The ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) certification is an essential entry-level certification offered by the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB). This globally recognized certification validates a candidate's understanding of fundamental software testing principles, processes, and techniques, making it a crucial stepping stone for individuals aspiring to build a career in software testing.
The CTFL v4.0 certification marks a significant update from its predecessor, the CTFL 3.1, with new testing concepts and an extensive focus on risk-based testing. The syllabus now includes new topics like agile testing, usability testing, and risk-based testing, making it more relevant to today's software development and testing practices.
As software delivery approaches evolve, the CTFL 4.0 certification remains relevant across various methodologies, including Agile, Waterfall, and DevOps, emphasizing continuous integration, continuous delivery, and continuous testing. This adaptability ensures that professionals certified under CTFL v4.0 are well-equipped to handle diverse testing challenges in modern software projects.
With 84 Learning Objectives (LOs), the CTFL v4.0 syllabus boasts more chapters and detailed learning objectives than the CTFL 3.1 syllabus. The LOs also focus on higher-level thinking skills (K2 and K3), providing candidates with a more comprehensive understanding of software testing concepts and practices.