ISTQB Foundation Tutorials


1. Fundamentals of Testing

       1.1 What is Testing?

              1.1 Typical Objectives of Testing

              1.2 Testing and Debugging

       1.2 Why is Testing Necessary

              1.2.1 Testing's Contribution to Success

              1.2.2 Quality Assurance and Testing

              1.2.3 Errors, Defects and Failures

              1.2.4 Defect, Root Causes and Effects

       1.3 Seven Testing Principles       

       1.4 Test Process

              1.4.1 Test Process in Context

              1.4.2 Test Activities and Tasks

              1.4.3 Test Work Products

              1.4.4 Traceability between the Test Basis and Test Work Products

       1.5 The Psychology of Testing

              1.5.1 Human Psychology and Testing

              1.5.2 Tester's and Developer's Mindsets

       1.6 ISTQB CTFL Practice Questions: Fundamentals of Testing


2. Testing Throughout The Software Life Cycle

       2.1 Software Development Lifecycle Models

              2.1.1 Software Development and Software Testing

              2.1.2 Software Development Lifecycle Models in Context

       2.2 Test Levels

              2.2.1 Component Testing

              2.2.2 Integration Testing

              2.2.3 System Testing

              2.2.4 Acceptance Testing

       2.3 Test Types

              2.3.1 Functional Testing

              2.3.2 Non-Functional Testing

              2.3.3 White-box Testing

              2.3.4  Change-related Testing

              2.3.5 Test Types and Test Levels

       2.4 Maintenance Testing

              2.4.1 Triggers for Maintenance

              2.4.2 Impact Analysis for Maintenance

       2.5 ISTQB CTFL Practice Questions: Testing Throughout The Software Life Cycle


3. Static Testing

       3.1 Static Testing Basics

              3.1.1 Work Products that Can Be Examined by Static Testing

              3.2.2 Benefits of Static Testing

              3.2.3 Difference between Static and Dynamic Testing

       3.2 Review Process

              3.1.1 Work Product Review Process

              3.2.2 Roles and Responsibilities in a formal review

              3.3.3 Review Types

              3.3.4 Applying Review Techniques

              3.3.4 Success Factors for Reviews

       3.4 ISTQB CTFL Practice Questions: Static Techniques


4. Test Techniques

       4.1 Categories Test Techniques

              4.1.1 Choosing Test Techniques

              4.1.2 Categories of Test Techniques and Their Characteristics

       4.2 Black-box Test Techniques

              4.2.1 Equivalence Partitioning

              4.2.2 Boundary Value Analysis

              4.2.3 Decision Table Testing

              4.2.4 State Transition Testing

              4.2.5 Use Case Testing

       4.3 White-box  Test Techniques

              4.3.1 Statement Testing and Coverage

              4.3.2 Decision Testing and Coverage

              4.3.3 The Value of Statement and Decision Testing

       4.4 Experience-based Test Techniques

              4.4.1 Error Guessing

              4.4.2 Exploratory Testing

              4.4.3 Checklist-based Testing 

       4.5 ISTQB CTFL Practice Questions: Test Techniques


5. Test Management

       5.1 Test Organization

              5.1.1 Independent Testing

              5.1.2 Tasks of the Test Manager and Tester

       5.2 Test Planning and Estimation

              5.2.1 Purpose and Content of a Test Plan

              5.2.2 Test Strategy and Test Approach

              5.2.3 Entry Criteria and Exit Criteria (Definition of Ready and Definition of Done)

              5.2.4 Test Execution Schedule

              5.2.5 Factors Influencing the Test Effort

              5.2.6 Test Estimation Techniques

       5.3 Test Monitoring and Control

              5.3.1 Metrics Used in Testing

              5.3.2 Purposes, Contents, and Audiences for Test Reports

       5.4 Configuration Management

       5.5 Risk and Testing

              5.5.1 Definition of Risk

              5.5.2 Product and Project Risks

              5.5.3 Risk-based Testing and Product Quality

       5.6 Defect Management

       5.7 ISTQB CTFL Practice Questions: Test Management


6. Tool Support for Testing

       6.1 Test Tool Consideration

              6.1.1 Test Tool Classification

              6.1.2 Benefits and Risks of Test Automation

              6.1.3 Special Considerations for Test Execution and Test Management Tools

       6.2 Effective Use of Tools

              6.1.1 Main Principles for Tool Selection

              6.1.2 Pilot Projects for Introducing a Tool into an Organization

              6.1.3 Success Factors for Tools

       6.3 ISTQB CTFL Practice Questions: Tool Support for Testing