ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level (CT-FL) - E-Learning in blended learning format

Get your ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level V4 with a flexible and cost-effective imbus e-learning course in blended learning format.

What can you expect from this training?

This course provides an immediately applicable foundation in all core areas of methodical software testing. This will benefit all roles involved in testing, regardless of industry.
The course is the ideal preparation for the exam for the globally recognized certificate.

With imbus e-learning in blended learning format, you can learn in a fun way, when and where you want, with our experts at your side and with the opportunity for peer-to-peer interaction.
Find out more about the imbus e-Learning concept below on this page.

A particular advantage of this format is that you can choose how much time you spend each day during the
4-week course. Our course is designed for an average time commitment of approximately 8-10 hours per week for self-study of the learning units and approximately 3.5 hours per week for the virtual classroom workshops.
Our learning platform is available to you for a further 4 weeks after the end of the course.

Goals of participating in ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level V4

This comprehensive course covers all the fundamental aspects of software testing and its benefits in both traditional and agile project environments.

After attending our training course, participants will be familiar with the basic concepts of testing, different testing approaches and their strengths and weaknesses. They will be able to identify and implement the activities appropriate to their needs and to assess the quality of the resulting documents and the efficiency of testing. They will know how to improve testing and to adapt the testing process to the surrounding software development life cycle. They will understand the principles of test management. They will understand both the impact of risks on testing and the factors that influence test prioritisation and effort.

They will see their role as part of a cross-functional team, identify the skills required for testing and they will have practised techniques such as writing clear and effective reports on defects, test progress and quality.

They will also have considered the risks and benefits of test automation.

This seminar covers the contents of the official ISTQB® syllabus in Version 4 and is accredited by the German Testing Board. It provides you with the ideal preparation for taking the exam to obtain the "ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level" certificate.

According to the ISTQB® Certified Tester standard the following contents will be covered

  • What is testing, why is it necessary and how does it contribute to success?

  • Testing terms and definitions

  • Testing Principles

  • Testing activities, tools and roles (testing activities and tasks, the testing process in context, traceability between test basis and testware, roles of testing)
    Skills and good practices (whole team approach, independence of testing)

  • Testing as part of the software development lifecycle - interdependencies and good practices (e.g. DevOps and testing, shift-left approach, retrospectives and process improvement)

  • Test levels and test types, debugging and regression testing

  • Static testing (fundamentals, feedback and review process)

  • Test analysis and design (black-box testing, white-box testing, experience-based testing, collaborative testing approaches, e.g. ATDD)

  • Management of test activities (test planning, risk management, test monitoring, test control and closure, configuration and defect management)

  • Test tools (tool support for testing, benefits and risks of test automation)

Prerequisites for participating in the course

This course opens up the professional field of software testing to everyone, regardless of their technical background. Accordingly, experience of software, whether in use or in development, is useful but not essential.

Your bonus when attending an open seminar!

The perfect book to review all the content in a compact format: when you register for a public training course, you will receive a free copy of the e-book “Basiswissen Softwaretest” by Andreas Spillner and Tilo Linz or “Software Testing Foundations” by Andreas Spillner and Tilo Linz.

What is imbus e-learning in blended learning format?

Module-based online learning units in your imbus Digital Learning Environment, accompanied by regular workshops in the Virtual Classroom (VC).

E-learning in blended learning format fits you if you:

  • want to decide for yourself when and where you wish to learn.
  • like to work through self-organized learning units at your own pace during the course.
  • want to determine your learning time independently.
  • can invest about 8-10 hours per week to complete the learning units on your own.
  • can spare about 3.5 hours per week for the Virtual Classroom Workshops.
  • are able and willing to hang in there! The blended learning format calls for self-initiative in order to be completed successfully.

How do you benefit from blended e-learning?

Follow your own learning path!
Integrate the material into your existing knowledge at your own pace.
You can choose to work through your course in the suggested order, pause or skip, and review as many times as you like.
Keeping track of your learning progress at all times is easy, since imbus Digital Learning shows you which topic blocks you have already completed and guides you to the topics that are still open.

imbus trainers - experts at your side
The imbus trainer team accompanies and supports you along your learning path in the VC workshops and via individual contact options.


Deepen and review your knowledge in the group
In the imbus e-learning format, you will find many opportunities to actively consolidate your acquired knowledge in exercises and playfully test it in quizzes. We give you valuable tips for efficient learning and your successful participation in the certification exam.

Learning as a team
At the beginning of your course, you will meet your trainer and other members of your peer group for an online kick-off. And because the best way to learn is in a community, you will all meet again once a week in Virtual Classroom Workshops to discuss open questions, review exercises, recap what you have learned, and, if you are pursuing certification, continue to prepare for the exam.

Stay on the best track to get certified
Experts from the imbus training team prepare you specifically for the exams with sample tests. In addition, imbus Digital Learning offers you the opportunity to take a sample exam at your own pace.

You can book the certification exam when you order the course and conveniently take it online after you have completed your blended learning course.
You yourself determine the day and time of the exam, because upon receipt of your booking you will also receive a voucher code with which you can then specify your personal date for your exam with a few days' notice and thus reserve your examiner.

You can find the current detailed description of the technical requirements and the software used for an online exam here.

Time and location flexibility
Study when and where you want during the 4-week course. All you need is Internet access. Our course is designed for an average time commitment of about 8-10 hours per week for self-study and about 3.5 hours per week for the virtual classroom workshops. You are free to schedule your time during the self-study periods.
However, we also give you the opportunity to work intensively on the content after the course, because repetition is one of the most effective learning strategies. That's why we give you access to the complete learning environment for this course for another four weeks after you complete the course!

For details on the available variations of the classic full-time format with a duration of 3 to 5 days, click here.

Target Audience

  • Testers
  • Professional Tester
  • Developers
  • Members of agile Teams
  • Test Analysts
  • Test Consultants
  • Test manager
  • QM/QA Staff
  • Business Analysts
  • Persons wanting to be certified

Dates and locations

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    • kick-off:

      09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • virtual classroom workshop:

      09:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • virtual classroom workshop:

      09:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • virtual classroom workshop:

      09:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • closing:

      09:00 AM - 12:30 PM

4 weeks

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