.18 V-Model01:41
      • 2.19 Iterative-Incremental Model01:06
      • 2.20 Testing within a Life Cycle Model00:39
      • 2.21 Testing within a Life Cycle Model (contd.)00:42
      • 2.22 Test Levels00:20
      • 2.23 Levels of Testing00:39
      • 2.24 Component Testing—Introduction01:21
      • 2.25 Component Testing—Test-Driven Development00:46
      • 2.26 Component Testing—Inputs, Test Objects, and Outputs00:38
      • 2.27 Integration Testing—Introduction00:47
      • 2.28 Integration Testing—Strategies01:43
      • 2.29 Component vs. System Integration Testing00:40
      • 2.30 Integration Testing—Inputs, Test Objects, and Outputs00:33
      • 2.31 System Testing—Introduction01:35
      • 2.32 System Testing—Inputs, Test Objects, and Outputs00:33
      • 2.33 Acceptance Testing—Introduction00:48
      • 2.34 Acceptance Testing—Types01:16
      • 2.35 Acceptance Testing—Inputs, Tools and Techniques, and Outputs00:37
      • 2.36 Test Levels—Example00:57
      • 2.37 Test Types00:07
      • 2.38 Types of Testing00:16
      • 2.39 Functional Testing01:25
      • 2.40 Functional Testing—Types01:00
      • 2.41 Non-Functional Testing—Introduction01:05
      • 2.42 Non-Functional Testing—Types00:53
      • 2.43 Common Non-Functional Testing Types00:41
      • 2.44 Test Types—Example00:32
      • 2.45 Structural Testing01:32
      • 2.46 Re-Testing and Regression Testing01:16
      • 2.47 Re-Testing and Regression Testing—Example00:48
      • 2.48 Maintenance Testing00:07
      • 2.49 Software Maintenance00:50
      • 2.50 Maintenance Testing01:10
      • 2.51 Maintenance Testing—Types01:14
      • 2.52 Maintenance vs. New Application Testing01:10
      • 2.53 Quiz
      • 2.54 Summary00:42
      • 2.55 Conclusion00:08
    • Lesson 03 - Static Techniques 29:17
      • 3.1 Static Techniques00:23
      • 3.2 Course Map00:14
      • 3.3 Objectives00:22
      • 3.4 Static and Dynamic Techniques00:27
      • 3.5 Static vs. Dynamic Techniques01:56
      • 3.6 Classification of Software Defects00:05
      • 3.7 Roles of Techniques in a Software Life Cycle01:29
      • 3.8 Importance of Early Testing00:05
      • 3.9 Components of Static Techniques00:53
      • 3.10 Classification of Testing Techniques00:05
      • 3.11 Review Process00:09
      • 3.12 Review Process01:01
      • 3.13 Benefits of Review01:26
      • 3.14 Formal vs. Informal Review01:34
      • 3.15 Order of Reviews00:05
      • 3.16 Activities of Formal Review05:56
      • 3.17 Formal Review—Roles and Responsibilities01:37
      • 3.18 Formal Review Roles—and Responsibilities (contd.)01:00
      • 3.19 Informal Review—Features00:38
      • 3.20 Types of Reviews—Walkthrough01:16
      • 3.21 Types of Reviews—Technical01:03
      • 3.22 Types of Reviews—Inspection00:50
      • 3.23 Order of Reviews00:05
      • 3.24 Success Factors for a Review01:01
      • 3.25 Success Factors for a Review (contd.)01:22
      • 3.26 Review Process—Example00:51
      • 3.27 Static Analysis by Tools00:12
      • 3.28 Static Analysis01:08
      • 3.29 Static Analysis Using Tools00:29
      • 3.30 Static Analysis of Code—Example00:49
      • 3.31 Quiz
      • 3.32 Summary00:40
      • 3.33 Conclusion00:06
    • Lesson 04 - Test Design Techniques 37:43
      • 4.1 Test Design Techniques00:15
      • 4.2 Course Map00:21
      • 4.3 Objectives00:32
      • 4.4 Common Testing Terms00:13
      • 4.5 Common Testing Terms01:11
      • 4.6 Test Case—Example02:00
      • 4.7 Test Procedure—Example01:52
      • 4.8 Test Development Process00:12
      • 4.9 Test Development Process01:37
