3-4 Day(s)


The BCS (formerly ISEB) Practitioner Certificate in Software Testing is internationally recognised as the essential measurement for those wishing to advance their career within the software testing industry and enables testers to specialise as either a test analyst or a test manager

This course leads to the BCS Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing examination which provides essential knowledge and skills for both Test Analysts and Test Managers and is required as part of the updated qualification structure

The testing skills and knowledge acquired by attending this courses are applicable to the wide range of testing challenges that Test Analysts and Test Managers face on complex modern software testing projects

On completion of this course attendees will have an advanced knowledge of testing, testing techniques and how testing fits in to the system development life cycle. Attendees will also be fully prepared, and have the best possible chance to score highly, when sitting the BCS Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing examination

The three days of course delivery prepares delegates for the exam which is sat on the fourth day

BCS courses are delivered by Accredited BCS Training Partners


Any test analyst, test team leader or test manager who wishes to advance their knowledge of testing or prepare for the BCS Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing examination. This is a pre-requisite of the two Practitioner Certificates


To attempt the Intermediate Certificate you must have passed the Foundation Certificate which can be sat as part of BCS ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing

Course Specifics

Course Outline

Testing fundamentals

  • Review of the Foundation Certificate Syllabus
  • Application domains
  • Testing in the life cycle
  • The fundamental test process


  • The principles of reviews
  • Types of review
  • Using different review types
  • Performing a formal review

Testing and Risk

  • Introduction to risk and risk-based testing
  • Risk management
  • Product risk identification and analysis

Test management

  • Test policy, test strategy, test plans
  • Entry and exit criteria
  • Estimating techniques
  • Test monitoring
  • Incident management process

Test analysis

  • Fundamentals of Test Analysis
  • Test environment requirements
  • Selection of techniques
  • Coverage measures

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

Submit an enquiry from any page on this site, and let us know you are interested in the requirements box, or simply mention it when we contact you.

Upcoming Dates

Course Location Days Cost Date
4 1300 £1300 2018-09-12
3 1258 £1258 2017-11-27
3 1258 £1258 2017-11-01
3 1258 £1258 2017-11-01
4 950 £950 2017-10-30
3 1258 £1258 2017-09-20