Certified Cloud Tester - Foundation Level (CCTFL)

Certification Overview

Certified Cloud Tester - Foundation Level (CCTFL)

Exam Code: CCTFL-001

Cloud Testing uses cloud infrastructure for software testing. Organizations pursuing testing in general and load, performance testing and production service monitoring in particular are challenged by several problems like limited test budget, meeting deadlines, high costs per test, large number of test cases, and little or no reuse of tests and geographical distribution of users add to the challenges. Moreover ensuring high quality service delivery and avoiding outages requires testing in one's datacenter, outside the data-center, or both. Cloud Testing is the solution to all these problems. Effective unlimited storage, quick availability of the infrastructure with scalability, flexibility and availability of distributed testing environment reduce the execution time of testing of large applications and lead to cost-effective solutions.

Cloud computing raises important questions for testers, such as:

  • What can reasonably be tested?
  • Where should we focus testing efforts?
  • Which testing techniques and tools are most effective?
  • Which risks can testing help reduce? ..

E-Course Duration: 10 to 15 Hours

Exam Information

The Exam contains 40 Multiple Choice Questions and you must correctly answer 28 (28 out of 40 correct) to pass the exam.

Exams are online and proctored based, using a webcam and a reliable internet connection exams can be taken anywhere and anytime.

The total duration of the exam is 1 hour (60 Minutes).

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  • If a Candidate does not pass the exam in the first (1st) attempt, the candidate must wait for a period of at least seven (7) calendar days from the date of their attempt to retake the exam for second (2nd) time or any subsequent time.
  • The exam can be taken any number of times.

The Certified Cloud Tester - Foundation Level (CCTFL)™ Certificate is valid for life.

Certified Cloud Tester - Foundation Level (CCTFL)™ is a Trademark of GAQM.


Note: The Certified Cloud Tester - Foundation Level (CCTFL)™ Certification has a pre-requisite (Completion of an E-Course is mandatory from GAQMBok portal) as maximum number of questions are drawn from the E-Course in the actual exam.

Course Outline

Module 1 – Foundation

  • What is Cloud Computing?
  • Characteristics of Cloud Computing
  • Not a Unified View
  • Your View of Cloud Computing
  • The Key Players
  • Interactions Between Cloud Computing Actors
  • What Cloud Brokers Do
  • Five Main Principles of Cloud Computing
  • Benefits
  • Risks
  • Types of Clouds
  • Cloud Reference Model
  • Major Service Patterns
  • An Example
  • Example Services Available to a Cloud Consumer
  • Major Activities of Cloud Providers
  • Other Service Patterns
  • Scope of Controls Between Provider and Consumer
  • The Role of Virtualization
  • Extending SOA
  • Cloud Service Management
  • The Importance of Testing
  • What This Means to Testers

Module 2 - Defining Your Cloud Test Strategy

  • Why a Test Strategy?
  • Key Test Planning Components
  • What to Include
  • Cloud Provider
  • Knowing How Much to Test – The Extent of Testing
  • How to Define a Cloud Test Strategy

Module 3 - Test Environments

  • Requirements for Test Environments
  • Extending Virtual Environments
  • Characteristics of Cloud Test Environments
  • The Role of Virtual Test Environments
  • OpenStack Initiative
  • Three Major Platforms
  • Major Virtual Environment Vendors and Platforms
  • Example – Cross-Platform Browser Testing
  • Designing Test Environments
  • Managing and Controlling Test Environments
  • Variations

Target Audience

  • Developers
  • Architects
  • Software Testers
  • Web Testers
  • Anyone who wants to start a career in Cloud Testing

Registration Process for E-Course and Exam

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  • Valid for 40 days
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  • Includes E-certificate and Digital Badge if you qualify in the exam.
  • Course Duration: 40 Days
  • Price: 140 USD


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  • E-Course is Valid for 20 days
  • This Package doesn't includes E-Voucher for Certification Exam.
  • Candidate has to purchase the E-Voucher separately to take the Certification Exam.
  • Course Duration: 20 Days
  • Price: 70 USD


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  • Price: 128 USD
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