      • 4.10 Categories of Dynamic Test Design Techniques00:05
      • 4.11 Dynamic Testing Techniques—Types00:05
      • 4.12 Test Design Techniques—Characteristics00:54
      • 4.13 Behavior-Based Techniques00:12
      • 4.14 Behavior-Based Testing Techniques00:53
      • 4.15 Behavior-Based Techniques—Types00:17
      • 4.16 Equivalence Partitioning00:53
      • 4.17 Guidelines for Identifying Equivalence Classes01:20
      • 4.18 Equivalence Partitioning—Example01:57
      • 4.19 Boundary Value Analysis00:30
      • 4.20 Boundary Value Analysis—Example 101:35
      • 4.21 Boundary Value Analysis—Example 201:18
      • 4.22 Decision Table Testing01:12
      • 4.23 Decision Table Testing—Example01:32
      • 4.24 State Transition Testing—Key Terms00:49
      • 4.25 State Transition Testing01:09
      • 4.26 State Transition Testing—Example01:24
      • 4.27 Use Case Testing—Key Terms00:31
      • 4.28 Use Case Testing00:35
      • 4.29 Use Case Testing—Example00:38
      • 4.30 Behavior-Based Techniques and Test Levels00:45
      • 4.31 Structure-Based Techniques00:15
      • 4.32 Structure-Based Testing Techniques01:35
      • 4.33 Structure-Based Testing Techniques and Coverage Types00:39
      • 4.34 Structure-Based Testing Techniques—Example 100:24
      • 4.35 Structure-Based Testing Techniques—Example 1 (contd.)00:32
      • 4.36 Structure-Based Testing Techniques—Example 201:20
      • 4.37 Other Structural techniques00:22
      • 4.38 Experience-Based Techniques00:15
      • 4.39 Experience-Based Testing Techniques—Types01:35
      • 4.40 Experience Based Techniques vs. Other techniques01:46
      • 4.41 Choosing Test Techniques01:24
      • 4.42 Quiz
      • 4.43 Summary00:43
      • 4.44 Conclusion00:06
    • Lesson 05 - Test Management 1:00:51
      • 5.1 Test Management00:33
      • 5.2 Course Map00:20
      • 5.3 Objectives00:27
      • 5.4 Test Organization00:20
      • 5.5 Advantages and Disadvantages of Independent Testing00:47
      • 5.6 Advantages and Disadvantages of Independent Testing (contd.)01:10
      • 5.7 Independent Test Organization00:36
      • 5.8 Roles in Testing01:06
      • 5.9 Responsibilities of Test Lead03:15
      • 5.10 Responsibilities of Tester01:43
      • 5.11 Test Planning and Estimation00:19
      • 5.12 Test Planning01:06
      • 5.13 Test Plan—Factors01:09
      • 5.14 Test Plan—Factors (contd.)01:17
      • 5.15 Test Planning Activities01:27
      • 5.16 Contents of Test Plan02:11
      • 5.17 Contents of Test Plan(contd.)01:56
      • 5.18 Test Execution Schedule00:52
      • 5.19 Entry Criteria00:53
      • 5.20 Exit Criteria00:40
      • 5.21 Test Estimation01:24
      • 5.22 Factors Impacting Test Efforts01:23
      • 5.23 Test Strategy and Test Approach01:12
      • 5.24 Components of Test Strategy Document01:00
      • 5.25 High level Test Strategy—Example00:39
      • 5.26 Typical Test Approaches01:37
      • 5.27 Typical Test Approaches (contd.)01:34
      • 5.28 Selecting a Test Approach01:57
      • 5.29 Test Progress Monitoring and Control00:18
      • 5.30 Test Progress Monitoring00:52
      • 5.31 Test Monitoring—Definitions01:15
      • 5.32 Common Test Metrics01:18
      • 5.33 Common Test Metrics (contd.)01:07
      • 5.34 Test Metrics—Example00:38
      • 5.35 Test Reporting01:04
      • 5.36 Requirement of Test Metrics00:28
      • 5.37 Test Control01:16
      • 5.38 Configuration Management00:12
      • 5.39 Overview of Configuration Management01:16
      • 5.40 Objectives of Configuration Management00:25
      • 5.41 Configuration Management in Testing02:18
