Certified Software Automation Tester (CSAT) - Foundation Level

Certification Overview

Certified Software Automation Tester (CSAT) - Foundation Level

Exam Code: CSATFL-001

The objective of automated testing is to simplify as much of the testing effort as possible with a minimum set of scripts. If unit testing consumes a large percentage of a quality assurance (QA) team's resources, for example, then this process might be a good candidate for automation. 

Automated testing tools are capable of executing tests, reporting outcomes and comparing results with earlier test runs. Tests carried out with these tools can be run repeatedly, instantly at any time of day. 

The certification also aims to Expand test automation beyond functional testing to include many other areas such as performance testing, load testing, test management, test automation support, and code level test automation.

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)

No external sources of information may be accessed during the exam held via ProctorU. Further details of the materials permitted are provided:

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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 Software Automation Tester (CSAT)™ - Foundation Level Certificate is valid for life.

CSAT™ is a Trademark of GAQM.


Note: The The Certified Software Automation Tester (CSAT)™ - Foundation Level 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

  • The relationship between test tools and test automation
  • The promise and value of test automation
  • Common measures and metrics for test automation
  • Examples of implementing test automation
  • Critical success factors for test automation

Module 2 - Surviving the Top Ten Challenges of Software Test Automation

  • The Top Ten Challenges
  • Human-related
  • Process-related
  • Technical
  • How to overcome the challenges

Module 3 - Building a Framework for Test Automation

  • What is a test automation framework?
  • Process frameworks
  • Architectural frameworks
  • Environmental frameworks
  • Why a framework is needed
  • Test process integration
  • Integration with other types of test tools

Target Audience

  • Software Testers
  • Software Automation Testers
  • Test Analsyt
  • Test Lead

Registration Process for E-Course and Exam

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  • Valid for 40 days
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  • Hard Copy Certificate will be shipped to your mailing address and a Digital Badge will be sent to your email if you qualify in the exam.
  • Course Duration: 40 Days
  • Price: 140 USD


  • Validity: 240 Days
  • Price: 128 USD
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