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Software Testing Training Courses

Software Testing Training Courses are available from Focus in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Milton Keynes, Manchester, Nottingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Southampton and other UK cities.

For high quality software testing training courses choose those accredited jointly or individually by the ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) and BCS (British Computer Society).

Note - ISTQB and BCS courses were previously branded as ISEB


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At the introductory level, the ISTQB Foundation Certificate offers a training course which aligns with the international ISTQB standard.  The Certified Tester Foundation certificate has helped establish systematic software testing as an essential and professional software engineering specialisation. It is a three day course taken by more than 300,000 people worldwide.  The course includes a one hour multiple choice exam.

There is a supplementary 2 day ISTQB “extension” course at Foundation level which explains the agile development environment and the modified role of the tester.

At the advanced level, ISTQB provides a choice of 3 syllabi. One or more of the associated courses may be relevant depending upon job role:

- Advanced Test Analyst
- Advanced Technical Test Analyst
- Advanced Test Manager

These ISTQB options provide the core knowledge and professional recognition needed by software testers. In addition there are a wide range of related courses which provide specialist skills in areas such as testing tools and user acceptance testing.

[Please note that BCS used to use the brand ISEB software testing courses. In fact most of the BCS software testing course structure is now aligned with that of the ISTQB. The old ISEB Practitioner Certificates have been retired.]

Choosing the right Software Testing Training Course for you or your team:

ISTQB Foundation Courses
- suitable for those new to software testing
- the entry point for the ISTQB-BCS certification structure
- take the agile extension course to understand testing within agile & Scrum

BCS Intermediate Course
- a useful stepping stone to higher level specialist training
- a BCS qualification in its own right (but not a pre-requisite for Advanced courses)

ISTQB Advanced Courses
- a choice of 3 specialist syllabi for Test Managers and Senior Test Analysts
- internationally recognised

Agile Testing Courses
- ISTQB Agile tester Extension provides the basics
- Certified Agile Tester (CAT) provides deeper knowledge for senior testers
- Achieve the flexibility and dynamism of Agile - without compromising test integrity

Testing Tools Courses
- Learn to use industry standard testing tools
- Includes HP ALM, LoadRunner and Selenium

Software Testing Skills
- We offer a range of courses to provide other specialist skills
- Includes web testing, mobile testing and user acceptance testing

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Software Testing FAQs

If you hold the ISEB-ISTQB Foundation the logical next step is the ISTQB Agile Tester Extension. This is a 2 day option which covers the basics of Agile and Scrum from a testing perspective.

More experienced Testers will aspire to the Certified Agile Tester qualification from iSQI. IT's a 5 day immersive course with significant practical elements.

Focus is not an accredited training organisation, but wherever appropriate your training will be delivered by one of our fully accredited specialist partners.

For popular accredited courses such as PRINCE2® and ITIL® we work with over 30 high quality partners to bring you the most comprehensive schedule of courses.

Prices are competitive and you can book online with confidence. 

Focus Delivery Partners

Just ask if you wish to know which of our partners will be delivering a specific course.

If you are looking to train a team of testers then you may be interested in onsite software testing training. Our in house software testing training is delivered by expert trainers at your premises. This can often be a cost-effective training option, contact us today for a competitive quote.

We offer online courses inclusive of exams for both the Foundation and Advanced level ISEB-ISTQB courses. These accredited courses provide comprehensive learning materials and allow you to study at their own pace.

Focus specialises in Project Management, Business Analysis and IT training. We offer the most comprehensive schedule of public courses and can also deliver in-house training options. Our trainers combine deep specialist knowledge with practical real world experience.  We are committed to consistent high quality course delivery, and an efficient booking experience. You can read what other delegates thought of our Software Testing training here.

Our customers include Avon & Somerset Police, Department of Education, GlaxoSmithKline, Newcastle Building Society and South Birmingham PCT.

We have an extensive range of  courses suitable for business, IT and project professionals. This includes training in the areas of Prince2, MSP, APM, ITIL, Business Analysis, Microsoft Project and Software Testing.

Our most popular courses include Prince2 Foundation & Practitioner, MSP Practitioner, ITIL Foundation and ISTQB Software Testing Foundation. Contact a member of our sales team today to discuss your requirements.

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