ISTQB® Certified Tester Automotive Software Tester (CT-AuT)

Course code: CTAASF

The Foundation Level Automotive Software Tester course covers all important aspects that every system and software tester should know. The course provides test engineers and test managers with the essential knowledges and tools for a career as a software testing professional.
This intensive tutor-led course improves understanding of software testing and involves theory, examples and hands-on exercises. The delegates will receive a detailed and structured compilation of the essential terminology of testing, review process, software testing methods and techniques, such as black-box, white-box, experienced-based testing, test monitoring and metrics and the relevant international norms and standards.
This course goes above and beyond the ISTQB curriculum, giving you practical knowledge you can immediately apply to all industries. In addition to the fundamentals of software testing, you will also learn about the relationship of testing to development, benefits and risks of test automation, configuration management and continuous integration while the modern industry trends are taken into the account.

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Type: In-person/Virtual

Course duration: 2 days

Language: en/cz

Price without VAT: 600 EUR


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Course structure

Fundamentals of Testing

  • Software context — Why does software fail
  • Principles, scope, and focus of testing — What is testing?
  • Debugging vs. testing
  • Goals of testing
  • Fundamental testing process
  • The psychology of testing — viewpoints on testing

Testing Throughout the Software Development Lifecycle

  • Testing and development
  • Early testing
  • Iterative and traditional development models
  • Verification and validation
  • Test levels—unit, integration, system, acceptance
  • Understanding regression testing and confirmation testing
  • Understanding test types

Building system

  • EPICS, Features and User Stories
  • Introduction into UML
  • CI pipeline

Static Techniques

  • What is static testing?
  • Reviews, inspections, walkthroughs, etc.
  • General review process
  • Common types of reviews
  • Roles and responsibilities in reviews
  • Success factors for reviews
  • Limits of reviews
  • Understanding static analysis tools
  • Reviewing requirements, use cases, specifications, source code, and test cases

Test Design Techniques

  • Introduction into test design and the design approach
  • Types of test design techniques
  • Black-box (functional) techniques
  • White-box (structural) techniques
  • Experience-based techniques
  • Selecting the appropriate test technique

Test Management

  • Team organization
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Understanding the test manager
  • Understanding the tester
  • Test planning and strategy
  • Understanding risk
  • Goals and Metrics
  • Identifying and analyzing the project and product risks
  • Configuration management and testing
  • Defect/incident classification and management

Tool Support for Testing

  • Selection process
  • Introduction of a tool into organization
  • Benefits
  • Risks and concerns
  • Classifications

Building test teams

  • Roles and qualifications

Test Automation

  • Why test automation
  • Benefits of the test automation
  • Limits of the test automation
  • (Acceptance) Test-Driven Development
  • Test Automation Quadrants

The ISTQB CT-AuT course is implemented by an accredited provider, listed at


Certification module (code) Exam language Exam duration (min)* Questions count Max points Passing score (65%)
Automotive Software Tester (CT-AuT) EN 60/75 40 40 26
  • Candidates have to have an ID or Passport to identify yourself.
  • Candidates that take the exam in a different language as their native one and candidates with disabilities (e.g. dyslexia) will receive an additional 25% time.
  • Candidates that take the exam in a different language as their native one, can use a paper dictionary to help with the translation or ask the proctor for the translation on the smartphone.
  • All the examination papers and notes have to be returned to a proctor or destroyed in any case.

Candidates are not allowed to:

  • use any kind of study materials
  • use any kind of help from others
  • use smartphones, headphones or any wearables
  • leave the room/pc during the examination, even for the toilet

In the case of cheating, the exam session will be interrupted, and your exam attempt will be considered as failed

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