ISTQB® Foundation Level Exam
The exam time is 60 min. for native English speakers and 75. min. for non native English speakers.
ISTQB® exams are organized in a consistent way world-wide and are based on a precisely defined number of questions, varying depending on the certification level; questions are distributed in accordance to the syllabi topics and to K-Levels.
The Foundation Level qualification is aimed at anyone involved in software testing. This includes people in roles such as testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers and software developers. This Foundation Level qualification is also appropriate for anyone who wants a basic understanding of software testing, such as project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, IT directors and management consultants. Holders of the Foundation Certificate will be able to go on to a higher-level software testing qualification.
How is the Foundation level exam structured?
The Foundation Level exam comprises 40 multiple-choice questions, with a scoring of 1 point for each correct answer, a pass mark of at least 65% (26 or more points).
The following K-levels are addressed: K1, K2, K3. The breakdown of the exam questions per K-level is done according to international guidelines and exam content reviews are periodically conducted to ensure consistency.
The Foundation exams cover 3 different K-levels (K1 to K3):
K1 (Remember): The candidate should remember or recognize a term or a concept.
K2 (Understand): The candidate should select an explanation for a statement related to the question topic.
K3 (Apply): The candidate should select the correct application of a concept or technique and apply it to a given context.
The Foundation Level exam has no pre-requisites. Preparation on the syllabus topics (obtained either through attending a course provided by an accredited Training Provider, from professional experience, and/or through self-study) is recommended.
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Note: Those who are members of ICE-STQB get 10% discount of the exam price.
Diagnosis of specific learning difficulties:
Students need to present a document of diagnosis from a specialist to receive assistance due to specific learning difficulties. Documentation should be sent to The Continuing Education University of Iceland, via email email@example.com at the latest by the 25th of September.