ISTQB Introduction to Software Testing - Course Content


Course topics closely follow the ISTQB curriculum, with some extra additions:


Introduction to Testing

Common SDLC roles

Day in the life of a Software Tester

What to look for on Day 1

Testing Principles

The Test Process

Ethics/Psychology of testing


Agile vs Waterfall development

Test Types, Targets and Test Levels

Maintenance Testing

Defect Management


Static Test Techniques

Equivalence Partitioning

Boundary Conditions

Black box vs White Box testing

Ad-hoc/Experience-based testing vs Formal Testing

Choosing a Test Technique


Configuration Management

Defect Creation/Analysis/Verification

Defect Management tools

Test Management/Organisation



Introduction to Test Automation

Introduction to SQL

Introduction to Linux


Writing an Outstanding Software Tester CV

What to say during a Test Interview


Mock examination questions (ongoing)


Post Course:


Graduates of the course, who have also passed the scheduled ISTQB - Introduction to Software Testing exam, are invited to a coffee morning where they will meet hiring managers and QA leads from companies Quality People have worked with, including Sogeti and Citigroup.