This course provides an understanding of software test management that goes beyond the ISTQB foundation level. Test managers acquire a good level of knowledge enabling analysis of situations in order to present practical solutions. The information gained during this course offers a framework for test managers to build upon within their organisations. Spreadsheets, templates and utilities will be provided, enabling managers to be more efficient and effective within their organisations.
Following 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).
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 organise the necessary activities
Select, acquire and assign the adequate resources to the tasks
Select, organise 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.
Basic aspects of testing
life cycle models
metrics & measurement
test planning & control
test implementation & execution
Exit criteria & reporting
test closure activities
Risk based testing
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
Business value of testing
Test estimation and test scheduling
test team dynamics
Test management & control
Test management issues
Distributed, outsourced and insourced testing
fitting testing within the organisation
Test tools & automation
Risk management in the life cycle
People who have experience in software testing and want to certify to a higher level. This includes test managers, test analysts, test engineers, but also project managers, quality managers and development managers.
Successful completion of the ISTQB Foundation Certificate is a pre-requisite to taking the ISTQB Advanced Certificate examination.
Throughout the course, an accredited trainer and software testing expert provides lectures and gives exercises based on real world projects. Different mock exams ensure an optimal preparation for the real certification exam. Course material is in English.
The training material will be handed out at the beginning of the course.
ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager Certification