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ISTQB® Certified Tester – Foundation Level V4.0 | 12, 13 & 16 September 2024 | Aartselaar

September 12 @ 9:00 am September 16 @ 5:00 pm

Ignite your career in software development with our transformative three-day CTFL v4.0 course, the latest edition of the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level certification. This foundational course isn’t just a step towards excellence in software—it’s a leap towards defining your future in the tech industry. Designed for professionals at any career stage, this course is your gateway to mastering the essential skills that lay the groundwork for all advanced software testing and quality assurance roles.

This certification isn’t just about learning; it’s about applying a wide array of testing concepts to real-world scenarios, making you a versatile player in any software development team. Whether you’re navigating the waters of Waterfall, Agile, DevOps, or Continuous Delivery, the CTFL certification equips you with the tools to ensure software quality across all platforms and practices.

Seize the opportunity to broaden your horizons with a curriculum that covers everything from testing fundamentals to advanced techniques. Dive into the various test levels and types and gain invaluable insights into organising, planning, monitoring, controlling, and reporting testing activities. Plus, explore the world of test tools with a balanced view of their benefits and risks and learn how to seamlessly integrate them into your organisation.

This isn’t just a course—it’s your preparation for the ISTQB® CTFL certification exam, recognised globally as the stepping stone to many advanced ISTQB® certifications. With the CTFL as your foundation, the path to Core Advanced Levels, Specialist, and Expert Level certifications becomes clear, opening doors to endless career possibilities.

Rest assured, our approach is universally applicable. We focus on principles that can be integrated with any project, development, or test methodology, ensuring you can adapt and thrive in any setting.

Join us for this three-day transformative experience to elevate your software development career to new heights with the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level certification—the cornerstone of your professional journey.


Here’s what lies at the core of our program:

Master Unified Testing Languages and Concepts: Equip yourself with a universal language and a deep understanding of fundamental software testing concepts. This mastery enables effective communication across all project stakeholders and lays the groundwork for advanced testing strategies.

Enhance Testing Quality and Efficiency: Learn to refine testing documentation, tailor testing strategies to project contexts, and optimise testing processes for maximum efficiency. This objective focuses on elevating the quality of testing practices, making them more impactful and resource-efficient.

Align Testing with Development Lifecycles: Gain the skills to seamlessly integrate testing activities throughout the software development lifecycle. By understanding and applying test management principles, you ensure that testing is a cohesive and continuous part of development, enhancing overall project quality.

Develop Expert Communication and Management Skills: Acquire the ability to write clear, actionable defect reports and effectively communicate testing priorities and progress. This goal emphasises the importance of strong communication and strategic planning in managing testing efforts and fostering team collaboration.

Navigate the Complexities of Test Automation and Risk Management: Dive into the strategic use of test automation, learning to assess its risks and benefits. Enhance your ability to manage testing risks, making informed decisions safeguarding project success.

Cultivate a Comprehensive Testing Perspective: Prepare to work as part of a cross-functional team equipped with a comprehensive view of testing’s role in software development. Understand the key skills necessary for testing excellence and the impact of testing on project quality and risk.

Targeted audience

This foundational course is not just a stepping stone; it’s a launchpad for anyone committed to excellence in software development, testing, and quality assurance. From novices eager to make their mark in the tech industry to seasoned professionals aiming to refresh and expand their knowledge base, this training offers invaluable insights and skills for a thriving career in tech:

Quality Assurance/Test Engineers: If you’re in software testing and quality assurance, aiming to solidify your foundational knowledge and broaden your understanding, this training is your golden ticket. Enhance your skills with a comprehensive overview of testing principles, methodologies, and practices, setting a solid foundation for future specialisation and growth.

Software Developers: This training provides essential insights for developers seeking to deepen their understanding of testing practices to improve the quality and reliability of their code. Grasp the fundamentals of testing that can be integrated into your development processes, bridging the gap between coding and quality assurance for superior software delivery.

Project Managers/Team Leads: As a project manager or team lead, comprehending the fundamentals of software testing is crucial for guiding your team to success. This training equips you with the knowledge to oversee quality assurance processes effectively, ensuring that testing is integrated seamlessly into project lifecycles for optimal outcomes.

Career Changers/Aspiring Tech Professionals: For those poised to enter the tech field or transition into software testing and quality assurance roles, this training lays the groundwork for a successful career. Gain a competitive edge with a robust understanding of testing fundamentals, preparing you for diverse opportunities in the tech landscape.


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

Course Outline

he 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. You can download the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level v4.0 syllabus here. Do you want to take a closer look at the course outline? You can check it out here.

Course Delivery

The course duration is three days and is organised only in a live classroom or live virtual classroom.

Our accredited trainer will share experience in software testing through various real-life examples and different mock exams will ensure you’re optimally prepared to pass your certification exam. 

The course material is in English. The course is in English.

All training materials 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.


€1.595/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. 

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

This course is organised in a Live Classroom at the Officenter in Aartselaar. 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

Terms and Conditions
Find our Terms and Conditions for the training here.

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