A Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) without a well thought out, structured software testing approach is prone to failure. In today’s development life cycle, software testing has therefore been recognized as playing a major part in the success of the product under development by ensuring quality goals, both functional and non-functional, are met. ISTQB Certified Tester is the most widespread qualification scheme in the world, and the syllabi contents and glossary have become the de facto industry reference for the software testing profession.

This ISTQB Foundation training aims to immerse you in the world of software testing. You will discover the importance of testing and get a detailed view of test techniques and processes.

It ensures that you are equipped to deal with test terminology and allows you to acquire a common, internationally accepted vocabulary. At the end of this training course, you will be prepared for the exam.


  • International recognition of acquired competencies and skills
  • ISTQB certification can provide a competitive advantage for companies, promising a higher level of reliability of the applications being developed due to efficient and cost effective testing practices derived from the ISTQB competencies
  • Consulting companies with certified staff can offer higher-level services to customers, increasing revenues and brand value


After the training you will be able to:

  • use a common language for efficient and effective communication with other testers and project stakeholders.
  • understand established testing concepts, the fundamental test process, test approaches, and principles to support test objectives.
  • design and prioritize tests by using established techniques; analyze both functional and non-functional specifications (such as performance and usability) at all test levels for systems with a low to medium level of complexity.
  • execute tests according to agreed test plans, and analyze and report on the results of tests.
  • write clear and understandable incident reports.
  • effectively participate in reviews of small to medium-sized projects.
  • be familiar with different types of testing tools and their uses; assist in the selection and implementation process.

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This training is aimed at professionals who need to demonstrate practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts of software testing. This includes test designers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers and other IT professionals.

It is also appropriate for anyone who needs a basic understanding of software testing, such as project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, IT directors and management consultants.


The instructor was by far the best and most motivated instructor I have encountered in the last few years. He knows his stuff and is able of sharing his knowledge. He was also able to make fun group out of a bunch of individuals.

Yannick Vermander, , FOD Defensie


A. Fundamentals of testing

We explain what testing means, how to test with the right attitude, the seven basic test principles, the fundamental test process and we briefly touch on the code of ethics for a tester.

B. Testing throughout the software lifecycle

We explain the role of testing in the different software development lifecycles as well as in the maintenance phase and indicate how test activities can be matched to the corresponding development tasks.

C. Static testing

We explain how static testing can be applied in a project to ensure early bug detection and discuss how this can be done using reviews and tools.

D. Test design techniques

We provide you with a set of directly applicable white and black-box techniques that can be used in the different phases of a test project.

E. Test management

We introduce you to a way of organizing a test team, the planning of the tests, monitoring and controlling of the test development and execution phase and explain how to finalize testing at the end of a project. The approach proposed is based on project and product risks to determine test effort.

F. Tool support for testing

We present an overview of test tool categories and teach you how to use these tools effectively. We also talk about how to introduce them into an organization.

G. Extensive exercises and mock exam

Throughout the course, lots of exercises, study material and a mock exam will prepare you for the certification exam.

The exam is not included in these 3 days training. You can purchase a voucher separately (200 EUR excl. VAT) to take the exam in a recognised exam center.


Youssef Baouider

Youssef Baouider is an expert Test consultant, certified and accredited in ISTQB foundation, ISTQB Agile testing and a lot of experience in project and quality management. Youssef has years of experience in functional testing, acceptance testing, stabilisation testing, agile and automation testing. These past years he regularly performed Test Coordination, Test Management and plenty of Training assignments. These roles have further improved his coordination, planning and people management skills. During these assignments he also gained an excellent knowledge of several testing tools.

Youssef has been active in a variety of sectors such as Telecom, Banking, Transport, Insurances, Education, Public Transportation, Identification and the Energy industry. Youssef enjoys teamwork, his good communication skills and his ability to adapt quickly serve him well in this context. As an expert consultant he’s analytical, independent, calm, reliable and a test process oriented thinker. He is willing to take ownership of issues and deliver solutions.

Throughout his assignments, the recurring theme was his passion for quality of IT systems and services. Youssef followed parallel paths of functional analysis and testing before growing into a more leading and senior role in structured test management.

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