      • 5.42 Risk and Testing00:15
      • 5.43 Risk and Testing01:07
      • 5.44 Project Risks01:08
      • 5.45 Product-Based Risks00:49
      • 5.46 Product-Based Risks (contd.)00:54
      • 5.47 Testing as Risk Controller00:39
      • 5.48 Risk-Based Testing00:56
      • 5.49 Risk-Based Testing (contd.1)00:48
      • 5.50 Risk-Based Testing (contd.2)00:54
      • 5.51 Risk Based Testing—Example01:06
      • 5.52 Incident Management00:17
      • 5.53 Overview of Incident Management01:02
      • 5.54 Incident Report Objective00:53
      • 5.55 Incident Report Contents00:56
      • 5.56 Incident Report Contents (contd.)01:21
      • 5.57 Incident Lifecycle01:22
      • 5.58 Quiz
      • 5.59 Summary00:56
      • 5.60 Conclusion00:08
    • Lesson 06 - Tools Support for Testing 24:34
      • 6.1 Tools Support for Testing00:15
      • 6.2 Course Map00:16
      • 6.3 Objectives00:22
      • 6.4 Types of Testing Tools00:14
      • 6.5 Purposes of Tool Support00:43
      • 6.6 Tool Support for Testing00:57
      • 6.7 Testing Tools01:05
      • 6.8 Testing Tools—Classification00:33
      • 6.9 Testing Tools in the V-Model01:13
      • 6.10 Tools Support for Management of Testing01:43
      • 6.11 Tools Support for Static Testing01:45
      • 6.12 Tool Support for Test Specification01:20
      • 6.13 Tool Support for Test Specification—Characteristics00:47
      • 6.14 Tool Support for Test Execution and Logging01:19
      • 6.15 Tool Support for Test Execution and Logging—Characteristics00:46
      • 6.16 Test Comparator00:59
      • 6.17 Coverage Measurement Tools00:31
      • 6.18 Security Testing01:20
      • 6.19 Tool Support for Dynamic Analysis00:39
      • 6.20 Tool Support for Performance and Monitoring00:58
      • 6.21 Tools for Usability Issues and Data Quality Assessment00:35
      • 6.22 Effective Use of Tools—Potential Benefits and Risks00:12
      • 6.23 Potential Benefits00:33
      • 6.24 Benefits—Reduce repetitive work00:31
      • 6.25 Benefits—High Consistency and Repeatability00:36
      • 6.26 Benefits—Objective Assessment00:31
      • 6.27 Benefits—Access to information00:48
      • 6.28 Potential Risks00:05
      • 6.29 Special Consideration for Some Tools00:05
      • 6.30 Effective Use of Tools—Example00:05
      • 6.31 Introducing a Tool into an Organization00:05
      • 6.32 Tool Selection Process00:05
      • 6.33 Factors in Selecting a Tool00:05
      • 6.34 Tool Implementation Process00:05
      • 6.35 Success Factors for Deploying a Tool00:25
      • 6.36 Introducing the Tool—Example01:12
      • 6.37 Quiz
      • 6.38 Summary00:43
      • 6.39 Conclusion00:08
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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 will I become 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).

  • What do I need to do to unlock my Simplilearn certificate?

    • Complete 85% of the course.
    • Complete 1 simulation test with a minimum score of 60%.

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

  • What payment options are available?

    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? Will 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.

  • I’d like to learn more about this training program. Who should I contact?

    Contact us using the form on the right of any page on the Simplilearn website, or select the Live Chat link. Our customer service representatives will be able to give you more details.

  • Disclaimer
  • PMP, PMI, PMBOK, CAPM, PgMP, PfMP, ACP, PBA, RMP, SP, and OPM3 are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.