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*NEW* ISTQB® Certified Tester – Foundation Level V4.0 | 13, 14 & 17 June 2024 | Vilvoorde

June 13, 2024 @ 9:00 am June 17, 2024 @ 5:00 pm

This three-day course CTFL v4.0 is the latest released version of the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level certification. It is the first step towards better software and is a must for each professional in Software Development at all stages of their careers. Everyone can benefit from the breadth and depth of knowledge offered!

The ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) certification is the cornerstone of essential testing knowledge that can be applied to real-world scenarios. It provides a comprehensive understanding of the terminology and concepts used in the testing domain worldwide, making it relevant for all software delivery approaches and practices, including Waterfall, Agile, DevOps, and Continuous Delivery. This training is suitable for anyone who needs to demonstrate practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts of software testing.

With the ISTQB® Certified Tester Scheme, testing professionals at all stages of their careers can benefit from the breadth and depth of knowledge offered, with the opportunity to pursue higher-level software testing qualifications such as the Core Advanced Levels, Specialist, and Expert Level certifications.

The course provides insight into testing fundamentals and explains the different test levels (or test phases) and types. Different techniques will be presented, and insight will be given into organising, planning, monitoring, controlling and reporting about the testing activities. To conclude, an overview of different test tools will be provided, with benefits and risks and a way to introduce such a tool into an organisation. 

This three-day course is the perfect preparation for the ISTQB® CTFL certification exam. This certification is recognised as a prerequisite to all other ISTQB® certifications.

Please note that this course does not focus on any specific project (Prince2® , PMP®,…), development (RUP®, XP, DSDM®,…) or test (TMap®, TestFrame™, STBox™, Testing Intelligence™,…) methodology; the principles taught here can be applied to any existing methodology. 


At the end of this course, you will be able to:
– Use a common language for efficient communication with all stakeholders.
– Understand what testing is and why it is beneficial.
– Understand fundamental concepts of software testing.
– Identify the test approach and activities to be implemented depending on the context of testing.
– Assess and improve the quality of documentation.
– Increase the effectiveness and efficiency of testing.
– Align the test process with the software development lifecycle.
– Understand test management principles.
– Write and communicate clear and understandable defect reports.
– Understand the factors that influence the priorities and efforts related to testing.
– Work as part of a cross-functional team.
– Know risks and benefits related to test automation.
– Identify essential skills required for testing.
– Understand the impact of risk in testing.
– Effectively report on test progress and quality.

Targeted audience

It is relevant for individuals in roles such as testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers, and software developers.

Additionally, it is appropriate for those who require a basic understanding of software testing, including project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, IT directors, and management consultants.


You can find the ISTQB® CTFL v4.0 syllabus here.


No specific prerequisites are required. However, we strongly suggest basic knowledge of software development. 

Course Outline

The course is structured according to the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level v4.0 syllabus. This way, you can relate the course topics to the syllabus.

Course Delivery

The course duration is three days and is organised on our premises in Vilvoorde or Aartselaar (OffiCenter)

Our accredited trainer shares his/her experience in software testing through various real-life examples. Different mock exams ensure that you’re optimally prepared to pass your certification exam. 

The course material is in English. The course is in English, although it can be in Dutch in an in-company format. For more information about in-company training, please reach out to us.

All training materials (course hand-out, syllabus, glossary, practical assignments with solutions and sample exams) are provided at the start of the training.

The Exam

The exam can be taken via a Flex (remote) or in an exam centre of choice (Pearson View). 
– 40 multiple-choice questions. 
– Total points 40
– Passing score 26
– 60 minutes (+25%, if the candidate’s native language is not the exam language). 

More information about the exam can be found in our FAQ.


€1.395/person for three days. All prices include the exam fee, which is subject to change. When publishing, the exam fee is €245 per person. All prices are VAT excluded; course material, lunch and beverages are included. 

By participant: if another participant replaces a subscribed course participant or the public course is postponed later, no cancellation costs apply. A participant or group that fails to attend or cancel a course without at least 15 working days’ written notice before the course starts is liable for the total subscription cost. The exam fee is always due. 

By ttl.be: ttl.be reserves the right to cancel a course at any time.

Course Logistics 
All courses begin promptly at 9 am and are scheduled until 5 pm. 

This course is organised at the Officenter in Vilvoorde or Aartselaar – Please check the event title for the specific location. When required, you can organise an in-company format training course. Please reach out to us for more information.

Officenter Aartselaar: Antwerpsesteenweg 124, 2630 Aartselaar

Officenter Vilvoorde: Luchthavenlaan 27, 1800 Vilvoorde

€1595 for 3 days, including the exam voucher, VAT excluded