ISTQB Foundation Level

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ISTQB Foundation Level

Why Foundation?
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.

What are the entry criteria?
It is suggested that candidates for the Foundation Level certification have at least six months’ practical experience in a professional testing role.

Which levels are available after Foundation?
Holders of the Foundation certificate are eligible to continue on to higher level software testing qualifications, certifying themselves at Advanced level, and then at the Expert level.

Which is the Best Book for ISTQB Foundation Level Certification?
“Foundations Of Software Testing ISTQB Certification”
By -
Dorothy Graham
Erik van Veenendaal
Isabel Evans
Rex Black
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General Guidelines for Preparing ISTQB Exam

  • 40 Questions
  • 65% pass mark
  • 75 minutes
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Only one correct answer
  • No negative marking
  • All questions from syllabus
  • Read the syllabus very carefully
  • Download ISTQB Sample Papers and solve them (28 free sample papers given below)
  • You can also buy some premium ISTQB Foundation Level Exam dumps 2014 from me by paying only 30 USD (see instruction at the end of this post).

Question breakup

  • 50% K1 (remember, recall type)
  • 30% K2 (Compare, contrast type)
  • 20% K3 (Analyze, apply type. Numerical type as well)
  • See syllabus for details on K levels

Syllabus Breakup for ISTQB Preparation Material
The principles of testing: Terminology; why testing is necessary; fundamental test process; psychology of testing; re-testing and regression testing; expected results; prioritization.
Testing throughout the life-cycle: Models for testing; economics of testing; high level test planning; acceptance testing; integration testing in the large; functional and non-functional system testing; integration testing in the small; component testing; maintenance testing.
Static testing: Reviews and the test process; types of review; static analysis.
Test design techniques: Dynamic testing techniques, Black and white-box testing techniques; error guessing, BVA etc.
Test management: Organization; configuration management; test estimation, monitoring and control; incident management; standards for testing.
Tool support for testing: Types of CAST tool (Computer-Aided Software Testing); tool selection and implementation.

Tips and Tricks
- ISTQB Questions are simple but answers are confusing at times. More than one correct answers possible. Choose the one which is more correct or correct in more scenarios.
- Read the questions very carefully. Sometimes you might miss important words. Solve ISTQB Sample Papers frequently.
- Do not jump to answer quickly. Go through all options before selecting one.
- Look out for words like ALL, EVERY, NEVER etc. These might help you choose correct answer. For example, ALL bugs should be fixed is incorrect statement but bugs should be fixed is more correct and might indicate right choice.
- Read the complete ISTQB syllabus.
- Download all 28 ISTQB Foundation level dumps with answers 2013 pdf ISTQB Sample Papers (2500 ISTQB Sample Questions and answers from this site ( Given at the bottom of the page)
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- Give ISTQB Mock Test Exam and try to attempt old 2013 exam questions.
- Check ISTQB exam dates for your country and prepare in advance.
- For BH0-010, if you want to buy sure pass questions, send me an email. Cost only 35 USD for ISTQB Foundation level exam dumps 2013. Details here.

Number of Questions Expected from each chapter
- The principles of testing = 7
- Testing throughout the life-cycle = 6
- Static testing = 3
- Test design techniques = 12
- Test management = 8
- Tool support for testing = 4

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109 thoughts on “ISTQB Foundation Level

    • dineshkaruppiah June 20, 2013 at 4:11 AM - Reply

      Just hit like from your facebook account or tweet in twitter from the button. If u hit like or tweet, you will be able to see the download link.

    • Hi Ajoy,
      Can you send some dumps and study material which will help me study ISTQB foundation exam.

      Thanks in advance

  1. same here i m going to appear for the ISTQB foundation level exam on 14th feb :)))) please send me the study material too..I m feeling very much confusing some time :((

  2. Can you send some dumps and study material which will help me study ISTQB foundation exam. I take this certification on 6th march…

  3. This is a great help. Would it be possible to send me the ISTQB sample papers please? ( Thanks!

  4. Please send me ISTQB Foundation Level sample papers (2500 question papers) (I am having the exam in 27 April). Thank you.

  5. Hi Ajoy,

    Request you to share 2500 questions. i have an exam scheduled on 13 April 2013.

    Thanks for your help.

  6. Hi Mr Ajoy

    can you please send me the dumps and required material for the ISTQB exam, am writing the test next week and am really in need of it. much appreciated if you can send it ASAP.

    Thanks and Regards
    My email id

  7. I am appearing for the ISQBT foundation level certification. If I do all the sample papers on the site, is it enough for me to clear the certification?

    • Ajoy Kumar Singha May 15, 2013 at 5:43 PM - Reply Author

      No. Apart from the sample questions listed in the site, you might want to buy some premium questions for better preparation.

  8. Hi bro….i will be sitting for ISTQB from my company TCS.
    So its my first time and i want to clear it at one shot. So just wanted to know whthr studying your material will be helping me to clear off at one shot, and more over i am a bit confused so if possible can you give me your no. so that i can have a word with u and clear off my doubts as well as get the Q&As from u….plz do reply…

  9. Hi Ajoy,

    I would like to take ISTQB Foundation certification.Also want to know if we can take the exam online from outside country.

    Also i am not able to download the sample question papers.
    Could you please help by sending me 2013 dump to

    Thanks in Advance!

    • Ajoy Kumar Singha June 3, 2013 at 6:49 AM - Reply Author

      Yes you can take the exam from anywhere. Easiest way is to take the exam from Prometric center (exam code BH0-010).

      Download links are open. You should be able to download the free papers. If you are talking about the premium questions, you need to pay a donation of 20 USD.

  10. Hi I am appearing for the ISTQB form New Zealand. do you think this material will help me and also $20 in Aussie, US or NZ

  11. Hi,
    I am appearing for the exam on 15 June ,please provide me latest dumps. It will be great help to me ! Thanks in advance…..


  12. I found this site very useful for ISEB ISTQB BH0-010 exam. You can find really good study material and sure pass dumps. Good luck for your exam.

  13. Hi Ajoy..what is the link to the free sample papers. Could you please provide me the link here. Thank you.

  14. Hi Ajoy
    I am confused as to what the syllabus is for some1 wishing to sit the test for the ISTQB BCS in the UK or Ireland. I have the book covering the 2011 syllabus ( which is the recommended material by the BCS for the foundation exam.

    But the dumps here seem to include material updated after 2011 …which material should i be covering if im gona be sitting the iSTQB british board exam please ?
    are the dumps here relevant for the board im gona sit for (the BCS )?

    your help is appreciated

  15. Ajoy, I am taking the CFTL exam end of July 13 and would like to buy your ISTQB dump for 30$. Let me know how I can make the payment through paypal so that I can get the dump so that I can get the material on time to prepare for my exam.

  16. Hi Ajoy, I am giving the ISTQB exam this month from the US, could you please let me know if the sample question papers and study material from you site are according to the US board. If so I would like to get them, and I can send $30 through paypal. Could you please let me know, thanks so much!

  17. Hi Ajoy, The study material is awesome! Thank you so much for the materials and the sample papers. I truly appreciate it.

  18. Hi Ajoy

    Could you please pass me the dumps of 2013 ISTQb foundation level. I also want to know whether the exam level is different in canada?

    Priyanka Pandey

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