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Certified Testing Foundation

ABOUT testing foundation certification

It is time to reflect on the fact that such an opportunity in the modern world of digital development is incredibly valuable, and the GSDC testing foundation certification is only the tip of the iceberg of the necessity of proper software testing.

This certification ensures that the professionals possess the most relevant knowledge in the challenging world of software quality assurance thus nurturing their ability to provide the necessary quality assurance for the applications that define our day-to-day operations.

A certified testing foundation proves proficiency in testing approaches, strategies, and tools, which in turn allows testers to find, recognize, and prevent possible software issues.

But achieving the testing foundation certificate not only helps to certify the candidate but also creates the possibility to work in any stage of the software development life cycle because it opens many great opportunities for him/her: becoming the quality assurance engineer, test lead, or test manager.

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OBJECTIVES OF certified testing foundation

1.Understand core principles and fundamentals of software testing
2.Master various testing techniques and their applications
3.Learn effective defect management and reporting practices
4.Explore testing tools and their role in automation
5. Develop skills for test case design and validation
6.Understand testing's role across the software development lifecycle
7.Familiarize with testing metrics and quality assurance standards
8.Acquire the ability to communicate testing findings effectively
9.Prepare for advanced certifications in the software testing domain


TARGET AUDIENCES For testing foundation certification

Software Testers
Quality Assurance Analysts
Test Engineers
Test Leads
Test Managers
Software Developers
IT Professionals
Project Managers
Business Analysts

BENEFITS Of testing foundation Certificate

It raises the bar of quality assurance to an excellent standard

Provides adequate proof of your proficiency in the testing methodologies/tools.

It helps to make a transition to testing leadership positions.

Testing competency is standardized with matching industry standards.

Enables championing for software quality improvements

Encourages ever-improving testing practices as a continuous learning framework

Describe how it enhances the chances of getting a job in the field of software testing.

Help to gain confidence in various challenging testing circumstances





While prior work experience or knowledge in the software testing domain is beneficial, the GSDC Certified Testing Foundation (CTF) certification is designed for professionals from diverse backgrounds, making it an accessible entry point into the field of software quality assurance.

EXAMINATION of  testing foundation Certification 

60-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 attempt.




  • 1.Fundamentals of Testing:
    • Test Objectives
    • Testing and Debugging
    • Testing’s Contributions to Success
    • Testing and Quality Assurance (QA)
    • Errors
    • Defects
    • Failures
    • Root Causes
    • Testing Principles
    • Test Activities
    • Testware and Test Roles
    • Test Activities and Tasks
    • Test Process in Context
    • Testware
    • Traceability between the Test Basis and Testware
    • Roles in Testing
    • Team Approach
    • Independence of Testing
  • 2.Testing throughout the Software Development Lifecycle:
    • Impact on SDLC
    • Testing as a Driver for Software Development
    • DevOps and Testing
    • Shift-Left Approach
    • Retrospectives and Process Improvement
    • Test Levels and Test Types
    • Confirmation Testing and Regression Testing
    • Maintenance Testing
  • 3.Static Testing & Review Process:
    • Value of Static Testing
    • Differences between Static Testing and Dynamic Testing
    • Feedback and Review Process
    • Review Process Activities
    • Roles and Responsibilities in Reviews
    • Review Types
    • Success Factors for Reviews
  • 4.Test Analysis and Design:
    • Test Techniques Overview
    • Black-box Test Techniques
    • Equivalence Partitioning
    • Boundary Value Analysis
    • Decision Table Testing
    • State Transition Testing
    • White-box Test Techniques
    • Statement Testing and Coverage
    • Branch Testing and Coverage
    • The Value of White-box Testing
    • Experienced-based Test Techniques
    • Error Guessing
    • Exploratory Testing
    • Checklist-Based Testing
    • Collaboration-based Test Approaches
    • Collaborative User Story Writing
    • Acceptance Criteria
    • Acceptance Test-driven Development
  • 5.Managing the Test Activities:
    • Test Planning
    • Tester’s Contribution to Iteration and Release Planning
    • Entry Criteria and Exit Criteria
    • Estimation Techniques
    • Test Case Prioritization
    • Test Pyramid
    • Testing Quadrants
    • Risk Management
    • Risk Definition and Risk Attributes
    • Project Risks and Product Risks
    • Product Risk Analysis
    • Product Risk Control
    • Test Monitoring
    • Test Control and Test Completion
    • Metrics Used in Testing
    • Purpose, Content, and Audience for Test Reports
    • Communicating the Status of Testing
    • Configuration Management


Naran Videofer

Designation - Test Lead

The GSDC Certified Testing Foundation (CTF) has been an invaluable asset in my career. It not only validated my testing skills but also opened new avenues for growth. As a Test Lead, this certification has boosted my confidence in driving quality initiatives.

Jullian Roberts

Designation - QA Analyst

Earning the CTF certification was a wise decision. It equipped me with a solid understanding of testing methodologies and best practices. As a QA Analyst, I can now contribute more effectively to our testing efforts, ensuring high-quality software delivery. 

Naomi Davis

Designation - Test Manager

The GSDC Certified Testing Foundation (CTF) has been a game-changer for me. It has strengthened my testing expertise and provided me with a competitive edge. As a Test Manager, this certification has boosted my credibility and enabled me to lead testing initiatives with confidence.


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