ISTQB® Certified Tester

ISTQB® Foundation Level Certification

4 days Manager, QA, Engineer
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Major topics that will be covered include test lifecycle, testing processes, test design techniques (black-box, white-box, experience-based), defect management and defect analysis, SW development models, reviews, risk based testing, configuration management, and other important topics that are used in the day to day of a testing professional.

Through presentation, discussion, debate, hands on exercises, brainstorming and questioning, we shall go through terminology, methodology, concepts and tools to learn how to plan, design and run tests, how to track what we do and improve over time. We shall discuss how to function as testers within testing and other type of teams, how to be productive and efficient using test automation and other tools, and how to produce working software.

Relevant exercises and simulations are integrated into the course in order to close the gap between methodology and actual field implementation and enable participants realize what they need to be doing in their designated teams as testers from now on.

Bonus: This course includes exam preparation sessions, during the course days, and on the last day, solving similar questions as in the ISTQB® Foundation exam and a running a full mock exam session (and analyzing its answers).


Testers, testing team leaders and test managers, developers, development leaders and development managers that were practicing testing for several years with no formal training on the topics at scope. Also testers in their beginning of career, who like to know what testing is all about, and what it means to act as a productive tester.


Participants should have some basic knowledge in IT.

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Mr. Alon Linetzki - is an expert test engineer, testing coach and a testing consultant with over 23 years in testing, and over 33 years in IT. During his career, Mr. Linetzki have participated and managed various types of development projects and testing projects with a large range of technologies, size and sector domain orientation from telecommunication and finance, to banking and embedded systems.

He is the author of multiple testing classes, including: Testing in an Agile Environment, ISTQB® Agile Tester, Exploratory Testing, Measurements and Metrics for Making Good Quality Decisions, Test Process Improvement Using TPI®, Risk Based Testing, Writing Good Test Requirements, and Test Automation for Decision Makers, Introduction to Test Automation, Personal Communication and presentation Skills, Root Cause analysis in Testing and Adding business value increasing ROI in testing, and more.

Mr. Linetzki is a popular speaker in international testing conferences since 1995. He is the co-founder of the Israeli Testing Certification Board (, and the founder and chair of SIGiST Israel ( He is leading the ISTQB® Partner Program worldwide as part of the marketing working group. He is also one of the authors of the new ISTQB® Foundation Level Agile Tester Certification, and is involved in the next level certification of ISTQB® Advanced Level – Agile Technical Tester. Mr. Linetzki is also the ISTQB® Marketing Chair (March 2016).


Day 1

Chapter 1 – Fundamentals of Testing

  • Why is testing necessary?
  • What is testing?
  • Seven testing principals
  • Fundamental testing process
  • The psychology of testing
  • Code of Ethics

Chapter 2 – Testing Throughout the Software Lifecycle

  • Software development models introduction
  • Test levels & Testing types


Day 2

Chapter 2 – Testing Throughout the Software Lifecycle – cont.

  • Test levels & Testing types
  • Maintenance testing

Chapter 3 – Static Techniques

  • Static techniques and the test process
  • Review process
  • Static analysis by tools

Chapter 4 – Test Design Techniques

  • The test development process
  • Categories of test design techniques
  • Specification-based or Black Box techniques


Day 3

Chapter 4 – Test Design Techniques – cont’

  • Structure-based or White Box techniques
  • Experience-based techniques
  • Choosing test techniques

Chapter 5 – Test Management

  • Test organization
  • Test planning and estimation
  • Test progress monitoring and control
  • Configuration management


Day 4

Chapter 5 – Test Management – cont’

  • Risk based testing
  • Incident management

Chapter 6 – Tool Support for Testing

  • Types of tools
  • Effective use of tools: potential benefits and risks
  • Introducing a tool into the organization


ISTQB® Exam Preparation

  • Sit a Full Mock Exam (standard time - 1 hour)
  • Analyze answers of exam



Note: the syllabus outline may vary, and additions or subtractions of topics and subtopics may occur – all in favor of delivering a better workshop content, that is relevant, up-to-date, and adding value.

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