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Certified Cloud Tester Foundation (CCTF) governed by GSDC is focused on enabling learners to understand the importance and best practices of cloud-based application Testing which uses cloud computing environments to effectively manage real-world user traffic as a means of load Testing and stress Testing websites.

GSDC recommends learners get trained if they are applying for GSDC Cloud Tester certification. Once the learner achieves GSDC Cloud Tester Foundation Certification, then the learner will know how to embrace cloud computing and the different deployment and fundamental models. Not only that, they will be able to advocate the DevOps implementation for delivering high business value with the use of automation and a cross-functional team.

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The objective of Cloud Tester Foundation certification includes a deep understanding of:

  1. Cloud Environments and best practices.
  2. Knowledge of Cloud Deployment Models.
  3. Compatibility & Elasticity Testing.
  4. Performance Testing & Disaster Recovery.
  5. Security Testing & Load Balancing.
  6. Tools and frameworks.

Target Audiences For Cloud Tester Foundation Certification:

Cloud Tester Foundation Certification

Software Developers

Cloud Architects

Solution Architects

Software Tester

Software Engineers

Web Developers

IT Managers

Software Consultants

DevOps Practitioners

IT Directors

Tool Providers

Product Owners


CCTF Certification BENEFITS

After the completion of this Cloud Tester Foundation Certification, participants will be able to:

Communicate with other team members, product owners, and customers effectively.

Reduce costs and help your organizations to achieve their goals.

Gain confidence over High Speed – Quick Deployment.

Reduce errors and increase reliability.

Discover the problems early to reduce the cost of failure.



There are no such prerequisites for this Cloud Tester Foundation Certification. But Cloud Environment experience and working knowledge in software/app tester are recommended.

If you are looking for an advanced level then you can go for GSDC Cloud Tester Advance Certification.

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90-minutes exam.
40-multiple choice questions (MCQ).
26 out of 40. 65% is needed to pass.
In case the participant does not score the passing percentage, they will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost. Re-examination can be taken up to 30 days from the date of the 1st exam should Tick against only one correct answer in Multiple Choice Questions. 

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Cloud Tester Foundation Level Certification EXAM SYLLABUS

1. Introduction to Cloud Computing

  • Characteristics of Cloud Computing
  • Principles of Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Technology and Terminology
  • Types of Clouds
  • Role of Virtualization
  • Cloud Service Management
  • SOA (Service Oriented Architecture)
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • SaaS, PaaS, IaaS
  • Clustering
  • Selecting OS, resources, instance type, etc.
  • Checking usage and costing

2. Challenges Specific to Cloud Computing

  • Information Security
  • Password Security
  • Cost Management
  • Control or Governance
  • Compliance
  • Multiple Cloud Management

    3. Data & Security

    • Data ownership, interoperability, and portability
    • Security
    • Compliance
    • Disaster recovery
    • Expertise availability
    • Running cost blindness
    • Bandwidth requirement

    4. Cloud Testing v/s Conventional Testing 

    • Testing in the cloud v/s Testing the cloud
    • Test environment
    • Test data
    • Build deployment

    5. Forms of Cloud Testing

    • SaaS Testing in Cloud
    • Testing of Cloud
    • Testing inside Cloud
    • Testing over Clouds

    6. Testing in the Cloud

    • Setting up the test environment - software and hardware
    • Access rights
    • Functional tests
    • Tests related to backend servers
    • Non-functional tests
    • Reliability
    • Performance
    • Interoperability
    • Security
    • Scalability
    • Stress tests
    • Issues of performance Testing
    • Tools for cloud Testing
    • Testing migration to the cloud
    • Cloud and automation

    7. Cloud Testing Tools, Metrics & Reporting

    • Cloud Testing tools.
    • Reports & Metrics for Cloud Applications Testing.
    •  Test scripts, Metrics, Functional & Non-functional testing for cloud applications.


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