Certified Software Tester – Intermediate Level (CSTIL)

Certification Overview

Certified Software Tester – Intermediate Level (CSTIL)

Exam Code: CTIL-001

The Certified Software Tester Intermediate Level Exam is a second step in your career, if you are seeking an advanced level of career in the field of Software Testing than this is a right exam for you. The Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing examination is suitable for those who are engaged in any aspect of software testing. The topics covered are those which are considered to be essential knowledge for an advanced level test professional, regardless of their specialism (i.e. Test Analysis or Test Management).

The exam for the Intermediate level has a blend of theoretical and practical applicability; the candidate has to demonstrate a high degree of knowledge in the field of software testing to pursue this certification. The Intermediate Level is also suited for those who are seeking career advancement in software testing after foundation level.

The Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing is aimed at those who seek a more practical approach to the core software testing material covered at Foundation level. This Intermediate level software testing course is recommended for professionals associated with software testing in any way, or for those who are looking for a more practical approach towards concepts of testing.

Our E-Learning Course  is broken into bite-size lessons and combines leading edge multimedia and interactive exercises for optimum enjoyment and knowledge retention. The e-learning course also comprises of unique mock exam simulator which allows you to test and re-test your understanding of the Software Testing foundations and be confident for the exams.

E-Course Duration: 20 to 25 Hours

Exam Information

The exam comprises of 40 Multiple Choice Questions out of which the candidate needs to score 70% (28 out of 40 correct) to pass.

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:

  • Identification Proof
  • If a Candidate does not pass the exam in the second (2nd) attempt, the candidate must wait for a period of at least fourteen (14) calendar days from the date of their attempt to retake the exam for third (3rd) time or any subsequent time.
  • The exam can be taken any number of times.

The Certified Software Tester - Intermediate Level Certificate is valid for Four (4) years.

CTIL™ is a Trademark of GAQM.


Note: The Certified Software Tester – Intermediate Level Certification has no pre-requisites (Completion of an E-Course is not mandatory from GAQMBok portal), but we highly recommend doing the E-Course as maximum number of questions are drawn from the E-Course in the actual exam.

Course Outline

Module 1 – Overview of Testing

  • Introduction of Testing
  • Significance of Testing
  • Seven Testing Principles
  • Physiology of testing
  • Who can do testing?
  • Skill sets for testing professionals
  • Tasks handled by test professionals
  • SDLC and phases of SDLC
  • Life Cycle Modules
  • Definition and use of Agile and Scrum
  • What is build and build process?
  • STLC
  • Business Requirements
  • What is FRD?
  • Code of Ethics
  • Advantages of Manual and Automatic Testing

Module 2 – Test Plan

  • What is test plan?
  • Objective, scope and Strategy of test plans
  • How to write test plan?
  • Test Case
  • Test Case Specification
  • Test Procedure Specification
  • Test Log
  • Test Incident Report
  • Test Summary Report
  • Software Metrics
  • Types of Metrics

Module 3 – Test Case and Execution

  • Test Case
  • How to write effective test cases?
  • Test case review
  • Trace-ability matrix
  • Defect or bug
  • Bug Lifecycle
  • Priority vs severity
  • Causes of software defects
  • How to write test cases
  • Tracking and bug reporting

Module 4 – Test Review

  • What is test review
  • Objective of reviews (Formal, Informal, Technical and Peer)
  • Value of review
  • Success factor for reviews

Module 5 – Types of Testing

  • Types of Testing (Manual and Automation)
  • Methods of Testing (Black Box, White Box and Grey Box Testing)
  • Levels of Testing
  • Non-functional Testing 

Target Audience

  • Software Testers who are engaged in any aspect of software testing.
  • Candidates who are seeking a new career in the field of Software Testing after Foundation Level Certification
  • Everyone building a career in software testing, such as testers, test analysts, test designers and test managers, as well as anyone looking for advanced level software testing knowledge, e.g. project managers, QA managers, system managers, development managers and others, will benefit from this certification.

Registration Process for E-Course and Exam

Premium Package
(E-Course Version)

  • Self Explanatory
  • Valid for 40 days
  • The Package also includes E-Voucher/Access Key for Certification Exam
  • The E-Voucher/Access Key can be used via ProctorU Globally.
  • Includes E-certificate and Digital Badge if you qualify in the exam.
  • Course Duration: 40 Days
  • Price: 250 USD


  • Self Explanatory
  • 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: 128 USD


  • Validity: 240 Days
  • Price: 128 USD
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