• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Explore part of Chapter 1 from the ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Level 2018 certification exam syllabus, encompassing the fundamentals of testing relating to the importance of testing and general testing principles.

Learning Objectives

Software Testing Foundation 2018: Fundamentals

  • describe what software testing is and the overall role it plays in the software development process
  • identify and describe the various objectives for performing software testing
  • describe the roles that testing and debugging play in software development and how they differ
  • describe the value of performing software testing and identify various ways that testing can lead to a successful product
  • describe how testing and quality assurance are related and the role they play in developing higher quality products
  • define what errors, defects, and failures are and distinguish the differences between them
  • recognize the root causes and effects related to software errors, defects, and failures
  • describe the first two general principles of software testing, including the presence of defects and the reality of exhaustive testing
  • describe the third and fourth general principles of software testing, including early testing and defect clustering
  • describe the fifth and sixth general principles of software testing, including the pesticide paradox and context dependency
  • describe the seventh general principle of software testing, the error absence fallacy
  • identify the major reasons for performing testing and the importance testing plays in software development

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.