ISTQB Advanced Test Manager in Software Testing

ISTQB Advanced Test Manager in Software Testing
Start Date29th July 2019
Course CodeSS19-38
Full Fee
Duration5 Days
Network Member Subsidised Fee€1,380.00
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Programme Overview
The 5 day tutor led software testing training course has been designed to enable participants understand, apply and analyse key testing principles and processes. It addresses key test management topics such as risk-based testing, estimation and planning, process improvement, people skills and team composition amongst others.

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 software testing training courses at Advanced level (the other two being Advanced Test Analyst and Advanced Technical Test Analyst).
Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course participants 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.
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.

Course Content

1. Introduction

  • Basic aspects of software testing
  • Testing in the software lifecycle
  • Specific systems (systems of systems, safety critical etc.)
  • Metrics & measurement

2. Testing Processes

  • Test planning & Control
  • Test Implementation & Execution
  • Evaluating exit criteria & execution
  • Test Closure Activities

3. 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
  • Failure modes and effects analysis
  • Test Management Issues

4. Reviews

  • Principles of Reviews
  • Introducing Reviews
  • Success factors for Reviews

5. Incident Management

6. Standards & Test Improvement Process

  • Improving the Test Process

7. Test Tool Automation

  • Test Tool Concepts
  • Test Tool Categories

8. People Skills

  • Individual Skills
  • Test Team Dynamics
  • Fitting Testing within an organization
  • Motivation
  • Communication
Standard ISTQB Examination.