Foundation Course on ISTQB Software Testing

The foundation of a successful Software Testing career

January 8 - 11 , 2018

5:30 to 7:30 (Evening Course)


Four Day Foundation Course on Software Testing

This course provides the essential ideas, processes, tools and skills needed to set yourself on the right path for true testing professionalism. The course is designed by experts in the ISTQB Foundation Level Syllabus, and reveals the methodology behind this successful testing program.

  • Apply efficient test design techniques and effective test strategies

  • Articulate the necessity of your test activities

  • Rely on the test methodology learnt and be confident you are doing the right things as a tester

  • Obtain your ISTQB Foundation certificate

IIITM-K is an affiliated centre of India Testing Board, which is the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) approved national board for India. With this facility, candidates who would like to take the ISTQB Foundation Test can take it at a reduced fee of Rs. 4,130 only (Including GST).


Registration Fee

The Course Registration Fee INR 5900/- (Incl of G.S.T)


Group registration offer: For four or more participants from the same organization :Rs. 4600+GST per participant (INR 5428/- Incl of G.S.T)


Last date for registration: 6th January 2018


Payment Details

Bank/Electronic Fund Transfer to IIITM-K Account: Wire Transfer to

A/c No. 2762201000303 (Bank Name: Canara Bank – Kazhakuttom Branch, Branch Code: 2762,

NEFT/IFSC Code: CNRB0002762, 

MICR Code: 695015016,

City Name: Thiruvananthapuram,

Type of Account: Current A/c).

Please transfer the specified amount and fill the registration form for confirmation. 


DD/ cheque drawn in favour of “Director, IIITM-K” payable at Thiruvananthapuram and fill the registration form, send scanned copy of DD by e-mail to for confirmation.


The Trainer

Surag Manikoth

Surag Manikoth comes with extensive experience in Software Development, Testing and Training for more than 10 years. He is an ISTQB Certified Trainer and also an expert in many automation tools including Selenium, QTP, QC and Jira. He has successfully trained more than 600 testers from the industry.He was a former developer in Kerala state Electronic Development Corporation and also a Computer Scientist in Department of Information Technology project. Presently he is working as a Senior Software Engineer in IIITM-K, Technopark and also a Guest Faculty in IDE, University of Kerala. His expertise in corporate training focuses on ensuring delivery excellence; enabling innovation and creating a learning organization. Working on effective team building and soft skills development is a vital aspect of his capability.

The Course Schedule


Day 1


After this course you will be able to:

  • Structure and control your own test activities
Principles of testing
  • Why is testing necessary?
  • What is testing?
  • General testing principles
  • Fundamental test process
  • Psychology of testing
Testing throughout the life-cycle
  • Software development models
  • Test levels
  • Test types: the targets of testing
  • Maintenance testing
Static techniques
  • Reviews and the test process
  • Review process
  • Static analysis by tools

Day 2


Test design techniques

  • The test development process
  • Categories of test design techniques
  • Specification-based or black box techniques
  • Structure-based or white box techniques
  • Experience-based techniques
  • Choosing test techniques
Day 2 is packed with exercises, assuring you will be able to apply the design techniques in practice.

Day 3


Test organization

  • Test planning and estimation
  • Test progress monitoring and control
  • Configuration management
  • Risk and testing
  • Incident or bug management
Tool support for testing
  • Types of test tools
  • Effective use of tools, potential benefits and risks
  • Introducing a tool into an organization

Day 4


This course finishes with sitting an ISTQB Foundation mock exam. After this mock exam your instructor will give you personal tips to assist you in passing the real exam.

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Indian Institute of Information Technology and Managemant-Kerala

IIITM-K Building, Technopark Campus

Trivandrum, Kerala, IN 695381

Tel: +91-471 - 2784116

Knowledge Centre in Software Engineering & Project Management - IIITM-K

Over the last few years, India has witnessed a significant growth in its communication and information technology industry in general and the software development industry in particular. The software industry has been identified as one of the main contributors to the Indian economy in the coming decades. With several IT projects being initiated, there is a need for developing skilled manpower in software engineering and software project management in order to implement projects successfully both in the government and the private industries. There is also need to adopt state of the art emerging processes, practices and technologies in the area. The proposed Centre of Excellence in Software Engineering and Software Project Management is expected to play an important role in education and research in this area so that quality manpower developed for the industries by training fresh graduates, working professionals and by providing technical consultancy services The Centre is expected to play a leading role in assisting government departments, e-governance initiatives and software industries in Kerala to enhance the quality of software delivered and in implementing IT projects successfully.

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Indian Institute of Information Technology and Managemant-Kerala (IIITM-K)

Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala (IIITM-K) is an autonomous institute set up by Government of Kerala to promote higher education and research in the field of Information Technology and allied areas. IIITM-K has an enviable academic ambience. In addition to well-qualified faculty, IIITM-K utilizes the service of IT Professionals and Scientists from reputed organizations..IIITM-K encourages collaboration with leading Universities and Research Organizations within the country and abroad. The computational model and data science lab of IIITM-K focuses on mathematical and statistical applications for different branches of science technology and even in health care management. We focus on the development of novel anticancer, antimicrobian, antiasthmatic drugs using traditional knowledge of Kerala such as ayurveda, natural medicine etc.