ISTQB® Advanced Level – Test Manager Onsite Training

The Advanced Level qualification is aimed at people who have achieved an advanced point in their careers in software testing. This includes people in roles such as testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers, and software developers.

This Advanced Level qualification is also appropriate for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of software testing, such as project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, IT directors, and management consultants.


Each section includes sample exam questions and exercises for main techniques.

1.1 Testing Process
1.2 Test Planning, Monitoring, and Control
1.3 Test Analysis
1.4 Test Design
1.5 Test Implementation
1.6 Test Execution
1.7 Evaluating Exit Criteria and Reporting
1.8 Test Closure Activities

2.1 Test Management
2.2 Test Management in Context
2.3 Risk-Based Testing and Other Approaches for Test Prioritization and
Effort Allocation
2.4 Test Documentation and Other Work Products
2.5 Test Estimation
2.6 Defining and Using Test Metrics
2.7 Business Value of Testing
2.8 Distributed, Outsourced, and Insourced Testing
2.9 Managing the Application of Industry Standards

3.1 Reviews
3.2 Management Reviews and Audits
3.3 Managing Reviews
3.4 Metrics for Reviews
3.5 Managing Formal Reviews

4.1 Defect Management
4.2 The Defect Lifecycle and the Software Development Lifecycle
4.3 Defect Report Information
4.4 Assessing Process Capability with Defect Reporting Information

5.1 Improving the Testing Process
5.2 Test Improvement Process
5.3 Improving the Test Process
5.4 Improving the Test Process with TMMi
5.5 Improving the Test Process with TPI Next
5.6 Improving the Test Process with CTP
5.7 Improving the Test Process with STEP

6.1 Test Tools and Automation
6.2 Tool Selection
6.3 Tool Lifecycle
6.4 Tool Metrics

7.1 People Skills – Team Composition
7.2 Individual Skills Communication
7.3 Test Team Dynamics
7.4 Fitting Testing Within an Organization
7.5 Motivation
7.6 Communication

This course was accredited by the ISTQB. This course follows the ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager Syllabus 2012.

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The Advanced Test Manager Certification exam is comprised of 65 multiple-choice questions, with a pass mark grade of 65% to be completed within 180 minutes.

To receive Advanced Level certification, candidates must hold the Foundation Certificate and satisfy the Exam Board which examines them that they have sufficient practical experience to be considered Advanced Level qualified.

To learn more about ISTQB® exams, consult the Exam FAQs. Take a look at the sample exams made available by ISTQB®. You can find them inside every syllabus folder in the Download area.



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