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Software Testing Foundations

Course only in German

Hours per Week:


Credit Points:



Test and quality assurance: none.
Programming knowledge and basic software engineering knowledge desirable.

Type of Course:

Block course

Frequency (WS/SS):


Work Load:

150 hours:
65 contact hours,
85 hours for review and preparation

Study Programme Goals:

Since software errors can have severe consequences, software must be tested before being used. Therefore basic software testing knowledge is important for computer scientists.

Course Goals:

Learning fundamental concepts, terms and techniques concerning software testing and software quality assurance

Key Qualifications:

Testing and quality assurance of software (components and systems), test process, also as part of the software development process, test techniques, test types, test roles and test tools

Course Contents:

The course presents the contents of the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level, a scheme for the education and training of software testers that has been established worldwide for many years.

It covers the following subjects:
  • Reasons for software testing
  • Fundamentals
  • Fundamental test process
  • Test levels and test types
  • Static quality assurance
  • Testability of requirements
  • Test techniques (black-box, white-box, experience-based)
  • Test planning and scheduling
  • Profitability of testing
  • Roles in testing
  • Test tool categories.


Spillner, Linz: Basiswissen Softwaretest. dpunkt Verlag, 6th edition

Additional reading:
Spillner, Roßner, Winter, Linz: Praxiswissen Softwaretest - Testmanagement. dpunkt Verlag, 4th edition
Roßner, Brandes, Götz, Winter: Basiswissen Modellbasierter Test. dpunkt Verlag.
Crispin, Gregory: Agile Testing. Addison-Wesley
Seidl, Baumgartner, Bucsics: Basiswissen Testautomatisierung. dpunkt Verlag


Participants have the opportunity to take the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level certification exam at a reduced price. Details concerning this offer by the German Testing Board can be found here:



Oral exam following the block course (20 min)


Dr.-Ing. Dormeyer

TH Nürnberg
Fakultät Informatik

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