ISTQB® Certified Tester Automotive Software Tester

Foundation Level Specialist

What can you expect from this course?

You can perfectly apply your skills as a Foundation Level certified ISTQB® Certified Tester in the automotive environment and are familiar with the testing of E/E systems in the automotive environment on the basis of compliant and established standards.

Goals of participating in ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level Specialist Certified Automotive Software Tester

Software quality assurance in the automotive industry follows specific standards and must ensure the technical feasibility of tests in specialized test environments. This training supports you in the systematic transfer of the proven test methodology from the ISTQB® Certified Tester Standard to the automotive industry. Standards to be observed, typical test approaches and requirements for the test environments are covered in detail.

With the knowledge gained in the course, you will be able to adapt the known test techniques to the specific project requirements, take into account the basic requirements of the relevant standards (Automotive SPICE®, ISO 26262, etc.) when selecting suitable test techniques, support the test team in the risk oriented planning of test activities, apply known elements of structuring and prioritization, and apply the virtual test methods (for example MiL, SiL, HiL, ) in test environments.

The following contents will be covered

Characteristics of E/E development in the automotive environment for the Certified Automotive Software Tester:

  •     Requirements from conflicting project goals and increasing product complexity
  •     Project aspects influenced by standards
  •     The six generic phases in the automotive system lifecycle
  •     The contribution/participation of the tester in the release process

Standards for testing E/E systems

  •     Automotive SPICE (ASPICE)
    • Design and structure of the standard
      • The two dimensions of ASPICE
      • Process categories in the process dimension
      • Capability levels in the capability dimension
    • Requirements of the standard
      • Test specific processes
      • Assessment levels and capability indicators
      • Test strategy and regression test strategy
      •  Test documentation in ASPICE
      • Verification strategy and criteria for software unit verification
      • Traceability in ASPICE
  • ISO 26262
    • Functional safety and safety culture
      • Objective of functional safety for E/E systems
      • Contribution of the tester to the safety culture
    • Integration of the tester in the safety lifecyle
    • Structure and test specific parts of the standard
      • Design and structure of the standard
      • Relevant volumes (parts) for the tester
    • The influence of criticality on the extent of the test
      • The criticality levels of ASIL
      • Influence of ASIL on test techniques, test types and the extent of the test
      • Application of content from CTFL® in the context of ISO 26262
      • Objectives of AUTOSAR
      • General structure of AUTOSAR
      • Influence of AUTOSAR on the work of the tester
    • Comparison
      • Objectives of ASPICE and ISO 26262
      • Comparison of the test levels

Testing in a virtual environment

  • Test environment in general
    • Motivation for a test environment in the automotive development
    • General parts of a test environment
    • Differences between Closed-Loop and Open-Loop
    • Essential interfaces, databases and communication protocols of an ECU
  • Testing in XiL test environments
    • Structure, application areas and boundary conditions of a Mil, Sil and HiL test environment
    • Comparison of the XiL test environments and classification of the XiL test environments (MiL, SiL, HiL) in the general V-model

Automotive-specific static and dynamic test techniques

  • Static test procedures
    • The MISRA-C: 2012 Guidelines
    • Quality characteristics for reviews of requirements
  • Dynamic test techniques
    • Condition testing, multiple condition testing, modified condition/decision testing
    • Back-to-Back-Testing
    • Fault injection testing
    • Requirements-based testing
    • Context-dependent selection of test techniques

Prerequisites for participating in the course

The training course dovetails with the contents of the “ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level“ syllabus. We therefore recommend to participate in the “ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level“ training course prior to attending, or to repeat the contents of the current version of the syllabus.

Your Examination

During registration, you can book your participation in the corresponding certification examination.
For admission to the exam, you need the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level certificate.

With this booking you agree that we may forward your data to the examination company GASQ Service GmbH, Keltenring 15, 82041 Oberhaching, Germany.
The examination fee is not included in the course fee and will be quoted separately.

Non-native speakers may be eligible for a time bonus for the exam - please contact us for details.

If you are interested in taking the exam at a later date, we will inform you of the options available to you.

Exams in conjunction with Virtual Classroom seminars

You can flexibly take the exam after your Virtual Classroom training as an online remote exam. You will receive a voucher code that you can use to book your personal exam at a date and time of your choice.

The latest detailed description of the technical requirements and the software used for an online exam can be found here.

Target Audience

  • Testers
  • Test Consultants
  • Test Managers
  • QM/QA Staff
  • Project Managers
  • Engineers
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Your Contact to the Academy

Mrs. Katrin Krauss