ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level – Automotive Software Tester

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This training is conducted by our partner trendig technology services.
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About the training

The ISTQB® CTFL Automotive Tester (CTFL-AuT) training represents a connection between the ISTQB Certified Tester Standard and the industry-specific requirements of the automotive industry. You will receive an overview of important test procedures and standards that are relevant for testing in the automotive sector . The training lasts 2 days and covers the specific requirements for testing E/E systems in the automotive sector based on established standards (Automotive SPICE®, ISO 26262, AUTOSAR® etc.). Various virtual test environments (MiL, SiL, Hil) are presented in exercises and their correct application practiced. Additional static and dynamic test procedures for the automotive sector, which supplement the ISTQB® Foundation Level, are introduced and deepened in exercises.

In the training we teach the content of the official curriculum (CTFL-AuT) of the ISTQB®. In addition, our trainers present as many practical examples as possible, so that later it is easy for you to apply what you have learned.


You have an understanding of the test procedures in the automotive sector and can apply them.

Target group

Project managers, quality managers, business analyses, IT managers, testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, acceptance testers, software developers


ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL®)


Requirements from project goals and product complexity, project aspects influenced by norms and standards, six generic phases in the system life cycle, the tester’s contribution to the release process

Automotive SPICE (ASPICE)
Setup and structure of the standard, as well as requirements by the standard

ISO 26262
Functional safety and safety culture, the classification of the tester in the safety life cycle, structure and test-specific parts of the standard
Impact of criticality on test scopes
Application of the knowledge known from ISTQB® CTFL in the context of ISO 26262

Goals and structure of AUTOSAR and the influence of AUTOSAR on the work of the tester

Test environments in general, motivation for a test environment in the automotive environment, general components of a test environment, differences between closed loop and open loop, essential interfaces, databases and communication protocols of a control unit

Testing in XiL test environments
Model in the Loop (MiL)
Software in the Loop (SiL)
Hardware in the Loop (HiL)
Comparison of the XiL test environments

As a supplement to the CTFL syllabus, further static test methods: MISRA-C:2012 programming guidelines and quality characteristics for reviews of requirements are presented.

As a supplementary dynamic test method, the condition test (multiple condition test, modified condition/decision test) is discussed, as well as the special features of back-to-back tests, error insertion tests, requirement-based testing and the context-dependent selection of test methods

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Public trainings in German

We offer this course also on several dates as a webinar and face-to-face training in German. You can find all upcoming dates for our open trainings in German on our Website.