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ASTQB CTFL Exam Overview :

Exam Name ISTQB Foundation Level
Exam Code CTFL
Actual Exam Duration 90 minutes
Expected no. of Questions in Actual Exam 60
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Section Weight Objectives
1 Learning Objectives for Fundamentals of Testing: 1.1  What is Testing?  
    FL-1.1.1 (K1) Identify typical objectives of testing
    FL-1.1.2 (K2) Differentiate testing from debugging

1.2  Why is Testing Necessary?  
    FL-1.2.1 (K2) Give examples of why testing is necessary
    FL-1.2.2 (K2) Describe the relationship between testing and quality assurance and give examples of how testing contributes to higher quality
    FL-1.2.3 (K2) Distinguish between error, defect, and failure
    FL-1.2.4 (K2) Distinguish between the root cause of a defect and its effects

1.3  Seven Testing Principles  
    FL-1.3.1 (K2) Explain the seven testing principles

1.4  Test Process  
    FL-1.4.1 (K2) Explain the impact of context on the test process
    FL-1.4.2 (K2) Describe the test activities and respective tasks within the test process  
    FL-1.4.3 (K2) Differentiate the work products that support the test process  
    FL-1.4.4 (K2) Explain the value of maintaining traceability between the test basis and test work products  

1.5  The Psychology of Testing  
    FL-1.5.1 (K1) Identify the psychological factors that influence the success of testing  
    FL-1.5.2 (K2) Explain the difference between the mindset required for test activities and the mindset required for development activities
2 Testing Throughout the Software Development Lifecycle Learning Objectives for Testing Throughout the Software Development Lifecycle
2.1  Software Development Lifecycle Models
    FL-2.1.1 (K2) Explain the relationships between software development activities and test activities in the software development lifecycle
    FL-2.1.2 (K1) Identify reasons why software development lifecycle models must be adapted to the context of project and product characteristics

2.2  Test Levels
    FL-2.2.1 (K2) Compare the different test levels from the perspective of objectives, test basis, test objects, typical defects and failures, and approaches and responsibilities

2.3  Test Types
    FL-2.3.1 (K2) Compare functional, non-functional, and white-box testing
    FL-2.3.2 (K1) Recognize that functional, non-functional, and white-box tests occur at any test level
    FL-2.3.3 (K2) Compare the purposes of confirmation testing and regression testing

2.4  Maintenance Testing
    FL-2.4.1 (K2) Summarize triggers for maintenance testing
    FL-2.4.2 (K2) Describe the role of impact analysis in maintenance testing
3 Static Testing Learning Objectives for Static Testing  
3.1  Static Testing Basics
    FL-3.1.1 (K1) Recognize types of software work product that can be examined by the different static testing techniques  
    FL-3.1.2 (K2) Use examples to describe the value of static testing  
    FL-3.1.3 (K2) Explain the difference between static and dynamic techniques, considering objectives, types of defects to be identified, and the role of these techniques within the software lifecycle

3.2  Review Process  
    FL-3.2.1 (K2) Summarize the activities of the work product review process  
    FL-3.2.2 (K1) Recognize the different roles and responsibilities in a formal review
    FL-3.2.3 (K2) Explain the differences between different review types: informal review, walkthrough, technical review, and inspection
    FL-3.2.4 (K3) Apply a review technique to a work product to find defects  
    FL-3.2.5 (K2) Explain the factors that contribute to a successful review
4 Test Techniques Learning Objectives for Test Techniques
4.1  Categories of Test Techniques  
    FL-4.1.1 (K2) Explain the characteristics, commonalities, and differences between black-box test techniques, white-box test techniques, and experience-based test techniques

4.2  Black-box Test Techniques  
    FL-4.2.1 (K3) Apply equivalence partitioning to derive test cases from given requirements
    FL-4.2.2 (K3) Apply boundary value analysis to derive test cases from given requirements
    FL-4.2.3 (K3) Apply decision table testing to derive test cases from given requirements
    FL-4.2.4 (K3) Apply state transition testing to derive test cases from given requirements
    FL-4.2.5 (K2) Explain how to derive test cases from a use case  

4.3  White-box Test Techniques  
    FL-4.3.1 (K2) Explain statement coverage  
    FL-4.3.2 (K2) Explain decision coverage  
    FL-4.3.3 (K2) Explain the value of statement and decision coverage

4.4  Experience-based Test Techniques  
    FL-4.4.1 (K2) Explain error guessing
    FL-4.4.2 (K2) Explain exploratory testing
    FL-4.4.3 (K2) Explain checklist-based testing
5 Test Management Learning Objectives for Test Management  
5.1  Test Organization  
    FL-5.1.1 (K2) Explain the benefits and drawbacks of independent testing  
    FL-5.1.2 (K1) Identify the tasks of a test manager and tester  

5.2  Test Planning and Estimation  
    FL-5.2.1  (K2) Summarize the purpose and content of a test plan  
    FL-5.2.2 (K2) Differentiate between various test strategies
    FL-5.2.3 (K2) Give examples of potential entry and exit criteria
    FL-5.2.4 (K3) Apply knowledge of prioritization, and technical and logical dependencies, to schedule test execution for a given set of test cases
    FL-5.2.5  (K1) Identify factors that influence the effort related to testing  
    FL-5.2.6  (K2) Explain the difference between two estimation techniques: the metrics-based technique and the expert-based technique

5.3  Test Monitoring and Control
    FL-5.3.1 (K1) Recall metrics used for testing  
    FL-5.3.2 (K2) Summarize the purposes, contents, and audiences for test reports  

5.4  Configuration Management
    FL-5.4.1 (K2) Summarize how configuration management supports testing  

5.5  Risks and Testing
    FL-5.5.1  (K1) Define risk level by using likelihood and impact  
    FL-5.5.2  (K2) Distinguish between project and product risks  
    FL-5.5.3  (K2) Describe, by using examples, how product risk analysis may influence the thoroughness and scope of testing

5.6  Defect Management
    FL-5.6.1 (K3) Write a defect report, covering a defect found during testing

6 Tool Support for Testing? Learning Objectives for Test Tools
6.1  Test tool considerations  
    FL-6.1.1 (K2) Classify test tools according to their purpose and the test activities they support  
    FL-6.1.2 (K1) Identify benefits and risks of test automation  
    FL-6.1.3 (K1) Remember special considerations for test execution and test management tools

6.2  Effective use of tools
    FL-6.2.1 (K1) Identify the main principles for selecting a tool
    FL-6.2.2 (K1) Recall the objectives for using pilot projects to introduce tools  
    FL-6.2.3 (K1) Identify the success factors for evaluation, implementation, deployment, and on-going support of test tools in an organization

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