ISTQB Foundation Syllabus

ISTQB Foundation Syllabus
(Version 2011)

1. Fundamentals of Testing (07 marks)   
1.1 Why testing necessary?
1.2 What is testing?
1.3 Testing principles
1.4 Fundamental test process
1.5 The psychology of testing

2. Testing throughout the software life cycle (06 marks)

2.1 Software development models
2.2 Test levels
2.3 Test types
2.4 Maintenance testing

3) Static Techniques (03 marks)
3.1 Static techniques and the test process
3.2 Review process
3.3 Static analysis by tools

4) Test Design Techniques(12 marks)
4.1 The test development process
4.2 Categories of test design techniques
4.3 Specification-based or black box techniques
4.4 Structure-based or white box techniques
4.5 Experience-based techniques
4.6 Choosing test techniques

5) Test management(08 marks)
5.1 Test organization
5.2 Test planning and estimation
5.3 Test progress monitoring and control
5.4 Configuration management
5.5 Risk and testing
5.6 Incident Management

6) Tool support for testing (04 marks)
6.1 Types of test tool
6.2 Effective use of tools: potential benefits and risks
6.3 introducing a tool into an organization

 

 

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