The Foundation Level exam is characterized by:
- 40 multiple-choice questions – There is no negative marking in the exam
- a scoring of 1 point for each correct answer
- a pass mark of 65% (26 or more points)
- a duration of 60 minutes (or 75 minutes for candidates taking exams that are not in their native or local language).
Exam questions are distributed across K-levels, which represent deepening levels of knowledge, as shown in the following table:
Exam questions are distributed across Syllabus chapters as shown in the following table:
Who all should take this course?
The Certified Tester Foundation Level in Software Testing
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.