ISTQB Foundation Exam

This web site will help you with the exam.

Quick Start

  1. Download the Foundation Level Syllabus
  2. Download the official mock exam: Foundation Level Exam Documents
  3. Get these: ISTQB Sample Papers Free
  4. Start taking notes, like I did with this wiki. You will learn much better this way. You can also start developing a 'cheat sheet' (summary) for rote revision.
  5. Register for this course. It is for free and comes with a mock exam: ISTQB Foundation Preparation Exam Review FREE

Exam details

Duration: 60 minutes
Number of Questions: 40
Format: Multiple choice
Pass rate: 65%
Price: $330 AUD
Exam questions are distributed across K-levels, which represent deepening levels of knowledge:

  • K1: 20
  • K2: 12
  • K3-K4: 8

Exam questions are distributed across Syllabus chapters:

  1. 7
  2. 6
  3. 3
  4. 12
  5. 8
  6. 4

General advice

  • I searched YouTube thoroughly and found videos on ISTQB certification. However, they were very low quality, so I have no recommendations. Avoid videos where the presenter is repeating things from slides and rambling.
  • Udemy has several courses, but the quality varies from mostly poor, to good. Read the critical reviews to find out whether the lecturer just reads from slides and explains things poorly.
  • Many dodgy web sites try to sell mock exams. These are unnecessary if you study well and go through the free mock exams available.

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