The certification for the Mobile Application Testing Foundation Level is intended for professionals who are working with mobile technology. The certification provides an insight into methods, techniques and tools a professional may use to test mobile applications. It is also for professionals who are planning to start implementing mobile projects or are working within companies that plan to do so. The certification provides an advantage for those who would like to know the required mobile project activities, roles, methods, and methodologies specific to their role.

Who is it for?

The Foundation Level qualification is aimed at anyone involved in software testing who wishes to broaden their knowledge of Mobile Application Testing or anyone who wishes to start a specialist career in Mobile Application Testing.

This course would be beneficial to those in roles such as Testers, Test Analysts, Test Engineers, Test Consultants, Test Managers, User Acceptance Testers, and Software Developers. This Mobile Application Testing Foundation Level certification may also be appropriate for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of software testing in the mobile testing world, such as Project Managers, Quality Managers, Software Development Managers, Business Analysts, IT Directors, and Management Consultants.


The ISTQB® Foundation Level certificate must be obtained before taking this exam.

Delegates will learn how to

Understand and review business and technology drivers for mobile apps in order to create a test strategy.

Identify and understand the key challenges, risks and expectations associated with testing a mobile application.

Apply test types and levels specific to mobile applications.

Apply common test types, such as those mentioned in [ISTQB_CTFL_2018], in the mobile specific context.

Carry out the activities required specifically for mobile application testing as part of the main activities described in the ISTQB® test process.

Identify and use suitable environments and appropriate tools for mobile application testing.

Understand methods and tools used specifically to support mobile application test automation.


The course will cover the following topics:

  • Mobile Analytics Data
  • Business Models for Mobile App
  • Mobile Device Types
  • Types of Mobile Applications
  • Mobile Application Architecture
  • Test Strategy for Mobile Apps
  • Challenges of Mobile Application Testing
  • Risks in Mobile Application Testing