Software Testing Intermediate

3 Day Course
Official Curriculum
Code STI

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This course leads to the ISEB Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing examination (which is completed at the end of the course) and provides test analysts and test managers with highly practical knowledge and techniques. The certificate is a prerequisite to candidates wishing to take either of the Analyst or Manager Practitioner certificate, a qualification internationally recognised in the tester community.

This is a three day course with a combination of lectures, workshops, exercises and sample exam questions. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of the material discussed. Delegates will leave with testing skills and techniques which can be applied in the workplace.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Define testing approaches in different life cycles and domains
  • Understand how to apply review techniques effectively
  • Perform risk analysis techniques
  • Address test management areas of planning, monitoring and controlling
  • Select and apply the most appropriate test analysis techniques

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Testing Fundamentals (4 topics)

  • Review of the foundation Certificate Syllabus
  • Application Domains
  • Testing in the life cycle
  • Fundamental test process

Reviews (4 topics)

  • Types of review
  • Principles of Reviews
  • Using Different Review Types
  • Performing a formal review

Risk (3 topics)

  • Introduction to risk and risk-based testing
  • Risk Management
  • Product Risk Identification and Analysis

Test Management (7 topics)

  • Test Policy (Strategy & test plans)
  • Analyse Test Policy (Strategy & test plans)
  • Test Entry & Exit Criteria
  • Estimating Techniques
  • Test Monitoring
  • Analyse a summary report
  • Incident Management

Test Analysis (4 topics)

  • Fundamentals of Test Analysis
  • Test Environment Requirements
  • Selection of techniques
  • Coverage Measures

Mock Exam (1 topic)

  • ISEB Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing Sample Exam


A thorough knowledge of the Foundation Syllabus is essential. The recommended source is the BCS textbook 'Software Testing - An ISEB Foundation' by Hambling et al. Examination candidates must hold the ISEB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing. Candidates with special examination requirements should consult the ISEB web site ( for the ISEB Special Needs policy. Note that the ISEB must be advised at least four weeks in advance of any special requirements. Pre-study: Delegates are strongly recommended to revise the Software Testing Foundation materials before attending this course. Please Note: Please ensure you take your Software Testing Foundation Certificate number or software testing foundation certificate with you to the course, as this information is required by the examining board when registering for the exam. If this information is unavailable please call Donna Rekowski at ISEB on 01793 417459

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Additional Learning

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Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

Code Location Duration Price Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul
STI 3 Days $1,320
Leeds (City Exchange)
3 Days $1,320
STI 3 Days $1,320
Manchester (Oxford St)
3 Days $1,320

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