ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL)

Programme Code D74A
Cloud Infrastructure
Applications Development
Learning Partner(s)
3 Days
Format In-person
Infra App Test Planning & Management Performance Testing Functional Testing Application Security Testing
Job Roles
ICT&SS Professional Quality Engineer Cloud Infrastructure Engineer Cloud Infrastructure Architect


Prepare for the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) exam and get certified. This programme is based on the "Foundation Level Syllabus" released by ISTQB in 2018.

This credential is for Public Service Officers seeking to attain a credible, proven and globally recognised qualification on software testing.

The ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) qualification is administered and governed globally by the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB). BCS serves as one of the certifying body for this qualification. The certification is awarded based on a one-hour multiple-choice examination.

    Key Takeaways

    At the end of this programme, you will be able to:
    • Promote efficient and effective communication by using a common vocabulary for software testing
    • Understand fundamental concepts of software testing
    • Demonstrate understanding of how different development and testing practices, and different constraints on testing, may apply in optimising testing to different contexts
    • Contribute effectively in reviews
    • Use established techniques for designing tests at all test levels
    • Interpret and execute tests from given test specifications, and report on test results
    • Understand test management principles for resources, strategies, planning, project control, and risk management
    • Write and communicate clear and understandable defect reports
    • Understand the project factors that drive the test priorities and test approach
    • Understand the value that software testing brings to stakeholders
    • Appreciate how testing activities and work products align with project objectives, measures, and targets
    • Assist in the selection and implementation process of testing tool
    • Prepare for the certification exam
    • Attain credibility

    Who Should Attend

    • Please refer to the job roles section.
    • Software Testers.
    • Test Analysts.
    • Test Engineers.
    • Test Consultants.
    • Test Managers.
    • User Acceptance Testers.
    • Business Analysts.
    • Systems Analysts.
    • Software Developers.
    • Quality Assurance Staff.
    • Project Leaders.


    There are no prerequisites for attending the programme and taking the exam. 

    What To Bring

    Please ensure your device can access the below applications:

    For Programme Participation:
    • Zoom ( as the Programme participation platform
    • PDF reader for any documents provided
    For Online Proctoring Exams:
    • Sentinel Secure. Click  here for details

    Programme Structure

    This programme is delivered via Virtual Instructor-Led Training, covering the following topics:

    1. Fundamentals of testing
    1.1 Why is testing necessary? 
    1.2 What is testing? 
    1.3 General testing principles 
    1.4 Fundamental test process 
    1.5 The psychology of testing Testing throughout the software life cycle 

    2. Testing throughout the software life cycle 
    2.1 Software development models 
    2.2 Test levels 
    2.3 Test types: the targets of testing 
    2.4 Maintenance testing Static techniques 

    3. Static techniques 
    3.1 Reviews and the test process 
    3.2 Review process 
    3.3 Static analysis by tools Test design techniques 

    4. Test design techniques 
    4.1 Identifying test conditions and designing test cases 
    4.2 Categories of test design techniques 
    4.3 Specification-based or black-box Techniques 
    4.4 Structure-based or white-box techniques Test management 
    5. Test management 
    5.1 Test organisation 
    5.2 Test planning and estimation 
    5.3 Test progress monitoring and control 
    5.4 Configuration management 
    5.5 Risk and testing 
    5.6 Incident management Tool support for testing 

    6. Tool support for testing 
    6.1 Types of test tool 
    6.2 Effective use of tools: potential benefits and risks 
    6.3 Introducing a tool into an organisation

    Training and Exam Duration

    Training: 3 days
    The programme material shall be issued on the first day of the programme during registration.

    Exam: 60 minutes duration

    Exam Pattern

    40 multiple choice questions. 26 questions out of 40 must be answered correctly to achieve the foundation certificate qualification.


    Full Fee

    Full programme fee


    9% GST on nett programme fee


    Total nett programme fee payable, including GSTS$1645.90

    With effect from 1 Jan 2024

    This programme does not include the certification exam. If you are interested to take the certification exam after completing this programme, please email

    Upcoming Classes

    Class 1
    08 Jan 2025 to 10 Jan 2025 (Full Time)
    Duration: 3 days
    Time : 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    How To Register


    Step 1 Apply through your organisation's training request system.

    Step 2 Your organisation's training request system (or relevant HR staff) confirms your organisation's approval for you to take the programme.

    Your organisation will send registration information to the academy.

    Organisation HR L&D or equivalent staff can click here for details of the registration submission process.

    Step 3 GovTech Digital Academy will inform you whether you have been successful in enrolment.


    Concepts covered were well explained by the facilitator, who provided a lot of summarised documents, crosswords, and practice questions, which were very useful for revision.


    The practice papers helped to seal in the theory learnt. The facilitator explains concepts and theories very well and ensures everyone understands before moving on. The programme is well-paced and well-structured with multiple breaks and alone time to do the exercises so that helps to prevent auditory fatigue.


    The content was delivered in a very clear and concise manner that built up over the training duration and gave me a deeper and more structured understanding of testing. The facilitator was also very helpful in addressing queries.