INTRODUCTION

NATURE AND PURPOSE OF THE BOOK

The Foundation Certificate in Software Testing was introduced as part of the BCS Professional Certification portfolio (formerly ISEB) in 1998; since then over 40,000 Foundation Certificates have been awarded. An intermediate level certificate was introduced in 2007 as a step towards the more advanced Practitioner Certificates which have in turn been replaced by the Advanced Certificates. (For more information visit www.bcs.org/certifications).

The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) (www.istqb.org) was set up in 2001 to offer a similar certification scheme to as many countries as wished to join this international testing community. The UK was a founding member of ISTQB and, ...

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