ISTQB Advanced Test Manager

Course Overview

Following on from the ISTQB Foundation Certificate, the Advanced Test Manager Certificate provides the next level of knowledge and practical expertise in the ISTQB Advanced Certification scheme. It is one of three certified courses at Advanced level (the other two being Advanced Test Analyst and Advanced Technical Test Analyst).

The 5 day tutor led course has been designed to enable participants understand, apply and analyse key testing principles and processes.

Who Should Attend?

This course is aimed at testing practitioners, responsible for organising and improving the testing process, i.e. project managers, project leaders, test managers, test team leaders, senior test personnel and test analysts.

Successful completion of the ISTQB Foundation Certificate is a pre-requisite to taking the ISTQB Advanced Certificate examination.

What will you learn?

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Define the overall testing goals and strategy for the systems being tested.
  • Plan, schedule and track the tasks
  • Describe and organize the necessary activities
  • Select, acquire and assign the adequate resources to the tasks.
  • Select, organize and lead testing teams
  • Organise the communication between the members of the testing teams, and between the testing teams and all other stakeholders.
  • Justify the decisions and provide adequate reporting information where applicable.

Course Contents an overview

  • Introduction
    • Basic aspects of software testing
    • Testing in the software lifecycle
    • Specific systems (systems of systems, safety critical etc.)
    • Metrics & measurement
  • Testing Processes
    • Test planning & Control
    • Test Implementation & Execution
    • Evaluating exit criteria & execution
    • Test Closure Activities
  • Test Management
    • Test Management Documentation
    • Test Plan Documentation
    • Test Estimation
    • Scheduling Test Planning
    • Test Process Monitoring & Control
    • Business value of Testing
    • Distributed, outsourced and in sourced Testing
    • Risk-based testing
      • Introduction
      • Risk Management
      • Risk Management in the lifecycle
    • Failure modes and effects analysis
    • Test Management Issues
  • Reviews
    • Principles of Reviews
    • Introducing Reviews
    • Success factors for Reviews
  • Incident Management
  • Standards & Test Improvement Process
    • Improving the Test Process
  • Test Tool Automation
    • Test Tool Concepts
    • Test Tool Categories
  • People Skills
    • Individual Skills
    • Test Team Dynamics
    • Fitting Testing within an organization
    • Motivation
    • Communication

Course Timetable

Day Topic Areas
  • 1 Introduction to Test Manager Syllabus
    • Basic Aspects of Software Testing
    • Testing Processes
    • Standards and Test Improvement Process
  • 2-4 Test Manager
    • Reviews
  • 5 Incident Management
    • Test Tools & Automation
    • People Skills - Team Composition
Handout Materials
  • Presentation Slides
  • Syllabus
  • Glossary
  • Exercises and model answers
  • Sample Exam Paper and Answers
  • Standard ISTQB Examination
Reference Material
  • ISTQB Syllabus
  • ISTQB Glossary

The full Syllabus and Glossary can be downloaded from the ISTQB website. All references can be found in the syllabus.

If you are interested in attending this course please contact karen.mcdonnell AT