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ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL)

No matter how long you have been in the technology industry, if you have an interest in understanding the basic concepts of software testing and are looking to brush up on your terminology, then the BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level training is for you

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Why choose the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL)?

The ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) is ideal for you if you’d like to learn all about the fundamental concepts of software testing. You’ll be taught the common language for efficient and effective communication with other testers and project stakeholders, a key skill to have when you’re looking for a job in this area of IT.

You’ll be competent in establishing testing concepts, test processes, test approaches, and principles to support test objectives. The certification will make sure you can design and prioritise tests by using common techniques as well as nurture your ability to analyse both functional and non-functional specifications such as performance and usability.

The Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) is also relevant across software delivery approaches and practices including Waterfall, Agile, DevOps, and Continuous Delivery.

OverviewWhat you'll learnWhat's included

Course Guide

The key facts about your online training

Certification: ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL)

Study time: 10 hours

Vendor: ISTQB

Provider: Skillsoft

Student support: StudentCare™ and Career Services

Prerequisites: None

Assessment:  1 x 60 minute exam, 40 questions. Includes practice exam and questions

Resources: Internet access and email

Ideal for: Software testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers

Included in your modules

Essential skills for your career

Test Process Fundamentals
Testing & the Software Development Lifecycle
Test Types & Maintenance Testing
Static Testing
Testing Techniques
Black-box & White-box Testing Techniques
Test Management
Test Monitoring & Control
Risk & Defect Management
Test Tool Support

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Salary Projection

Average salary after completing

Average Salary
Junior Software Tester
Average Salary
You can earn
Average Salary
Senior Software Tester
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You can earn an average of £31,000.00 a year

82% of UK startups said the tech skills gap was their biggest challenge

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Globally recognised dual accredited certification

This training course is dually accredited with ISTQB® - International Software Testing Qualifications Board - and BCS - British Computer Society - as a globally recognised foundation level

Great earnings

Salaries for software tester jobs average at £38,000 and 10% of higher level positions offer £55,000+

Excellent job opportunities

Recent surveys have shown that software tester jobs are amongst the highest demanded disciplines in IT, with one survey placing software testing skills as the top skillset desired by employers

Why learn with us?

We'll get you career ready and help place you into the industry
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Industry leading tuition with 1:1 personal tutor access
Unrivalled 360 Career Services and StudentCare™
Access virtual seminars and live classrooms
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Gain invaluable industry experience
Exclusive student benefits; Alumni community, TOTUM, industry events and lots more
Change career, start fresh or simply advance in your current role

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