Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) V4.0 Practice Exam

Tester Foundation Level (BH0-010) Certification Exam


About Tester Foundation Level Certification BH0-010

The Foundation Level qualification is aimed at professionals who need to demonstrate practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts of software testing. This includes people in roles such as test designers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers and IT Professionals. The Foundation Level qualification 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. To get an ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level Certificate you must successfully pass the Foundation Exam administered by your National or Regional Board or Examination Provider.

The exam aims to verify that the candidate has acquired the professional knowledge contained in the syllabus.


The Foundation Level exam is characterized by:

  • 40 multiple-choice questions
  • scoring of 1 point for each correct answer
  • pass mark of 65% (26 or more points)
  • duration of 60 minutes (or 75 minutes for candidates taking exams that are not in their native or local language).


Course Outline

The Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) exam covers the following topic - 

Domain 1: Understanding Fundamentals of Testing (175 minutes) 

1.1 Explain Testing

FL-1.1.1 (K1) Identify typical objectives of testing

FL-1.1.2 (K2) Differentiate testing from debugging


1.2 Importance of 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 Explain Seven Testing Principles

FL-1.3.1 (K2) Explain the seven testing principles


1.4 Explain 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 Explain 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


Domain 2: Understanding Testing Throughout the Software Development Lifecycle (100 minutes) 

2.1 Explain 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 Explain 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 Explain 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 Explain 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


Domain 3: Understanding Static Testing (135 minutes) 

3.1 Explain 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 Explain 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


Domain 4: Understanding Test Techniques (330 minutes) 

4.1 Explain 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 Explain 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 Explain 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 Explain 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


Domain 5: Understanding Test Management (225 minutes)

5.1 Explain 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 Explain 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 Explain 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 Explain Configuration Management

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


5.5 Explain 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 Explain Defect Management

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


Domain 6: Tool Support for Testing (40 minutes)

6.1 Explain 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 Explain 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


Where can I take the exam?

Option 1: With an accredited training provider

Option 2: Online (at a test centre: Pearson Vue). Price: £174 (£145 + VAT)


FAQs on Tester Foundation Level Certification BH0-010

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