ISTQB Certification syllabus, Exam Pattern

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ISTQB Certification Syllabus, Exam Pattern – Foundation Level -:
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB), support or helps to become certified professional in software testing as a foundation level and advance level. This is help to candidate acquired the professional certified and understands the syllabus and exam pattern to acquire certification.

ISTQB (Foundation Level) Exam marking pattern -:
Following are the pattern to make easier and prepare foundation level. The exam pattern for ISTQB is as:
1] This is an online exam
2] Total number of multiple choice questions = 40
3] Minimum percentage require to pass = 60% (26 out of 40)
4] Duration of exam is = 60 minute (or 75 minutes for candidates taking exam that are not in their native language)
5] Each correct answer score 1 point
6] There is no negative marking

ISTQB (Foundation Level) Exam Syllabus -:
Chapter No. 1 FUNDAMENTAL OF TESTING
– Why is testing necessary?
– What is testing?
– Testing Principles
– Fundamental test process
– Psychology of testing
– Code of ethics

Chapter No. 2 TESTING THROUGH OUT THE SOFTWARE LIFE CYCLE
– Software Development Model
– Test levels
– Test Types
– Maintenance testing

Chapter No. 3 STATIC TECHNIQUES
– Static techniques and test process
– Review process
– Static Analysis by tools

Chapter No. 4 TESTING DESIGN TECHNIQUES
– Test development process
– Test design techniques
– Black box testing
– White box testing
– Experience based testing
– Choosing test techniques

Chapter No. 5 TEST MANAGEMENT
– Test organization
– Test planning and estimation
– Test progress monitoring and control
– Configuration management
– Risk and testing
– Incident management

Chapter No. 6 TOOL SUPPORT FOR TESTING
– Types of test tools
– Effective uses of tools
– Introducing a tool into an organization

NUMBER OF QUESTIONS PER CHAPTER -:
Exam questions are distributed across syllabus as shown in following
Chapter No. 1 FUNDAMENTAL OF TESTING = 7 QUESTIONS
Chapter No. 2 TESTING THROUGH OUT THE SOFTWARE LIFE CYCLE = 6 QUESTIONS
Chapter No. 3 STATIC TECHNIQUES = 3 QUESTIONS
Chapter No. 4 TESTING DESIGN TECHNIQUES = 12 QUESTIONS
Chapter No. 5 TEST MANAGEMENT = 8 QUESTIONS
Chapter No. 6 TOOL SUPPORT FOR TESTING = 4 QUESTIONS

TOTAL QUESTIONS = 40 = 40 MARKS

Exam questions are distributed across K-levels, which represent deep knowledge as -:
Recognize, remember, retrieve, identify and recall = K1 = 20
Compare, represent, translate, categorize and summarize = K2 = 12
Apply, implement, execute, follow procedure and analyze = K3 + K4 = 8

K1 + K2 + K3 + K4 = 40

ISTQB sample paper with answer

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